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Reviews by mborden:
4.74/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
There usually isn't much in the way of beer stores to hit up when I go to visit my parents in rural NH, but I came across this place on a BA place search and decided to hit it up just before Christmas, and I'm glad I did!
When you walk in there are a bunch of coolers immediately by the doors, full of six packs and larger format stuff. Being a homebrew store as well, there is also yeast and hops, but the coolers were largely full of beer. There are a bunch of shelves with beer as well, and the selection is great. From your run of the mill New England brews, to nationally distributed stuff, to harder to find special releases, it was all there. I was able to get my hands on some Founders stuff that wasn't available in Central New York yet, and I also got some Allagash and Goose Island rarities that I hadn't seen before.
The owner Zack was super friendly and came out on the floor and chatted me up immediately. He saw what I had already picked out, asked if I liked sours and if that was what I was looking for, and when I said yes immediately rushed around the store pointing out what he had available in the style. He also mentioned a few bottle-limited releases that he had behind the counter that weren't on display.
The beer selection was fantastic and the customer service was better than any I've ever had in a bottle shop. The pricing was fair and I will absolutely not hesitate to stop in the next time I head back to NH. It's a must-visit if you're in the area.
12-27-2012 18:19:25 | More by mborden
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4.93/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Have bought many brews from Brewtopia. By far the best beer selection in the area.
They have helped me put together some excellent extract beer recipes.
Zach has even shared some of his own home brew, while putting together a recipe for me. He has even saved me a couple of times, when I made the mistake of ordering out of town recipes. Thanks Zach ! Much appreciated.
10-30-2013 02:44:30 | More by VTBrewHound
4.58/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Really nice people who are helpful and aim to please. On more than one occasion a beer was opened to sample and see what I thought of it....very nice touch.
The only think seeming to limit their selection is whether stuff is distributed to New Hampshire or not.
09-02-2013 10:52:59 | More by zahara15
5/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I just visited BrewTopia in Keene NH and I have to say I was blown away. I’d been hearing about his place for a while now and finally took the opportunity for a visit to take advantage of the Oskar Blues tasting (free beer, what’s not to like?). The store is large, clean and well lit and the selection of beer is impressive. Not only is there a good selection on the floor and the shelves but they have a large walk-in cooler and three other free standing coolers loaded with beer.
The mix your own six-pack selection is reason enough to shop here but the real draw is the knowledgeable staff. You can ask these guys anything (to do with beer anyway) and they have the answers or at least an educated opinion. Try asking the supermarket guy which of the beers he sells has the most pronounced hops taste or what yeast strain was used to get a certain flavor and see how far you get.
Although I don't currently brew is sure looks like they have everything you might need. You can buy all the equipment as well as the grain, hops, and yeast. Best of all you can chat with people that know brewing and who can answer your questions or give you some advice.
If you haven’t been to BrewTopia it’s worth the trip. Nice store, nice people, great selection of beer – the whole package.
05-15-2012 20:13:39 | More by Paulothebeerguy
BrewTopia in Keene, NH
97 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.