This is why I love Ratebeer! Great tip everybody. This place rocks. Great selection, including singles for the poor traveler, including a free, neat little carrying bag. Lots of regionalmpicks and amazing import aisle. Awesome.
Pretty awesome beer store. They have a good selection of imports and domestic (and locals) brews. They have tons of beer so you are guaranteed to find something new. They have a small selection of glassware (although nothing special). Mix a 6 deal for ANY 12-oz beer. Pretty good pricing too, especially for Belgians (generally). The staff has always been quite helpful if you’re inquiring about a specific beer. Nothing too unique and they don’t seem to get new stuff (stuff they don’t already have) in that often, but like I said, there are so many bottles you are bound to find something. Check it out!
Stumbled upon this bottle shop in a somewhat abandoned plaza. This place has a ton of New England regionals as well and many other breweries sprinkled here and there. They seem to have a large selection of eastern european beers as well. I found a Morimoto Imperial Pils here, as well as the Thomas Hooker stuff. I have not been able to find these anywheres!-----these guys have expanded big time since my first entry. The ownership is really cool and they are always telling me what is new is coming. They have one of the best selections in the state (maybe after the place in Naugautuck).
This store is a pretty good stop, with a broad selection of Belgian, Polish, and Scandinavian beers. The prices are a.nip high. The biggest problem is that most beers available in six packs are not available as singles. Also, the regional selection was not the best. Nobody tried to help me in twenty minutes of wandering. Still one of the better stores I’ve seen in Connecticut so far.
After all the high marks from this store, visiting was a bit of a let down. Lots of mediocre German and English beers with the occasional rarity. Not as many hard to find beers as I would have liked, but good for the area. The prices are decent and the staff are friendly both of which are bonuses.
I first found this place from Troutbrooks website. Stripmall. Store itself is fine, Clean well organized. Had a nice sized selection. Good New England presence typical national crafts, with a few I hadn’t seen before.Sly Fox brewhouse for example. Always have had the Troutbrooks seasonals.Decent european too. Everyone should find something they like.Good store.
Very awesome selection here! Lots of stuff in the coolers, a mix-a-six selection and a huge selection of bombers and 750s. Good prices too. The seemed to have some stuff I can’t get in MA. If you are passing through CT on I-84, you need to stop and check this place out!
mkgrenwel (117) North Shore, Massachusetts | November 29, 2005| Updated May 7, 2007
I finally made it to the new location. It didn’t feel all that much bigger to me, but the one major improvement is that the store is organized far better. One long shelf of imports on one side with a long shelf of American brews on the other side of the aisle. Seems to be lacking on the Belgians, but very strong with English and other European brews. Run by a really nice guy. Definitely recommended.