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Drum Hill Liquors

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87
very good

10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
[ Store ]

85 Parkhurst Rd
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 01824-1510
United States
phone: (978) 452-3400

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Reviews by Freshie:
Photo of Freshie
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

My default good beer store when I was in college. Spent many a Friday night going over my slections for weekend chalked-full of drinking.

Nice atmosphere, with very well organized beer and wine sections. Good Massachusetts and New England brew representations. Stone, DFH, Sierra Nevada, Rogue. Some imports, mainly English, with a few Belgians. I always got good quality, but I can't imagine many of the bombers and import bottles move very quickly off the shelfs. Make sure to check freshness dates.

This is where my knowledge of craft beer was first fostered. Where I tried a lot of things. Not the best selection out there, but I good training beer store for those who want to venture a bit into the unknown.

Freshie, Sep 07, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of Kpan2so
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Kpan2so, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ScotNH
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

ScotNH, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%

Was in Lowell for a while for work, and ended up seeing this place on the way home. Stopped by, and was pleasantly surprised by what I was able to find. Find would be the key word, because the beer section is a bit scattered across a few different aisles. Once you wander for a while, you can definitely find some good brews throughout. Lots of local offerings, but the fine state of Mass does have some awesome distribution coverage, so you can find gems from all over the country, too. There were only two people working while I was there, and this was a Saturday...the only time I saw anyone was when I checked out, and that took a couple minutes of standing there waiting. The atmosphere was typical of a liquor store/package store, and there was food available (chips, snacks, etc), as well as wine and booze. Decent prices, so if you are in the area it's worth swinging through.

GarthDanielson, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%

I stopped in here tonight on my way back from a training class. This out of the way, but still on drum hill liquor store is really starting to step up their selection. One 8 ft section of warm is now 16 ft with displays tucked into every crevice they could find. Nice cross section of local and nationwide micros. but a pretty slim representation of the imports. The back wall of coolers is all beer, yeah there's lots of macro's but lots of craft in here too. A couple of things for sale not at Julio's like Newburyport. Prices seemed about average for the area, and the service was thank you for coming. Great stop for us NH people looking for a quick Jacks Abby fix. Word of caution to the younger folk, they had a sign on the door saying they wouldn't accept an out of state ID. If you typically get carded I would call before making the trip, I of course didn't have that problem.

johnnnniee, May 30, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

First visit shows a store with a lot of stock, a bit squeezed for space. Limited space for single bottles/bombers, but some were a bit unique. Standard 6 packs were cold, meaning the ones that tend to move. Others were located at the ends of several aisles.

Sales on seasonal brews shows a recognition of a need to move stuff out. No dusty bottles or sixes. Several registers, decent parking, and the guy behind the router either separated or wrapped/bagged my single beers.

More unique 6's and bottles were a bit high. Bottle of Infinium, keeping in mind that EVERYONE this year has it, and has had it since late 2011, is still the highest I've seen it ($26.99). That's some serious gouging folks.

Overall, a quick stop for a six pack or a single bottle check in, or even to catch a sale for stuff in-between seasons. But they serve a real BMC and/or SA client base, with limited expansion beyond this. I will check periodically, but won't make this place part of my regular circuit.

OtherShoe2, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of rowingbrewer
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

The store is fairly large and very clean. they have a large selection of reasonably priced wine and spirits. On the beer side they have one of the better selections in the area, second only to harringtons. I usually end up here just because it is closer to my house. They have stone, great divide, DFH, and Wachusett to name a few. If you do need assistance with anything they are more than willing to help, but they dont have anything out back all the beer is on the shelves. Other than that all I can say is it is a little over priced, but not so bad that I won't shop there. all in all its a good beer store

rowingbrewer, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of Admiraldinty
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%

This is a good place to go in the Greater Lowell area for single-bottle craft brews and Belgians. Unfortunately, they don't have a whole lot of six packs, which was what I was looking for. The six packs they did have were on the more conventional side, although they did have a number of Dogfish Heads. I didn't seek any help, so I can't say anything about the service. Prices were a little pricey, but not crazy, so I say reasonable. The store seemed well kept, and it looked like they do a pretty good deal of business, but of course, it was a Friday evening.

Admiraldinty, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of bencharles
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

overall, this is a great store for some quality beer and liquor. they really have a nice selection of beer, but being new to the city, i'm not sure if this is the *best* that this area has to offer. i found some nice harpoon there which really made my day...so, i'd say if you are looking for a good easy pick, go to drum hill and pick up a pack of beer...

side note: i was a little dissapointed to find only the smuttynose seasonal beer (in this case, pumpkin ale), but no other year-round SN brews...oh well...

so...to sum it up:

good prices, clean (when i went in), no hassles, no expired dates, just a nice, well-kept liquor store with decent overall quality and selection.

peace,
ben charles

bencharles, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

I swung by Drum Hill Liquors in my quest to find a one-stop beer store. It didn?t quite fit the bill, but had some noteworthy inventory. There was a sizeable amount of refrigerated six packs and a half isle of warm bottles. There was a strong, and deep, Massachusetts brew representation as well as a good selection of regional and some of the larger national micros. The warm section mixed imports and domestic bombers. The imports tended to be Belgian or British, and Canadian (Unibroue) while the domestics were local, Rogue, Stone, and Wild Ale. I thought that in general, the store was a bit pricey.

AllThingsNinja, Mar 23, 2004
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