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628 Washington St
phone: (508) 399-5860
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quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is awesome..An entire supermarket filled with alcohol. Fabulous selction of wine and liqor...Selection of craft beer is not only exceptional, but unsurpassed in my opinion. Some beers can be a liitle expensive, but where is craft beer cheap these days. For a value try their mix case, 17.99 for a 24 bottle case of imports and microbrews.
We've been to a number of their beer tasing events and had a blast. Definately worth the drive if your looking for a microbrewyou can't seem to find anywhere else.
12-13-2008 03:46:34 |
More by FACSman
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I live within a 5-minute drive of this store and buy 99% of my "adult beverages" here. You might think the place isn't very great by looking at it as you drive by, but it's definitely worth going in.
There are always several people replenishing the shelves, so you know they aren't hiding anything in the back. While I don't typically ask too many questions of the staff, every time I go in there, someone asks me if I need help finding what I'm looking for.
I've yet to find a bigger selection. Since this store was a converted supermarket only 10 years ago (give or take a year or two) you would expect a big selection. In fact, if anyone has been here and knows of a place that has more, I urge you to beer-mail me and let me know where, if it's within driving distance, because I'd love to go there.
In addition to the selection, the prices are usually cheaper than the specials at other local stores. Plus they always have their own specials that typically make it worth trying a beer that you haven't bought before.
On most Saturdays, they have market people in there promoting either a beer or another beverage.
01-15-2006 03:51:32 |
More by TheManiacalOne
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Edit: As many Beer Advocates know, Yankee Spirits/Attleboro has acquired a wonderful resource in their beer manager, Ray. In addition to being a great homebrewer and an all-around great guy, Ray offers stellar beer knowledge and customer service. Since he has been at Yankee, the selection has expanded and the overall quality has enhanced. The days of finding skunked beer at Yankee are over...and if you were dissatisfied, ask for Ray and he will make it right.
Simply the biggest selection in any store that I've been.
The staff is knowledgeable and helpful but you mostly have to approach them first.
Good balance of microbrews and imports. They typically have a good stock of all Merchant Du Vin selections, which is important to me. My gripe would be freshness. This is an old supermarket, turned liquor Mecca. As such, the shelves of bottles wait underneath powerful, bright halogen lights in relatively high temps when the place is crowded. Visible layers of dust can be seen on many beers. The price for the great selection is apparently a low turnover on some more obscure selections. Unfortunately, I've had a couple of bad experiences that really turned me off from this place. The good news is that if you stick to low dust level, less obscure and dated beers, you should have no problems.
Prices are very reasonable...be leery of clearance specials!
07-30-2006 01:58:27 |
More by Estarrio
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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: 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: 4.5
Located in a big ol' grocery store, a small local chain that went out of business years ago - Almacs? The beer takes up 2 rows, 2 coolers, and a big wall o' macro cases and suitcases near the front.
Wide variety, for example Victory Hop Wallop and Storm King, lots of NE micros - Newport Storm, Long Trail, Smuttynose, Harpoon 100 Barrel, Ipswich, Gritty's, Offshore and Berkshire. The usual US micros like Rogue, but also Stone, Weyerbacher, Bert Grant's and Avery. As for the European stuff they have a good amount of Belgians - nothing like Colonial Spirits.
Friendly staff, pretty helpful and knowledgable - there is one cashier who always gets in a conversation about the beer you are buying.
I think they have a single beer policy because some 6ers are missing soldiers, but I haven't seen single prices on the shelves.
03-30-2005 01:07:26 |
More by mschofield
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: 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 | $
For price and selection, I don't know of a better place in the area. The craft beer mystery mix case is really fun and they do a great job of moving their stock to keep things fresh. If something has been there too long it winds up in the bargain bin. You can get ridiculous deals at the end of seasons (last year I got cases of Wachusett Winter in March for $12 each). Depending on who's working, you can get some good advice on new beer to try. There's one guy working the beer aisle that really knows his stuff (can't remember his name at the moment). It's a great place to go if you're hosting a party and need to get something for everyone and you can bring the empties to the redemption center and cash in the slips for more brews for yourself.
02-01-2009 15:48:41 |
More by Jahfoi
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
WOW!!! What a great place for all things alcohol!!! I headed right to the beer aisle-a grocery store length with bottles on one side and cases on the other. I was simply overwhelmed. Theres just about anything from New England as well as some great Belgians and British beers. Some of the beers were last years seasonals and the newer ones wernt to be found ie Stone etc. That doesnt really bother me as long as they are "cellarable" beers. Ray "the beer guy" was extremely helpful and while I didnt agree with some of his picks I had already tried he went out of his way to help me and find anything I was looking for. Well worth stopping-next time I visit the Boston area Im driving so I can load the trunk!!!!
09-22-2004 01:21:40 |
More by lackenhauser
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