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Whole Foods Market

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14 Ratings

Type: Store

27249 Chagrin Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio, 44122
United States

(216) 464-9403 | map

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of cryptichead
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.8/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Typical Whole Foods, so fine grocery environs. The cooler of singles had a broad selection of local and Ohio brews, and the sixers and 4-packs had a good selection of the usual suspects. A solid non-bottle shop beer stop.

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev 0%

A-This is Whole Foods so if you have ever been to one before, you'll know what you're in for. Parking here (in the strip mall), like parking at every WF, is kind of a pain in the ass. The beer section here is smaller than some WF that I have visited, e.g., San Francisco, but still decent enough and there is enough space to move around and browse.

Sel-This Whole Foods carried a good number of 4- and 6-pack craft, nearly all of which was chilled. I did not see a ton in the way of large format bottles, so if that is your thing, you might look elsewhere. There were a good number of Cleveland area (and Ohio) breweries in the cooler, as a well as some of the bigger names in craft from my home state of Colorado. California, Michigan and the East Coast were heavily represented as well.

Ser-I did not have a chance to chat with anyone to see how the service compared.

Q-The beers in the cooler were fresh (at least the ones I inspected and purchased) and nearly everything was chilled. Nicely done.

V-As a visitor, I can't really comment on whether prices were above, at, or below average, but they seemed in line with the prices I noticed elsewhere in Cleveland. Maybe a touch high.

O-This is an above-average grocery store selection of beer, but nothing to go out of your way to see. It was nice to see the locals I was looking for, e.g., Fat Heads, Columbus IPA, etc., but I would have really appreciated a mixer sixer option.

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Photo of UDbeernut
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

Now called Whole foods market, it is easily located just east of the I-271 and Chagrin Blvd off ramp.

Mainly a grocer, it has a nice beer selection. the "beer ailse" is located in the back of the store between the seafood and the wine section.

Many craft brewers are well reprseneted including Chimay, Weyerbach, Bell's, Southern Tier, Rouge, Stone, DFH, Magic Hat, GLBC, Brookyln, and Unibrou jsut to name a few... and i mean well represented. Most brewers had at least 3 6 packs and several bombers. Several CASES of hopslam. No BMC!!!

The aisle was clean and well layed out. Servce seemed good, but no one really approached me as I perused.

I thought the prices for beer were reasonable, the rest of the store seemed expensive.

Overall, I would say this is one of better beer selections I have seen to date.

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Photo of adamette
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

I was driving from Chuck's Wines in Chagrin Falls to Beverage Wherehouse on Mayfield so this place was right between. It is a grocery store but I have learned not to underestimate grocery stores as they at times have a great selection. This store is no exception.

Quality. Nice. clean, organized, some in "open" cooler and some on warm shelves. Roughly organized by brewry (nice touch) but also size, shape of package seemed to be a priority too (sixers together, 250ml bottles together, singles together, cases together).

Service. I really did not require any until it came time to check out. The guy at the checkout was patient to pack all of my bottles and then put them in bags.

Selection. Really nice for a grocery store. Unibroque, Rogue, Avery, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Southern Tier, Bell's, New Holland were all reasonably represented. They had Kasteel (three types) and La Chouffe as well. I think that they also had a St. Bernardus Abt 12 250ml bottle too.

Value. Kasteel Rouge (my wife's favorite beer) $7.99 which is the cheapest that I have ever seen it but everything was on par and reasonable.
Their Unibroque 250ml bottles were $8.99.

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Photo of jeffmonarch
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%

This is a healthy grocery store. It's a nice place and for a grocery store, has a great selection. It's not the best selection if your seeking beer but if you're there shopping and need some beer, it's great. The beer is in the center of the back wall. Here's a list of some of the beers I found:

Bell's Winter, Expedition, oberon, amber ale, 2 hearted ale and pale ale
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brekenridge Christmas Ale
Great Lakes strong presentation
Unibrou strong presentation
Chimay red white and blue
Founder's dirty bastard
Rogue strong presentation
Bear Republic Strong presentation
3 Floyd's Dreadnaught and Gumballhead

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Located just off 271 in thw Woodmere shopping district. The fact that its in a shopping center also means that parking is not a hassle and its easy to find.

