Yankee Spirits - Sturbridge

Mayor: mrhopsbeertalk (7) | Bottles: 500-600
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (974) London, England | January 18, 2015
An excellent spot. Itís a comprehensive liquor store and they have a great range of beer, with an emphasis on New England breweries. Lots of unique stuff here, in addition to high quality. Also good range of national US brands and imports. Easy-to-find location. Pretty good value. Certainly worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | May 17, 2009
Very good selection with a few gems. Professional service--the wine guy went through every beer in my cart and checked whether or not he could give me a discount. He didnít know a lick about beer, which actually made his effort all the more admirable. Very good for this type of store.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | November 6, 2007
This store is very close to Old Sturbridge Village, so a stopover is quite easy when visiting the area. Micro and import selections are very good, yet a few quality seasonals and sought-after breweries were missing, even though these can be found at Table and Vine in Springfield, about 30-40 minutes from here. Itís hard to really complain when you go to a store with so many beers to choose from, but there are better stores in Massachusetts (Julioís is another one, for example). Be careful when you buy singles they sometimes show up as 6-packs on the cash register screen. That happened 3 times during my last visit alone and I had to be alert to avoid getting billed 20$ too many.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17  (332) Woodland, California | July 21, 2005
Well, this place was a pleasant surprise. They have many of the common things youíd find at a Town and Country, but they have a much better Cantillon selection. Their trappist selection is quite weak. They have a decent variety of NE micros as well as more widely distributed big brands. The real highlight of this store was the bottle of Jadwiga that I found as well as their nice selection of Sakes. This is worth the stop if youre at the I84/Masspike intersection.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch  (315) Beloit, Wisconsin | February 25, 2004
Great selection, especially of New England stuff and Belgians. They still have some Oude Beersel here (Feb 2004) so snap it up! Also the only place I saw DFH Pangaea on a recent trip, and Christoffel gift packs. Usually the best selection of Berkshire, Wachusett and several other MA microbrews that you'll find. Dated stuff less of a problem than in the past, but I'd still be careful. Some good cider choices as well, and a small homebrewing section. Hard to get help, but it might be worth it to do so, they have in the past had stuff in back or underneath piles of other things that was worth getting to.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (269) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | May 7, 2014
Yea, this place is pretty legit. Iíd venture a guess that 90% of this place is wine and spirits. Had a clutch selection of whiskey if thatís your thing. Back of the store is beer with a long single shelf of "craft." Had a good selection, New England locals are plentiful. Found some ATG sours, Cisco sours, 3F shelf turds. I should have grabbed a cart but I did not which limited my credit card damage. Prices where average, if not a tad high... But what ever. A lot of these turds would not last but a few minutes where I live.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons  (140) Allenstown, New Hampshire | March 14, 2009
They have several stores in Massachusetts and they advertise frequently. They live up to hype. Donít blink or youíll miss it as you drive along Rt. 20. Itís a good sized place with a large variety of macros, micros, independents, and crafts in bottles, cans, and some Opa-Opa and Berkshire growlers. There were a few I had heard of but not seen before. You can split 6-packs but you pay the going rate per bottle. This place also has many wines and other spirits, some cheeses, and snacks for sale.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking  (130) , Faroe Islands | February 7, 2007
Big and bigger. Huge selection of beers though part of them crappy macro ones. Good prices and a selection of micro beers, that I believe must be among the best in the whole state. Heaven for a serious beer drinker!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield  (111) Roseville, Minnesota | July 29, 2004
This is a great beer store, in my opinion. First off, they let you break up six-packs--thatís invaluable. Second, the selection of New England beers makes it worth the stop. I have found all of the states (including Rhode Island) represented, with beers from desirable breweries like Cisco and McNeills. Convenient enough to CT so that every time Iím in Hartford I can convince my friend to drive me up there. They still had plenty of Oude Beersel (July 04) plus lots of other great things (e.g. 3L bottles of Double Bastard).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | February 23, 2011
Iíve been coming here for years, they have the staples, donít really have any rare gems and prices are fair. On the way back from Julioís i like to peek, there are some suprises in stock at times, Pannepot, De Molen, etc. The wine here though is the cheapest and best selection Iíve ever seen.

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