mrhopsbeertalk (32) Massachusetts | October 31, 2013| Updated June 5, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Since back in the heady college days of the 90s Iíve thought of this place as kind of a beer mecca. I still make the ride up now and again to find little has changed. Great selection, current and older rareities and fair prices.
migwell (4) Northampton, Massachusetts | May 29, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer selection in the Northampton/Amherst area. Yeah, itís dusty and staffed by clones inured to serving the needs of troglodytic UMass students, but it is all about the craft and import selection, which is very good.
Ernesto987 (104) Arizona | November 13, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Big craft beer stock, some very old bottles, doesnt really turn over much. Prices were ok. In a college town so Iím guessing very fresh natty light.
Boudicca (949) London, England | August 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
On the outskirts of Amherst, the Spirit Haus is a red shack-like building with a very good selection of beers. There are several aisles plus old fashioned glass fronted cabinets alongside the walk-in cold store. It was doing a roaring trade at 1230 on the day that Hurricane Sandy was due to hit the coast, with people stocking up on supplies.
(Visited 29 October 2012).
bmerz (122) Brooklyn, New York | October 20, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
It has an almost ski lodge meets dive liquor store vibe which is kinda cool. The beer selection is by most any standard large. Itís a bit random but they have some pretty rare stuff by NYC standards from CA and MA. The prices are good and they have sales on old or out of season bottles. Some Port Brewing IPA bottles with dates I checked were more than 6 months old. The service was non-existent until I was checking out. If this visit was an indication there are definitely gems to be had and a plenty big selection to satisfy most anyone.
DiarmaidBHK (752) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 4, 2012| Updated January 3, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Place is a bit of a dump especially inside of the ancient "refrigerator". They have a lot of BMC though they seemed to be pushing the Sierra Nevada tonight. Lots of college kids looking for something for the weekend and not wanting to spend more than 12 seconds looking. They miss a large craft selection of local regional national and international craft. Hiding by the missing beers in six-pack holders they also sell singles. My big caveat with this place, besides all of the college kids looking for four Loko, is that a number of selections looked well past the sell by date with a few coated in dust.
irishalky (13) Littleton, Massachusetts | September 12, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
A diamond in the rough. Huge selection of rare beer. Wasted selection on a college crowd. I have visited the house more since graduation and wish I had a more refined taste when it was a 5 minute walk to the Haus rather than an hour and a half drive.
WLG423 (14) Connecticut | June 23, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place in the Amherst area for beer. An incredibly wide selection of both six packs and bottles from around the world. Prices were reasonable and selection is hard to beat.
fromred2green (18) , Ohio | November 7, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I was pleasantly surprised by what I found at Spirit Haus. Well-organized store by brewer and import/domestic distinction. I like that they will break up six packs and sell singles. Service is decent - the employees wonít go out of their way to help someone without the customer asking for it, but are glad to help when asked. Perhaps this was because the store was packed on my Saturday visit. Prices arenít too awful, and selection is the best in the Amherst/Hadley area. Decent import selection. I probably wonít be going back as this place takes a while to get to after meandering through college-town Amherst with people walking everywhere and traffic is a nightmare for such a small town.
DrDavid (20) Johnson, Vermont | September 15, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good selection, although several imports were well past their best by date.