Before I went here, I called and emailed to find out availability and hours. Email got me in contact with the owner Ed. The phone call got me a pretty good idea of some of the breweries wares that they carried. In any even: helpful.
On driving up to the store, it looks like more of a "simple" beer store than the jackpot of a stop that it turned out to be. Greeted upon walking in, the owner knew my name based on my email. I like that.
I received a personal help from one of the workers, asking him which beers he would recommend. Having a honest helping hand was nice.
The selection was large and they sold everything in singles, which allows a visitor like myself to stock up for a somewhat reasonable price. I even scored a bottle of Surly Four from the cellar.
I will definitely be back again when I head up to the area. The great service, friendliness of the staff, and knowledge of the staff is top notch. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers