Damon’s Beverage Mart

Mayor: Bulk_Carrier (1) |
Formerly known as Lou’s Beverage Barn
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier  (419) Vermont | May 5, 2017
As Damon’s Beverage Mart, it is good. As Lou’s, it wasn’t so much. Much cleaner with different staff as Damon’s Beverage. Better service too as Damon’s. Value stayed somewhat the same. Micros leaned closer to Maine and New Hampshire breweries with the newer staff. I lived in Southern Maine during the time of my visits here which was only twice. If I lived in Augusta, I would have to visit here for my bottles which isn’t a bad option, but just saying not a beer destination.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee  (160) Bedford, New Hampshire | July 22, 2014
I stopped in here while training in Augusta for work. Plain white building on 202 just outside of downtown, reminds me of a packie back home. Full compliment of liquor soda and 30 packs with a small section of craft off in the back corner. Decent selection of craft with some imports and a few locals I saw for the first time like Penobscot and Oak Pond. Seems like the type of place that saw an opportunity in carrying craft beer but doesn’t yet have a large enough customer base to support it. Some bottles seem dated, but I was able to snag some RuinTen as well. Decent pricing and really the only place in the area would make me return in the future.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
mkgrenwel  (117) North Shore, Massachusetts | June 16, 2007
Not a terrific selection, but it is in Augusta, so what do you expect? I’m still not very familiar with what’s distributed in Maine, so I don’t know how much better it could be. They do get points for having a big selection of Maine micros with very limited distribution. Prices are reasonable and staff is friendly, but don’t seem too knowledgeable.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
BigBen2120  (16) Derry, New Hampshire | January 4, 2006| Updated February 21, 2008
The selection at this bottle shop as been gradually improving over the past several months. They have Ommegang, Allagash, Rogue, DFH, as well as a couple Belgians and a few British. I’ve had freshness and skunking issues here more often than any other place I buy my beer, especially lately (last time I was there they had six-packs of Brooklyn Lager that expired last July and Brooklyn Summer Ale from last summer, for example), so if you don’t shop here regularly you may want to keep an eye on freshness dates, dust, etc. Most of the cashiers seem nice enough, but no one seems to know anything about any of the beer there, and I’ve certainly been treated rudely here several times by some of the staff. Pretty much the closest place I can get most Allagash and some Belgians and British beers. Overall, not too impressed. Really I’d rather just head up to Farmington or down to Auburn for better selection, quality, and service. Prices are pretty much on par with the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse  (68) Boothbay , Maine | August 1, 2005| Updated November 24, 2007
Nice store, unpretentious, friendly. Big plus is better prices than Portland. Good mix of ME micros, plus some pleasant surprises, like Rogue. Not very good on Europeans but a few Belgians. UPDATE 11/24/07: I’ve gotta bring Lou’s down a notch or two. They don’t seem real keen on selling singles even if I’m taking them from already broken 6-packs. It just seems to irritate some of the people who work there. It didn’t used to be that way, probably only in the last year and a half or so, and it just depends who happens to be working there that day. Otherwise their selection has improved in the last year or so.

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