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Where to Buy Beer

We have been getting a lot of folks that are asking a couple of very important questions like: Where can I buy (xxx) beer?  Where can I buy beer online?  Hating to see folks that can’t be reunited with their loved ones, we offer the following options to you, our readers.

Option #1: Get the info from the brewery

Go to the beer’s website (we link to them every time if they have one).  Check to see if they have a list of distributors.  If they do, check for one near you and call them.  If they don’t, most breweries have contact information.  Give them a call or shoot them an email.

Option #2: Contact a local beer store

A very good trend is going on in thew northwest… that is the increase in the beer stores that offer hundreds if not over a thousand different types of bottled beers.  These can be great sources for you to find beer or to place special orders.  Here are a few that we know about in our neck of the woods:

Option #2.5: Contact a local grocery store

As Rich noted in one of our comments, you may have some great luck with a local grocery store.  Some that offer pretty good selections in the Northwest include:

  • Top Food
  • QFC
  • PCC
  • Whole Foods
  • Trader Joes
  • Fred Meyer

Option #3: Check out an online store

There are a bunch of online storest that ship beer to various places.  There may be restrictions on your state and the sending of alcohol, so check the site’s information before you place an order.  Some examples:

Option #4: Ask Us

We don’t have a ton of time on our hands, but you can ask… You should also check the comments of the beer on our blog.  You may not be the first that is wondering what your options are.

And there you go… let us know if you have any question.

Dug and Po

51 Responses to “Where to Buy Beer”

  1. Nick said

    I’m just wondering where I can buy the Amber Weizen. I’ve looked all over and can’t seem to find it.

  2. dugpark said

    Hey Nick,

    Where do you live? If in the Seattle area, you may find it at the breweries retail store. I found mine at Fred Meyer in Monroe, but I was there tonight and didn’t see any more. You may look for Amber Ale instead of Amber Weizen… I actually think it is the same beer. If you let me know where you live, I may be able to help further. Alternatively, you could contact Pyramid… their info is here: http://www.pyramidbrew.com/about/contacts.php.

    Dug

  3. dugpark said

    Nick,

    I just noticed several 12 packs at the Fred Meyer in Monroe… that could either be very close to you or very far away… either way, they were there!

  4. Florian said

    I disagree with all blogs and have decided that Tap Room No. 21 is the best beer out there. I was born in Europe and have tried all types of beers. Now living in the U.S. for 25 years, this is the best beer I have had in a long while. Please let me know where I can find this great beer they are no longer sold in supermarkets in and around the Spring and Houston, Texas area. Thanks for the help.

    Florian

  5. dugpark said

    @ Florian: You may be out of luck… you can go to their website and give them a call or shoot them an email, but their website is pretty sparse. We still have it on the shelves at the Fred Meyer in Monroe, WA… but that doesn’t do you much good. :) I always say to each their own… your tastes may just be way more advanced than mine and Tap Room No. 21 really is a wonderful beer… who knows!

    City Brewing
    Randy Hull (608) 785-4296
    Ryan Nelson (608) 785-4571
    Email: inquiries@citybrewery.com

  6. dugpark said

    Reposting phone numbers:

    Randy Hull 608-785-4296
    Ryan Nelson 608-785-4571

  7. Mike said

    I live in Indiana and was wondering if anyone out there knows where I may find some Kona Brewing Co. Wheat Beer? I have had it in Florida but can not seem to find it.

    Thanks

  8. dugpark said

    A quick check shows that Kentucky is the closest state to you that is officially on their website as having it:

    2 distributors… you may be able to call them and ask:

    KENTUCKY EAGLE BEER INC. 475 ANGLIANA AVENUE LEXINGTON 40508 859-252-3434
    LOUISVILLE, AB SALES OFFICE 4400 PRODUCE ROAD. LOUISVILLE 40218 502-459-4100

    You could also contact Kona directly with their contact information below.

    Webmail@KonaBrewingCo.com
    808-334-BREW (2739

    Let us know how it goes!

    Doug

  9. Rick said

    I live in the Bozeman, MT area and I have been trying to find a beer from Croatia called Karlovačko. Can you give me any help.

