Thursday, June 12, 2008

Did You Know???

In my neck of the woods, the beer selection at my (not very) local liquor store is pitiful at best. When I want a special "heavy" beer I often have to call around to every outlet within fifty miles just to see if they have what I'm looking for. Nine times out of ten I end up at the state's best beer outlet; downtown SLC's wine store. Even then there's no guarantee that I'm gunna find my special brew.

But did you know-there is a little known way to increase the odds that you'll find what your looking for. And that it's been available to you for many, many, many years. The best kept secret retail outlet is the DABC's warehouse.
Located at 1700 south and 900 west, all alcoholic bevs over 4.0% begin their statewide journeys at the already overcrowded booze hub. It's not a perfect place to do your shopping but it does give an alternative option for the person who needs that special brew yesterday.
Some of the cons: Only open from 8-5 mon-fri. And there's no browsing. You need to know what want and they'll grab it for you. To help you with your shopping, the state's website provides a list of all bevs that the state carries. And the warehouse people swear that it's updated daily. Here a link to the states beer selection. Use it wisely. Use it for good. Cheers!

6 comments:

Douglas said...

If that list is ever updated I'd be stunned. They have not had a FULL SAIL PRODICAL SUN IPA ever as far as I know. And yes, they misspelled prodigal not me. If you go to this store ask for it, I'll take 2.

Mikey said...

Be sure to check the status code off to the side. It'll give you an idea of what's actually in stock.

r. Sebond said...

may I suggest checking our the store on 17th and Foothill. It not a limited distro store but has the best beer selection of any store. While the Cottonwood store carries everything they suck at stocking. Chuck, the manager at Foothill has put a lot of effort in his beer wall and of they have a beer in stock you can be sure its on the shelf. And you can always special order beer by the case, that is how the Bayou carries things you supposedly can't get anywhere else.

Mikey said...

That's good to know. I don't think I've ever been in the Foothill store.

Anonymous said...

Don't complain too much about having to call around and go to one store or another to get a certain beer; where I am, the nearest DABC store is 120 miles away. If they don't have what I want, the next one is another 50 miles, so I either have to some serious driving or do without.

Douglas said...

Went to the warehouse finally, a very nice place. Good service and the best selection. Thanks for the tip Mikey.