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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
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444 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-2902
United States
phone: (800) 946-3988

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Photo of polishkaz
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow! I can't believe this place is in Lenox but I am sure glad work causes me to go by this gem at least once a week. Store is set up really well. They had some nice looking cheeses and meats that I didn't really get to interested in but the store smelled good and they all looked good. Extensive Wine and liquor selection as well. Picked up a bottle of Ardbeg Alligator for a friend while there. Anyway, I really went for the beer and boy was I stoked by the selection.

I walked out with a 2007 Drie Fontenien Oude Kriek, some Beer Here, Nebraska, Evil Twin, Lost Abbey Deliverance, Amager Bryghus, De Proef and HaandBryggeriet.

Things I saw but didn't buy: Tons of Mikkeller, De Struisse, Stillwaters, Anchorage, Brooklyn Black Ops, Founders Devil Dancer, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Belgians, American Micro's and tons of other great stuff.

Talk about service too. I spoke with the beer manager Sean for 30 minutes about beer. He really knows his stuff, does a great job ordering a good selection and was very personable. Gave me his card and I will definitely be going back. Hopefully those of you that read this think it's too far to make a trip but I'll tell you it's worth it. Just don't pilfer all the goodies because i'd like to go back in a few weeks and spend another $100+.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I never expected to have one of the best beer-shopping experiences of my life in Lenox, Massachusetts, of all places. But here it happened.

After finding a listing for this place on BA and driving by it, I also found out that the motel we were staying at is barely 300 yards away. Sweet! We go in and there is one long, narrow aisle for beer. But what an aisle!!

Ton of Mikkeller, including the entire single-hop collection and barrel-aged black hole plus the elusive 1,000 IBU. Evil Twin, Nogne and other Scandinavians; Harvest Ale, Le Cocq Stout '08, Baladin.

Check out the amazing Belgian stuff, from Rodenbach and St Bernardus to obscure sours like Gueuze Tilquin and the De Proef collaborations with Terrapin and Sly Fox.

From the US, beers I have never or rarely seen in the East Coast like Boulevard, Lost Coast (Deliverance, finally a good one), Port Brewing. Also: Founders Devil Dancer, Firestone Parabola, Middle Ages Druid Fluid and locals from White Birch, Cisco and Pretty Things.

Probably my favorite thing was finding a reasonably-priced 4-pack of Dark Horse Plead the 5th. Do I love that stout! And how earth did it make its way to Massachusetts??

Besides all this, the store is large enough to hold a huge selection of wine and selection, as well as great cheeses and charcuterie. But probably the best of it all was the beer nerd that came around offering help. He knew his stuff like nothing else and was clearly proud of working there (unlike many a beer store employee I've come across in my travels).

We chatted for a while, I spent a little fortune and left happy. The wine-beer-and-cheese party with the wife at the motel down the road was nothing short of memorable.

Photo of rbastone
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%

Dropped in on a visit to the Berkshires. Good selection of locals (e.g., Wachusett, People's Pint, Barrington). Decent overall selection of domestics (macro well represented - but some good micros including Bear Republic, Stone, Left Hand). Short on Belgians/Belgian Style - but you can surely find something along those lines (Flying Dog Raging Bitch, St. Bernardus Abt 12).

Very helpful/knowledgeable staff - offering a tasting of Vertical Epic 10/10/10 while I was there.

Nice selection of wines, cheese and crackers as well.

Photo of Beercub
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%

I live near this store and go there 3 times per week on average. The selection is excellent and is the best you're going to find in far western MA (Berkshire county). The prices are in line with what you'd find at Table & Vine, and better than what you'd find anywhere in the Albany area, so I find them to be reasonable. The craft IPAs there are likely to be fresher than what you'd find at some of the competing stores in the area, so I find that to be a very big plus. The beer manager is also friendly and very knowledgeable about the beers and is eager to tell you what's new and make suggestions. My only complaint would be that the wine in the store takes up too many aisles. The beer "space" is very cramped compared to the wine spaces and it's a little difficult to scan the offerings when there are more than 1 or 2 people in the space.

Photo of cbsbyte
3.85/5  rDev -13.9%

This review is for the Nejaimes on 444 Pittsfield Rd (Rt7/20) Lenox, and not the store in Lenox Center. This is the larger of the two stores, but still small. It is located in a small shopping center off Rt 7 north of Lenox center. The store carries a good selection of wine, and spirits. They also sell cheeses and bread/crackers. The staff is pretty knowledgeable about their products including the beer. Now the beer selection is decent for the store. They have a your typical selection of craft beers in the frig; Stone, Dogfish, Rouge, and also a selection of local brewers; BBC, Barrington Brewing, People's Pint. The import section is the smaller with the basic Spaten, Dos XXX, Guinness, Bass & etc. On the isle there are room temp stouts, ales and cases of beer. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are fair but can be expensive. Look for sales.

Spirited in Lenox, MA
96 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.