The Beverage Den and Smoke Shop

Mayor: canary dog (2) | Bottles: 150+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead  (67) Barre, Vermont | September 14, 2008| Updated September 21, 2008
Traveled here in August of 2008. Lots of good beer.... have adapted to to the new Vermont law (July 2008) allowing sales of beer over 8%. Quite a few excellent beers from all over the US and Canada. Staff (owner?) knowledgeable about beer and the change in Vermont law... offered to come to my house to drink the excellent beer that I was buying. Far away, but worth checking if I am in the area for beers that I do not have on my Ratebeer list...
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Braudog  (818) Yorktown, Virginia | October 11, 2014
We didnít plan to stop here and hadnít even looked up where to go on Ratebeer. But we wanted a couple beers for the hotel room and just happened upon this place by accident. SCORE! Little bit of a dive liquor store, but nice selection of regionals, and best news for a traveler -- mix and match!!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jb  (120) Rochester, New York | September 20, 2014
Quirky place worth a stop. Decent selection of local and special issue beer. Yeah the porn is across from the beer as reported. Decent prices.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
chronictonic  (51) Oreland, Pennsylvania | October 14, 2012
Stopped here a few years ago and was disappointed with just about everything we brought home. Just stopped in again today while traveling through and itís pretty much the same. Incense, porno mags, lottery, smoke shop and beer store. They DO have an impressive array of beers to choose from, but I donít think they sell quickly so tend to sit a long time. I almost jumped on some bottles of Clown Shoes beers until I saw the bottle date of a year ago. Most beers are not refrigerated so youíre on your own if you get something fresh or years old.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Cletus  (233) Connecticut | January 11, 2011
Stopped on my way to Northern Vermont. They stock a decent selection of Belgian beers and have some Canadian beers that are harder to find in the U.S. More of a smoke and porn shop than a beer store. Somewhat lacking in Vermont beers. Not worth going out of your way for,
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bottles  (2) Wyomissing, Pennsylvania | May 31, 2010
beer and wine are the main items but they have an extensive supply of soda, glassware, t-shirts, magazines, snacks, and smokes
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert  (61) Syracuse, New York | December 21, 2009
Lots of good Vermont and New England beers that I couldnít find in NY State. Itís a short trip over the border (especially if you live in Albany/Capital District) to reload once or twice a year. Good selection of crafts, and most of them are very reasonably priced. There is a LOT of pornography right near where the beers are, so just keep that mind if you are bringing kids in with you.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35  (13) Rotterdam, New York | October 20, 2008
My link to VT beer. Make a trip to bennington almost every year, and this is my beer spot. Good selection of VT beers, as well as other US, Belgian, German favís. Never saw anything amazing here, but itís still a good bev stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jason  (45) Easton, Pennsylvania | June 25, 2008
A little hole in the wall store that I wouldnít expect to find over 200 singles for sale. What impressed me the most where the prices. Oval labels of La Roja for $6!!! Plenty of McNeills for $3.29/22oz. Worth stopping in if you are near the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
ZOSOMAN12020  (21) Malta, New York | November 23, 2004
Good selection on McNeillís ,as mentioned elsewhere; had the imperial stout for $3.29 22 ounce; also, had Rock Art Barleywine at $2.99/ 22 ounce. 12 pack prices for other VT beers slightly cheaper at the Manchester Beverage Center up the road...

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