Hy-Vee - West Des Moines #3

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1725 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266-5876
United States

(515) 226-8753 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Toppling Goliath, Confluence, Kalona, Peace Tree, and a few more midwest locals i'm forgetting. Fresh Sosus, a brand new foederbier from Confluence, and a 4-pack of Kalona Kolsch is what I left with.

The store was clean, well lit and well organized. The liquor store has a separate entrance from the grocery store. Bomber/750 shelves up front with a variety of higher end craft and imports. The walk in cooler had some stuff I didn't see out on shelves.

They found a beer I asked about, not once but twice, and were happy to do it. Ran all the way to the back twice in a row. A distributor rep was there and knew when certain things were coming in. Super nice people.

Overall this was a worthwhile stop, and far exceeded expectations based on previous reviews.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Average hyvee, if you are in west Des Moines it's a good stop. If you're traveling through there are much better places to go, prairie trail in a key is definitely the go to.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

It's a grocery store, what can one really add there? High ceilings, long aisles, track lighting, you get the gist. The beer selection lives in the Wine & Spirits tacked on to the side of the grocery store proper, for those who are more in the mood to pick up beer by itself rather than as part of a dietary supply run.

Selection is good, though not outstanding, with a decent lineup of single bottles in the mix-a-six section and a couple grocery-store-length aisles of craft beer. Much of what's in stock is kept in a cooler, though all of it is under fluorescent lighting. I didn't see anything particularly spectacular, though there was a solid representation of local, regional, and Iowa-distributed beers. Not much in the way of imports, as in I don't recall seeing any, so look elsewhere for any of your Belgian, German, or UK beer needs.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Vibe is a grocery story with high ceilings and a newer feel.
Quality is the place is clean and new.
Service has always been top notch especially if you get a person that knows their beer.
Selection is better than wine styles across the street, but it lacking compared to other hy-vees. Mainly #2 Ankeny Prairie.

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Photo of Berg77
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BretSikkink
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%

This is not a good HyVee for beer - the 42nd street location is far superior.

Average amount of grocery store six packs and cases. Where other stores may have 5 Bell's styles or even 6, this store had 3. Same story with Boulevard, Sam Adams, et. al. Basically pretty stripped down, best-sellers type stuff.

The guy working the counter seemed nice, and respectable compared to the sullen high schooler usually working the HyVee counters. Points to WDM for that.

The pick-a-six selection is really poor, just a couple of small shelves, with nothing good to choose from. When you don't have good bombers or six packs, you really ought to have a wide selection for a mixed six!

There was one bright spot in the fridge, with one window in the cooler opened to some classics like Sam Smiths, Celebrator, some Rogues, yada yada. This stuff is de rigeur and shouldn't be considered a highlight.


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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

This is a beer/wine/liquor store stuck onto the side of my usual grocery store so it's very convenient for me and is where I get a lot of my beer. It's connected internally to the grocery, but has it's own seperate outside entrance as well.

The beer is on one side of a medium-long row, in a long open cooler, in a small glass-fronted cooler and in (rotating) singles on a small wooden rack. The open cooler contains the usual macro suspects, but also has a few very good micros and a bunch of "mid-level" micros. Selections include Rogue, Goose Island, Fullers, Samuel Smiths, Capital, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Pyramid, Breckenridge, Samuel Adams, Left Hand, Millstream, etc. as well as a fair number of standard German and English offerings and a few from Japan. The open shelf has a similar selection, more than I can recall at the moment. The other cooler has "bombers" of Samuel Smith, Newcastle Brown, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Bad Elf (in season), etc. The wooden rack is kept full of $1.50 singles, $7.50 per mixed sixer. Many of the singles are macros, but I've also scored Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Porter, Fuller's London Porter and Samuel Adams seasonals. The two guys who work there most often are pleasant, but I've never had occasion to find out the depth of their beer knowledge. I plan to ask if they'll start stocking Goose Island IPA so I'll get a good sense of their willingness to "go the extra mile". (edit: selection is determined by the distributor; I should have known that).

This is a solid beer store for this city. Not quite the quality selection of Ingersoll, but good nonetheless. They stock a lot of beer here and it will take me a while to sample it all.

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Hy-Vee - West Des Moines #3 in West Des Moines, IA
3.56 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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