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. It’s hard to really complain when you go to a store with so many beers to choose from, but there are better stores in Massachusetts (Julio’s 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.
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!
Right off I84 on thew way to Mass Pike. This store has a huge selection of beer. Only a few real rarities, but more of the New England stuff that I don’t find at home. There were a few stray bottles of Pizza Port, and a few of the Unibroue beers that i’ve not yet been able to obtain.
Stopped here on my way back from New Hampshire. Right off highway 84..The selection of craft beer was excellent, a huge wall of beer and can break six packs. Prices very reasonable. I will be back to this store in a few months from now without a doubt.
This place was great... One of the better beer stores I have ben to. Very friendly staff. Said to be the biggest packaged liqour stores in New England. I visited by buddy in Brookfield, MA and we had a blast checking out as many of the local beers as possible. The place is seriously loaded with liqour and beer. I highly recommend checking it out
Well, this place was a pleasant surprise. They have many of the common things you’d 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.
Well I drove about 80 miles round trip to go to this store and was severely disappointed. Perhaps I got there at a bad time? I dont know. I do know that the best/rarest beer I walked away with was a Stone Old Guardian 04, which isnt rare at all. Bunch of old dusty local seasonals. I kept waiting to stumble upon something unique that I havent seen somewhere else, but I never did. Prices were good though.
This is a great beer store, in my opinion. First off, they let you break up six-packs--that’s 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 I’m 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).
This is my supplier and they have a pretty good selection from all over the world. Christmas time is the best time to buy from here as they straighten up the shelves and restock. During Oktoberfest they have a free taste-testing with free food too. They also put together beer dinners at local resturants.
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.