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$$$ - a bit pricey
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71 Broadway St
phone: (860) 537-1818
District of Columbia
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
My in-laws live in the next town over and we always stop here to either fill up their fridge or get some of the harder-to-find NE stuff to take home to DC. Surprisingly good selection in general. In particular beers from across New England are exceptionally well represented. I've found smaller CT labels I was unaware of. I would say in general there are very few NE beers they don't carry. I can't say I've been particularly thrilled with the service, but maybe I've only been in on busy weekend nights. Can't really speak to the value -- I'm usually buying stuff here I can't find where I live.
12-14-2007 22:06:57 |
More by darrenc7
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Hit this place after work one day after driving by countless times. Visited while renovations were being done so things seemed a bit jumbled. Probably eight to ten coolers of cold brew that included tons of Dogfish Head, tons of Rogue, a rather large selection from Avery and plenty of local New England beers. Some Scaldis, Innis and Gunn, Westmalle and Chimay. Quite a few imported beers and tons of Bud, Miller, and Coors. Saw a few gift packs in the mix as well. Staff was somewhat knowledgeable and friendly. Some bottles seemed a bit pricey but most was reasonable. Would definitely visit this store again.
04-28-2007 00:37:53 |
More by jaxon53
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in here on my way to a party in the area and was very impressed. As the others have said, it is right off the main drag and pretty hard to miss. The person I was with had said she'd heard great things about it but she was talking more about wine, which was plentiful. I quietly sat and thought "sure, we'll see how good it is - let's just see what kinda beer they have!" I was honestly expecting little and was clearly pleasantly surprised.
Rogue being among my favorites, I was impressed with the selection, including ones I can't find anywhere else, such as Hazelnut! Mmmm delicious! The rest of their selection was a decent and diversified mix of American and European craft brews. The prices were reasonable.
Being right off the highway in the Colchester area, it makes this place not only a convenient place to get some good beer for a party but a great choice!
09-06-2006 20:49:33 |
More by BlueHammer
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
A bit out of a detour on the way to Mohegan Sun, but I'm driving so the rest of them can wait while I do my thing.
Lots of NE micros on the shelf, long trail, Magic hat etc... but what I came for was some Thomas Hooker and they had everything from the blond to the Old Marley.
The staff is very friendly and courteous, both on the phone and in person, when I called one of the cashiers ran to the cooler to tell me what they had in stock, and when I was checking out one of the beer guys stopped to talk to me for awhile.
The place is overflowing with stock, there is lots of wine and liquor taking up space but there is plenty of beer - Rogue, Dogfish Head, Victory etc.. for US micros. Variety of German beers as well.
03-30-2005 00:50:09 |
More by mschofield
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
My new local packy that turned out to be a nice find in this part of Eastern CT. Broadway has a pretty nice selection of micros including: about five different Dogfish head products (including singles of the 120min), the Magic Hat line, Cooperstown line, Long Trail line, about three different Victory's, Old Rasputin singles, Grim Reaper singles, about three different Rogues, three different Brooklyns and other local brews (Troutbrook and Olde Burnside included). They also stock about two cooler doors of British,German, and other European brews including a full line of Spaten, Hoegaarden, Celebrator, full line of Sammy Smith, a few offerings from Fuller's, etc. The only knock at this place in terms of selection are the absence of Belgians although they do offer the blue and white Chimay, which doesn't really cut it for my preference. The staff is extremely courteous and adequately knowledgeable in terms of beer. Prices are average to slightly higher than average, but you pay for what you get which is pretty much the best place in terms of selection that I've found in this part of CT.
11-12-2004 21:57:12 |
More by NEhophead
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Easy to find location on main drag. Large house with parking in the back. Right off of rte 85.
Good selection of micros (DFH,Rogue,Grays,Magic Hat,Victory). They also have some Unibroue as well. They have added some Rogues over the last few months and increased the selection of DFH and Victory. Unfortunately Anderson Valley hasn't been picked up by a distributor in CT(last I heard) so they are out. As is most of CT!
I have spoken to the beer manager and from our conversation he has increased the selection of micros and does try to recommend alternatives. They will also special order any they can get. I had asked about a few different items and I was quoted prices and availability. Also he will stock all Thomas Hooker items as they are made available.
The only draw back is the price is high and selection of foreign brews is limited. But worth the time to stop.
07-15-2004 19:08:50 |
More by richdude
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Best selection in my area. Only place I can find Rogue, Anderson Valley, Thomas Hooker. Big selection of DFH, Sam Smith. Didn't see many Belgians, but my time there was limited. Prices were average to maybe a little high. This was my first trip and I'll definitely be back. Staff was very helpful. I was inquiring about kegs of craft/micro for an upcoming party, and they had all the right answers. Worth the trip if you live anywhere near. Tip: go to the Plum Tomato down the road for an awesome sandwich to go with your beer. Mmmm!
04-12-2004 23:25:57 |
More by BeerBath
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
The store is very easy to find. It's right on the main drag, situated in a big, houselike building with a sign out on the road. The parking lot is actually on a little side road, more like a glorified driveway, but you really can't miss the store. Lots of neon signs, and well lit at night. I live down the street, and this is where I buy most of my beer.
For the area, the selection is very impressive. A constantly changing stock, with interesting beers from all the best breweries around the world, plus most local beers from all over the state. I wouldn't be surprised if this store became one of the best in the state in a couple years.
The staff is very interested in craft beer, and enjoy sampling their selection. They always manage to get at least a couple bottles of limited release stuff, particularly from local breweries, and are very open to suggestions and comments. They always want to stay ahead of what's coming out, when and where, and order enough for everybody. Their wine selection is rather impressive, if you're into that.
They always keep the stock fresh, paying attention to bottle dating and pulling old beers off the shelf. This is the only place I've ever seen fresh Anderson Valley beer and Victory Prima Pils. They do what they can for beer in green and clear glass, but shelf space is certainly a premium. The place is packed to the gills.
I think my favorite thing about this place is that the craft beer occupies a large, spacious cooler in plain view, and the macro beer is tucked away in a smaller cooler against the back wall, obscured by stacks of unchilled beer cases. Kind of like they're ashamed and trying to hide it. The owners have actually expressed disgust at having to waste cooler space that could otherwise be used to stock more craft brewed beer!
Certainly worth a stop if you're in the area, or visiting for any reason. Plenty of locally brewed beer to bring home, and I can always find something interesting to sample, even on repeat visits. If something new is coming out, I give these folks a visit first and find out when it's coming in.
01-16-2004 13:50:44 |
More by UnionMade
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