New "Upscale Beer Store" Coming to Delaware, Ohio
January 31, 2011 | By Pete Lawrence
Back in December, the Delaware Gazette ran a story that a new "Upscale Beer Store" is coming to Delaware. The store, to be located 43 N. Sandusky St. is slated to open in February. The article says the store, called Barley Hopsters, will sell beer, homebrew supplies, and food for pairings. A small wine selection is also in the works.
You can read the full article here: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/default/article/Upscale-beer-store-coming-downtown-930884.php#ixzz1BUMWDSpj (Not sure why you can't read the full article directly on the Delaware Gazette's website)
I'll give the store a fair shot until I see it first-hand, but there are some troubling things in this article. Again, I don't know if this is just poor journalism or the information was taken out of context, but it worries me when an "upscale" beer store is going to "offer beers such as, Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Busch, Miller and Coors." I wouldn't consider Busch, Miller and Coors to be upscale, but perhaps they are just making sure they don't exclude the college crowd in town. Also, I'm not sure what "During the day, Harpster will run shows or movies that are beer-related, but family-oriented" means.
It'll be good to have a local craft beer store if Barley Hopsters lives up to expectations. Anyone want to weigh-in and suggest some family-friendly beer movies?