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Kelly's Package Store
$$ - reasonable
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653 Main St
phone: (413) 684-0870
(Place added by: billybob on 12-02-2006)
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| Reviews: 15
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped off at Kellys today to pick up some Berkshire and Stone brews. The place is somewhat small and the area where the beer is located take up 4 or 5 coolers but the selection is pretty good. They have all of the Berkshire brews and a number Opa-Opa brews. The guy that was working probably owned the place, real nice guy. Gave me his card and said that I can call at anytime with a request and he will put in an order, which puts this place over the top in my book. I guess he does a lot of interaction with the owner of the Old Forge, which is the best beer bar in this area of (IMO) Massachusetts. Not the largest selection but with them willing to put in a order that makes up for that. Over all a good experience.
04-18-2007 01:50:15 |
More by Stimack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Hit this place based on other reviews, on a day back in mid-summer when I had no other responsibilities and could tour the far west of my state without limit.
First thing that struck me was that this is a sparkly new, expanded store, very bright and clean and well laid out. Front room is all liquor and wine.
The beer is in the large back room all by itself, and if you park in the lot alongside the side entrance, a right turn once inside and you are there. Probably the most elbow room of any beer store I have been in.
"Walken" coolers along the far side and back walls of the c.50x75 foot space, long aisle of shelf space in front. Tons of cases and sixpacks in the coolers, bombers and singles on the aisle shelf. Some glassware and gift sets too.
Prices are good. Since I was out to buy and had just shopped the other big local beer store to little success due to the prices, I spent the most in any one store yet here.
Service was also better than most, although admittedly at the time I shopped and checked out there were few other customers. A young employee even asked if he could take my purchases out to my car.
On reviewing the receipt at home, however, the two glasses I bought which were over a sign reading $2.99 were listed as "tax" and totalled $15 on an $86 total tab. No added tax on liquor in my state, so that was odd. But since I scored a Duvel gift set for only $13, I let that pass.
Check out their website for specials and new arrivals.
Kelly's seems to try hard to excel, and in most ways they succeed. Probably one of the top five beer stores in Western Massachusetts, and very possibly offering the best shopping experience of all.
09-12-2013 03:56:22 |
More by scotorum
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place to buy Craft Beer in WMASS. Recently renovated and expanded beer area with lots of cold storage to keep beer fresh. The staff will go out of there way to help you with a selection. I have been to a couple of their beer classes where they open some unusual of rare beers for tasting by the participants. Lots of fun and informative.
Great place to stop while vacationing in the Berkshires.... load up on fine brews.!!
07-02-2013 18:01:43 |
More by Okisailor
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
kelly's package store inc. is a third generation family owned business owned and managed by john kelly. the store has four sections of cooler for micro brew and import beers with one section for the larger singles of beer including growlers from the local brewery. holiday baskets can be made with your favorite beer, wine, or liquor. john is always willing to take a request for special items and the people there friendly and knowledgeable. the store is always clean neat and well stocked with plenty of parking space.
12-04-2006 19:51:17 |
More by billybob
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in here for the first time in years, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the store has doubled in size, with fully half the store dedicated to beer. One of -if not THE- best selections in western ma.
Staff very helpful and attentive, answering questions and offering suggestions. As stated by another user, I was told to contact via phone or email any beer requests, and they would do their best to get it in stock.
Fantastic beer experience, highly recommended. It was way too easy to spend lots of money at once here!
And update: I've been bringing my wife, and occasionally my kids, into Kelly's for several months now, and we've sort if adopted this place, and staff, as a 2nd home and family. Jason and Andrew specifically ALWAYS go above and beyond, making sure to point out -and in many cases, set aside- new beers they know I'll like. SHOP AT KELLY'S, you won't regret it!
01-14-2012 22:12:14 |
More by inanity
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Oh man, where to begin. Kelly's is simply the most fun, friendly, and knowledgeable with the best and biggest selection around.
