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Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits

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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 5.64%
$$ - reasonable
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175 Andover Street
Peabody, Massachusetts, 01960
United States

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danmcg62

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A-The atmosphere in Kappy's is great. The store is easy to navigate and they make it easy to find what you need.

Q-The quality of the products offered is solid and there is a good mix of craft and macro brews. They also have a redemption center so I usually take my empties there and use the money earned to restock my supply.

S-Service is very good. There is usually someone there to answer questions and they are happy to help you out.

S-The selection at this particular location is stellar. They have a vast selection of craft brews in the freezer and on the rack. The beer section is set up in a way that makes it easy to find what you want. The beers on the rack are set up in a row with the American craft brews on one side and the imports on the other. The freezers are at the very back of the store with a good mix of craft, import, and macro selections.

V-The prices at Kappy's are reasonable. Usually 6-10 dollars for a six pack and 12-16 dollars for a 12 pack.

05-26-2011 00:47:11 | More by danmcg62
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ElijahCSkuggs

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Kappy's in Peabody across from the North Shore Mall is my place to get beer. It's probably also the largest packie in the area. There are other places around that offer local brews and imports, but this place seems to be the best in the North Shore.

The service here is whatever. I'm not one to ask for assistance as I enjoy researching and searching out beer for myself. There are a few guys in the store who are kinda weird, like the bald guy...so, I kinda just keep my eyes on the beer. Anyways, I'm sure the people there are helpful, as it seems whenever I hit up the store a person is restocking either the import or micro section. EDIT: Totally forgot. The person behind the craft and import section is probably a pretty big beer guy. So much so, he's been printing out BeerAdvocate notes for specific beers. Good touch if ya ask me.

The selection is good. It's as good as anything I've seen; which ain't much. They have a rather long rack that's about 6 feet high; one side is imports, the other is American crafts. Duvel, Unibroue, Trappistes, Dogfish, blah blah blah. They don't have everything, but they do have everything an amateur like myself would need. They also have a refrigerated section for some other imports and crafts as well. A good place for wine lovers as well.

The value is, in my estimate, reasonable. I don't like paying 15 bucks for a Duvel 4 pack...but I guess them's the breaks. It's better than going to a trendy bar and spending 15 bucks on four bottles of budweiser.

If you're in the North Shore, you really can't do that much better. And if you can...TELL ME! m/

10-27-2010 19:49:04 | More by ElijahCSkuggs
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chrisgn

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Kappy's locations are a pretty good locations to find most of the "major' craft breweries basic offerings. They have enough space to have a lot to offer, but do not seem to go out of their way to bring a lot of craft beer to their stores. The major imports can be found at their stores as well. I give Kappy's credit for bringing a lot of craft beer to their stores and I hope that continues to improves as that sector grows and grows.

The associates are always helpful and their bottle return is great.

09-19-2010 22:05:13 | More by chrisgn
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Was at a BBQ at a friend's house in Peabody, and he was going to make a beer run. So of course I'll join him. We stop at Kappy's, which is right on a main route. Inside, it has that converted grocery store feel. Lots and lots of rows of shelves.
The entire back wall was a cooler for cold six and twelve packs. There were also two whole rows of bombers and singles. An impressive selection all around. Well organized too, with American beer group on one side, and foreign beers grouped by country on the other side. Lots of craft beers and plenty of desirable international brews. My friend picked up some wine and I got a 4 pack of the Harpoon Big Bohemian Pilsner. There was a promo girl there for Gosling's Dark Rum who made us some dark and stormy samples, and gave us a nice pour of the Old Rum. Good stuff. And a free hat on the way out. Good selection, decent prices, and friendly staff. Recipes for success.

08-17-2009 22:54:03 | More by morebeergood
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Yamar18

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I used to live pretty far north of Boston so I passed by this Kappys on the way home from work everyday and was always tempted to stop. They have a pretty good selection of individual bottles but nothing too crazy for any larger quantities. I thought this place was very good and was my favorite until I moved down into the city and found some others with amazing selections. A montlhy trip to Julio's in Westboro has pretty much taken the majority of my beer business but at the time, I was happy with the selection and location of this Kappys.

06-03-2008 19:18:10 | More by Yamar18
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Easy access off of Rte 114, this is the larger Kappy's of the two along the same route. Warehouse style setup of wines, liquors, and brew. The back wall is lined with cooler doors for macro, import, and craft. Plenty of six pack and twelve pack selections including local, import, and national craft including: Ipswich, Stone Cat, Z Street, Shipyard, Sam's, DFH, Left Hand, Peak, Wachusett, etc. Two aisles of shelves house warm selections. One aisle holds micros exclusive with singles/bombers lining the top shelf that include: 120 min, BBC bombers, Stone, Rogue, Southampton, Boulder Beer bombers, etc. The aisle on the opposite side of the craft selection houses Belgain and other European offerings including: Chimay, Rochefort, Unibroue (7 offerings), Urthel, Samiclaws, etc. The smaller size of craft single/bombers are made up in the selection of 6 and 12 packs, and Belgian offerings. One of the better selections in the area that I've seen so far.

07-07-2007 12:41:40 | More by NEhophead
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joshlara

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I got lucky finding this place. I was on a mini vacation to Boston and was on my way back to Pennsylvania after visiting Salem with the wife. We had stopped at some random liquor store going through Salem that offered nothing but Sam Adams and Harpoon and so I was resigned to the fact that I wasn't going to find a good liquor store. On the way to Salem from Boston we noticed a mall area off the highway so on the way back we decided to get off to get something to eat. I of course noticed the large liquor store directly across from the mall. A large liquor store usually means decent offerings so I decided to give it another try. Boy am I happy I did. They have two large aisles set aside for imports and micros. I was looking for things I couldn't get in PA and I wasn't disappointed. They have Stone, Ipswich, Shipyard, Concord, Berkshire, Newport Storm, and many others. Pretty much everything from New England. No one came up to me to see if I had any questions but with me that's fine. I usually don't like to be bothered while shopping. If I have any questions I will ask. The prices were extremely reasonable. Anyway, a good place to stop if looking for New England beers.

04-29-2004 03:48:21 | More by joshlara
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is my first stop when I'm looking for a new beer or just picking up some brews for the weekend. They have a descent selection of micro's and imports that changes frequently, but maintains the favorites to always be on hand. They are also pretty good at carrying the latest seasonal beer selection.

I find their prices very competitive and the location is easy to get to. I do wish they could get some of the harder to find beers, but for the selection and price I can not think of many other stores in the area that can match what Kappy's in Peabody offers.

04-13-2004 23:22:18 | More by WanderingFool
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in on the way to Rockport on a Saturday afternoon and there were plenty of people in and out, and returning bottles. Selection was about average for big store and above average for a Kappy's. The Belgian selection was a little dissapointing. Found about 4 different beers that I have not seen elsewhere. Anchor small beer, Hacker Pschorr Edel Hell, Affligem Blond in six packs, and Kodiak? brown from Alaska. Prices were right in line with other area stores but had excellent price for Otter Creek six packs ($5.99). Not worth going out of your way for unless you're local selection really sucks, but if are passing through, its worth a stop for a looksee.

They really need to do something about the smell of the return area as you walk in.

09-29-2003 18:46:35 | More by Longstaff
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yankeeheel

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is the place if you live in NE Mass or SE NH. Do not hesitate to make take a drive here . The selection of local and regional brews cannot be beat. They also have a fairly nice national and international sampling of some of the more famous brewers. The guy who orders beer here is beer guy. I'd expound further but you get the point.

09-27-2003 00:40:10 | More by yankeeheel
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Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits in Peabody, MA
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