Supreme Liquors

Not Rated.
Supreme LiquorsSupreme Liquors
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

615 Hancock St
Quincy, Massachusetts, 02170
United States
phone: (617) 773-1331

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(Place added by: fitzIPAtrick on 04-11-2007)
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Reviews by cbeer88:
Photo of cbeer88
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%

This might be the best place to get beer on the south shore. It's definitely the best place in the Quincy/Milton area, and only Atlas comes close.

Good selection, good assortment of rare brands, amazing prices.

Highlights: Pretty full line of Weyerbacher, Victory, Avery, Dogfish Head, Unibroue, Stone, and the usual New England suspects. When I say "full" I'm talking like Victory Moonglow or Weyerbacher Black Hole. Can also find some more obscure gems here - Founders, Bear Republic, etc.. Enough international to satisfy most. Very large amount of craft beer kept in the cooler. Cheapest prices I've seen anywhere.

Downside: This place is so far from the highway that it is difficult to justify unless you live in the area.

It's not quite big enough to justify as a "destination store", but if you are in the area their good prices and good selection are well worth a stop.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BrotherQ
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of mwalkup55
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of SweetChicken
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

The selection here is much better than the knowledge of the staff. Whoever is the beer buyer knows their stuff and has put out a great selection. Make sure you know what you're looking for when you get there. Because of the size and focus on other liquors, it seems that the staff's focus is diluted from beer. This is a liquor store with some great beer, not a beer store that also sells liquor and wine.

Photo of Geesechops
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Finnhammer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of pfindly
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I found myself looking for commercial craft beer while visiting the Boston area. With access to the world's beers in southern California, I was skeptical about the offerings on the east coast. To my surprise Supreme Liquors delivered. I left with a case of world class craft brew and several I have not seen in California. If you are in or around Quincy, give Supreme a try.

Good parking. Standard liquor store format. Wine is offered. Half of the beer selection is refrigerated.

I'm not sure why comment length for reviews is required to be at least 500 characters. Short and clear should be the goal.

Photo of Fluke828
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

Went to Supreme as a result of the posts and opinions I found here on BA. I was really impressed with the selection. Firstly, they have about 5-6 coolers for your basic domestic macros, and then at least 8-10 coolers for all of the micros. A vast selection from all over to say the least. I'm not very well versed in Brews from across the pond and whatnot, but they had micros from all over the US and I was particularly impressed by the amount of breweries from out West that were well represented.

What really put this place over the top for me was when I turned around and had my back to the coolers and came face to face with the shelves. Oh my, what a cornucopia of fantastic pounders (deuce-deuces, whatever you refer to them as)and specialty releases. Found several brews that I had been dying to try and hadn't been able to find and am looking forward to tasting in the coming days. Pricing is fairly reasonable and the layout is fantastic. I would recommend giving this place a try as it very much worth the trip!

Photo of kruker
2.85/5  rDev -28.9%

Just a heads up, this place doesn't accept out of state id's. I'm 26 and they wouldn't sell to me because I'm from out of state. A wonderful waste of my time.

They do have a great selection of beer. One of the few places I've seen on my travels that carries Innis & Gunn. They carry most of the Dogfish Head line. Being that I'm in the area on a business trip, I was hoping to pick up Geary's HSA. They had it and I was thrilled until I was thwarted by the store being too cheap to carry an out of state ID scanner. Oh well, I'm planning on moving up here in the next few months, but I'll shop elsewhere once I have my Mass. ID.

Photo of Duhast500
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

This store is set on Hancock st. and is pretty easy to find. The staff is relatively helpful but not the most knowledgeable when it comes to the beer selection. I asked if they knew if they carried certain beers and was directed to the manager that was not there. On the up side I did like the fact that they sell 12oz. singles and had decent beer selection. There was a good selection of local beers as well as some foreign beers. The prices were decent and worth coming back for since they are slightly cheaper then other places in the area.

Photo of ms11781
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Local to me so it's one of the first places BeerFly led me to a couple years ago. Decent selection of American craft, probably an aisle about 20 feet long, 3 shelves with a few imports mixed in. Probably 10-12 cooler doors filled with American craft and imports. Local beers are highly featured here (Ipswich, Haverhill, Mayflower), $11.99 and $7.99 for all Sam Adams 12 packs and 6 packs, respectively. Sometimes a great deal, sometimes ok, depending on the season. One woman who works here seems to know exactly what they have and what they don't have, but doesn't really know anything about the beer itself and the rest of the staff seem to be strictly cashiers. Used to be able to get a lot of the limited releases here but that seems to have dried up and now it seems that a lot of the stuff that is here has been here for the last 6-9 months.

