Audubon Giant debuts Beer & Wine Eatery
With a lineup of such cold ones as Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Goose Island IPA and even Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter by DuClaw Brewing Co., the 86th Giant Food Stores Beer & Wine Eatery made its debut in Audubon shortly before Christmas.
“A big thanks to all of our associates who have brought our new Beer & Wine Eatery to life just in time for the holiday season,” said Andre Rollins, manager of the store at Audubon Square Shopping Center, 2670 Egypt Road.
“No matter the festive occasion, our associates are ready to assist customers in making their selections from more than 300 varieties of both local and national brand beer and wine.”
Giant customers will find hundreds of domestic, imported and craft beers, along with “an immense wine selection” in the new eatery, which is tucked between the produce section and the bakery. The store is currently offering a “mix-asix” option, where customers can create their own sixpacks from a variety of craft beers.
With seating for 30 – 26 chairs lined up at a long communal table, plus a private table for four – customers may enjoy their beverage along with a rotating selection of eat-in or take-out sandwiches, hoagies, wraps and salads.
The eatery that one customer referred to as “the beer garden” while brandishing a six pack of Flying Fish IPA and an Italian hoagie is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A press release noted that the Carlisle-based chain with nearly 30,000 employees enforces a 100% proofof-age policy for both beer and wine sales at its stores.
“To protect the community, associates will ask for proper identification – a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card – from any customer seeking to purchase alcohol, regardless of age,” the release said. In the area, Giant follows the lead of such grocery icons as Wegmans and Weis in creating a café-like setting for beer and wine enthusiasts.