Carl's Meat Market
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.59/5 rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in here for the first time this past week on my way back from up North. The meat here must be pretty damn good because the parking lot was packed and the assembly line was about 20 deep at the counter when I walked in at 4ish on a Thursday afternoon. Small area off to the left side as you walk in the door dedicated to beer. Comprised of maybe 6 small shelves, but no macros to be found. Decent eclectic selection of brews some Maine and a few imports. I ended up with some SoMe stuff. Pricing seemed about average, service is what I expected from a butcher shop. I'd return if in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip for it.
07-26-2014 01:27:40 | More by johnnnniee
4.21/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place is the shit, they sell Maine Beer Co. for less the Maine Beer Co., I was shocked. I've purchased "Lunch", "Another One, "Mo", "2013", "Red Wheelbarrow", "Peeper" and others here as well as "sucks", "Dirtwolf", "Hop Ranch" and all of the Sheldon Brother imports which i'll assume you're in the know enough to know. Also Have the whole Mercury line. Haven't found any "grass-fed meats" at the counter but this place is a "hunters" delight. No hold-backs or ass-kissing, if they have it, it's on the shelf, also no bottle limits, just don't be a dick, I left 6 bottles of "Lunch" on the shelf. Nearly killed me. When your done, hit the 7/11 right down the street. Yes, the 7/11 i said. it's also a Sheldon Brothers store. Prairie, Anchorage and Evil Twin right next to the Taquitos, strange. i found a bottle of Anchorage "A Tide And Its Takers" here. Life Changing. Sorry for the multi-store review but they're both great.
01-19-2014 08:18:31 | More by mjstacker
3.69/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Was told that the beer selection was good. So I traveled there to check it out. had about 150 or so beers and some stacks of cases in the middle of the isle. prices are fair for the area. staff is not too knowledgeable in the beer sides ( mostly a meat counter) but they tried to help. sandwich i got there was a great portion for the price and rather tasty. all in all a great place to get a good lunch and pick up a bottle of 2 for latter.
06-07-2013 14:54:19 | More by spence3208
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Carl's is close to my house, so myself and a couple of friends frequent this establichment for beers. I see reviews of the past state that there is a decent selection, but not a lot to choose from. I would say that has changed. There was about 150 different craft and imported beers there. I hosted a tasting party just off the 15 different IPAs we bought there. The service there is primarly for the meat market end of the store, the staff there really only knows what they have not much about what the beers really are. The meats you buy there are of excellent quality, highly recommend. Good stop for a cook out day and pick out some good beers to go with the meats.
07-29-2012 20:16:13 | More by Cavanaghty
4.7/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Carl's is a Kittery landmark, known for its quality meats, sandwiches, and, more recently, beer. Its sister next door, Golden Harvest, is similarly locally renown for produce, cheese, and wine (they supply many, if not most, of the Portsmouth restaurants with their veggies and fruit).
And while they don't have a huge selection of beer, those with Jim the owner puts on the shelf are all good to great offerings...
No silly ABV limits like ol' "Live Free and Over-regulate Beer" NH, so Dogfish 120 makes its appearance, as I'm sure Worldwide Stout will. Many Weyerbacher products, the Stone family, and among others... Plus a nice, eclectic Belgian selection, hard(er) to find bombers, and more. It's the first place I found "Lunch" by the Maine Beer Company (unfortunatley gone 'til spring), and they're always bringing in something new.
The counter staff are professional butchers that may not know as much about the brews as a beer specialty store would -- as others have said they're a meat market that happens to have an excellent beer selection. If the friendly staff can't help with a specific beer question, you can always ask for Jim (if he's not busy running the other aspects his two stores).
He's also open to requests, so if there's anything the CBG carries, he'll likely order it up for you... Swing through, give it a whirl.
12-21-2011 00:07:52 | More by troutbumnh
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Best meat market around! And one of the best, albeit smaller craft beer selections too!
Dogfish Head, Redhook, Smutty, all 4 Sierra 30th Anniversary series were there, Victory, Weyerbacher, a few European brews, and MUCH more! There aren't isles of beer, but what is there, is quality...
Not every employee is knowledgeable about the beer, but one who is, is never far away. Very polite & courteous staff!
Great store for beer, and meat! Full deli too!
Worth the stop if you're at the Kittery Outlets, or downtown Portsmouth...
01-05-2011 21:37:25 | More by 603BeerMe
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Disguised as a meat market, this small shop packs a whallop when it comes to craft brews. You won't have aisles and aisles of beers to walk down, but what they do have is varied, eclectic, and you will certainly leave with something new.
Good selection of Maine Beers of course, both bombers and sixers. Also a varied import section, serving up some brews I hadn't yet seen before near me. I went there for the Maine selection, but probably could have bagged abother 6-7 new ones I hadn't tried before.
If you're in town shopping at the outlet malls, swing by, and bring home something you can't find at the shops.
10-23-2010 21:58:01 | More by KTCamm
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Whenever i want to try something new and/or do not know what I am in the mood for, I go to Carl's. The selection has a few main stays with an eclectic collection which seems to vary each visit. It regualrly stocks Allagash products and usually one of my favorites-McGoverns Oatmeal Stout. Saw some Southern Tier there today. Bought a four pack of Old Rasput, today for $8 A good price that will definitely bring me back for more.
Service is friendly and efficient, but I don't know about there beer knowledge. The quality of the brews speaks for it self. You find any macro brews here.
Prices seem reasonable on some items, a bit pricey on others, but considering the alternative is a trip to Wells-20 miles away I will pay them.
08-12-2010 01:19:41 | More by lou50rp
Carl's Meat Market in Kittery, ME
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.