Photo of tikk
3.85/5  rDev -4%

Supreme Liquors is one of my new favorite spots to pick up beer. They have a pretty good selection of craft beer and a few of the employees actually have an idea of what they carry. This is the first place in MA that I actually found Goose Island and I've been told that they are going to keep the shelves stocked all the time. They do a brisk business so they usually get the pick of the litter for special releases, and i have been told that they can special order anything that I need if available in MA. They may not have the biggest selection, but do pretty darn good with what they do have. Overall I do recommend this place to pick up your beer.

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I like this place a lot, it's now becoming a regular place to go. They have a very good selection of beer and from what little I understand wine and liquor as well. Their prices are very good and far cheaper than most places I go. You can get a Sam Adams 12 pk for $11.99 and 6 packs for $7.99. A good price anywhere else would be $13.99 and $8.99. They have plenty of local and New England products and plenty of other American craft brews such as but not limited to Stone, Rouge, Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, Great Divide, Brooklyn, and plenty of imports form over the border and across the Atlantic. The staff is generally pretty helpful, not all of the staff is knowledgeable about the beer but usually someone on duty is. It's not a big place but I'd highly recommend taking the trip over if you're in the area.

Photo of Cherrypop
5/5  rDev +24.7%

I go to this liquor store all the time, and am incredibly happy with it. they have a large selection of beer, ranging from dogfish to duval, at lower prices than most liquor stores in the area. staff is always incredibly friendly and kind, especially one worker who is very knowledgeable about his beer. they recently remodeled the place, making it even bigger, which hopefully gives way to an even larger beer selection than they already have. Definitely stop by, I think its pretty close to local transportation, about a 5 min walk from the wollaston T station, and a 10 min drive from 93

Photo of nickfl
3.45/5  rDev -14%

Finding myself forced to stay in Quincy on a recent trip to Boston, I expected to have to go into town to find a store with a decent beer selection. When I checked beerfly and found that this place was on the same road as my decrepit hotel and had good reviews I was pleasantly surprised, if a bit skeptical.

It was conveniently located just a couple of blocks from the T station and quite easy to find, even for a slightly drunken tourist. It is a standard issue, medium sized liquor store. The beer section consists of one full aisle, a few case stacks, and several cooler doors. The selection is about what I expected; very good for the area, but nothing outstanding. A good representation of New England brews (what I was most interested in) as well as Dogfish, Stone, and the other heavy hitters.

The service was good, fast moving lines at the checkout. I wouldn't have expected to get much competent advice on craft beer, but who knows; I didn't ask.

The quality was the only possible issue here. I noticed that several brews were out of date. This might be an advantage for the Imperial stouts, but the ones I saw tended to be hoppy beers, and I was disappointed that I had to stick them back on the shelf.

A pretty good place overall. I picked up several beers that I was quite happy with. Very convenient and considering that I would never have expected to find this selection in the neighborhood, that goes a long way.

Photo of BillCastle
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%

For a South Shore liquor store you will not find a better selection in both imports and microbrews. Not to mention the fact the place also has the cheapest prices around. I go quite frequently since I live within the neighborhood, Quincy liquor stores tend to have poor selections. Since this place opened in December 06' I've made it my local liquor store, I also find the staff to be somewhat knowledgable and very helpful. Honestly their selection can hold par with any location in Boston.

As for their selection you'll mind many microbrews including (Wachusett, Rapscallion, Smuttynose, Dogfish, Wolvers, Flying Dog, Allagash, Rogue, Red Hook, and Ipswich). Also of late they've been carrying Sheriffs IPA which is magnifcient. They also carry many great imports including (Leffe, Hoegaarden, Saison Dupont, Belhaven, Sam Smiths, and Fullers). Also helpful is the fact that they have a request sheet in which you can request beer you cannot find. They also call you when they receive it.

Its an easy place to find, its on Hancock street and right off the red line (wollaston station). Some of their deals include 1250 for both 12 packs of Sam Adams and Harpoon. Not to mention most of their microbrews and imports ranging in the 799 to 850 for a 6 pack.

