United States > Massachusetts > Amherst
Beer Available At Spirit Haus (arranged by most recent)
Spaten Optimator 96, Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock 99, Maine Beer Lil One 98, Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later) 94, Smuttynose Smuttonator 97, AleSmith Nut Brown Ale 97, AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, Port Brewing Anniversary 98, AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale 100, AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale 100, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique 99
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | November 26, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place has an amazing selection. Everything from New England specialties, to Alesmith and Stone and a very nice selection of Belgian beers. This was the only place on the trip with Alesmith, so I stocked up while I could. Half the store is dedicated to beer, and itís certainly worth a stop if youíre anywhere in the nearby area.
Volgon (10) Manchester, New Hampshire | November 8, 2006
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Huge selection of beers from everywhere in the world. Rows of American micro singles, racks of corked bottles and a rare beer display case for when you feel like spending some real money. Overall good prices and expert advice from Hopistotle420. They also appear to have a great selection of wine and liquor. One of the best beer stores that I have ever been to. For some reason each time I drive through Amherst I end up here.
LyndaNova (7) Manchester, New Hampshire | November 8, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Spirit Haus is a must! They always have an enormous selection of beer in many different styles with some rare and difficult to find beer. We always find new beer when we stop in, about 6-8 times a year. Quite an interesting setup. The service is great with friendly and knowledgeable staff. There is always plenty of parking in front of the store.
TURDFERGUSON (147) Carrboro, North Carolina | October 16, 2006| Updated October 15, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I worked here for about a year my senior year of college at Umass. Great selection of belgians--lambics, trappists, saisons, strong ales, everything. Great domestic and british selection as well. Great staff (depending upon the night) and always some music playing. Big cooler in the back with more beer not on the warm shelves. Check the back shelf in the cooler! If you are looking for a tasty beer, ask for Benn (Hopistotle420). If he is there, he will tell you about the best beer available in the haus. Lots of rare and top shelf wine and liquor also available. I miss this place.
Lubiere (412) Ottawa, Ontario | February 18, 2006| Updated October 15, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I truely enjoyed my stop there. Good selection of Belgian rareties, British ales (discounted), and major US micros. Had the Concord Rapscallion Blessing 4 pack with a chalice for 9$. Staff were knowledgeable. Even had recommendations from the village drunkard (dont mix beer with Mikeís Hard Lemonade).
Megan (17) Durham, North Carolina | October 10, 2005| Updated October 15, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
They were playing morphine in the backgroung. Nuf said.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | July 22, 2005| Updated October 15, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Selection complements well what you can find at Table & Vine 2 towns over, with a bit more rarities and odd-ball, one-off Beers. I was able to find a Fantome Babillard and a few aged Galeís Old ales, for example. Prices a bit more steep than T&V, but we got a discount at the cash so it evens out. I rarely got such friendly service at a bottle shop. The guy who took care of us knew his stuff, and even gave us free glasses. Highly recommended.
ericnixon (57) Vermont | June 14, 2005| Updated October 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The whole time I went to UMass (5 years) I never once stopped in here. Probably because you needed a car to get here (which I didnít have). Awesome beer selection! Tons of micros, all available in individual bottles on one side of the aisle, and tons of individual international beers on the other. They have growlers in the wall oí fridges in the back. Good thing my mom lives in Amherst so I have a reason to come and visit Spirit Haus a few times a year.
sdbrown (1) | May 9, 2005| Updated October 15, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This place was incredible. As noted, they had an great selection of vintage Thomas Hardyís and JW Leeís, including some I hadnít seen in other places before. Pretty much everything under the sun made by Dog Fish Head was available here as well. Prices were also decent, with a discount available with bulk purchasing (or at least I got a discount and I was definitely buying a lot). The staff was very helpful and friendly. Got some good tips regarding other stores to check out and they even went to their backroom to grab me a few things that had not been on display yet when I asked after them. Overall, superb experience. I definitely recommend going here.
ClarkVV (90) Allston, Massachusetts | March 4, 2005| Updated May 10, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Lots and lots and lots of stuff here. You will find SOMETHING that interests you if you go here. Good ambiance, well laid out, a bit packed in, as it is a small store. Wooden cabinets that are refrigerated are quite interesting. All I can say is, vintage Thomas Hardys. Yes, Iíll take the 92, 95 and 99.
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