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You'd think someone from this paper would walk the half-block to Cellar Rat two or three times a day to pick up the fuel that alt-weeklies run on: booze. Not so. We're cheap, and Cellar Rat isn't. But we like the place that way — full of wine and liquor that's not overpriced so much as valued appropriately for gift purchase. When we want to buy ourselves a Tuesday-afternoon present, though, we hustle across Main and up 17th Street and into Cellar Rat for a build-your-own bargain: $10 for six bottles from a well-curated rack of imported and U.S. craft beers. (We're partial to Founders, the well-regarded Michigan label that's not an everyday sight at local stores.) The folks at the Rat tell us that they're adding stock to the six-pack section this month. We'll keep our binoculars handy and our thirst primed.