Heading to Madison Wi.

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ParkbrauFan, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    Looking for advise on bottle shops. I have brewery and brewpub plans.
    Just wondering who has the top selection of bottles I can't get here
    in the Des Moines Area. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

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  3. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

  4. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Nobody that I know of has online beer lists - it would be a huge undertaking to keep current. Your best bet is a car and cpl hours to drive around town.
     
  5. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    i have several beer shops bookmarked in the Twin Cities Indianapolis and other cities that list beer brands A to Z
     
  6. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Here in WI, we're too busy drinking to worry about such things :wink:

    In a nutshell, hit Woodmans (cheapest NG), Jennifer St, Trixie's, Riley's, and Star. All within a few mils of each other and among those, you'll find nearly everything you can find in town.
     
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  7. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    Thanks I appreciate it.
     
  8. Unphased

    Unphased Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2013 Wisconsin

    If you can travel 30-40 min east of madison on Hwy 151 in Beaver Dam visit the Chill Zone........you won't be sorry.
     
  9. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin

    Jennifer Street market will have the most extensive selection, but will be pretty pricey. I tend to avoid hoppy bombers at there because I think they tend to sit around a bit unless of course they are dated.

    Rileys will have the next best selection with more of a selection from across the pond. Both are fairly accessible if you are going to be making multiple stop across town so I would visit both.
     
  10. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Steve's on Junction Rd. if you're on the west side. :wink:
     
  11. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    I would also suggest Alpine Liquor if you're near Cottage Grove. Ask the guy what he's got as well as check the coolers.

    And if you're headed up North at all, Liquor Central in Lake Delton (approx 35 minutes away) often has a shelf full of Toppling Goliath.
     
  12. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    Thanks for all the great tips, any and all are welcome! Cheers!
     
  13. Lionhawk

    Lionhawk Aspirant (220) Nov 14, 2012 Iowa

    I will be headed thru Madison on Thursday afternoon on my way north to Appleton. Can any of you Madisonians help me so i don't stop at alot of places bc frankly the wife won't allow multiple beer stops with an 11-month old in the car for 4'ish hours!:slight_frown:

    Got the jist of the best places around (Trixies, Star, Jenifer st, woodmans, etc), i am more looking for those that have been to these places and can confirm any of the following were on the shelves.....

    NG Oud Bruin
    Bunny Green Toe
    Black Husky (anything?)

    thanks lads and laddies
     
  14. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Call Star for Black Hucky - they almost always have some. Not sure if anyone else does
    Oud Bruin - I think it may all be gone - you may have better luck in Appleton or along the way
     
  15. ericarrots

    ericarrots Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2013 Wisconsin

    If you're coming into town on 151/18, I'd jump off in Verona and hit Verona Wine Cellar for your Black Husky. Then, Steve's McKee is just a couple blocks off of 18/Verona Road. They have an outstanding selection. If you're taking this route, these places are convenient and much more accessible than the places you've mentioned, with, I believe, a better selection (with the possible exception of Jeny St). Woodman's is a giant supermarket. They'll have WI stuff for a couple bucks less, but probably nothing special.

    I can't recall seeing Bunny Green Toe around anywhere in a little while, but I think there might be a new batch of Oud Bruin popping up soon.

    I hope this helps a bit. Safe travels!
     
  16. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    Oud Bruin should be pretty availablie- if you can't find it at a shop, hit up a pick n save or other grocery store.
    Bunny Green Toe was at Star last time I was there (about a week ago?)
    Black Husky will be at Star for sure, not sure of the other Madison shops carrying them. He does a good job loading shops with with BH Pale Ale & Sproose.

    I would hit up Star & Trixies. Nearby each other, both are quick stops.
     
  17. Lionhawk

    Lionhawk Aspirant (220) Nov 14, 2012 Iowa

    Thanks fellas...151/18 will be the route. Probably give Steve's and Verona a shot and see what i can come up with.
     
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