Goose The Market is exactly what the neighborhoods of downtown Indy need: a walking-distance store to buy quality local meat, cheese, veggies, bread and yes, maybe even some beer and wine. To say the least, I'm jealous of Fall Creek Place. But I'm also hopeful that this store will be a raging success and we'll see these kind of stores pop up in other neighborhoods (like maybe in 901 N East St.?)
If you're interested in the food angle, I'd recommend checking out Feed Me/Drink Me's review of the Saturday night open house. As for the beer selection, I was surprised to find even more beer than wine in the cellar. The best part is that the selection is almost entirely different than what Alabama Liquor stocks, meaning the beer choices close to downtown just got a whole lot better.
For example, Alabama stocks zero bombers but has the full range of Bell's beers and even gets many of their seasonal, hard-to-find beers (they recently had Special Double Cream Stout). Goose has zero Bell's offerings, but instead they've got an interesting selection of bombers, from Stone and Rogue to Samuel Smith and even some Brouwerij Lindemans lambics. They also have some great 6- and 4-packs, such as Three Floyd's Gumballhead and Bluegrass Brewing's Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. They have quite a few beers I've seen but never tried, so I'll be back to try them out over time.
As for the wine, honestly, there wasn't a whole lot that I recognized. Not that that's a bad thing -- variety is good! -- but I'd be shooting blind if I bought anything there.
Quick note: all beer is cellar temperature, not chilled.
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