Inside is a fairly upscale organic grocery store complete with a cafe and coffee bar. in the back of the store right next to the Meat department is the beer selection. Not a huge variety, but enough to keep any BA happy for awhile. I can't remember seing any macros, or even any so-so craft brews; someone here knows thier stuff. plenty of artisinals and belgians, though Orval was the ony Trappist I spied upom my visit (no Chimay?!?). Thirsty Dog, Hoppin' Frog and the requisete Great Lakes represented the local brewing scene. prices seemed on par with most stores that stock a good selection. A goodly number of singles are held on shelf nect to the freezer case. A few other displays hold Belgian eye-candy like Unibroue, Maredsous, Pauwel Kwak, St. Bernardus, etc.

This place has a strong competitor in the Heinen's down the street, and to an extent the Trader Joe's almost next door. If I were a Pepper Pike/Woodmere resident, I could not leave town for months and remain fairly satisfied..

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Ended up here because the GF’s sister works here. Had a godo time with the crazy, talkative beer guy Bruce. Dropped a ton of money.

Selection: The stands out for me were items not available in WI, i.e., Stone Ruination, IPA, 10th, RIS, and Smoked, Alesmith Curmudgeon and Grand Cru, Thomas Hardy 05 and 06, Talon Barley Wine, and Thirsty Dog Porter. They also carry some Bells, Flying Dog, Three Floyds, Saison Dupont, Chimay, DFH, and many, many more.

Prices range wildly from cheap to outrageous but I will give them props for not selling old beer at normal prices. I picked up a bottle of Alpha Klaus for $2.50!!! Sure it was 10 months old, which Bruce warned me, but it still kicked ass and at ¼ the normal price. I also picked up some Belgians that weren’t selling for ½ off.

Service is great. The liquor department manager knows his stuff and is interested to learn more and order whatever his customers want but…he does tend to talk a lot and it’s hard to get away from him once he gets going.

Overall, this hippie place has a great selection of beer and a good attitude towards beer geeks.

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Photo of xzqrut
4/5  rDev +5.3%

I have begun shopping for beers here more often than not when on the east side of Cleveland. First, they have a great selection for a grocery store of beer and wine, though it doesn't necessarily rival some specialty shops. However, when there I have met and talked with the head of wine and beer, who is a bit of a beer nut. If you find him, let him know what you are looking for, and he will try and get it. Right now I think he tends to order what he knows, in addition to top sellers, but he states he is always open to suggestions.

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Photo of DuqTroops
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

I live in Cleveland and traveled to the eastern side for some errands and was curious at this store. First and foremost, it is a grocery store. Second, there is a dining area in the front, we had lunch there. Finally, there is a small selection of beer and wine in the back toward the middle; both warm and cold.

What I saw was a good selection in this area. Good belgians, lots of Dogfish Head, Alesmith, Brooklyn beer, Southern Tier, lots of Rogues, and some other six packs.

The nice thing I saw here in the fridge was the idea that you can buy either a six pack or singles. Not much of a great selection, but is decent.

Worth a visit.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

In Cleveland on business this week and this place is right down the street from my hotel. A small beer selection, was very disappointed at first. However, the selection is well-thought out and coming from Atlanta, lots of tasty beverages I can't get at home. Alesmith, Stone, Great Lakes, Rogue, Bell's, Three Floyd's as well as a nice selection of Belgians. All of it is cold. The great thing is just about everything they carry is available as a six-pack and single bottles. I picked up a few singles to sample and see what to pack my suitcase with on Friday. Everything was fresh, save some stuff left over from Christmas but it all was ageable anyhow.

I don't think they carry anything too out of the ordinary for a good Cleveland beer store but the abundance of singles makes up for anything that was lacking. Check it out if you are in the neighborhood. As stated by norhtyorksammy, easy to get to off 271.

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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Well, no make your own 6 pack. But a well- above average supermarket selection. Was able to get thirsty Dog SIberian and some of the Bells here, as recommended by the Bell's distributor. A surprising number of imports as well. So there is a buyer, perhaps at a regional level. (who beermailed me about a year later, and on a return trip, saw he made lots of singles available and so I raised my raiting slightly. But he has since been given a promotion to do something else) Store has a very good selection of beer snacks, for those who eat such things.

If you are at the beer selection, every 2 minutes someone will be by, but they don't know beer, they are supermarket stackers.

Easy to get to from North or South as right off an express exit from 271.

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