Monday, January 14, 2013

Weiland's Gourmet Market

Today I visited Weiland's Gourmet Market for the first time.  Weiland's features an assortment of gourmet foods, including produce, meat, cheese, lunch meat, vegetables, and other items.  I saw purple asparagus, lentil crisps, sweet potato chips, and a variety of unusual soft drinks (like one flavored with lavender).  There is also a large wine selection down the center of the store.  Since Weiland's made it on to this site, you can be sure that craft beer is part of their inventory.

In the back of the store, you'll find a room dedicated to Weiland's State Liquor Store and craft beer selection.  Their liquor selection included pretty much every liquor I could imagine ever wanting to buy, including some very unusual ones like higher-end scotch and corn whiskey (the stuff you see them making in the "Moonshiners" show).

I was immediately impressed by the selection of beer brands I saw.  I will provide a list of the breweries whose products were represented on Weiland's shelves during my visit.  The list appears at the very end of this post.  Bear in mind that this is a point-in-time and incomplete list of the products on their shelves.  It's offered as a way to help you compare Weiland's selection to that of other retailers.

Here are a couple more shots of the beer selection (and realize that are other racks and an entirerefrigerated section that I didn't take pictures of, so you're not seeing it all here).

This is a less impressive selection in terms of craft brews (since there are some mass-market beers here) but the main refrigerated section is much more interesting.

There is also an entire refrigerated case of ciders, a part of which is pictured at the left.  It includes ciders and gluten free beers from: Rogue, Julian, Thistly Cross, Oliver, New Planet, Woodchuck, Angry Orchard, Samuel Smith, and Ace.

While the cider selection is less extensive than the beer offering, it is nonetheless a larger collection of ciders and gluten-free beers than I have seen anywhere else I can recall.

As if all this wasn't enough "beer goodness" for you, there is also a growler station where you can choose from several different varieties of draft beer to have dispensed into a 32-ounce or 64-ounce growler for you.  The selection changes as they finish off a keg, so you'll have to drop in to see what they're offering at the moment.  To give you an idea, though, I saw Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($12 for a 64-ounce growler), Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Stout, and a Left Hand beer that isn't available in bottles (the name escapes me at the moment).

I found two beers in the refrigerated section that I haven't seen in a while.  Both were from Ommegang.  The first was Seduction, their Belgian Dark Ale brewed with cocoa nibs.  The other was Art of Darkness, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale that I sampled at the Columbus Beerfest.

The staff at Weiland's is very helpful and friendly, and seems to know their products well, whether you're talking about wine, lunch meat, or beer.

If you haven't taken the time to browse their store and you love craft beer, you owe it to yourself to drop by and check them out.  While you're in the area, you should also check out the nearby Palmer Beverage Center, which has a different (but also good) selection of brews available.

Weiland's Gourmet Market
3600 Indianola Ave.
Columbus Ohio 43214
Phone: 614-267-9878

Below is a list of the many beer brands seen on the shelves at Weiland's.  Please note that this list is only current as of late March 2013 and is by no means complete.  Though incomplete, it should give you some idea as to the selection and beers you might find there when you visit.

  • Abita

  • Adnams

  • Anchor

  • Aventinus

  • Avery

  • Ayinger

  • Ballast Point

  • Baltika

  • Bayerischer Bahnhof

  • Belhaven

  • Bell's

  • Boddington's

  • Breckenridge

  • Brew Dog

  • The Brew Kettle

  • Brooklyn Brewery

  • The Bruery

  • Chimay

  • Chouffe

  • Clausthaler

  • Columbus Brewing Co.

  • Coopers Brewery

  • Corsendonk

  • Czech Rebel

  • Daleside Brewery

  • Dark Horse Brewing

  • De Koninck

  • Dogfish Head

  • Dupont

  • Elevator Brewing Co.

  • Epic Brewing

  • Estrella

  • Evil Twin

  • Fat Head's

  • Founder's

  • Franziskaner

  • Full Pint

  • Fuller's

  • Goose Island

  • Great Divide

  • Great Lakes Brewing Co.

  • Green Flash

  • Grolsch

  • Gulden Draak

  • HaandBryggeriet

  • Harviestoun

  • He'Brew

  • Heavy Seas

  • Hinterland

  • Hitachino Nest

  • Hoegaarden

  • Hofbrau

  • Hoffstettner

  • Hoppin' Frog

  • Indigo Imp

  • Innis & Gunn

  • J.W. Lees

  • Kaliber

  • Kapuziner

  • Kentucky Ale

  • Kingfisher

  • Kirin Ichiban

  • La Baladin

  • La Trappe

  • Lagunitas

  • Leffe

  • Left Hand Brewing

  • Liefmans

  • Lindemans

  • Lion

  • Manchester

  • Marston's

  • Meantime

  • Mission Brewery

  • Monk's Cafe

  • Moosbacher

  • Moretti

  • Murphy's

  • New Grist

  • New Holland

  • New Planet

  • Newcastle

  • Nogne

  • North Coast

  • O'Hara's

  • Ommegang

  • Oranjeboom

  • Orval

  • Oskar Blues

  • Otter Creek

  • Palm

  • Paulaner

  • Peroni

  • Petrus

  • Portsmouth Brewing Co. (Portsmouth, OH)

  • Radeberger

  • Red Hook

  • Rince Cochon

  • Rodenbach

  • Rogue

  • Samuel Adams

  • Samuel Smith

  • Scaldis

  • Schneider & Sohn

  • Shiner

  • Shipyard

  • Sierra Nevada

  • Singha

  • Sixpoint

  • Smithwick's

  • Southern Tier

  • Spaten

  • Staropramen

  • St. Bernardus

  • St. Peter's

  • St. Stefanus

  • Steen Brugge

  • Stiegl

  • Stillwater

  • Stone

  • Stoudt's

  • Tennent's

  • Theakston

  • Thirsty Dog

  • Tilburg's

  • Trappist Achel

  • Trappistes Rochefort

  • Traquair

  • Troeg's

  • Tusker

  • Two Brothers

  • Unibroue

  • Urthel

  • Victory

  • Weihenstephaner

  • Well's

  • Westmalle

  • Wexford

  • Weyerbacher

  • Wittkerke

  • Wolaver's

  • Worthington

  • Wychwood

  • Young's

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