Goshen grocery store expands selection of regional craft beers
Posted: 12/31/2012 at 1:15 am
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Eric Strader Elkhart Truth blogger, ceramic artist (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Do you still need a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person? You need to head over to Martinís Super Market in Goshen. It has added a whole new craft beer section, mostly featuring Michigan and Indiana beer but with some other breweries included as well.
According to Randy Jones, assistant manager of the store, the store been wanting to do this for quite awhile, but it needed to convince its corporate office that it could sell lots of craft beer at this location.
The new display has only been up a short while, but Randy says that it has been quite successful so far. For now, it has 12-ounce bottles in singles and six-packs, but he soon hopes to be able to offer 22-ounce bombers as well.
So, what to buy for that hard to buy beer drinker? A mixed six-pack for $9.99 is the perfect idea. There is a large selection of single 12-ounce bottles that you can mix and match into any combination that you like. This is also a great way to try new beers or styles without having to purchase a whole six-pack of the same beer.
A few breweries represented in the Martinís selection include: Bells Brewery, Three Floyds, Flat 12, Upland Brewing, Founders Brewing, New Holland Brewing, Dark Horse, Barley Island, Oaken Barell Brewing, Mt. Pleasant Brewing, 4 Horsemen Brewing, Schlafly, Boulevard Brewing, Tyranena, Southern Tier, victory, North Coast, Flying Dog, Brooklyn Brewing and Triton Brewing just to name a few.
Randy just happened to be unpacking Schlafly Coffee Stout when I was there.
And if a six-pack isnít enough, pick up a game of Brewopoly. If it isnít obvious already, this is a Monopoly-style game for people who love to drink beer.
Eric Strader writes about craft beer on his Beer Nuts blog at blogs.etruth.com/beernuts. This piece was originally published on Dec. 24.