United States > Maine > Augusta
johnnnniee (112) Bedford, New Hampshire | July 22, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I stopped in here while training in Augusta for work. Plain white building on 202 just outside of downtown, reminds me of a packie back home. Full compliment of liquor soda and 30 packs with a small section of craft off in the back corner. Decent selection of craft with some imports and a few locals I saw for the first time like Penobscot and Oak Pond. Seems like the type of place that saw an opportunity in carrying craft beer but doesnít yet have a large enough customer base to support it. Some bottles seem dated, but I was able to snag some RuinTen as well. Decent pricing and really the only place in the area would make me return in the future.
mkgrenwel (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | June 16, 2007
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Not a terrific selection, but it is in Augusta, so what do you expect? Iím still not very familiar with whatís distributed in Maine, so I donít know how much better it could be. They do get points for having a big selection of Maine micros with very limited distribution. Prices are reasonable and staff is friendly, but donít seem too knowledgeable.
BigBen2120 (16) Derry, New Hampshire | January 4, 2006| Updated February 21, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
The selection at this bottle shop as been gradually improving over the past several months. They have Ommegang, Allagash, Rogue, DFH, as well as a couple Belgians and a few British. Iíve had freshness and skunking issues here more often than any other place I buy my beer, especially lately (last time I was there they had six-packs of Brooklyn Lager that expired last July and Brooklyn Summer Ale from last summer, for example), so if you donít shop here regularly you may want to keep an eye on freshness dates, dust, etc.
Most of the cashiers seem nice enough, but no one seems to know anything about any of the beer there, and Iíve certainly been treated rudely here several times by some of the staff.
Pretty much the closest place I can get most Allagash and some Belgians and British beers. Overall, not too impressed. Really Iíd rather just head up to Farmington or down to Auburn for better selection, quality, and service.
Prices are pretty much on par with the area.
porterhouse (68) Boothbay , Maine | August 1, 2005| Updated November 24, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice store, unpretentious, friendly. Big plus is better prices than Portland. Good mix of ME micros, plus some pleasant surprises, like Rogue. Not very good on Europeans but a few Belgians. UPDATE 11/24/07: Iíve gotta bring Louís down a notch or two. They donít seem real keen on selling singles even if Iím taking them from already broken 6-packs. It just seems to irritate some of the people who work there. It didnít used to be that way, probably only in the last year and a half or so, and it just depends who happens to be working there that day. Otherwise their selection has improved in the last year or so.
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