Good place to buy beer or hard cider in Metro Detroit?
I'd like to buy some hard cider or unusual beers for my son for Christmas. I don't drink either of those things so I have no idea where to go for a good selection.
Actually, most metro Detroit party stores have great selections of "unusual" beers...
I think, if you do some preliminary shopping, pmaddens, right in your neighborhood, you'll find almost mind-boggling choices. Good luck.
Holiday Market in RO has a massive selection of beer by the bottle. I believe they have cider as well but couldn't say re: selection
Spicers Orchard has a wine bar which also offers hard cider made in Michigan.
May I ask what part of town you live in?
For my corner of the map....
Dearborn = Merchants http://www.merchantsfinewine.com/
Canton #1 = Super Wine & Liquor 1634 N Haggerty Rd
Canton #2 = Holiday Market, Corner of Cherry Hill and Lilly
Livonia = Wine Barrel Plus, 30303 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor #1 = http://annarborbeerdepot.com/
Ann Arbor #2 = http://morganandyork.com/
Pineridge Market in Highland, MI on Milford rd. Ask for Mark, he keeps the craft beers well stocked and rotated. You won't get any old craft beer there except for the ones that age well. Tell him Mick sent you and he will take good care of ya,
At Sylvan Market, ask for Raymond. They have a good selection too, including a few Cantillon beers from Brussels, which are regarded as some of the finest lambics in the world.
As for Holiday Market in Royal Oak, Ashley will take good care of you with some great suggestions if he is working there. Don't be shy to ask for him, he takes great pride in keeping his shelves well kept and has a deep knowledge of all styles.
Champagne's is probably the cheapest place to get beer in all of MI., I always buy a case of Two Hearted Ale when I am over that way.
Red Wagon is ok, but they are always more expensive than other places.
If none of these are good for you, I suggest the MI state directory at BeerAdvocate.com (http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/direc...)
my go to places:
champagne's - chicago road between van dyke & mound. just bought three six packs tonight. nice selection of michigan, belglian, german, british, and others. huge wine selection. big liquor selection. regual tasting events. reasonable pricies. http://www.champanes.com/homepage.html
red wagon - rochester road @ auburn in rochester hills & livernois @ maple in troy http://www.redwagonshoppe.com/
Count me in with GrueLurks and xman887, as I like Champagne's, too! Not the best hours, but its got a sweet selection and very good prices. And, hey, if you're at Champagne's, why not also swing around the corner to the microbrewery/meadery Kuhnhenn, and pick up a little something to-go (not cheap, but VERY interesting, special and unique)?