Beer's Next Best Thing For Whole Foods

Beer is the best cure for a wine law hanging over Whole Foods. It began offering six local brews on tap and 200 types of bottled beer for off-premises consumption last month in its Beer Room, part of Whole Food's Bowery store in Manhattan. Beer might not have been Whole Foods' first choice. The hardest thing we've found in New York City is we really want to have a store that sells wine,

NEW YORK — Beer is the best cure for a wine law hanging over Whole Foods here. It began offering six local brews on tap and 200 types of bottled beer for off-premises consumption last month in its Beer Room, part of Whole Food's Bowery store in Manhattan.

Beer might not have been Whole Foods' first choice.

“The hardest thing we've found in New York City is we really want to have a store that sells wine,” said John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer, during an

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