Hannaford Supermarkets - Damariscotta

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
porterhouse  (68) Boothbay , Maine | January 29, 2010| Updated April 21, 2010
Much larger, newly-upgraded Hannaford in Damariscotta has a fairly big beer dept. but it’s not particularly adventurous. If you’re looking for bombers or 750s you’ll have to look elsewhere. This is all about plenty of cold 6- and 12-packs, as most area supermarkets are. You can have alot of beer but still not really have anything. Has most of the standards from the larger American craft brewers (eg., Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, some DFH) and most of the standards from ME breweries that are well-distributed (eg., Grittys, Shipyard, Gearys). But if you’re looking for something from, for example, Stone, Brooklyn or Victory, or Sheepscot Valley or Andrews, you’re much better off at a good beer store or even an independent grocer or general store. Heck there are gas stations around here with more interesting selections. This is one of the quirks of beer distribution in ME I suppose. Hannaford also lacks many quality imports, and I didn’t spot any sakes or meads in the wine dept. UPDATE 4/21/10 Saw that Hannaford has a small rack with some bombers and 750s - Allagash, Blue Moon, maybe one or two others. It’s near the wine dept.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
ShaneMacGowan  (20) Maine | November 9, 2009
Along with a massive amount of Budweiser and Miller-Coors beers this supermarket has a decent selection of the larger Maine craft breweries: Geary’s, Shipyard, Gritty McDuff’s, Sea Dog, etc. but they don’t seem to stock Allagash, Bar Harbor, Maine Beer Co. Spring Peeper Ale or Sheepscot. For out-of-state craft beers they carry Sam Adams, Harpoon, Long Trail and few others. The Rising Tide Co-op, about a half mile down the road, offers a smaller but apparently much more carefully chosen selection and has become my go-to.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
Bungalo22  (22) Bridgeport, Connecticut | June 24, 2008
I am starting here with Hanaford because those coming to the area need to know what they can and can not get around here. I will explore more and hopefully rate more in the Damariscotta area soon. Hanaford has a good selection for a grocery store. It has all the macros but has just about every local micor-brew too outside of a couple from Bar Harbor and sadly not Allagash. They had Dogfish, Shipyard, Gritty’s. Not bad if you are looking for a variety 12 pack from a local brewer. Next store at the Puffin Stop they have growlers of Sheepscott Brewing.

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