The Beer Shop


18 Reviews
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The Beer ShopThe Beer Shop

Type: Store, Homebrew Store

33 Harkness Ave
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, 01028-1000
United States

(762) 233-7472 | map

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Added by TheBeerShop on 07-30-2012

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 35
Reviews by Wishdiak:
Photo of Wishdiak
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A great little place with a great selection of great beer. While they don't have everything, they do have a lot and know a lot about all styles of beer. Tastings are held frequently, and prices are reasonable.

Plenty of Midwestern and West Coast Breweries are represented. Most beers are available in either 22-ounce bombers , or 12-ounce singles. Plenty of inventory in the $2-3/bottle range.

Among the things I picked up yesterday (12/31/12) were Avery/Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation, Firestone Walker Union Jack, and Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale,

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CayseyW
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pattmettt
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great Selection, extremely helpful staff, Definitely worth stopping in for your regular beer or the hard to find whales.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Finally stopped by this place which is right near my neighborhood. I was incredibly impressed by this facility. They offered an incredible selection, organized by beer style, from across the country. The place seems geared toward mix-and-matching and offering larger bottled beers, but there were a few six packs and sampler packs in the store. What I was most impressed by was their staff. Incredibly welcoming and asked as I was browsing if I needed any help. The staff seemed knowledgeable and wanted to help me make a good purchase (specifically a purchase for my father for his birthday). I will definitely go here more often.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

All I can say is wow. I was amazed at the selection this place had available in such a small store. Hundreds of domestic craft brews from around the country, hundreds of imports. I have read some complaints about prices being high, but I noticed that the barrel-aged Narwhal was $3 less than I paid at a store less than a mile and a half away. Darn it.

My only complaint would be the way they arrange the beers. I have never been a fan of grouping beers together by style. I much prefer grouping by brewery. Maybe I will come to like it over time, because I will definitely be back.

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Photo of TOM1L21
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bfitzge2
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

A very solid selection and a very helpful staff. I wish they would expand their ability to refrigerate ipa's, but space limitations are space limitations. Always happy to stop by when I am in the area.

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Photo of wobblypop
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Relaxed vibe, helpful staff, great selection at reasonable prices. My only wish is that it was closer to my home! If you're in the area, be sure to stop by and check it out.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Very cool place, good selection, reasonably priced.

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Photo of hail_seitan
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

If you want to make a decent mix-and-match in the Pioneer Valley, this is a great choice. Stopped by and it is like a Toys 'R Us for a BeerAdvocate. Top notch selection. Mix and match six packs are always more pricey than an off-the-shelf selection, but I found the prices reasonable. Beers seemed fairly fresh, too! Service seemed good, but I politely refused as I was happy to wonder about like the proverbial kid in a candy store.

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Photo of gumper2
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Vegeta446
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of DA84
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Great selection.. knowledgeable staff and singles galore! Wish all of them were cold as I am always anxious to try the new finds!

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Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Johnct
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of freshcarl
3.64/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

I am not fond of bottles shops that organize by beer style, as this shop does. I find it to be very disorienting. The store does not make good use of thier space, the shelves when you first walk in are empty, with most of the beer around the corner out of sight initially. Some 6-packs, but mostly single bottles at a good price. It is a well curated selection, but don't go here if you're looking for that one specific beer...

I was impressed to see a keg of Be Hoppy in the cooler, and also brought home 2 bottles of Big Brekkie that have been gone from most stores for several months.

Overall, I would stop here on occasion, but not make this my regular beer shop.

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Photo of ajendrysik
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of pisano
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of dustinjkline
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tylergoov
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Michael-Podgurski
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of JGLittle
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Very small facility. Which I think can be a good thing.
They have mostly everything organized by what type of beer it is.

A lot of good and great beers here. Nothing super rare.
The dates on some of the stuff was not as fresh as you could find in other places.

The guy who owns the place was right there, and ready to help you find anything. He was very knowledgeable about what was new, up and coming.

Great selection of Massachusetts breweries.. A lot of Stone, Dark Horse, Uinta Brewing.
Some Shelton Brothers imports..
Like I said, a lot of good beers. But the prices were a bit higher than other places in Western Mass.

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The Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.