Manitoba Bottle shop in Winnipeg

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Coirm, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Coirm

    Coirm Dec 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    To my BA friends up north. My friend will be working at the Garrick Centre before coming to Chicago (my home town). Any recommendations on a nearby bottle shop? Also what should he grab? I am just asking him to grab 4/5 bottles. Have no idea what might be available.
    Cheers!
     
  2. kjyost

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    Ouch, they are all owned by the government and are as good as you expect a government entity to be. Portage & Arlington is the best location by there, although Osborne & Grant locations are good.

    As for beers? The selection is thin here. Right now if you can get them: Fort Garry Java Stout, Half Pints Saison de la Centure Flechée, Half Pints Le Temps Noir (BA Stout, released Sat will be available for a limited time), Flying Monkeys BNL Stout & hmmm... I'll get back to you on what other beers are stellar. We have cheapish Rochefort 10, Orval & Chimay Rouge...
     
  3. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    A lot better than 10 yrs ago but still pretty poor beer selection, every store is almost the same.

    A few decent beers I've found on various trips - Half Pints, Muskoka, Flying Monkeys, Fort Garry (Kona Stout) - if you're just looking for something different I'd go with something from them
     
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