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Mo's Wine & Spirits

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Mo's Wine & SpiritsMo's Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
[ Store ]

953 Post Rd
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824-6048
United States
phone: (203) 255-7623

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Reviews by mltobin:
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4.15/5  rDev +1%

Located along Route 1 in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mo`s is about the typical size of your mom & pop shop. However, they make good use of their space. As mentioned previously, they have a mix-a-six section, where you will find selections from anchor steam, heavy seas, dfh, hooker, among others.
I did not purchase any bombers the last time I was there, but they had Unibroue, Allagash, Smuttynose, and decent selection of beligians as well.

They have a pleasant staff who chats up the regular clientele.

mltobin, Jan 17, 2009
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Photo of keithmurray
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Stopped in to Mo's on a recent visit to the area.

Mostly a liquor store, but has a decent craft/import beer selection. As you walk in there is a walk in cooler full of macro and micro brews. after that there are a couple of shelves filled with regional brands such as smuttynose/clown shoes/rogue/stone and a smallish import section with good german/Belgian beers. prices seem fair for the location and the staff was helpful. Worth a stop if you are in the area

Like others have said previously, the only downside to the place is the awkwardness of the parking lot, I can see it being a problem if you were to go during busier hours.

keithmurray, Monday at 09:38 PM
Photo of lyoung8
3/5  rDev -27%

lyoung8, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

tobelerone, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

I've been a weekly/bi-weekly Mo's beer customer for about 4 years and would put it in the top three as far as craft beer selection in fairfield. (other two being Whole Foods and Harry's)

Pros
-Prices reasonable and at the lower end of most craft beer stores
-Staff is incredibly friendly and always around to answer questions
-They have samplings which seem to be on Friday's
-They take back bottles that they sell for redmeption 0.05c which is nice because most machines don't accept craft beers or 22oz bottles

Cons
-Selection is okay, they have quite a bit of northeast brews with a decent selection of 22oz bottles but not usually a place to find 'hard to find beers' or limited production runs.... and if they do get those they usually limit them (understandable)
-parking lot a bit small and crowded

alaimoa, May 29, 2013
Photo of suckerforvolunteering
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%

New to the area, and very happy I found Mo's. I really enjoyed this spot. Large selection of craft beers at very reasonable prices. Staff is very knowledgeable and they have great tastings on Fridays.

The only thing that drives me a bit crazy is the parking. If it is a peak alcohol purchase time, the parking lot is small and can get a bit crazy. Wish CT would allow brew thrus!

suckerforvolunteering, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of CTCraftZ
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%

Solid selection of craft but make sure to get to the store quickly when your limited releases are available as they do sell out quickly. Lot's of craft beer available in the cold set so if you're thirsty and you like variety this is the place to go. Prices are competitive and they are friendly so if you don't see what you really like let them know and most likely they can get it for you.

CTCraftZ, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of BeerMomma
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

This BeerMomma is one happy gal when I have a few moments to spare to go to Mo's. Most Fridays they have a beer tasting in the late afternoon/early evening. The staff is really knowledgeable about craft beers. Largest selection of micro/craft/seasonal brews in Fairfield, CT. I can always get my paws on some difficult to find brews. Their prices are reasonable too.

I don't buy my beer anywhere else. Why would I?

BeerMomma, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of ThreeDimesDown
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Mo's has been around ever since I was a few years short of the drinking age. When I finally was "enlightened" to craft beer, I realized that Mo's was the best spot in Fairfield to pick up craft beer.

The selection is solid, nothing extraordinary but very good. A good-sized beer section, especially since the store is a "wine-first". Prices are the best in the southern Fairfield-county, that I have seen

Nice selection, make-a-six pack, domestics and foreigns at a reasonable price. You can't ask for much more!

ThreeDimesDown, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of r0nyn
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

Stopped by here on the way back from visiting a friend in Connecticut and I'm damn sure glad I did. This is an excellent brewshop.

Got to this place quite easily, as it's a few turns off of exit 22 on I-95. Parking lot is a bit small, but there's always a space for your car. Once you get inside, it's obvious that wines make up a majority of this store, as about 90% of the floorspace is dedicated to it. Fortunately for the beer enthusiast, Mo's holds a very good selection of craft. Some are in the coolers just as you walk through the entrance and the rest of them are tucked away in a secluded corner in the back.

