The Beer Store
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
4.45/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've been here twice so far since the beginning of the year. Both times were very pleasant experiences, and I dropped some significant cash in their till.
This is a beer store for beer and beer store lovers. It's in a little plaza on a busy road with a divider down trhe middle (the road, not the store), so if you are coming from one direction, at some point you will likely need to make a U-turn to get back to where you came from. But that's a small annoyance.
For that matter, it's a small store. But it's worth seeking out! A 30+ foot long wall of coolers contains local and national beers excellently arranged in rows of sixpacks with singles beneath, almost everything clearly priced, which is a feat in itself.
Opposite the coolers is a wall of racks of singles of many of the same beers, so you can mix a six cold, or not, or both. Behind that is another area with racks of worldwide including Belgian and other singles.
In back is an apparently seldom used counter with twelvepacks on and in front of it. But this is mainly the place to come for sixpacks, mixed sixes and bombers.
An especially good selection of German and British. Also some space for glassware. They apparently particularly like Stone here, because you can buy shirts, glassware etc. in some variety.
The intimate size lends itself to conversation with the clerks, who are helpful and knowledgeable. They know what's new and good and are not shy to make recommendations. If it's not in yet, they can tell you when it will be in.
Prices are in line. Most non-premium 12 oz. singles are $1.75.
Come here for what you want and you will likely find it. And enjoy yourself in the process.
03-03-2014 06:57:23 | More by scotorum
5/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Very clean and organized. The didplay was first rate and the prices were visible. As good of selection as I have seen in New Hampshire. The owner knows his stuff and was extremely helpful. Excellent prices. Maybe the best beer store I have see in my own state. I will be going back to that place when ever I am close.
11-24-2013 01:43:16 | More by SawDog505
4.57/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It is one of 3-4 stores located in a small plaza on Rt 101-A, a short drive north off Exit 7W of the Everett Turnpike (US Rt 3). There is a good signage but this is a busy road and you need to pay attention to the turnoff. There is a full wall of coolers on the left hand side of the store with the beers sorted by region. There are dry shelves in the middle and the imports are on the right hand side of the store behind the dry shelves. They make an effort to offer every beer you can find in N.H. in a decent supply. Loads of New England regionals. The staff are quite knowledgeable about beer and beer trends. You can break up 6-packs. There is a clearance shelf with past season beers available for a lower price. I spent about a half-hour in here checking things out and enjoyed my experience. I could easily go back.
08-03-2013 18:35:57 | More by puboflyons
4.78/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Awesome selection with great advice and insight from the staff. If a beer is buyable in NH I bet these guys have it.
The staff loves to talk beer and has always been very willing to listen to my likes and dislikes to help me stock up with new things to try.
06-25-2013 12:13:34 | More by zahara15
4.14/5 rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in here today because I was in the area, this is probably my third or fourth trip to this store. Situated in a strip mall on the North side of Amherst st not far from exit 8 on the Everett. A long skinny storefront with a huge multi door cooler takes up the majority of the rest of the store. Several floor displays seem to be taking up as much floor space as they can find. This store has a great selection for NH, probably the majority of whats available in the state can be found here. Mead, ciders, snacks and hot sauces are also well represented. A friendly helpful staff is always at the ready to help you with your purchase. The prices seem about average for the area. If I lived a bit closer this would be my go to store.
12-20-2012 01:08:10 | More by johnnnniee
4.5/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Here it is, yet another beer store in NH. Impressive, sure in comparison to the local (in state) competition. What sets this one apart from the others is with the way they catagorize their inventory. Simply put the beer is well laid out. I had no problem perusing the shelves searching for my cart full of liquid delight. One full wall of cold beer and the rest shelves. The only thing stopping this establishment from being top notch is the ridiculous NH beer restrictions. Sure, we're improving but we still we have a long way to go.
The customer service was sincere and certainly met my expectations. Marc was wonderful and our discussion of local beer (outside our distribution) was enjoyable. He certainly partakes in the local beer scene and can hold his own (sorry I didn't agree to your trade offer).
