Shopping with beer is Lucky

I’m quite used to going to breweries, tap rooms, bars, and even comic book stores to enjoy a good beer.  Grocery shopping, on the other hand, seems like the kind of thing you do to earn the beer you drink at home.  When I heard a bout a new grocery store in my area where you can get a draft beer to take with you while you shop, I was definitely intrigued.

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Lucky’s Market in Orlando

Lucky’s Market in Orlando has a selection of products similar to a Whole Foods. High end stuff that is supposed to be good for you, although I’m sure I could get just as fat on high end ice cream, meats, and cheeses as I can on the cheap stuff. The main difference at Lucky’s is the bar at the front of the store.

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Lucky’s bar

They have a reasonable selection of good beer at bargain prices. I got a pint of Terrapin – Sound Czech for $1.50 (Thursday night special). You can also get growlers to take home with you.

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Lucky’s Market growlers

Then you get a cup holder that attaches to your shopping cart, and off you go.

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Lucky’s Market beer cup holder

I wandered through aisles of bulk food with names like “Forbidden Black Rice” and more types of jams and jellies than you can shake a stick at. There was even a meat department where you can get beer brats made with beer from their shelves.

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Lucky’s Market beer brat sign

But the really important question for any store is always “what is their beer selection like?”  Turns out it’s pretty damn good.

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Lucky’s Market crowler

Only one gripe. I’m not sure how well they really understand brewing or the lifespan of a growler/crowler (few days, tops) and the one in the picture here looked like it had been there a while.

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Lucky’s Market 6 pack beer selection

Both sides of an aisle full of craft 6 packs, with breweries and beers that I usually only see at an ABC or Total Wine. But I didn’t see any singles and it didn’t look like any 6 packs were broken up. Damn. Then I turned the corner to the next aisle.

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Lucky’s Market singles selection

Jackpot! Singles out the yin yang. Shopping for beer while drinking beer. How could life get any more Lucky?

Author: UsedHair

I am a labeorphilist (one who collects beer bottles) looking to discuss the adventures often involved in obtaining the bottles and the challenges that accompany the hobby.

2 thoughts on “Shopping with beer is Lucky”

  1. Wow! answered do many questions i had about this store and awesome to know they have that kind of a beer selection. I’m going to save the trip to Total Wine before my next camping trip.

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