The craft beer section comprises of about four rows of shelves separated by country. There's a good selection of European brews to start, with the American offerings being right around the corner. The back wall holds the 12 oz bottle packs. There's also a mix-a-sixer display with a nice variety of single bottle offerings. Definitely a plus. Bottle age is good, with no expired labels to be found. Selection is great, with many different foreign (Corsendonk, Rochefort, Fantome, etc) and domestic (Rogue, Stone, Kona, New England Brewing) breweries represented, There were definitely a few beers here that I hadn't seen across the border in New York, so I was glad to have the opportunity to buy them.

Pricing is fair. Everything is priced reasonably and the single 12 oz bottles are only $1.89 each, so a careful eye can mean you come away with a great deal. The tax is also quite low, so you'll get more bang for your buck!

Service is top notch. The moment I stepped into the beer section, I was asked if I needed help finding anything. When I requested a specific beer, one of the guys went and got it for me. Everyone was pleasant and amicable, making my shopping experience very enjoyable.

This is a great place to shop for craft beer. Friendly staff, great selection, good pricing. Man, I just wish I lived closer, because I would definitely be a repeat customer.

r0nyn, Dec 24, 2010
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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

Easy to get to from I-95, about 2 minutes off the highway. The good news about this store is that the prices are cheap, much much cheaper than Harry's Wine & Liquor, on the same street, which gouges beer lovers with a hateful spite. The bad news is that the service kinda sucks. I called 2 days before I was gonna be in the area, asking if they had Imperial Stout Trooper. I was told "yes, but we don't hold bottles for people. It's first come first serve". That sounded fair, but when I showed up 2 days later I was told that they were holding them for customers who called the day before (1 day after I called!). BS!

The selection is pretty good, many of the New England selections are in coolers, the Belgian beers and majority of USA craft beers are in the rear right corner on shelves.

TurdFurgison, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of Seanibus
4.15/5  rDev +1%

It was worth the short jump off the freeway to come here. It has an extensive selection of beer, including a nice selection of Bombers, and it had some unusual regional offerings that I can't find where I live, such as the short-lived Carlsons and the Butternuts line from New York. The wine selection looked good as well. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the ladies behind the main counter spent time entertaining my kids (and dispensing lollipops) while I shopped. I don't pass this way often, but next time I do, I will make a point to stop by again.

Seanibus, Jul 26, 2009
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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%

Building looks bigger from the outside than the inside, and a lot of the space is dedicated to wines. That said, they really pack in a lot of interesting brews for the space. They have a new specialty section with loads of bombers - multiple shelves of Belgians, other intl's, and then Americans. For example, the most varieties of Rogues I've seen in the area.

I made a side trip there to check out the mix-a-six selection - pick any six brews for 9.99. Came back with some Smutty, Otter, Frlying Dog, Farmington, North Coast, and one other than escapes my mind. Spent a few minutes deciding what to leave with - the selection wasn't overwhelming, but worth the trip.

Other prices seemed reasonable.

KTCamm, Feb 04, 2009
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Mo's Wine and Spirits is the best place I have been to in Fairfield County. The location is convenient off either exit 21 or 22 on I-95 right on route 1 in Fairfield. The selection there is widest I have found out of all the surrounding liquor stores in Fairfield, Westport, and Bridgeport. The have a good selection of beers from Belgium, Germany, and American brews. I will list some of the beers and brewerys I have bought from this store:

Unibroue: La Find Du Monde, Trois Pistoles, Seigneuriale, Don de Dieu, Chambly Noire, 15, 16, 17 anniversary, 2005 edition, 2006 edition, Maudite, and more....

Victory: V12, Whirlwind, prima pilsner, golden monkey.

Dogfishhead: 60, 90, 120 minute IPA's, Raison D Extra, Brown Ale, and more.

Augustiner
Warsteiner
Gouden Carulos: Triple and grand cru of the emperor
Westmalle Tripel
St. Bernadus: Abt 12 and Tripel
Trappists Rochefort 6, 8, and 10
Great Divide: Oak Aged Yeti
Allagash: Tripel and White

Those are just what I can remember off the top of my head, there is much more to be found at the store. The service can be good depending what staff is there and the manager is always friendly. If you leave in the area or are driving through, I recommend stopping by.

bigluch1, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of Lupin
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

I stopped here after work on an August Thursday afternoon at 4:30PM. Took a while to turn into the parking lot. Grabbed a shopping cart and explored the beer selection. Was not approached at any point, although the place was well-staffed.

