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Marina Market – Online Store Review

marinamarketMarina Market, located in Poulsgo, Washington, opened in 1988 with a goal to bring Dutch, Scandinavian, and other European foods to the Western Puget Sound. I stumbled across this company on a list of online beer stores and decided to check them out. What immediately caught my attention was Berserker from Midnight Sun. I had been looking for that beer a number of years but never had any luck. Checking their inventory against my “To Get” list I quickly filled out the shipment with Coronado‘s 17th Anniversary Ale, Gigantic‘s Whole in the Head, Hair of the Dog‘s Blue Dot, Shmaltz‘s St Lenny, and Sound‘s Ursus Spelaeus. I had seen Blue Dot and Ursus Spelaeus elsewhere but not the others. Finding these beers made this website a good place to search for those hard to find beers in the future.


Marina Market
The selection at Marina Market isn't among the largest that I've seen online but it was large enough that I didn't have a problem filling out an order of 6 bottles. Since their main business is not beer, the selection size is understandable.
With all online shops, the prices are expensive once you average in shipping and handling. However, each person needs to determine what value they place on the beer available. Since I am looking for specific beers, I will often pay more that I would normally if the beers were local. That being said the prices and shipping & handling charges are in line with other stores.
Marina Market used a box-in-a-box system. The inner box was a normal large bottle beer cases. Each bottle was wrapped in bubble wrap. This box was placed in a larger box with about 1 to 1.5 inches of packing peanuts around all sides.
It is very easy to sort the beers to see what is available. The search bar can also be used to find a specific beer or brewery. However, you will get non-beer results unless you go into the Advanced Search.
The beers shipped quickly and arrived in great shape. While I didn't get specific information when the beer shipped, it was easy to go into the order from the confirmation email and get the tracking information. I am going to keep Marina Market on my list of stores to use in the future.



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Written by Bob Pack

Simply put, Bob is a beer lover. He goes out of his way to try new beers whenever he can find them. The love of trying new beers had resulted in a beer label collection of over 1400. When it comes down to it, Bob is a hop head. He loves IPAs (including double and black). Stouts are a close second. His tweet reviews on @nova_beer are simple and approachable. Let him know what you think. Find Bob Pack on Google Plus

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