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628 Washington St
phone: (508) 399-5860
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quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is another one of those great bottle shops that isn't much to look at from the outside but once you get inside you are immediately swayed by its selection. This is part of a chain of package stores in Southern Massachusetts.
The focus tends to be wine and other liquors but there is a nice long aisle devoted to micros, macros, and imports. I tend to favor English brews and their selection is quite good including several Fullers, Young's, Wychwood, and many nitro-cans.
I also like their Southern New England micro selection since I cannot get Rhode Island or Connecticut brews in New Hampshire where I live. New Hampshire gets a few Massachusetts beers but this place has a decent variety of Mass beers from the Haverhill Brewery, Ipswich, Wachusetts, and of course the better known Sam Adams and Harpoon.
It is about 15 minutes from the huge Wrentham Outlet Mall. It's a great way to end a day of shopping.
11-14-2008 02:13:13 |
More by puboflyons
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally visited Yankee on 5/2/08. Was seeking out the Lost Abbey's Serpent's Stout and picked one up, as well as an Alesmith Wee Heavy and a couple bottles of North Coast Le Merle for my saison tasting. Craft beer selection was fairly substantial, but not quite of the magnitude of Julio's. Also, no mix-a-six option, which was a bit of a downer; however, what Yankee has in it's favor is proximity (much closer to me than Julio's), as well as the fact that I am not sure of the Beer Geek traffic it gets. When I was there, which was right after work on a Friday, there was only one other person perusing the craft selection. I also spoke with the beer manager for a while and he gave me quite a bit of attention. Cooler selection was much less substantial, but they also had a growler selection; Opa Opa and some others. All and all, a great selection, and will definitely be my go to place for things I can't score in RI.
05-03-2008 23:06:05 |
More by Jwale73
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
So many BA's raved about this place, I had to try it, and did today. Only about a 25 minute drive for me. A huge store with many wine and liquor aisles, beer is primarily along the left side and rear of the store, with coolers lining the entire left side and much of the back wall.
Craft beers are along one huge aisle running from front to back of the store, organized by region and brewery. I was wowed. I brought my own list of beers I've been waiting to try based on reviews I've read, from BA Mag, and the brothers. Knocked off many today!
I bought beers from Bar Harbor, Haverhill, Southern Tier, Great Divide, Weyerbacher, Fuller Vintage, Moylans Hopsickle, Pizza Port and Lost Abbey, Ommegang, Hoppin Frog, Unibroue, Kulmbacher, Fantome, Dupont, Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Traquair, Plank, Otter Head... yikes, spent way too much.
No employees out on the floor, just cashiers along the front, sort of like a warehouse store shopping experience; you have to know what you are looking for.
Anyway, thouroughly impresses with their selection, many I never see in Mass. Well worth the trip, right on Route 1. You won't be disappointed.
03-16-2008 19:22:33 |
More by BeTheBall
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
I finally made it to Yankee Spirits after the people at my other favorite beer store (in RI) mentioned they would have Tuckerman's 6288 Stout. Well, they did have it and a whole lot more. I was very impressed with the sheer volume of beer in this store. I picked up a 4 pack of the aforementioned beer and a bottle of Stone's 11th Anniversary Ale, which came out just before Stone was available in RI and I was surprised to see they still had bottles considering the high demand for this beer. I had no idea that this place carried so many different beers and that MA had such a greater number of beers available than RI. The organization in this store was a little haphazard. I had a hard time finding what I was looking for. It would have been easier if the beers were organized by location (New England in one place, west coast in another, etc) or alphabetically. It seemed that other than the Belgians and European beers, which were all on one end of the large shelf (the length of a supermarket aisle), the American beers were left mixed all over the place on the other end.
All that being said, the number of beers coupled with the amount of beer was just astonishing. I'll be going back to get my fill of beers not available in RI. The only downside to this place was that the prices were a bit high. They were more than my regular beer store here in RI (though taxes in MA are lower, but I also got charged the $0.05 deposit which doesn't exist in RI).
02-16-2008 20:31:27 |
More by RunawayJim
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I hadn't been to this store for a number of years. It had been my previous impression that the selection was decreasing and that the number of outdated bottles was increasing. Since it's out of the way for me, why bother?
What a change since that earlier time! My impression has totally changed.
