Wonderful store right across the border. I was surprised to find it and happily grabbed some Maine Beer. The owner was very friendly and helpful. They had a great range of singles and some hard to find beers. Prices are a bit higher than NH.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was shocked to find this store opening in Fryeburg, just across the state line from my home. They’re great people with a great attitude toward beer. I am psyched they opened and are starting to carry homebrew supplies. They’ll run homebrew classes every so often as well (fee charged). The selection is pretty darned good for this area. Mostly single bottles of really good beer. They also have a limited wine selection.
The only downsides for me are the prices. Living in NH there is no sales tax or bottle deposit, so I end up spending a lot more here than I would in NH. But for the quality and selection available, it can be worthwhile.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped here while in the area to attend a Belgian Beer Festival. I am always looking for sour beers and unusual offerings. I was able to get a Cantillon and a few other Gueuzes and Lambics. The star of the visit was the 6 pack of De Struise Pannepot 2010. Great store, friendly staff and excellent beer selection. I found the selection to be excellent for such a remote area of Maine.