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$$$$ - very expensive
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182 Cambridge St
phone: (781) 272-1050
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
The store as a whole is pretty big, but it's almost totally about wine. They even have a glassware section offering wineglasses with the store logo on them. But who cares about that? We're heading straight toward the back where the beer is, only to find it confined to a few cold cases. A wide moat of open floor space further protects the wine from the beer.
The standard large craft brewers, domestic and import, dominate the cold cases, Sam Adams and Harpoon, Guinness and Bass. A few interesting beers are spinkled in, but so few they seem almost an afterthought. At my last visit they had a special on cases of Brooklyn black chocolate stout. They also had a couple of Samuel Smith organic beers, and two Z Street beers.
If you're in the area, it may be worth a brief stop to see if they have anything unexpected.
01-08-2005 18:45:24 |
More by gentlebubbles
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$$$
I've been going here for quite some time since I live nearby. However, it's usually for spirit needs, they have a pretty good liquor selection and a huge wine selection. Their beer is well, quite frankly not very good. I rated it a 2 for selection because it's basically one step above your typical BMC selection. They have SA, harpoon, etc but that's about it. A few random selections of some generic New England stuff and some other big name brewers (A couple stone, rogue and DFH choices for example). None of the harder to find brews, just your typical generic selection.
Overall almost any decent craft beer place is going to have 2-3x the selection if not (way) better. I'd skip this joint unless you're just looking for typical generic choices.
There's a reason no one has reviewed this place in the last 5-6 years, because no craft beer enthusiasts come here. Sorry to be negative but it's the truth.
05-21-2011 03:19:31 |
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