Trader Joe's Inexpensive Beer Selection - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Trader Joe's Inexpensive Beer Selection

Thread Tools
Old 11-28-2008, 04:37 PM   #11
Feb 2008
Sandy, UT
Posts: 35

Originally Posted by Borisbbadd View Post
No Trader Joe's in Utah.....................
i feel your pain. then again we got our bitch beers taken away too. so ill make them myself.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 11:35 PM   #12
Borisbbadd's Avatar
Aug 2008
Posts: 992
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Originally Posted by tiko View Post
i feel your pain. then again we got our bitch beers taken away too. so ill make them myself.
Isn't that something, I wonder what is next...................
Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time...

Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #13
Jul 2008
Waterford, MI
Posts: 168

I enjoyed the shipyard stout, Not as impressed with their wheat beers. Their Hopfest, or whatever it was not remotely good, or even very hoppy. I like the fact that I can go there and get a mixed 6'er that includes some very good, hard to find beers from north coast, goose island, and other small breweries.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 08:47 PM   #14
Apr 2009
Posts: 91
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

I just discovered Trader Joe's beer and for the most part I am pleased. I have tried trader joe's vienna lager, simpler times lager, and simpler times pilsner.

the vienna lager was suprisingly good for a $6.00 six pack and has 5.7% abv.

simpler times pilsner was $4.99, not great but not terrible and had 5.5% abv.

simpler times lager was $3.99 certainly not good beer but drinkable and at $6.2% abv it is a winner if you only have $4 and want to get drunk.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #15
944play's Avatar
Jul 2008
Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,726
Liked 46 Times on 41 Posts

Originally Posted by APendejo View Post
They also have some really good contract brew Belgians by Unibrou.
The 2008 Vintage Ale was awesome. Similar to Trois Pistoles IIRC.

Yesterday I got a sixer of Black Hart Stout, made by North Coast. Rich and roasty for a dry stout. I liked it.
OD: ?
Keg: Simple AIPA (2-row, Chinook, Cascade, WLP090)

Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #16
Captain_Bigelow's Avatar
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 825
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts

Trader Jose Dark is surprisingly good. But our favorite from there is the Oranjeboom which comes in the cans.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 12:07 AM   #17
Oct 2008
Tempe, Arizona
Posts: 370
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

The simpler times in Tempe, AZ are 2.99 for the lager and pilsner, and also for the red oval classic. Great buy for the friends you dont really like all that much. Also great for friends who wont appreciate the craft beer you have around.
Cold Hearted Ale
Guy Fawkes Pale Ale
Gunslinger Pale
Elephantine Pale Ale
On Tap
60 Minute IPA

Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 12:29 AM   #18
Jan 2009
Chicago, IL
Posts: 239
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I'm jealous that you can get Stone IPA at TJ's. No distribution on Stone brews here in IL. They do have North Coast Old Rasputin RIS for $7.49 for a 4 pk., which is cheaper than anywhere else I've found, so it's a small consolation.
Primary 1: 4 Hop IPA

Primary 2: Apfelwein

Primary 3: Air

Bottled: Hammered Squirrel Nut Brown Ale (btl. 5/9/10), Jamil's Evil Twin (btl. 3/29/10), Crazy Ivan RIS (btl. 2/14/10), English Pale Ale (btl. 12/29/09), Apfelwein

Up Next:

Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 01:07 AM   #19
TeufelBrew's Avatar
Mar 2008
Denver, Colorado
Posts: 656
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

EVERY vacation out of Colorado requires a search for ANY Trader Joe's within reasonable driving distance. We even chose camping sites in SoCal based on proximity to TJ's. We continue to advocate for ETOH sales at grocery stores to be able to have TJ's come to our state.

Love Trader Joe's!
That's not a beer gut, it's a liquid grain storage facility!

Originally Posted by DrinksWellWithOthers View Post
You're all wrong. Apfelwein is a time machine and mind eraser combined into one.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Beer selection in Missouri or Midwest MizzouBrewer General Beer Discussion 31 03-01-2011 09:30 PM
Keggle Beer Supply on eBay is an honest trader tabasco Bottling/Kegging 2 04-16-2009 05:18 AM
Las Vegas sucks for beer selection talleymonster Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 6 09-10-2007 02:27 PM
Trader Joe's beer dantodd Commercial Brew Discussion 1 12-21-2006 09:07 PM
Trader Joe's Beer Brewsmith Commercial Brew Discussion 2 04-03-2006 12:55 AM

Forum Jump