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Reviews by mltobin:
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you find yourself traveling on 195 for a trip or just happen to live in or near Swansea, Yankee Spirits is worth stopping at. It is at the end of a shopping plaza across the street from a mall. The store is large and includes a great deal of wine and hard liquor in addition to the beer. The beer selection is very good and does a great job of stocking massachusetts produced beer, such as Wachusett, Cisco, Haverhill, Pretty Things, Ipswich, others. Other brands included Pizza Port, Goose Island, Alesmith, Rogue, Southern Tier, Moylans, Newport Storm, more. Belgian selection is also nice, as well as the U.K., and other offerings like Mikkeller.
The staff here is friendly and helpful.
08-19-2010 00:23:06 | More by mltobin
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3.88/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Quite a reasonable place to check out if you are in the area.
It's very much a large warehouse like setting, and extremely cavernous so there's nothing but functional atmosphere and large isles which is fine. The beer is on your right hand side where it is only in one aisle, too bad you'd think there would be more based on the size of the store but it's only about 10% with the rest being wines, and some items in the back in the cooler.
There's a decent selection here with many breweries represented, and there's some decent foreign selection also. There are however MANY old items sitting on the shelves here that looked like they have been sitting, definitely found VERY old IPAs, but the flipside is that some other items that can sit well were still here, and there are some nice gems.
Service is actually quite good, last time I was here they boxed up my own bottles without even asking. Great service.
If I am in the area (which is rarely) I always try to stop in, it's totally worth it.
11-09-2013 15:16:55 | More by smakawhat
3.58/5 rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Checked this place out a couple of weeks ago. Good selection of craft stuff, a lot of which I hadn't seen around my area. Browsed for a while and picked up a couple of new IPA's, which I wasn't crazy about. One being "Green Flash Green Bullet" from California. It had too much of a malt backbone for my liking, but nonetheless.
Didn't speak to anyone but overheard another patron talking to one of the guys about a local brewing company and really seemed to know his stuff. I'd come back here again if in the area.
11-07-2013 21:44:15 | More by AaronMello
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Big bright, spotless store in a strip mall. Nice long aisle of craft and specialty brews. Mass brews relegated to the floor or coolers. Selection of six packs was a little limited, by I did not have trouble leaving cash behind when I left. Make your ow six pack is fine. They have the larger bottles separated, which was kind of nice. Easy to locate things, well organized, but not entirely sure how it was organized (brewery, style, etc). No problem finding things since there is plenty of space, just unclear what the reasoning is for shelf organization. Staff was pleasant, and when I explained I just wanted to browse they left me to my own evil devices. Service seems fine, I just did not need much.
Thought they were a bit pricey for the area. Not a beer Nirvana for the ultra rare stuff, but solid selection and I would go there when in the area.
12-13-2012 00:43:48 | More by LeRose
4.94/5 rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I can't speak highly enough of my experience here. I asked on the NE forum where to go near RI, and this shop came up frequently. I was put in touch with their beer guy, Ray, who managed to secure me a Cantillon bottle as well as a free can of Heady! We spoke at some length, despite it being xmas eve, about all things beer. Very nice guy, fantastic service.
Not being too familiar with the beer selection in the area I can't say I'm positive that the selection is top-notch, but I'd be surprised if it weren't. I picked up a BA BORIS as well as 6 of Cisco's woods, and would have gotten more if I didn't need to fly it home.
12-29-2011 17:45:53 | More by stupac2
Yankee Spirits in Swansea, MA
94 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.