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The Vista Country Store

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

10 Hurricane Mountain Rd
North Conway, New Hampshire, 03860-5313
United States
phone: (603) 356-5084

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(Place added by: snowranger05 on 04-27-2011)
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hit728

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Stopped in while on vacation to pick up local stuff. Small selection of craft in coolers and a larger selection of 6 packs and bottles in back room. Nothing that jumps out as exclusive to the store or area, some of bottles were slightly dated (Union Jack bottled 3/12/14) The gentlemen working the room was very knowledgable on beers and had some beers not on display that he shared once I shared my interests. Overall a decent place with helpful staff, probably best in the area. (Smaller then I'm used to, not knocking just comparison to my baseline stores).

07-20-2014 01:05:55 | More by hit728
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Adirondack47

New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped by this morning on our way from Portland, ME to Hill Farmstead. We stopped at the scenic view across the street to stretch our legs and happened to see the sign for this place just up the road. The guy working behind the counter was very helpful and let us know that they had a fresh delivery of sours from Uinta. After chatting a bit he let us know that they also had a bit of KBS left ($6) which we promptly purchased the alloted limit of (1 for me and 1 for my girlfriend).

I have extensive connections at the local bottle shops at home (Syracuse) and was still only able to get (1) bottle ($8) this year so to say that I was thankful for this stop where I literally happened upon (2) bottles of a great BA Stout in the middle of nowhere would be a gross understatement. It was one of those little life lessons that reminded me that I should not be judging books by their cover. The ambiance is great, the service is great and the prices are more than fair.

If you're in the area, stop by; you won't be disappointed.

05-29-2014 03:55:42 | More by Adirondack47
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deanhead

Vermont

3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$

Great little country store with a good vibe. Friendly staff that smile when I pulled up with my Vermont tags. Helpful and knowledgeable for the questions I asked. I was in the area to ski/ride and came in to get some Moat Mountain to take home.
A fairly diverse selection of local craft beers. VT/NH/ME/MA. Mostly all the usual suspects I can get at home in VT. It was nice to see Oskar Blues on the shelf. I love that beer!
I didn't delve into their vast selection of imports and other stuff. I must say I'm spoiled with Ryan and Casey so close to home for me.
Go here, support the local guy, drink some local beer, and get some pizza.

04-21-2014 15:07:24 | More by deanhead
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DJNordz

Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Good selection of beer but the blonde lady working the counter was a total weirdo. She checked my ID and then rang up a 12 pack of Tuckerman's Pale for $18. I thought that was too much so I told her I was going to put it back. She was adamant that I not put it back in the cooler myself. I thought that was strange so I got some other beer and went back up to the counter a minute later and she asked me for my ID again like I had never been in there. She started giving me major attitude because I asked politely why she was checking my ID again. It was the weirdest retail experience I've ever had and the beer in general was more expensive than any other place in NH I've been.

03-10-2014 20:31:03 | More by DJNordz
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beergrrl

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-23-2014 12:03:02 | More by beergrrl
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irishevans

Alaska

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$

Great little Brew shop/general store in North Conway. The staff is super friendly and know more than enough to help with selections, and the selection is really good for the area. You also have to love the rustic vibe from a place that looks so much like an old timey mercantile/general store. oh, and of course don't pass up on the pizza slices, they're really good, an the price is awesome. all in all, a great asset for beer lovers in an awesome ski town, and an easy stop before or after hitting Moat Mountain.

09-17-2013 06:24:52 | More by irishevans
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$

Definitely a convenience store vibe which i prefer over the boutique style atmosphere. A few coolers with craft beer in the front but there`s a dedicated beer room in the back. Good selection but not as expansive as Glen Beverage. Service was good as someone came to ask me if i needed help.

08-22-2013 14:59:42 | More by papat444
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $

Great selection for the area, good prices. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will be going back. I walked into the room where the beer is and one of the staff immediately asked if I needed help and offered good suggestions based on my preferences. He listened to me and provided feedback rather than trying to push the latest special. Overall a great experience.

05-20-2013 23:17:23 | More by gestyr
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Very helpful staff. Quickly provided boxes to help carry my choices. Although the two people working when I was there didn't have a lot of product knowledge, they offered assistance and told me when the owner would be in if I wanted to come back at a different time.

Selection of local and other American beers was very good. They have some imports as well but not a huge selection.

Unfortunately I ended up with a few bottles that were beyond their best before dates so I will be more careful to look them over next time I shop there.

12-28-2012 14:46:42 | More by sdm9465
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is a convenience store that has a small room devoted to craft beers and wine. They seem to be excited about beer and have an above average selection for New Hampshire. One of the owners does not shy away from a good beer conversation. Plenty of locals including Squam, White Birch, Tuckerman, and Shipyard. The Belgians are pretty standard like Chimay but they have a nice selection of Ommegang and Allagash. The prices were not bad and would not break the bank. No mix and match although they have some singles available. This would be a good place to pick up a few craft brews and bring them back to the ski lodge for afters.

10-10-2012 00:31:05 | More by puboflyons
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The Vista Country Store in North Conway, NH
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