Friday, October 31, 2008

Beer Run Find - Not your average gas station

I was driving through downtown Fredericksburg recently and spied a "Microbrews" sign hanging in the window of the William Street Market, a Shell gas station and convenience store. I decided to stop in and see what was inside. I was very surprised by what I found. One wall of the store is lined with coolers of craft beer, mostly six pack and half cases, but also a number of larger bottles as well. There's quite a large selection of breweries available. Anchor, Bell's, Blue & Gray, Brooklyn, Clipper City, Flying Dog, Green Flash, Legend, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, among others, were well-represented. Of course, the usual macro-beers were stocked as well. All of the beer is kept chilled in the coolers.

While the selection might not compete with many dedicated beer and wine retailers, it beats your average grocery and convenience store. The store is located in a residential area and close to Mary Washington University. Area residents certainly have a very convenient source for craft beer.


  1. Wow, that's incredible. Wish we had some non-lame gas stations in Georgia.

  2. Do gas stations in GA still keep beer singles on ice next to the register?

  3. I used to get beer from there all the time as a freshman at MWC... but that was a solid 10 years ago. Glad to see them finally upgrading from Beast Light and Ice House.


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