Cost Plus World Market

4 Ratings

Type: Store

4310 Coldwater Rd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46805
United States

(260) 482-5957

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Added by PorterLambic on 04-07-2006

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Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

This is a weird place. Think Pier One Imports meets liquor store.
The beer and wine are in the back corner. The wine slection was pretty huge to this wine-ophobe, the beer selection was pretty good but noticeably smaller in floor space at least. Several local breweries were represented as well as regionals like Bells from Michigan and Stone from California. Quite a few Belgians and English brews too.

Definitely worth the trip and hey, it's across the street from the mall, so finding it is way easy. You can build your own 6-packs with provided carriers! Prices were better than a few other places I checked out in town but the selection was a little smaller. Pyramid and Warbirds were seen. Got single, 12-oz. brews for as low as $1.59 each.

Help wasn't needed nor did it seem anyone but the cashier was working on the cold, rainy weekday I visited.

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Photo of wingedeel
3/5  rDev -8.8%

This place is hardly worth a mention.

Anything they carry can be easily found in any average Ft Wayne beer store. Everything is warm. The selection is small. Most of what they carry are common imports. The few micros they carry are often quite old. Prices are just ok. The wine selection is much better, but still not outstanding.

If you are at Cost Plus World Market for some other reason , you will probably find something you like enough to buy. But to make the trip here only for the beer selection is bound to be a disappointment, even in Ft Wayne.

Edit 01/2009- Looks like Ft Waynes Cost Plus is going out of business.

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Photo of chilidog
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

I wasn't sure what to expect as I went be the Beerfly comments. They all discribe the store well. Its clean and nicely done for allitle home decor. The wine section is nice, well layed out and resonable on price, based on some wines ive looked at before, elsewhere.

The beer, well the section was small I thought. one half side of an small isle. One end cap of singles for $1.59 each.

I was looking for some Indiana offerings, only saw two from one brewer.
Did see alittle bit from alot of craft brewers, mostly flagship beers.

Im not gonna mention many, couple Bell's, one
Stone, Founders, Sam Adams and others.

Overall, I hoped for more in the hunters find.
I did pick up Oak and Barral's Indiana Amber from the singles end cap. Could't find the sixer and no one around to ask.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

Stopped by this place preparing to be underwhelmed by the selection but as it turns out this is actually a pretty darn decent place to pick up craft beer in the desert of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The atmosphere - as the previous reviewer mentioned - is very much like a Pier One crossed with a bad Trader Joe's. The wine selection seems pretty impressive, then again, I don't know a darn thing about wine. The beer selection is nice in the sense that absolutely no macro schwill is offered (except for the wolf in sheep's clothing import-macros of course). That being said, you're not really going to find anything here to really surprise you.

Some of the six selection includes Founder's Pale Ale, Bell's Two-Hearted / Oberon, Anchor Liberty / Porter / Steam, Great Divide Pale / Amber / Porter, Rogue Dead Guy, Sierra Nevada Porter, Samuel Smith's, Boulder Mojo / Hazed Infuzed, Unibroue, and my favorites Stone IPA and Smoked Porter in bombers for $4. Lots of other somewhat snoozer non-regional micros too.

All in all much better than expected, but there's no way they can turn over all this beer and keep it fresh. I noticed alot of 2005-brewed beware and vigilant when picking out sixers and singles. Also, everything is unrefigerated so keep particularly keen when buying unpasteurized beer.

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Cost Plus World Market in Fort Wayne, IN
Place rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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