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Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe

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10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
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2 Willowbrook Rd
Cromwell, Connecticut, 06416-2505
United States
phone: (860) 635-1200

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6
Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Some great guys that work in this store. They have a ton of beers and always some pretty great stuff. The only real negative is that they are a bit pricey and if good beer is a buck or two more than normal for a four pack no worries. But when its a special release everything seems to be hidden and it seems to be priced along the theory of supply and demand.

Photo of greatbeerstore
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Greatest selection in the area if we do say ourselves.
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Photo of OldCrustacean79
1/5  rDev -76.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Chris the owner is a bum!!!!!!!!!!

Chris calls people cherry pickers and wont sell any special release beers unless your spending your life savings at his store.

I find him to be quite arrogant and try to steer people away from his store.

I liked this place much better when Damon was in charge!!

Photo of BrewnoMarzen
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Willowbrook is a gem in an area crammed with your average liquor stores. There are a ton of stores that are packed with everything I don't want in this area so finding Willowbrook recently was comparable to Christmas morning as a kid. It is a smaller store with many many pleasant surprises. The beer guy here is super cool and is willing to help you right away if need be and is very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is awesome and I've had quite a few awesome conversations about beer with other customers as well as the beer guy since I started going here. While Willowbrook does sell plenty of wine and liquor, it is truly a beer lovers(this guy^) paradise. All the best craft brews are sold here(as far as what Connecticut can actually get). I'm a big fan of Southern Tier and since it's fall, I have been drinking as much Pumking as I possibly can afford and every single time I have gone there to get it it has been there thankfully! BBC is represented correctly here with nice 22ounce bombers that are always fresh. They have everything from ommegang to rogue to laughing dog. Please if you're in the area stop here as it is one of
the finer spots I have come across in the good ol' CT.

Photo of Mess
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

This is my go to beer shop when visiting my in-laws. Probably one of the best kept secrets in the area, and certainly one of the best selections around for a smaller store. The beer guy is friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Every time I'm in he checks in to see how he can help, and without being pushy has made me aware of one or two new (to me) beers that have pleasantly surprised me. They've kindly put special bottles aside for me. Prices generally are fair, and I've found some gems in the rough here, both in price and limited availability-wise. Always worth stopping in.

Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Small but impressive selection. Room temp singles available stored out of the sunlight. I see sculpin ipa here all the time. Also an impressive fridge lineup as well. The beer guy is very helpful and a cool guy in general. He's always walking around asking if anyone needs help or wants some suggestions. Every time I bring my selections to the register he compliments my choices and talks beer for a couple minutes. This is my go to spot now that I live in Middletown since it's about 3 minutes away. Pricing is pretty much in line with the rest of the stores similar to it's size.

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Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe in Cromwell, CT
93 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.