A new venue for beer and wine, as well as groceries, has opened its doors to the public in downtown Woodstock.

The Stout Brothers Woodstock Beer Market, located at 260 Chambers Street, Suite 240, opened July 30, Stout Brothers Owner Brandon King said. He described the location as being one-third bar, one-third package store and one-third grocery store, all in a family-friendly place.

King said he came to Woodstock after opening a similar store in Roswell. One of his Roswell store’s regulars was a real estate agent who helped him find a new location in Woodstock. After visiting several possible options, there was an opening on Chambers Street, at the spot that formerly housed interior designer Pineapple Park.

“This is a great, growing community,” he said. “We wanted to be a part of that.”

The market has 50 taps, with five dedicated to wine, one to nitro cold brew coffee from Alma Coffee and the rest serving up all different kinds of beer. King said the market focuses more on local beers and craft beers that are typically harder to find, but some are from European breweries. For example, Friday’s list of available beers on the Woodstock Beer Market website contained some from Cumming, Sandy Springs and Kennesaw, while others were from Florida, Michigan and California, or even as far away as Germany, Belgium and Ireland.

All of the items on tap will be rotated out on a regular basis, with a new type of beer being added to the rotation once a keg on tap runs out. These offerings can be purchased as a half pint, full pint or flight (five different items in two-ounce servings) to drink on the premises, or packaged in a growler or can to take home. Woodstock Beer Market also offers beer slushies and “frosé,” a wine slushie using dry rosé wine.

In part because the storefront is larger than what he was initially looking for, King added a grocery aspect to Woodstock Beer Market. The grocery store portion of the market features a variety of local items, including fruits, vegetables and meats from area growers and producers. Products in the grocery store will be rotated in and out based on customer preferences, as well as their seasonal availability. There are also several old-school video games available for customers to play for free while visiting the market.

Since opening the store, King said Woodstock Beer Market has been busy, with beer and wine sales doing very well, while customers have been very welcoming.

“We’re happy with how excited people have been,” King said. “We’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far.”

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