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$$ - reasonable
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101 Main St
phone: (781) 438-9265
(Place added by: Ganglani on 05-23-2009)
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Redstones is a small bottle shop about 5 minutes from the I-93/128 interchange. While the space is small it is absolutely packed with great beers. They have a great Belgian section, as well as a large local (and US) selection, and a nice import section. They are constantly getting new beers and post the new inventory on FB.
The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable. They always take the time to walk around the shop and point out the new arrivals. I get to Stoneham a few times a month and I make it a point to stop by every time I'm in the area. This is by far my favorite bottle shop.
They also have a nice discount program. I believe it is 10% off on 6 or more bottles and 15% off on 12 or more.
10-08-2013 23:41:25 |
More by JakerLou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
They do a lot with the little space that is available to them. There is a great selection of beers from around the world, especially Belgian offerings. Their local assortment is solid - they have beers from almost every local brewery available. They always have the rare releases and one off's from the big craft guys too. The staff is also very knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy.
I've never had an out dated bottle there either, they do a great job rotating their stock. Picked up a six pack of Sculpin yesterday and was told while I was cashing out that it was "very fresh" - these guys know what they're doing.
08-11-2013 17:18:46 |
More by GotWad629
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great store about 10 minutes from I93. Loads of locals and imports. Kinda cramped and they don't have everything but what they have is high quality. Helpful staff, in fact I was given the 10% discount on my six singles when I wasn't even aware they had a discount program. BIG marks for that.
07-02-2013 01:39:26 |
More by brewandbbq
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Can't say enough about these guys! Very knowledgeable and willing to talk beer at any time without making you feel rushed or pressured to buy something. Great selection of beer from around the world, including lots of Belgians and Danish beers. Get lots of rare brew and prices are reasonable! Plus you get to keep the glass they have provided you buy the beer. Got an amazing Orval goblet this way. Truly a world class beer joint.
06-10-2013 18:27:51 |
More by afi4lifer
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Awesome craft beer selection for the North Shore of MA. They do a lot of updating via twitter/facebook which is extremely helpful. Their prices are very good and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. One of the better overall craft beer stores ive been too. They have a good constant rotation and I try to stop in here every couple weeks. My go to store when my stock gets low. There's not much they could do to improve, they do it right and I am glad it's right near me.
05-15-2013 18:07:24 |
More by rjp217
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $
Went here while visiting the area on a recommendation from others. Place was easy to find from the interstate. Walked in and all the beer is towards the back. They have an excellent selection of local beers (Enlightenment, Jacks Abby, Pretty Things, Mystic etc.). The staff are beyond helpful and were quick to help me when I told them I was from out of state. Very knowledgeable about everything in their store. They gave me some good tips on a trip to Hill Farmstead and Alchemist. If you even remotely in the area its worth the drive/time to go here.
03-28-2013 18:25:56 |
More by nhudson
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I had read about it, but finally made the trip today. Not much to look at, but then you start to look around and the selection is as good as you will find in Massachusetts.
Service was terrific. Immediately approached and asked if I needed help. Got great suggestions from the owner. Unlike some of the stores around the Boston area, the staff is not keeping the best stuff, so good hard to find beers are available. My likes are one the stout end and came away with three I had been searching for and two suggestions to try.
Follow on Twitter for updates on new stock.
Belgiums are on an entire row, US on another, international on a third. Refrigerated section extends well beyond the Bud family, with good craft beer ready to drink.
As a sidelight to the beer review, I note that they have a huge good whiskey selection.
Put this one on you list of places to check by often.
01-13-2013 19:46:20 |
More by stoppertb18
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Really like this store. If you are into craft beer and are in the greater Boston area this is the place to shop. The store would benefit from more space, but they make the most of what they have. Beer section is well organized with beers grouped by region and style. The service is excellent. It really shows that they are beer enthusiasts. They have an informative web page and respond promptly to email questions. Good Facebook page as well with updates on hot items as they come in. Overall excellent beer shopping experience.
01-05-2013 14:42:01 |
More by msween21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I live about 45 minutes from this place but decided to check it out on my way back from a day trip with my wife. The place is very small with about 25% of the space dedicated to beer. But boy do they cram a lot in. The thing that set this place apart was the service we received. I forget the guys name but he took about 15 minutes to give my wife and i a "tour" of the beer section, pointing out many recent additions along the way. He was knowledgeable and patient. The selection was very good but crammed. They have a nice selection of beer glasses from different breweries which are free if you buy a beer from said brewery. That's a nice touch except if compelled me to buy more that i probably should have. Overall, I would recommend this place.
07-24-2012 01:32:38 |
More by wraine14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped here after visiting the Homebrewing Hobby store in Woburn. I've heard many things and finally decided to stop in since I was close. What suprised me most was how small the place was. It's really not any bigger than your average high school classroom, with a cooler in the back. However there is no space waisted. For the most part everything is reasonably well organized and most things seem to have a home. I'm being reasonable here, like I said the place is really small so there are some stacks of beer in the aisle and towards the back as well. I initially wasn't too impressed with the service, but they came through in the end. My wife and I walked in and we got "the head knod." I'm fine with that, but we spent a decent amount of time walking around and the 3 or so employees working didn't move from behind the register. However once I checked out, the man working the register informed me if I purchased one more beer I would recieve 10% off my purchase...which came to a free beer and $1.50 off my purchase. He said I could go grab one and while I did he left the register to get me a box for the beer I was buying. I ended up getting 6 Stone collaboration brews one of which was the More brown than Black IPA which I was stoaked about then I got a couple 4 packs of Hopponius Union. I was very happy to see they had that much for me to buy of Jack's Abby. HU isn't too easy to come by at the moment since they've switched distributers. The Selection is very good, plenty to choose from and it runs deep. We're not talking about just flagship/regular lineups from many breweries. There was plenty of special release beers that were on the shelves. Very good import selection of Belgian and other Euopean brews, Fantome, Mikkeller, Haandbraak, and the list goes on. Prices were fair, but everything seemed to be $1-$2 more than what I see at Granite Liquors, not thier fault, it's tough to compete with the Bearded Beer Guy. It's a bit of a hike for me, so I wouldn't go up there just to go, but I think I would stop by to see what they had again if I were in the area, it's certainly one of the better craft beer stores in MA.
07-22-2012 05:22:01 |
More by AndyAvalanche
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