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[ Store ]
333 N Main St
phone: (860) 761-2541
(Place added by: Conor on 04-24-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Just found out about this place, one of the employees said they've been around for about 8 months or so which was news to me. Pretty big store and probably the nicest wine shop/liquor store I've ever seen. As you walk in you notice the massive wine selection separated by country in nice wooden racks. The beer selection is no joke either though. The beer cooler is all the way in the back containing a very impressive selection of 6pks and 4pks. A wall parallel to the cooler contains 12pks on one side and about 8 shelf units of bombers and singles. As I went back to the front I noticed they had beer a kegorator with beer to sample; they included anchor Christmas, dogfish chicory stout and captain Lawrence Imperial IPA. The captain Lawrence was deliciously fresh and extremely good, a new favorite of mine. Awesome store with a friendly, helpful staff.
01-16-2013 04:38:36 |
More by BeerDude203
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
For an out-of-towner this was like finding the Holy Grail. The location is a bit nondescript, in a suburban mall, but the store is big, nicely setup, with a tasting station with three taps -- quite unusual, especially given the selection for tasting that would beat an average bar. The main beer guy was out, but the second go-to guy clearly knew what he was doing and very helpful. The selection is exhaustive, but with some minor gaps -- it seems they go out of their way to get everything that's carried locally, but some customers work faster than the buyers. Particularly impressed that they seem to be on top of supply fluctuations -- noticing that one item was being switched from 4s to 6s, they bought quite a few cases where most stores only hold one or two, and were willing to pass the savings to customers ($42 a case where a 4-pack goes for $12+ everywhere else). If the location weren't in the middle of nowhere I'd expect the place to be buzzing. As it is, it still attracts knowledgeable customers (good reviews here help). Bonus: wine selection is extensive, although I did not have time to shop for wine or even compare prices. Solid on-line presence as well. Negative: for some of the more rare and expensive products they tend to split multipacks and double the price per bottle. Not practice I would encourage, but that's how they roll. Singles, in general, are considerably pricier than multipacks and bombers.
06-26-2013 04:05:41 |
More by VictorWisc
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the old dotcom wines. I gave it a good rating when it was the old place...but hold on, this place is awesome. They have tons of wine and spirits but they had to have tripled their beer section. They must have close to 1000 beers including many hardto find items. I didn't even know Goose Island was in Connecticut but they were sampling Goose Island Sophie and Honkers yesterday and the prices are amazing. I don't drink Bud but they had 30 packs for $19.99...the lowest I have ever seen in Connecticut. Check it out
04-29-2012 21:54:07 |
More by redhook
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great Selection..One of the better import selections I've seen around, by far the biggest craft can selection anywhere, awesome dogfish head tasting going on while i was there, really enjoyed the black & blue, haven't had that one before. Beautiful store to the point where you would almost think it would be over priced, But that couldn't be further from the truth, fantastic pricing. Very helpful staff, spent some time chatting it up with Conor the beer manager there. Over all very impressed. Would definately recommend!
07-14-2012 14:21:36 |
More by Gordon79
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place has a great selection, dont get me wrong. But, my huge issue with this place is the fact that if a limited release beer comes out or beer that they do not get a huge amount of, they will not necessarily display this beer on the shelf. You have to specifically ask for the beer, and if they have it they will give it to you, usually at a higher price than any other place. Just rubs me the wrong way and isn't representing the craft movement very well. When they do this, people that are new to craft beer don't get a chance to try the good beers because they will never see them on the shelf here.
10-08-2013 01:51:26 |
More by ChrisChagnon
Maximum Beverage in West Hartford, CT
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