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87 Great Rd
phone: (978) 263-7775
(Place added by: JohnnyP)
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| Reviews: 52
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Colonial Spirits could be considered a decent drive from Boston, but it is actually very easily accessible. The trip is down a divided highway with minimal stop lights.
The first thing you see when you walk in is wine. Walk past those to the back and you'll turn the corner into Beer Nirvana. The selection at Colonial is extremely diverse. Everything ranging from Trappist beers to German breweries to several obscure imports that few other stores offer on a regular basis. The stock seems to be constantly changing as I have gone in and found new beers that I've never seen there before. The people in charge of ordering beer here have their fingers on the pulse of what is big and popular in the beer community, while still offering you an alternative of something you probably haven't tried or even seen before. And of course, one of the best things is that you can pick out singles of most 6 packs. A very nice touch to a place with a great selection.
While I do not require outside input on my beer decisions and am happy to make my decisions solo, the staff seems eager to help you find the beer you're looking for, or a really great alternative. Very seldom am I not asked if I need help while I stand drooling in the beer aisle.
The value is a bit harder to pin down. It's tough to put an overall price value on the place. The beers you can find at any New England liquor store seem about in the slightly above average range. But the prices on the rare and obscure beers really seem to be low considering that they're probably one of very few to have them. The final decision would have to come down to the 10% discount when you buy 6 different beers. I believe they also offer a 20% discount when you buy 24 different beers. But I haven't had the guts, or the money, to do that yet.
Overall, this is a great place. Well worth the 30-45 minute drive from Boston if you're looking for a great selection at nice prices.
02-26-2006 23:27:19 |
More by Enick
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great selection, decent prices. I just gotta call them out on their singles program. Depending upon what you're buying, especially if it's seasonal, the barcode might not read at the register. Be prepared to wait for the attendant to look it up in the book. Also, almost each time I've purchased a sixer or more of singles, at least *one* of the bottle's barcode ring up as a 4 or 6 pack. So carefully watch the attendant ring up each beer, or double check your receipt after sale. Also, the store offers a 10% discount on mixed 6 packs, not all checkout personel do this. To their credit, Colonial's people will gladly correct these mistakes, but be vigilant during checkout.
12-02-2006 18:42:07 |
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