I know of no other place that has informative and fun sit-down craft beer classes, video chats with brewmasters, brewers, and brewery presidents from across America and Europe, a huge home brew contest (I heard it was bigger then anything west of Worcester?), craft beer kegs galore, a mega beer class that I got to try $450 worth of beer (if I bought just 1 of everything) at, AugtoBeerFest, Punkin'Chuggin', Black Friday Man Cave, and a slew of special tastings / events.
On top of all that, they have the largest and best craft beer selection around, definitely the biggest one in the Berkshires so it's no surprise to me the were voted as Best of the Berkshires. Massive dry beer selection includes the everything from saisons to sours.
Beyond all the beer and events, there is the Kelly family and crew as they like to be called. I support small, local businesses in any way I can and the Kelly family has set the bar high for community involvement.
They know a ton about craft beer, are super friendly and helpful, have the best selection around but the icing on the cake is the tremendous community involvement and I support that. Kelly's is always helping some one and I know that whenever I spend money, a portion is always going to a neighbor or family who needs a little boost.
(I tend to go on about businesses that do things for the community i.e. Moe's review)
11-14-2012 18:05:27 |
More by IGotBeerWorts
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
I love beer and certainly sour beers, wild beers and lambic/gueuze are my favorite. This kind of beer is for me the most difficult to get because it is a niche craft beer and let me tell you they have got plenty of it at Kelly's Package Store. The store is very big and sells plenty of other beer, wine and liquor and is always clean and well stocked. Their staff is very friendly and helpful and they are quite knowledgeable about Sours(many places do not even know what sour beer is). They have the best selection in the Dalton/Pittsfield area that I have found so far and I've lived here for several years. Most important for me is value and Kelly's is consistently low or even with the prices I find anywhere else, go there and try a sour next time you are in the area.
11-19-2012 21:40:17 |
More by SourThomas
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Kelly's is the best package store with the best service, excellent special events and exceptional customer service. An excellent selection of beer from all over the world. Was a participant in one of their beer classes and the hosts were well informed and made the class both fun and educational. Every time I have wanted a specialty beer they have had it in stock which is convenient. The staff are incredibly friendly and able to offer suggestions and the frequent tastings of different beers have opened my palate to beers I did not typically drink.
12-07-2012 02:20:47 |
More by Chrisrichards
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I was up in Dalton for some personal business and saw they were the only good place in town. As i passed by it the first time i thought it was a small place. But as you walk in the store is long and towards the back it was a craft beer store.
q: The store was laid out well for the beers were grouped together on styles which i thought was a nice change of pace.
S: I was helped by an employee named Andrew and right off the bat this guy knew his stuff. I think he knew what i wanted when he saw the bottle of Cascade Sang Noir in my hand. just started talking about different beers and what he had in the back room. And with my high bill for the all beers i was buying Andrew threw in a couple free glasses and a bottle bag.
S: The selection was out of this world. The beers that were on the shelf blew my mind. BCBS bottles on the shelf, the thing that blew me away was about 5 or 6 bottles of DFH Fort on the shelf. And the selection of sour beers were amazing.
If you are ever in Dalton Mass I highly suggest stopping at Kelly's Package Store Inc.
05-29-2013 12:35:29 |
More by MLeicht
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Fantastic craft store in the Berkshires. I always enjoying stopping off at Kelly's when I make a trip home to visit the folks. The last two years I have been there in the summer they have had FW anniversary series, parabola, Sucaba, Founders BS, BCBS, Sang Noir, Bruery and Boulevard sours and other national special releases that do not last a day on the shelf in Austin.
Andrew was a great help in suggesting some smaller New England breweries which was what I was really looking for. They had a full lineup of Jacks's Abbey (minus porter), Cisco Lady of Woods, Maine Beer Co etc.
Even offered a 10% discount on 6 beers and 15% on 12. Will definitely return to Kelly's on the next visit home.
08-26-2013 19:16:04 |
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