  10. dugpark said

    A bit if digging finds that they export to a US company called Stawski Imports. Information below… I would contact them and see what they can tell you.
    Address:

    2017 North Mendell Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60614
    (773) 278-4848

    You might also have some luck emailing them at: kupac@karlovacko.hr

    Let us know how it goes!

  11. TIM said

    i am looking for dundee honeybrown ,heard it was good and want to try, i now drink budlight but since ab sold out i don’t feel good about it !!!i reside in the memphis tn. area thamks in advance for response…timbo_3@bellsouth.net TIMBO

  12. dugpark said

    Hey Tim… I am on the case. Through further reading, Dundee is a brand that the Highfalls Brewing Company (http://www.highfalls.com) has. I have contacted them to see what I can find out about beer in your area.

  13. dugpark said

    Tim, we are making progress. I have one of the local folks in email and they are going to let me know if they sell it and if so, where it is sold. Stay tuned!

  14. tim said

    hey Dug. cool that you are checing it out (dundee honeybrown) in the meantime i tried BUDLIGHT LIME and MICHELOB LIME ….. both thumbs DOWN !! no beer taste /watery lime-aid.. TIM

  15. dugpark said

    Tim, here is what they have for the Dundee brand. Whether they have honeybrown or not remains to be seen, but you should check in these places.

    Account-Location
    Kroger-Trinity Commons Shopping Center
    Super Target-Germantown Parkway
    Fresh Market-Popular Avenue
    Schnucks-Farmington

    Their marketing manager is working with a local gentleman to find out exactly what your best options, but we need to know more of the neighborhood you are in. If you don’t want to post here, feel free to email me at dugpark@hotmail.com and I will pass it on. Happy hunting!

  16. Rich Welch said

    for us portland-ites: Belmont station, 4500 SE Stark, 50-232-8538. http://www.belmont-station.com
    also, kroger stores seem to have good selections: Fred Meyer, QFC especially

  17. dugpark said

    Perfect Rich! Thanks a ton for the info. Will add it to the page. Top Food is another good one up here… :)

  18. William Kofeldt said

    I am trying to find Spaten Premium from Munich ,Germany. I live in Lynchburg, Virginia.Can you help me out? Thanks William Kofeldt

  19. dugpark said

    William, here is the contact information for the Spaten folks on the East Coast. Try them out and see if they can hook you up with a distributor.

    Eastern US:
    Spaten North America
    4621 Little Neck Prkwy
    Little Neck, NY 11362
    USA
    Phone: (718) 281-1912
    E-mail: SNA@spatennorthamerica.com

  20. jason said

    Having a hard time finding Erdinger Champ in the Chicago area or via mail. Any thoughts?

  21. Dave said

    I live in Indiana. Does anyone know where to get Schneider-Weisse?

  22. MAUREEN said

    I would like to know where in New York (Long Island preferably) to buy Wells and Young Banana Bread Beer?

    • dugpark said

      Hello Maureen. I have submitted and inquiry to the folks over at Wells and Youngs and will get back to you if I hear from them. You might also check with any specialty beer and wine shops in your area and see if they know where to get you some…

      Dug

  23. Greg said

    Metolius Beers- Enjoy them Golden is available locally in Poulsbo, WA where are there other brews available for purchase? Thanks, Greg.

  24. Sean said

    I own a farm with several partners. We drink a lot of beer. It seems to me if we were to buy in bulk we could save some money. I haven’t checked on any pricing anywhere yet. But I will. We live in Minnesota and drink domestic beer. Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Sean

    • dugpark said

      Your best bet is to either buy at a big seller like Costco or Sam’s Club or you might be able to contact a local distributor… the other option you might have is to hook up with some local home brewers… they can make 5 gallons, or 40 pints for probably 30 bucks (at least they can around here), and if you get a good one you will be drinking amazing beer. Best of luck and let us know how it all works out!

      Dug

  25. Nicole said

    Hi I have a toughy…

    Fell in-love with ‘Wild Blue’ by Blue Dawg/Anheuser Busch while living in the US…
    Wondering if I can purchase it ANYWHERE online… to be shipped off to Australia???
    Yeah said it was a toughy.. but any help would be absolutely awesome. Cheers!

