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Manchester Wine & Liquors
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
1010 Tolland Tpke
phone: (860) 649-4750
(Place added by: UnionMade)
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| Reviews: 45
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I'll be honest here. I didn't give this place the fine tooth comb look like I usually do when checking out a store. I cam here for one reason only. Liberator. They came through in spades. Not only that but Old Marley too.
I did notice an outstanding selection of all things local to the area. They have a huge cooler section on the back wall of micros to fit all tastes and budgets. Belgians seeed to be well represented. Singles and sixes of domestic goodies are to the right of the store and the beer guy was more than happy to help me on my quest.
Prices seem in line with the rest of NE. I'd go back without hesitataion.
Props to Venom for the hookup.
08-10-2004 00:40:30 |
More by yankeeheel
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited for the first time yesterday.
Good selection of both Belgians and Micro's located along the right of the store. This is one of the first places I've found New England Brewing's canned beers as well as the increasingly famous Thomas Hooker Liberator Dopplebock.
The service was good, with one of the staff catching onto my "looking lost so someone will help me" act. Definitely one of the better stores in the area, and being open until 9PM, will probably end up replacing my local package store.
Update: On a recent visit I asked if I could pull singles (didn't really want to buy a full sixpack of each Cooperstown beer) and the man I spoke with let me fill a six with two each. He then took the others and put them in a "build-a-sixpack" sample area that had the remnants of several other sixpacks.
Also seemed to be a good selection of wine on hand.
Update: They have a spiffy new building this year, and their micro section has increased to rival the best stores around. I've upped my selection rating as a result.
06-25-2004 15:10:19 |
More by wyllder
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
As one of the two local places I visit quite frequently, I have always had pretty good experiences with Manchester Wine & Liquors. They always have a very good selection of both domestics and imports (both cold and room temp) and it seems to turn over fairly well. Prices are quite reasonable, and sale prices found occasionally are excellent. Service is helpful and friendly. They also offer a very good selection of micro kegs, some of which are harder to find other places and including many local area breweries like Magic Hat, Old Burnside, Troutbrook, Ipswich, etc.
01-22-2004 23:59:14 |
More by mikeys01
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
This place is certainly going to keep me busy for a while.
First off, the selection is great. They've got a lot of the beers you've heard about and have been meaning to try, and a ton of beers you didn't even knew existed.
It's a pretty big place, and most of it is wines an liquors, but there's a nice big wall with shelves going six and a half feet high devoted to beer. They've got a big fridge, but it really only carries the more popular choices (including micro's)... the rare stuff is all warm.
Service was pretty good. One of the guys working there asked if he could help me find anything shortly after I began browsing, and later commented on the beer I had selected.
I can't say I'll go there every time I want to buy beer because if I do, I'll end up spending more money than I really want to. But whenever I'm going for quality over quantity, this is where you'll find me.
10-30-2003 04:46:03 |
More by 86MonteSS
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
This is one of the best places for unusual import beer in the state.
The place is located down the street from the mall area, in a decaying plaza across from the Honda dealership.
Walking inside, most of the store is devoted to wine. However, most of the back wall, which is almost all coolers, and the entire side wall are dedicated to beer. The coolers contain most any american craft beer available in CT, and you can take singles. They sell most, if not all, beers from CT breweries. The side wall is where my interest usually lies, because it's a full wall of imported specialty beer. The beer is organized by country, starting with Poland and ending with Belgium. Beers from Russia, Ukraine, England, India, Germany, Czech Republic, and pretty much anywhere else. They stock a lot of hard to find brews, including Hercule imperial stout and Pitchfork bitter, with an extensive german and belgian selection, plus a couple english bottle conditioned real ales I can't find anywhere else. I come here often. I think it's one of the best places in the state, and it's close to home.
The staff is always helpful, and the beer guy always gets new stuff. If i want something, he'll order it for me. He knows his stuff, and definitely likes beer. On at least one occasion, the owner called up a distributor to have them bring a beer for me with the next truck. I was definitely grateful.
Prices are very reasonable, and I can always walk out of this place with a couple imported beers I've never heard of before. The belgian selection changes all the time, in particular, with a couple new beers replacing ones they sold out. It's a cool system. If you want more of the beer they ran out of, they'll order it specifically for you.
Definitely worth a stop if you're visiting Connecticut.
09-10-2003 21:16:06 |
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