Topping my list of purchases was Founders, Firestone Walker, Maine Beer Company, Southern Tier and White Birch. The selection from these fine breweries was surprising. Pretty much if it comes to the State, you can get it here.
Kegs are available as well, just place your order. Prices are within reason, so come check them out and enjoy the tax free state.
10-21-2012 00:45:18 | More by 05Harley
4.3/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A tight store withe two sections. Nice cooler with many many cold singles available. No beer in the window.
Good seasonals, no dusty bottles.
Very helpful but staff also stayed out of the way when shopping. Made some recommendations and asked the right questions. Knowledgeable but not overbearing.
Great selection with some stuff I just don't see elsewhere. Limits to some hints due to location (they can't get some brews available just over the MA border--shame). But they make up for it in a big way.
Did not see the food, but a wall of hot sauce!
Great prices and most importantly, bottle sizes (meaning 12 oz) available where you'd normally only find bombers. this is a huge plus. Very very worth stopping by. Beer tastings as well.
07-04-2012 00:30:19 | More by OtherShoe2
4.36/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Moved to Nashua in October, and to my delight this store is literally half a mile down the road. The place is kept super clean and well lit, with a great selection of beer. NH distribution laws suck, but whatever is available in NH they are willing to get it for you, if they don't already have it. Good selection of imports as well as domestic craft brews, and there is a section for mead and snakc foods/condiments, as well. Good amount of glassware, and they put together some really nice gift packs around the holidays. There are a ton of tasting events at the store, with reps from the respective breweries coming in. They usually get one a week, give or take, since I've been in the area. Kegs are available at the store, as well. You can pretty much make this your one stop beer shopping spot in Nashua. Great store, and I frequent it regularly.
01-29-2012 04:19:14 | More by GarthDanielson
5/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I have been frequenting The Beer Store of Nashua, NH since they opened, and I am a repeat customer. I would consider this store my favorite haunt for specialty beer.
The store itself has multiple coolers along the left side wall as you enter, a research desk at the far end, and a cellar section including local meads and wines, as well as specialty gourmet foods and spices. As for beer selection, it seems that everything that can be distributed in NH is represented in this store (except for B/M/C) and I have been having a blast going through the store one beer at a time.
The staff is very knowledgeable about what they sell, and have been helpful in pushing me into something new (like I need to be pushed). In fact, the staff knows me by name now, as they have a very good social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter. The only thing that upsets me, I wish I could remember the owners’ names.
As mentioned, this store does not stock Bud/Miller/Coors items, and I am fine with that. If I want beer from those companies, I’ll go to the gas station.
Prices are right in line with other stores for the most part. I noticed that if they sell something that can be purchased at one of the larger local grocery stores (Shaws or Market Basket); the price is generally the same.
The atmosphere in the store is somewhat conducive to socializing and suggesting beers to other people as well. I’ve been known to just hang out and other customers into buying something they may not have thought of before.
If you are local to Nashua, you know that there are a few different places in the area that sell specialty beer, and each is unique in its own way. This place in my opinion is at the top of the barrel.
01-03-2012 20:38:10 | More by ToastedCoastie
5/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have been an avid beer bottle collector for years now and this place is my dream come true. For me its all about a fast paced rotating selection of beers so that each time i stop in i never buy the same beer twice. This place has never failed to present me with new beers each time i visit. A rotating selection of something like 300-400 different bottles of beer!
The staff consists of a husband and wife that are extremely friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and absolutely willing to go that extra distance for the customer. What more could you ask for?
The Beer store is very active on Facebook and Twitter which I wish more places would embrace. It keeps me very informed with all the new arrivals so that I know exactly what to look for when I come in.
All in all The Beer Store gets a perfect score from me.
12-31-2011 13:05:50 | More by AlBeebe
The Beer Store in Nashua, NH
98 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.