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Bert's Better Beers

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Bert's Better BeersBert's Better Beers
BA SCORE
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world-class

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
[ Store ]

1100 Hooksett Rd
Ste 105
Hooksett, New Hampshire, 03106-1073
United States
phone: (603) 413-5992

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(Place added by: Bierman9 on 08-20-2009)
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Reviews by jamescain:
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4.44/5  rDev -2%

I noticed while shopping here that some of their beers are a bit pricy. Its not too much of a concern for me since I'm usually visiting NH and I don't have a car so I wouldn't want to make my host drive me around to different beer places to save some money per beer, just an observation.

The first time I went there the store was relatively small, but they packed a lot in. The next year when I returned it had expanded into the space next door. Although the store was larger, it didn't seem like they offered too much more then they had before, just more space between the selves.

Their selection is vast and they carry many local beers and some glassware. The service depended on who was working. The first two times I went the person working was very nice and helpful, the second time he for some reason seemed suspicious of me. I'm not sure why I felt that way I just did, maybe because I had to look at all of the beers. It is slightly annoying that they arrange their beers by style instead of by brewery, so if I wanted to try say all of the smuttynose offering I would have to search throughout the entire store. Its a good beer store and easily the best in the area. If you live in Manchester I definitely recommend going, if you don't and you're just passing through the only reason to buy beer is because there is no tax but every surrounding state, with exception of Maine has a better selection then NH.

jamescain, Jul 26, 2011
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

jeed, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%

A real nice place that is very neatly organized and presented.

The selection is fairly good, with a good mix of local New Hampshire stuff. You will find the occasional Maine and Vermont stuff in here, but not the highly regarded and demanded stuff such as Alchemist for one thing.

Staff are really nice and knowledgeable. They will easily chat you up for any needs, or desires you may have. They know the product well and can answer pretty much anything, there will be no glassy eyed stares or I don't know kind of responses here. They are extremely helpful.

You wont find everything in the world here, but it's a decent basic selection, and well organized. Also I like the fact they have a shelf dedicated to "what's new" which is something I always love when shopping.

I will be stopping by again if in the area for sure.

smakawhat, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Mmcdonald79, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of dpgoblejr
4.97/5  rDev +9.7%

Made my way over to Bert's for the very first time and from the moment I opened the door I was impressed. I was greeted quickly and got a friendly hand shake, after stating it was my first visit, from the gentleman who ended up being Bert himself. There was cheese and crackers available and since it was 4:30pm on a Tuesday I was just in time for some beer tasting samples. The selection was out of this world and the take-what-you-want availability of any beer on the shelves made it easy getting whatever I wanted to make my own six-pack. The prices were fair and reasonable and on-par with other beer places I've visited. This may have been my first visit but it will not be my last! Bert's Better Beers is truly an amazing place in central New Hampshire!

dpgoblejr, Feb 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Carpentiere, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

hockeypuck, Feb 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

rich42, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Michael-Podgurski, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

k_clarkie, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

ScotNH, Dec 10, 2013
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jaycar06, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

huddyball, Oct 14, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev 0%

All beer all the time. Well and hard cider. But mainly beer. Lots of it.

Great little store, especially for mixed sixes. Good selection of everything.

Attractive middle aged female clerk was very helpful and pleasant. Two men (one might have been the owner (?) were also ready to assist if I was looking for something specific.

Only negative might be it tends to be a bit pricey, maybe $1 more per bomber for many compared to some other stores. But then it may be worth it not to have to wade past aisles of wine and hard liquor. You walk in the door, and there's beer, front, back and sides..

Plus I don't recall seeing any price games being played. You know, not pricing the most popular new stuff. The Otter Creek/Lawson's collab Double Dose had just come out, and I asked if they had any left. They had a case of it opened behind the counter, two bottles per customer. I filled out a mixed sixpack with four others I had not tried, and was a very happy customer.

On the way out I picked up the new issue of Yankee Brew News, which apparently came out in between my beer store visits last week. Also a copy of Ale Street News, a publication I had not seen anywhere else before. So all in all a great visit, highly recommended if you live in or are passing through or near the greater Manchester area.

scotorum, Oct 09, 2013
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Bert's Better Beers in Hooksett, NH
99 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.