    Nikki

    • dugpark said

      Have you tried emailing the folks over at Anheuser Busch to see if they export? For some reason I doubt it, but you never know. If you pay for my plane ticket, I will bring you some… :)

  26. Brian said

    Looking for molson XXX, I’m from NY and love the stuff but I’m now in FL and most people have never heard of it. Any idea any places I can buy it from or have it shipped to me from?

    -Brian

  27. steve said

    where can buy san miguel beer (its from the philippines) here in louisville, ky?

  28. daniel said

    hello and thank you ahead of time. I just recently got back from croatia i drank a beer called ozjusko. this beer is phenomonal and i want to bring to the U.S., however i cannot find it. Thanks again

  29. dora said

    I live in India, Hyderabad. and i need beer to wash my hair. I’ve heard it does wonders for your hair. But i don’t want to go to a liquor store, I’m not even of age! any help? pleease? I really need it for my hair. I’m against alcohol-drinking anyway.

  30. sandy said

    Are there any distributors/retailers that can ship a case or two of Sheaf stout to West Virginia. No banjo/trailer/inbred jokes please!

  31. Cat said

    Hey y’all,

    I’m am trying to track down some Original Flag Porter. I live in Tennessee, and can’t find it anywhere around here anymore. The online sites won’t ship beer to TN, FYI. Ideas?

    Thanks!
    Cat

  32. Xman said

    hausbrauerei-altstadthof,Original Nurnberger Biergenuss 1 LTR. Looking 4 this beer :( can anyone help me? I live in S.F Ca. Thanxs

  33. Kerry said

    Where can I but Tennets in NW indiana????????

  34. Becky said

    Help! I’d love to buy my husband Kona Brewing Company’s Pipeline Porter for x-mas, but I can’t find it anywhere! I have contacted the brewers, and local specialty beer shops and am told that I cannot get it in St. Louis, MO (which is odd since AB is a distributer). However, I am also having trouble finding it available to order online. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  35. Kim said

    I was also trying to locate Wild Blue by Anheuser Busch and I live in Chicago. I tasted the beer while on a tour of the brewery in St. Louis. When I asked them if the beer was available in Chicago they tole me it was and it should be easy to find. This is definitely not true because I have been searching for it for the last month with no luck. I also attempted to call the brewery but they have no phone number where you can reach a live person. Plus they were no help anyways since they were the ones that told me I should have no trouble finding it.

  36. Katie said

    Where can I find wells banana bread beer in Mississippi.

  37. Adrienne said

    I live in Harrisburg, PA and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get Wells Banana Bread Beer? Never tasted anything like it and it is wonderful.

  38. Not sure I can help with finding any specific beer, but if you want to discover new great beers — and then know that you can always get more, you could join a beer of the month club, like Craft Beer Club or one of the others.

    More generally, there’s a ridiculous mishmash of laws about shipping alcoholic beverages from any one state to any other. Pretty much any beer, wine or other website will ask what state you’re in before anything else, because West Virginia doesn’t allow Illinois to ship to them (just making up an example), but does allow Ohio…

  39. GALE COTTRELL said

    hi just wondering if you know a distributor of San Miguel Light beer here in Australia. Thanks!

    • Rebecca said

      Gale Cottrell – i have been looking for San Miguel Light beer in Australia for months now and still no luck : (
      Hopefully someone can help us both out!

  40. Bajan Vacation said

    I’m looking for Banks beer from Barbados in South Florida.

  41. Michele said

    What party stores sell Yuenglings I live in Michigan but travel to Ohio alot

  42. Les Hoffman said

    I am trying to find Tusker Beer in the U. S. I discovered it on a trip to Kenya, and would like to buy some here in the U.S. I live in Kansas.

  43. Tony Stifter said

    Live in Mpls-St. Paul area. Trying to find Tusker Beer or Kilimanjaro Beer-had both on a trip to Tanzania recently.

  44. Where can I buy ORANJEBOOM in Austin

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