Had just about everything I expected and then some. A great selection, given the amount of shelf space isn't too excessive. They just added the Malheur Dark champaigne ale, but it was $24.99 which seemed excessive. All in all, the selection is impressive, with numerous brews that I have not found at Mountainview, Amity, New England Beverage, or the Wine Thief.

The two biggest downsides were

- the pricing on a few of the harder to find stuff, some of which seemed to be about 10% over premium, especially for the Allagash specials. I guess I shouldn't be comparing it to some of the more warehousey stores, but price is price.
- the cashier inverting the small bottles to fit everything into one cardboard wine case. this was exacerbated by my opening one of the bottles accidentally by catching the bottomside of an inverted bottlecap on the other bottomside of the cap that was right-side up. aggrivating, to say the least; that bottle is now in the freezer so I can try it before it goes flat.

Here's a quick list of prices on what I purchased. Draw your own conclusion:
Great Divide Raspberry Ale 6pk $9.99
Allagash Interlude $18.99
Allagash Musette $17.99
Abbay St. Bon-Chien Ale $21.99
De Ranke Guldeberg $8.99
St. Georgen Kellerbier $4.89
Rogue White Crane $2.19
Rogue White Fox $2.19
Smuttynose Smuttenator $3.99 (Incorrectly rung up as Wheat Wine Ale)
Schneider Brooklyner Hopfenweise $3.69
JW Lee's Harvest Ale: $4.19
Tsmisje Blonde: $3.29
Tsmisje Brune: $3.29
Burton Bridge IPA: $4.99
Lagunitas Brown Shugah: $3.99 (Rang up as Sneak Peak)
La Binchoise Brune $8.99

Lupin, Aug 09, 2007
Photo of scthaden
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Mo's is my favorite place to go for beer in Fairfield County. They have a wide selection of just about anything you could want (that's actually sold in CT). Prominent are Rogue, Victory, DFH, Weyerbacher, Arcadia, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, Brooklyn, Unibroue, Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Southampton, Allagash, Ommegang, Thomas Hooker, North Coast, and Harpoon. They have a good selection from the UK and Belgium. They're always getting new stuff in. The owner, Mark, is a beer guy's guy and respects good beer.

The people at Mo's are always ready to help and they're happy to let you browse for hours.

Mo's in Fairfield and New England Beverage Company in Orange are doing a great job supplying the southwest coast of Connecticut.

scthaden, Apr 16, 2007
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3.7/5  rDev -10%

Easy on and off I 95 Exit 22 to Post Rd.
Large cooler with lot's of American micros.
About an aisle and a half of American craft beer and Belgians/other Euro beers. There was a lot to choose from in all categories.
I liked the mix a six feature, although it's not like Half Time or Table and Vine, where you could pick any single...there was a small shelf that had a decent selection of mostly American micros...Hooker, Sierra, Endurance to name a few.
Employees were friendly and asked if I needed help...no problems with desk help mentioned previously.
Worth a stop in Fairfield County.

Hautacam, Apr 04, 2007
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4.65/5  rDev +13.1%

Mo's has the best selection I've seen anywhere in fairfield county, north of 500 different beers. They have a very friendly staff who will approach you if they see you looking the belgians and craft beers over, no pressure, just nice chit chat from people who are definetly BA's. Occasionally on friday night they will have a small beer tasting as well, offering free samples. The "Mix-a-six" shelves are a nice way to cheaply sample different beers. I've yet to find a better store in all of fairfield county, definetly recommended.

GlugGlug, Mar 09, 2007
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3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

Mo's is one of my local spots, a quick 10-15 minute drive away from me conveniently located near the highway right on the Post Rd. (Route 1). Needless to say, I frequent there.

Mo's has a small cooler section devoted to micros, and a larger cooler section that houses cases of macros and some micros (I've seen Farmington River 12 packs, and the usual suspects - Harpoon, DFH, Magic Hat, etc.). Their singles shelf rotates frequently and is always hit or miss, but reasonably priced at $8.49/sixer if I recall correctly.

The bulk of Mo's selection is an aisle of beer that boasts a pretty decent selection. Big selection of Unibroue, Belgians, and a nice mix of English brews towards the end. The opposite shelf contains some good stuff - Nantucket's Celebration Libation, Hooker Imperial Porter from last year, Liberator 06', and a good selection of Smutty and some Californians (North Coast and Lagunitas).

Prices are usually pretty good at Mo's, though I've seen price jumps happen a few times now. Bottom line: If you see a good deal, jump on it! North Coast Jubilee was going for a mere $4/bottle , as opposed to $7-8 in the rest of CT. Guess what? They finally caught on and raised the price. I caught a few 2005 S'muttanators there for $4, though I'd hope those would stay the same.

