Roots Market

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Type: Store

16800 Georgia Avenue
Olney, Maryland, 20832
United States

(301) 774-1344 | map

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Added by Jamestowne on 06-29-2008

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Photo of Capsfan90
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of seanroto
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

This local organic market was a pleasant surprise find when i walked toward the back corner of the store. Amongst their wine section they also have a nice selection of both cold and room temp beer.

They had a good selection of craft brews marked local such as Lancaster, Troegs, Clipper City, Flying Dog, Hook & Ladder, Fordham, Flying Goose and a few others. They also had a nice section of more reputable larger craft brewers such as Stone, Otter Creek, Magic hat and a few others. Plus a few Belgium and German brewers as well. A few limited edition and 22 oz bottles as well. No old dates that I could see.

I browsed for a while but no one offered to assist but that was fine because many of the selections were marked with BA display ranks and descriptions. Whomever is stocking here knows his beer.

For Montgomery county, prices are on average and the selection of american and local craft brewers make this a nice place to stop for general weekly consumption.

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Photo of iubball
4.15/5  rDev 0%

Stopped here last weekend on the way home from visiting a friend in MoCo. Didn't even realize that the store sold alcohol until I got to the back of the store.

It was a American Craft lover's dream. They had some imports there, but it was almost exclusively US Micros. No BMC from what I could tell. Multiple beers had Beer Advocate placards by them showing their BA grade and tasting notes. Second store this month that I have seen this at.

There seemed to be a person who was in charge of this section, who was restocking, but also answered questions, and seemed very knowledgeable. He did mention that they tried to get organic beers, but focused on Micros.

As anyone from MoCo knows, price is an issue because of the multiple middleman situation in the county. Prices seemed average for Montgomery County, but will seem high for anyone from surrounding counties.

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Roots Market in Olney, MD
Place rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4 ratings