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$$ - reasonable
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30 Crafts Ave
phone: (413) 727-3497
(Place added by: mikemarois on 07-24-2012)
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| Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
A fairly smallish upscale wine/beer/gourmet food store near the heart of popular downtown Northampton. Classy, from the pea green-painted stucco exterior to the wine bottle cutout window covers to the special tasting counter.
Wine racks make up over half the total floorspace. The beer is in a cramped aisle along the far left side of the store, including about twenty feet of coolers facing tall racks of bombers and a few better singles. The coolers contain some bombers and sixpacks, the shelving is about half Belgian-etc. and half U.S. There is also a rack on the end with various specialty sixpacks, and a small island in the middle on which are periodic $6.99 specials. Additionally, a twelvepack rack-and-stack area by the front window can include some unusual offerings.
Checkout is usually quick and easy, since the large oval checkout counter is directly on the way out and there is always at least one clerk there. The clerks are quite knowledgeable, courteous and helpful, although you may get hustled to join their volume purchase club, which is something like buy twelve or more bottles in a month's time and get one free.
This is a favorite store to visit every two weeks or so, because although their beer stock is not as large as one or two other local stores, the focus is sharply on quality craft.
11-20-2013 19:32:17 |
More by scotorum
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Wow, what a great shop! I was down in W Mass vising a friend in Northampton this past weekend and we stopped in here while wandering the town Fri night. Superb selection of top shelf brews. I recognized a ton of really good stuff that I've had before, saw a TON of stuff I wanted to try. We didn't have much time so I restrained myself to only two brews. Prices were reasonable. They also have a great selection of cheese and other things that foodies will geek out over. Definitely the place to stop for some high quality brews. I was also really impressed by their lack of filler... hardly any boring/ routine brews... it was mostly ALL top shelf stuff. A very selective inventory, they've definitely tailored it for a beer geek audience. Definitely going back next time I'm in the area. Highly recommended.
02-19-2013 04:56:00 |
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Provisions in Northampton, MA
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