1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Maximum Beverage

Not Rated.
Maximum BeverageMaximum Beverage

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 11.88%
[ Store ]

333 N Main St
West Hartford, Connecticut, 06117-2506
United States
phone: (860) 761-2541

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @maximumbev

None, yet.

(Place added by: Conor on 04-24-2012)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jabroni
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Jabroni, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of tylergoov
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

tylergoov, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

AGust82, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ScotNH
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

ScotNH, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

ChrisChagnon, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of mnrider
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%

The store is pretty large with most of the area being devoted to Wine. The impressive beer area is in the back of the store. They have a good amount of coolers and shelves. The selection is eclectic and I wouldn't be surprised to see them go out of their way to order a beer for you. The prices seem about the same as other places around. Some of the single bottles seem over priced. The only real negative is that a good amount of the single bottles on the shelves are out of date and dusty, so I would check the freshness dates before you buy. The service is good and they will go out of their way to help you.

mnrider, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of beer-to-relax
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

beer-to-relax, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Resuin, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of KevinCowan514
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%

Maximum Beverage is a really unique place. It's not your typical package store and it's not your typical liquor depot. Aesthetically it is extreme attractive and you'll be able to appreciate that the moment you step in. The staff is friendly and almost always greet you and ask if you need any assistance finding something. It also seems like they are offering a complimentary tasting of wine or beer every time I walk in. That was probably the most impressive aspect of the store to me. I felt comfortable there and wanted to browse the entire selection and spend more time in the store. If you're looking for something really specific, just ask up front. They may not have it displayed but it appeared like they would go above and beyond to order a product for a customer if it was not in store.

When I moved to West Hartford last year I knew I had to find a spot to buy my drinks and it was pretty obvious that Maximum Beverage was the best choice in the town. I went across the street first but that place seemed dull and impersonal. Maximum Beverage is an experience just as much as it is a liquor store.

KevinCowan514, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of VictorWisc
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%

For an out-of-towner this was like finding the Holy Grail. The location is a bit nondescript, in a suburban mall, but the store is big, nicely setup, with a tasting station with three taps -- quite unusual, especially given the selection for tasting that would beat an average bar. The main beer guy was out, but the second go-to guy clearly knew what he was doing and very helpful. The selection is exhaustive, but with some minor gaps -- it seems they go out of their way to get everything that's carried locally, but some customers work faster than the buyers. Particularly impressed that they seem to be on top of supply fluctuations -- noticing that one item was being switched from 4s to 6s, they bought quite a few cases where most stores only hold one or two, and were willing to pass the savings to customers ($42 a case where a 4-pack goes for $12+ everywhere else). If the location weren't in the middle of nowhere I'd expect the place to be buzzing. As it is, it still attracts knowledgeable customers (good reviews here help). Bonus: wine selection is extensive, although I did not have time to shop for wine or even compare prices. Solid on-line presence as well. Negative: for some of the more rare and expensive products they tend to split multipacks and double the price per bottle. Not practice I would encourage, but that's how they roll. Singles, in general, are considerably pricier than multipacks and bombers.

VictorWisc, Jun 26, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Maximum Beverage in West Hartford, CT
95 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.