My only gripe about the place is that they seem to have a large staff and I usually see a new face or two every few times I go there. The people stocking on the floor are usually friendly, but I've had a few encounters with sarcastic/strange people ringing me up at the register. Take it for what it's worth; Mo's is a decent store, with a decent selection, and pretty fair prices.

Also, cheap glassware for $1.99 that rotates frequently and is sometimes awesome. I snatched two Brooklyn Oktoberfest mugs. :)

nouseforotacon, Oct 25, 2006
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Easily found this Ct. style wine-booze-beer joint on a recent rainy night. Beer is located in the rear wall coolers and on a couple of large metel storage units yoiu reach shortly after entering. Beer highlights were some growlers of Ole Burnside brews,(some were not refrigerated..), a nice selection of Belgians, Germans and da Brits and a fair-decent crew of domestic good stuff, No Stone. Didnt see any dust, they have a small selection of glassware, a salesguy asked me if I needed any help, so thats gotta be worth something. All in all, this place clearly sells alot of wine, booze and macro beer, but they are making a better then average attempt to serve the BA worthy beer drinkers in the area. Just a few minutes off of I95 in Farifield,only a few blocks from Fairfield University and it beter then average and well maintained Disc Gof course

Billolick, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

Surprising find in Fairfield while I had some time to kill before my high school graduation. When I first walked in I was a bit disspointed by what I found in the coolers. Nothing that jumped out at me but the normal fare for a decent beer store. Was about to leave but Cleanfeet noticed a row of beer that was not in the coolers.

One row of beers about 7 feet high with bottles on each side. Domestic craft beer on the left and imports on the right as you walk toward the counter. Found Allagash Musette and Special Reserve there which was a surprise. Quite a nice selection overall with a lot of good finds but nothing I can't really find closer to home. The one dissappointment was that there was a severe lack of local Connecticut beers.

No dust on the bottles which was a good sign I wasn't getting out of date beer. The service was adequate. No one approached to help me but they also didn't try to push me out when I was poking around for about 15 minutes. Would defintiely stop back again if I was in the area for a weekend in the future.

MuddyFeet, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of goodbyeohio
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ample parking and good signage. don't like the font they use on all their advertisement, but that's neither here nor there. spacious store with lots of room and low shelves so visibility is high. there are some big, ceiling-high shelves on the right and these are for the beer. let's say somewhere between 4/5 shelves full of various craft beers and lots of dedicated cooler space as well in the same area. another shelf facing the coolers is singles for 'make your own six pack'. there might have been a sixth shelf or side area for BMC stuff, but i didn't see it nor did i look for it.

selection here is surprisingly great. ffld county isn't known for its beer tourism and the crew here is working on changing that. american micros were prominently featured.. i think the first place i've seen the full line of available clipper city and north coast bottled beers in ct. hooker seasonals and olde burnside swingtops. sam adams imperial pilsner available for a lower price than i've seen before. lots of dogfish head beers, and everything made by victory available in the area and then some (festbier!!). ommegang was well-represented although i didn't see the newer belgian version.. the 3 phils was all '05 though and thats currently a good sign of stock turnover.

the belgian area was flourishing as well, lagging a bit behind the british variety (which was extensive). beyond the overhyped ridgeway stuff that everyone seems to be putting front and center, mo's carries some rarer, high quality english ales. liked the belgians too.. lots of de dolle, a whole shelf of lambics and gueuzes, westmalle, rochefort, etc. they got some year-old maredsous 10 from the distributor and are throwing it out the door for $2.99 per 750. sure, it's past due but come on! a decent find.

besides all these interesting beers, there were plenty of christmas packs, beer-and-glass sets, as well as sets put together in baskets by the store (think half time's gift baskets). the cooler contained a nice cross-section of the more sessioney stuff.

staff is very knowledgeable, the resident beer fella is an avid ba (ctrukus) and an all-around nice guy. knowing him personally, i was nervous to finally visit the store with my critical eye activated. if i thought it was just average, i probably wouldn't have reviewed it.

best way to describe this store is to say it's a cross between amity and new england with better service and cleaner, friendlier ambiance. throw some good cheese in a fridge in the corner and this place would be a one-stop worthy of town & country status. worthwhile stop and right off i-95 x22.

goodbyeohio, Dec 02, 2005
Mo's Wine & Spirits in Fairfield, CT
91 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.