The space allotted to crafts and imports has significantly increased and coolers filled with crafts have been installed in the far back of the store where cases of macros formerly sat. There's still the long aisle of shelved crafts and imports with a significant exception - they are no longer a resting place for lots of long-past-their -prime bottles. As with any large store,it's still wise to check dates, particularly on the imports, but freshness doesn't seem to be the problem it had been at one time.
I didn't need any service but I heard one of the employees answering a customer's question about IPA's. The employee gave a very intelligent answer about IPA's in general and then also discussed some of the domestic IPA's.
I'd now have to rate this store as one of MA's best for my particular interests and I'm now once again going out of my way to visit it when traveling from NH to Cape Cod.
08-21-2007 21:12:52 |
More by Greenlabel
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
OMFG. That sums it up in one solid acronym. The selection in this place is simply incredible, the majority of those beers you have been trying to find, the reason you cant is because they are all here. What to expect? Stone, DFH, Alesmith, Founder's, Middle Ages, Bear Republic, and the list goes on and on. They even had a gigantic 3+ quart bottle of Stone's 10th anniversary IPA that was truly impressive (and like 65 bucks).
My only problem with this place, that has been a real annoying god damn problem is that whenever i go in to these beer mecca's the staff doesnt know shit when i am there. The "beer guy" is always off. The guy asked for help directed my to someone else, (i was looking for Founder's breakfast stout" and the jerk told me that he had only ever had 1 stout in his whole life! he said the beer guy was gonna be there on wed so ill go back and perhaps change my review then, however i highly highly recommend this place for anything that you have had trouble finding in the southern new england, look no further.
06-12-2007 04:22:18 |
More by YankChef
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Yankee sprits always has something new on the shelves.This place is great a coverted old grocery store that work's well for their large seletions of Brews and spirts. That aside, I love to just browse this place and look a the huge selections. I feel that the prices are quite reasonable if you compare. Just keep in mind what other prices you have seen/paid, and buy what you feel is a good deal.The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. You must go to one of their beer tasting and you will be back for more.
03-09-2007 00:28:14 |
More by capo56
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
i can only hope to have a liquor store as good as this. they have one of the best selections in the state, they carry alot of everything domestics, german, belgin, french, italian. if you dont see what you want on the shelves the owner will get it for you upon request. they have a isle of warm beer and coolers full of cold beer. easy parking and only really busy around the holidays. i travel from woonsocket every sunday just to stock up on all my favorites. prices can get up there on some of the more rare offerings, but over not to bad.
03-03-2007 05:13:27 |
More by rickcampie
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Lots of great beers many on the shelf warm and many in the coolers. They have Ten Penny Growlers all the BBC stuff. Lots of Stone and tons of others. I was in there for Christmas time and it was packed. They have everything you need for any party. Prices can get up there for some stuff but overall they are decent. Many new and different beers that I have not seen or tried. Lots of different imports also. They have all the regular beers many are familiar with too. Long Trail, Samuel Smiths, and so much more. Overall good selection and decent help on the floor. A few guys seem to know more than others but I was expecting it. Not far from where I grew up and I go back when I am home looking for some interesting picks. If you are looking for a better beer store in the Attleboro area here it is.
01-09-2007 01:59:36 |
More by bigone4
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I love this place. I go here a lot for harder to find stuff. They are always the first place to get the seasonal stuff in stock as well. Not to mention Ray the Beer Manager is a helluva guy. They have one extremely long aisle (think a supermarket aisle) with exclusively craft beer. From DFH, Victory, Samuel Smith, Ithaca, Ipswich, Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose, Stone, Alesmith, Founders, Paper City, BBC, Great Divide, Rock Art, Southern Tier, Bear Republic, Haverhill Leatherlips IPA, Rogue, Weyerbacher, Hooker, He'brew, Lagunitas, Ommegang, Magic Hat, Boulder, Harpoon, Unibroue...to JW Lees, La Chouffe, Dupont, Fantome, Rochefort, Chimay, Achel, Traquair, Samichlaus, St. Bernardus, Aventinus, Orkney, Piraat, and the list goes on and on and on. It is truly remarkable. I spend at least 45 minutes in there each time I visit.
The only issue with the store is turnover. There is some stuff that just sits there and collects dust and just doesnt move. I have had a few occassions where the beer was out of code. Just be sure to check the freshness codes and dates on the bottles and you should be good. Unless, it is a beer that ages very well and youre good to go.
Prices are reasonable as well. This place is not to be missed. Check it out if you are in the area.
10-30-2006 02:07:15 |
More by Doomcifer
Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA
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