Beaumont Market: The Little Store that Could, and Does!
A few years ago, I took a peek in my friend's fridge and saw something unimaginable. He had a beer that I hadn't been able to find anywhere else. Unfortunately, that was over 1000 beers ago, and while I remember it was definitely unimaginable, I can't remember exactly which beer it was. My friend did catch me with the beer tucked into my coat pocket, trying to sneak out the door. "Oh yeah, " I said, handing his beer back to him, "I wanted to ask you where you got picked this up." As he walked it back to his fridge, he said, "Right down the street, Beaumont Market." I'm now patted down after every event at his house.
In an unassuming building at NE Fremont and 42nd Ave, there is a small market, with a very small cooler. Luckily, at the helm of this small cooler is Justin Nesbitt: "Due to the size of our cooler, I have to be pretty selective about what I am going to carry. There are a lot of really good beers out there—far more than will fit in our walk in. There are mainstays that we will always have on hand, but there is definitely a fluid element to our selection."
So how does all of this great beer get into the cooler? With limited shelf space, Justin has a tough job. But with a solid philosophy, and a great knowledge of beer, he can solve the puzzle. "In choosing beers, I try to balance the selection between what is popular and will sell well with what I think are truly outstanding examples of specific styles. I do my best to have a high percentage of well crafted products. I want customers to feel comfortable trying new beers and not have to worry that I put something on the shelf solely because it has a cool label or a good price point."
So don't wait any longer, get to Beaumont Market and grab some beer. They're nice, they're local, they know what they're doing, and they're probably open right now!
4130 NE Freemont
Open every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Open Holidays with abbreviated hours.
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