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New England Beverage Company

Not Rated.
New England Beverage CompanyNew England Beverage Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.04%
[ Store ]

560 Boston Post Rd
Orange, Connecticut, 06477-3345
United States
phone: (203) 795-5050

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Photo of mquartuccio87
3.24/5  rDev -23.4%

Went here with my dad while in ct looking for nebco goodies got some sea hag and 668. Decent selection of other beers alot of clown shoes beers. more of a liquor store then beer. would go back to if Im in ct again to check for stuff i cant get in new york.

mquartuccio87, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

RMoeNay, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

Right along Route 1 in Orange is this wine/liquor/beer store. Wine is the one that gets the most attention here, which is fine. They were even giving out Riedel glassware with certain bottles, not bad ! Anyhow, the beer selection is in the back, good sized color and than an aisle of room temperature selections. Southern Tier, Weyerbacher, NEBCO, Allagash, Rochefort, others on hand. Better than most places for selection, surprised they did not have more employees working in such a large store. Prices are right in line and its close to a Trader Joes, which is a plus.

mltobin, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of dbmcrorie
3.85/5  rDev -9%

Large warehouse with quite an impressive selection.

When I didn't live in CT, I visited family and got a chance to stop by here. It was one of the few things that stayed in my memory.

Once I moved here, it was one of the first places I went to.

Great selection of six packs and mixed packs (micro, micro, imports, etc.) in the fridge; more than I've seen anywhere else in the New Haven area. An amazing selection of individual bottles in the back holds practically every popular craft brewery (especially in the New England area) and often has plenty of special/rare bottles that I can't find anywhere else.

Occasionally a dusty bottle of something very special can be found on the shelves, but they unfortunately get rid of anything that gets "too old" to make room for newer stock (which is sad to me since it's the old dusty ones that I end up buying to stick in the cellar).

The staff often appears to be unfriendly before you talk to them, but when you ask questions, they do the best they can to help you. However, they seem to be more interested in their wines than the beers.

They fortunately keep the warehouse at a good temperature, and I have never had a problem opening any bottles from there (i.e. chipped, flat, spoiled, leaking, shaken up, etc.)

It's definitely a place for anyone in the area (or even not in the area) to check out. It is a regular stop for me weekly to double check what's new. Great selection at expected prices.

Cheers!

dbmcrorie, May 25, 2009
Photo of jaluria
3.85/5  rDev -9%

This is probably the best CT beer store in my immediate area (i.e. within 10 miles). I've stopped by a number of times to check out the selection and pick-up a few new items. Mario, the beer guy, is very nice; friendly and happy to talk beer whenever. He happily showed me what had recently come in as well as rare
items. He was quite knowledgable and eager to share his experiences. In that regard, I very much enjoy visiting this store. The selection is quite extensive. The entire back-left wall is taken by large coolers with more than 60% dedicated to craft beer. There is an adjacent aisle that runs nearly 50 feet long with 3 separate shelves. The entire aisle is filled with craft beer. The local and regional breweries/brewpubs are well represented (e.g. Smuttynose, Brooklyn, Thamas Hooker, Captain Lawrence, Blue Point, Opa Opa, Cisco, Victory, Stoutds). Other selections include Stone, Unibroue, Fort Collins, Great Divide, Sierra Nevada, Rogue). In addition, the import section is nice with small English, Belgian, and German breweries represented.

Overall, if you are in the area I would recommend a visit. If you are driving over 30 miles to get here I would recommend Mountainview instead of NEBC.

jaluria, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -5.4%

smutty33, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of squezey
4/5  rDev -5.4%

squezey, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -5.4%

CTJman, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
4/5  rDev -5.4%

dailyminefield, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of goodbyeohio
4/5  rDev -5.4%

have family in milford and i stop here any chance i get.

service.. they lost spencer and gained a beer guy who doesn't know much of anything.. and stinks of cigarettes. ok. fine. however, they still seem to be getting good beers (first place in the area with southampton IPA, good selection of o-fests in september, etc).. spencer was cool but not exactly the penultimate beer geek genius. he was learning and locals need to motivate this new guy in the right direction.

selection is still excellent. lots of hard-to-find belgians rivaling the selection at amity. always count on abt 12, three phils jeroboams, and a nice selection of local stuff like cooperstown, hooker, and new england. coolers are equally full of craft beer, and i was craving a cold hooker munich which i was able to procure from their freezebox.

most of the stuff there seems fresh, although i remember seeing 04 hooker o-fest singles there last june. i'd say most everything is OK, but beware the singles.. know your release dates and you should be ok.

for the area, one of the must-check locations.. usually carry some glassware and every once in a while you'll locate something 'vintage,' something you just missed at the store that sells beers a bit faster (hooker porter, for example), or something weird and new.

prices aren't bad either.. the aforementioned abt 12 750ml is one of my price gauges, and 8.99 is totally decent. ill be back.

goodbyeohio, Oct 05, 2005
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New England Beverage Company in Orange, CT
93 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.