Name on the storefront reads "Andover Classic Wines: craft beers and spirits." About 20 refrigerator doors worth of beer, another long set of shelves of domestic bombers, reverse side of that is more foreign bombers. Selection includes Belgian, German, English, Scandinavian, Mexican, Asian beer which are all pretty much the usual suspects. Fairly standard domestic selection of Massachusetts and New Hampshire beers, as well as the big boy craft suppliers (Lagunitas, Stone, Ballast Point, Founders, Uinta). Small section of singles that are orphans from their catering business. Some interesting local finds and some less widespread offerings but biggest draw is breadth of selection. Prices are pretty equivalent to competitors.
This is located in a strip mall on Rt. 28. I also believe they are under new ownership from the earlier reviews. Or at least they have done some renovations. I loved the wine bottle chandelier! The beer choices are decent but there is nothing here that you cannot find elsewhere. The prices may be a tad better. Good clearance items.
Selection was pretty good. Prices were higher than most other places around. Service was bad no one asked to help me and the counter girl was rude. I would return if i knew they had something i wanted but other than that theres other places i prefer.
Overall an excellent store with what appears to be quite a selection. Talking with a gentleman there, they are adding more and more to the selection, and the chief complaint he had was that they were running out of room for some of the beer. I’m am somewhat in agreement with gameface23, for some of the easily found beers their prices seem high.
gameface23 (8) Haverhill, Massachusetts | July 11, 2008| Updated August 15, 2008
Great selection, awful prices. I have been going there about once a week to buy some hard to find beers. I wouldn’t buy anything there if I knew other stores in the area sold them as well. For example, I saw a four pack of Unibroue Le Fin Du Monde there for $9.50. I have bought it at other places in the area ranging from $7.99 to $8.50. Everything there seems to be $1 more than average (which adds up if you are buying a lot of stuff). That being said, they have the best selection that I have found in the Merrimack Valley. Good selection of Belgians and craft brews.
I’ve been here twice while in the area on business. The first time I met a fellow Canadian that was working there and living in the are for years and he was very friendly and helpful. I’m not sure if this is commonplace but they allow you to take singles from six-packs which is great if you are looking for a variety of beers before you commit to a six pack. Second time around they had Moylan’s Hopsickle and 4 others where the first time they only the Scotch Ale so I guess their selection changes quite regularly. Definitely the best selection in nothern Mass.
Pretty solid selection, decent prices, some real rare gems hiding in this place... I loved the variety of German brews at this place, and the prices were really reasonable. The selection of Trappists was pretty exciting, and the prices weren’t too hard to take. I was only there for the beer, but the wine selection was pretty huge. A lot of great beers, way too many to explore in one trip. I’ll be back again and again...
An nice store, with decent prices and an excellent selection. Loads of Belgians, as well as some hard to find California brews as well. Loads of Alesmith and Moylans, and the singles available are a definite plus. I had trouble with the service, however- it seemed as though my request for a box to carry my purchases home in was quite a pain for the middle-aged woman at the counter. Still, the prime location and selection will certainly have me returning soon.
Andover liqours is located right of 495 in a plaza with Market Basket and a Citizens bank. As you walk upon the store it doesn’t look promising but once your in the excitment begins. It is a medium sized store. As you enter it is all wine upfront, as you walk to the back there is a small redemption center which is always key.
All the room temp beers are in a long "L" shaped aisle with any spill overs adjacent to the redemption center. Most of the back refrigerators are beer and dedicated to craft brews. The selection is tops though, as good as any selection I’ve seen. Moylan’s, BBC, Unibroue, Six Point, Oskar Blues, lot’s of Belgian’s, etc.
The only problem is that there is dust on some of their products although the dates seemed fine on the ones I could check, it could be once they hit the shelves there is little "up keep" but I will check in a few weeks for an update. Overall this is a great store and it is now one of my new places.
mkgrenwel (117) North Shore, Massachusetts | March 20, 2006| Updated February 25, 2014
UPDATE - Good selection of stuff from across the country and a slightly larger than usual imports section. Stock probably doesn’t turn over as quickly as it should. I’ve seen some dusty bottles. Not a special store, but tops for Andover and surrounding towns.