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Spirit Haus

Not Rated.
Spirit HausSpirit Haus
BA SCORE
96
world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.88%
[ Store ]

338 College St
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002-2331
United States
phone: (413) 253-5384

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Notes:
We are a full service, family owned specialty beverage store. We have hundreds of beers, wines and specialty liquors in stock. We pride ourselves on our friendly customer service. We can help in your planing of parties - kegs, coolers, glassware, delivery, etc.

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Reviews by mountdew1:
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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%

A very well stocked store for a college town. Ample selection of both american brews, and imports. Almost all the singles (except for some local bombers) are out on shelves. Most of the 6 packs can be found in the coolers, as well as out cold. They do let you mix 6'ers, something that isn't publicized anywhere. Cost me about 1.40 for each from Otter Creek, Opa Opa, etc, and 2.50 for a Bigfoot 2007. A little under 10 bucks for the 6 which wasn't too bad. Service was mostly non-existent, but they did answer my questions about pricing. The coolers are neat, look like old fashioned ice lockers with glass fronts.

mountdew1, Apr 27, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

gatheredwaters, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

magnificent70s, May 29, 2014
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4.57/5  rDev +4.8%

I've been in the Amherst area for about 5 years now, and I can't believe that Ive only just found this place.

From the outside, it doesn't look like more than just your average small town package store, with neon signs for BMC beers and popular spirits gracing the windows. But once you step inside, you see that there's much more than that.

Wines to your left, spirits to your right, and the entire center and back of the store is beer, and 90% seem to be craft options. I can't think of a beer that I've seen anywhere else in western MA that I couldn't find here. From local options like BBC and Element, other MA favorites like Jack's Abby and Wormtown, to west coast favorites like Ballast Point Sculpin, I was really impressed with the selection. Want to finally break down and spend $200 for Utopias? They've got it. Upset because everyone else in the area sold out of Sucaba a month ago? Don't worry, I saw 5 bottles left on their shelves.

All of the beer I examined seemed to be well within the realm of appropriate freshness. They did have a small discount area, where they were unloading some older IPAs and winter seasonals for anywhere between $1-$3 per bottle, some of which would have been perfectly suitable to remain on the shelf at full price. I was not worried about accidentally grabbing a stale beer, which is sometimes a problem when you shop at that big store out in West Springfield.

I spent probably half an hour or more just looking around, and I was approached several times by the workers, who asked if I needed help and chatted about the beers I had selected.

I ended up grabbing a Clown Shoes Space Cake and Firestone Walker Opal, and chatted for a couple of minutes with the guy ringing me out about some of FWs sours that I had been lucky enough to try.

I can't wait to go back. I was definitely lucky to have stumbled into the best shop in the Valley, maybe even the best in all of Western MA.

TheOneTC, May 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Bob6518, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

rockrob, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2013
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Spirit Haus in Amherst, MA
96 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.