Photo of joebrewer
3.85/5  rDev -4%

I hit this place up recently because of the good reviews. They had a good selection of many of the craft brewers. It seems like they are trying to invest in growing the craft section which is currently one aisle of about 5. I would give this place a higher rating, but there were several outs of beers that I would have wanted to try. It seems like this is a place that will have the more common beers of the craft brewers always in stock, but I wouldn't count this in my list of places where I can get hard to find items on a regular basis.

One thing that some people might want to know is that they had 3 Utopias out on the shelf for $150/piece. Given the prices I've seen on Ebay, that appears to be below average and does speak to the owners willingness to stock interesting items.

This is a good liquor store for the south shore, but it isn't on par with the larger Boston stores.

Photo of Gatch
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

A much better selection than I anticipated. The service was friendly, was willing to let me take singles from 6-packs, and was very informed about the beers they sold. She didn't know a lot about beer in general, which is fine by me, as long as they know their selection. I went here because I heard they might have some Smutty RIS left. I didn't have any luck with that, but she pointed me to the other Big Beer Series offerings. The prices were great on almost all of their beers. Double Simcoe was $4.99 a bomber, 90 Minute IPA 4-packs are only $7.99, which is the best I've seen, and Sammy's 12-packs are only $10.99 while Smutty & Rogue bombers are only $5.69. Quality was never an issue either, as all coolers and shelves were clean and very well-organized. A few bottles were dusty, but they were '06's and just needed to be cleaned.

For beers, they had Stoudts Double IPA & Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Weyerbacher Double Simcoe, Black Hole, & Insanity. A lot of Stone products and a ton of Imperial Russian Stouts left. I mean at least 30 on the shelves. Great Divide Hercules Double IPA & Hibernation, a bunch from Avery, Sierra Nevada & Wailing Wench from Middle Ages Brewing. All kinds of Victory, like HopDevil, Golden Monkey, Hop Wallop, and 6-packs of Prima Pils for $6.99. Crazy selection of New England brews like Ipswich, Sammy's, Z Street, Paper City, Long Trail, Sea Dog, Harpoon, Allagash, Geary's, Cape Ann, Cisco, Rapscallion (from Concord), & Wachusett.

Their Import selection is very impressive. All the great Belgian beers are available as well as Unibroue, Ommegang, Samuel Smith's, & plenty of German beers and they're all priced really well. A lot of German beers are aThis store's quality and selection portray their desire to run a good business and supply great products. The service was great, but I'm sure more beer-knowledgeable people work there, because I went on a Thursday afternoon and only one woman was working. It's only a few minutes down the street from my house, so I'll be stopping by again soon. Definitely check this place out. It's the best store in the Quincy/Braintree area and only Curtis Liquors in Weymouth outshines this store as the premier beer resource on the South Shore.

Photo of Hibernator
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I'm glad Supreme Liquors was added to the Beerfly database. This place is located on Hancock Street in the Wollaston area of Quincy and about a five minute walk from the T.

I've been going here consistently lately for my craft beer needs. Supreme Liquors used to be a supermarket of sorts, but has since transformed to a viable beer store and one of the best in Quincy I've yet to find.

It's a large, clean and organized store with some imported Irish food & assorted snacks and soda up front. The beer selection can be found towards the side of the store with various coolers and shelves stocked with some good finds. Here is what you can expect for beers:

Domestic brews - I've seen a diverse selection of Stone offerings such as the Smoked Porter, Arrogant Bastard, IPA & Old Guardian, Smuttynose bombers like the Wheat Wine (there was still a couple of bottles there last weekend in the cooler), S'muttonator & Big A IPA, Victory Hop Devil, Weyerbacher Black Hole & Insanity, Avery Twelve, Rapscallion Blessing & Creation, He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation 10 and Tommyknocker Imperial Nut Brown Ale. Other solid beers from Sierra Nevada (including Bigfoot), Flying Dog and Left Hand are available.

Imports - equally as respectable including Aventinus, Celebrator, Chimay, La Chouffe, Duvel, many of the Unibroue beers, Spaten Optimator, Munchner Hell & Franziskaner, Samuel Smith's, Coopers and the list goes on.

Service has been friendly, courteous and solid overall. Quality has also been consistent and yet to disappoint. I really like the fact that you can purchase singles here, this can be a rare find. Check this place out if in the area, I've been really pleased with the selection.

Supreme Liquors in Quincy, MA
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.