United States > Massachusetts > Brookline
jtclockwork (246) , New Jersey | February 23, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Trader Joes. Decent enough beer selection including their own specially made brews. You know what you are getting.
Dogbrick (793) Columbus, Ohio | January 28, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 06/2007): Stopped in here too early on a Sunday to be able to buy beer, but I still snuck in and checked out the selection. Located on one of the main streets through Brookline, Trader Joe’s has a tiny rear lot that is well-policed. Otherwise you have to hope for some nearby street parking, or walk from a hotel like we did.
The interior is similar to other Trader Joe’s. It’s a grocery store with a pretty decent wine and beer selection that caters to more upscale products.
The beer selection is decent, as is the norm for this chain. Some regional fare like Geary’s is available, as is Stone, Avery, Rogue, Allagash et al.
Service here is dependent upon who you happen to run into. However my requirements for beer knowledge at a grocery store are much lower than elsewhere.
Overall this is a good place to shop for beer in the area. The small liquor stores I either visited or passed did not come close to the variety I found here, nor did they seem to take as much care in stocking and presentation of the beer.
blinesam (21) | August 2, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Have a small selection of inexpensive micros (but the more widely distributed ones) and imports. They have carried Magic Hat and it’s seasonals, Samuel Smiths, Unibroues, Ommegang, Three Philosophers, Sierra Nevada, Birra Moretti, Rogue, Stone, etc. and I saw a Dunkel Acker the other day. They sell room temperature 6-packs, 12-packs, 22oz bottles, and mixed "6-packs." I use the quotation marks because although that’s what the sign says, you can buy whatever quantity you like and break up the sixers. They have their own store brand (which I don’t like) and bottles can be as low as under $1 each. They rotate their selection slowly and you might see 1 or 2 new things each month.
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