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3.05/5 rDev -9%
Looks like these guys are giving craft beer another go, I heard rumblings and then their marque lit up one day saying they have "craft beer". What the hell, I dropped in.
First visit they had a couple crome shelves of craft beer from local and imported domestic to english, german and belgian imports. A bit of a clusterfuck as beer was sit in the isles and I had to move cases to actually get to the beer I wanted. I'd ask the staff but they've been pretty surly so I'd rather not go there.
Dropped in again to grab some last min t-day beers, selection has increase by 3 if not more. Sadly the cooler space is still dominated by crap beer and the clusterfuck of beer delivers is in my way again ... seriously, if you get a damn beer deliver put the shit away. Great looking selection, some uber beer geek stuff here. Saw some vintage Stone, JW Lees, killer belgians, etc. Oh yeah, good assortment of growlers from Opa Opa and Berkshire ... but I don't know the age on them so I won't be touching them with that said I saw a lot of OLD BEER!!! Dust on bottles, half the normal craft beer I looked at was bottled 4-7 months ago. Buyer beware ... if you shop here go for the beers that cellar well.
As for service ... surly as I said, don't expect anyone if you need any help other than the courtesy of carrying your purchase to your car.
When I have more time I'll be searching for deals on the bigger ... more cellerable brews.
11-22-2011 03:50:11 | More by Jason
3.65/5 rDev +9%
I drive buy Blanchard's almost everyday while I delivers shitty used auto-parts. So, the other day, I stopped in to check it out.
At first after a moment of looking over the place, I didn't think they had a craft and import section. Not being able to find it quickly I decided my best bet is to scope the refrigerated section and then deduce if they have one or not based on what's in there. I noticed some refrigerated Founders, so I turn around and notice a sign confirming their section. It was a little sign, and it was a little section.
But sometimes big packages come in....no, big things come in small packages....is that right? Eh, anyways, it was about the size of a walk-in closet but it had quite a few beers I've not seen anywhere in Mass. It had 3 types of Founders, some Unibroue, an alright selection of Belgian big boys, a Harpoon Leviathan I haven't seen yet, and it even had a Czechvar, which isn't even at the world famous Julio's. The selection is limited only because it's such a small little nook. It's mainly singles in this section, but you can buy a couple 4 and 6 packs here and there; and they also allow 6 pack mixes, and applaud you to do so with a sign telling you.
The beers here are kinda iffy though. A lot of them had dust, and the section seemed pretty unorganized. Lots of beer in boxes lying around, and it just seemed uncared for. And that's the only reason I passed on buying that single Czechvar. It has probably been there, in the light, in that green bottle, for a while.
I normally base the value on how much they charge for a bottle of La Fin Du Monde. The cheapest I've seen (which has now changed) was 6.59, and here, it's 7.99. So, it's definitely a little expensive.
If you live in the area of Revere/Lynn etc. this is a pretty big store with lots of wine (too much, like always) and an alright refrigerated section, and an okay craft section that may have you slightly surprised at what you find.
p.s. While I was leaving two people asked if I needed any help. And they were genuinely interested in helping me. That's always nice.
02-19-2011 02:20:23 | More by ElijahCSkuggs
Blanchard's Liquors in Revere, MA
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