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mistercameron 02-11-2012 02:21 AM

Vons with a craft brew isle!?
 
My local Vons (Safeway) has a newer craft brew isle aside from the refrigerated section filled with micro breweries + BMC. The new isle had a lot of great San Diego breweries, plus some other notable beers including Old Rasputin, pranQster, and Chimay white - the kind I wouldn't have expected.

This isn't new to smaller independent grocery stores, but if Vons is starting to notice, then maybe craft beer really is taking off. This can only be a good sign. :mug:

A4J 02-11-2012 02:41 AM

my local vons hasn't caught up yet. They have more than the typical BMC stuff but the selection isn't the greatest.

Phunhog 02-11-2012 03:19 AM

My Von's is getting better.....Firestone, Chimay, Deschutes, Stone. Pretty standard fare though, same thing you find in the liquor store.

kosmokramer 02-11-2012 04:01 AM

yup, my vons has had all those for a while

keesh 02-11-2012 04:24 AM

which vons?

mistercameron 02-11-2012 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keesh (Post 3772306)
which vons?

College & El Cajon. It's the last isle by the baked goods.

onthekeg 02-11-2012 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phunhog (Post 3772132)
My Von's is getting better.....Firestone, Chimay, Deschutes, Stone. Pretty standard fare though, same thing you find in the liquor store.

Yep, I have never heard of Von's and your "standard fare" is better than BMC with Boston Lager as a craft. My Candy Store has ever heard of those brands. I doubt they even drink anything but Miller Lite. Actually I know they dont.

Disintegr8or 02-11-2012 11:11 AM

I noticed one of the Walgreens near me advertised that they now sell "Craft Beer" on their sign out front. I didn't go in to verify what they had though.
Hopefully they weren't just referencing their 1901 beer or whatever that is they sell.

Chap 02-11-2012 12:38 PM

When I left SD in Nov '10 the Vons on Genesse and Balboa was starting a very nice craft brew selection. BMC products on one aisle and craft beer on a separate aisle. Hopefully they have continued it!


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