Ingles #082

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Ingles #082Ingles #082

Type: Store

60 Ashemont Drive
West Jefferson, North Carolina, 28694
United States

(336) 246-2804 | map

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Added by Imstillthegman on 04-26-2006

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of kindestcut
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

OK, this is a grocery store in a small mountain town with a population of a little over 1,000 people. A few years ago, this would not be a place worth reviewing let alone visiting for anything other than the major players in American beer mediocrity. However, things have changed and so have small town grocery stores.

Sure, Ingles is not a destination for beer lovers but if you happen to be stuck in Ashe County, NC, for some reason this is a good place to go for some good craft beer. Foothills, Highland, Terrapin, Cottonwood, Oskar Blues, and all the usual craft suspects can be found here. Being a grocery store, there was no one around to answer questions. It's pretty much a self-serve operation.

So, my rating for Ingles really is relative to the area. The selection isn't great compared to a dedicated beer store like Peabody's in Boone. However, for the place, Ingles is a good store to visit for good beer.

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Photo of rodrot
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%

Considering that this store is in a small town in a rural area known mainly for it's Christmas tree farms, you could do much worse in terms of craft beer selection. The beer cooler is at the far left of the store as you walk in the front door. The selection is split about 50/50 between craft and macros. I noted brews from Highland, Cottonwood, Sierra Nevada, Mendocino, Bridgeport and Sam Adams among others. All were in sixers. If you're in the area doing some hunting, sightseeing or Christmas tree cutting this is the place to grab some quality beer before you head home.

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Photo of Enola
3/5  rDev -5.7%

This place is borderline for a beerfly. Highland was represented as well as Sweetwater, Redhook, and several others. There were no bombers. Mostly sixers and a few samplers. This Ingles is right in line with other Ingles I have visited. We stopped in here on our way back from going to West Jefferson to get a couple wheels of Ashe County Cheese. I would not make a special trip up to this place but it looked like if you lived there, this was pretty much the only place in town to get craft beer. So for that it gets an A for effort. There was also several beers from Terrapin. And I am not the person who entered this into beerfly. So there is still someone out there who has not reviewed it.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%

West Jefferson really is not the place to be searching for massive quantities of craft beer, but if you find yourself there, Ingles is a breeze to find off 221 and 194.

The beer section is in the left front corner as you enter. Unfortunately it is dominated by BMC selections with a 40' long cooler of the mass produced lagers. The micros, if you can call them that, are located in a 20' section of the cooler perpendicular to the longer cooler. Most of the beers were larger micros or imports, but then I spotted things like Terrapin Rye Pale Ale and Imperial Pils. Of course the Terrapin Imperial Pils was the only high ABV beer spotted except for the Steel Reserve 211.

It's the only game in town, worthy of a BeerFly for that reason if nothing else, but just barely. The service was standard grocery store, and I would suggest checking the best by dates to see if beer moves off the shelf and if quality is acceptable.

(Whoever entered this in the database should step up and review.)

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Ingles #082 in West Jefferson, NC
3.18 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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