Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Tully's Beer & Wine

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

65 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

45 Wells Plz
Wells, Maine, 04090-4146
United States

(207) 641-8622 | map
tullysbeerandwine.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
79
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
8.78%
View: Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by IBUnit63:
Photo of IBUnit63
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%

Word of mouth on the New England forum and their recent sale gave me an excuse to get over here to dig up some Cadillac Mountain Stout on the way back from NH. I called ahead and the person was very friendly and helpful, letting me know just how much was left. They're kind and while I was in the store help was provided to two other customers with wine - she made it a point to greet everyone in the store. Space seems to be about 50-50 between beer and wine - maybe a little less. Good stuff - there isn't a lot of crap in here at all so they're getting bang for the buck. Caddy Mount, Rogue Yellow Snow - just a few that I can't find amongst the Massholes. Prices are good - probably a buck cheaper for bombers comparable back home. I'll definitely stop in when back in the area and will make the trip when I run out of the insanely excellent Caddy Mount.

(3/7/2009 edit): I have to up the service # to a 5. Maybe a 6 if I could...Dawn rules. Called up to ask about availability of a particular selection available only in Maine and she gave me quantities on hand and then volunteered to order a case to hold for me until I was able to drive up to Maine and pick it up. You kiddin' me? When I do show up a week later she takes the time to talk about many of the new additions to the shelves and helps out a great deal on some of the Maine things that are kept in-State. Great info on quite a few Maine breweries and their sometimes unusual distribution patterns. As a topper, she provided a recommendation for one of the best lobster rolls I've ever had at Mike's down the street. This will be one of those places I find an excuse to hit up every month or so even though it's about an 80 or 90 mile jaunt. Damn fine establishment.

 1,734 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of byronic
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.22/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brewme
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Went there this past August (staying @ a hotel within walking distance), had been there before, about 2 years ago. Located in a small strip mall, just off Route 1. Traffic on Route 1 is epic during the summer, so plan accordingly. It is small, but has a nice, well organized selection, with lots of local proper brews. I found the staffected to be friendly, and knowledgeable.

 378 characters

Photo of ale2thechief
4.22/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Very arrogant employee when I stopped in on July 5th.i asked about availability of substance, epiphany and other locally crafted beers. Beer dude recited release schedules and informed me that these brews sell out in an hour. I understand this but it did not inspire him to engage in any beer talk about alternative selections or any banter at all. He simply walked away and joined his coworker behind the register. I did see ruination 2.0 in the cooler. Not wanting to take a cold 6 pack out of cooler to only sit in my car for many hours, I inquired of mr. Happy if they had a warm 6 of ruination. He then explained that cooling down a cold beer and then cooling it after it has warmed does no harm and that this belief that it does is a falsehood spread by Budweiser and their marketing team. Good to know but it did not answer my question if they had a warm 6 available. I thought someone looking to drink the beer sooner than I would want the last 6 from the cooler. Anyway, left tully's empty handed. Too bad one deuce employee harmed the overall quality exhibited by the stores wide range of beers on the shelf.

 1,118 characters

Photo of Budlum
4.22/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This unassuming store in a strip mall is hiding a great stash of beer. Their selection was great with plenty of Maine brews along with an expansive selection of imports. The staff is very knowledgeable about their current stock and beer in general.

 250 characters

Photo of rjp217
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stop here every time I am in the area. Excellent staff and selection. As good as I have seen in Maine. If it comes to Maine she has it.

135 characters

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jmilo64
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jeed
4.92/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of WesFoxlove
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SomethingClever
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Fantastic people work here and will point you in any direction you could go. seriously the guys working in there have basically tried all the beers. Very nice selection hitting the Maine beer Company beers they have them! Want Marshall Wharf...Marshall Who yea very limited Distro hit them up. Want Bissell Brothers? you may find it here, call ahead though. Moat Mountain beers, SoMe Beers, Rising Tides, Bar Harbor Brewing, Cambridge Brewing, Narragansett brewing, some small growlers of Funky Bow brewing, then the big boys Stone, Founders, Victory, Sixpoint, Jolly Pumpkin, Thirsty Dog, UNITA, there are a ton more more that I'm forgetting.

anyway if you are in a 1 hour radius they are worth going too!

 711 characters

Photo of Johncnh
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of IPAdress
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is amazing.

Staff very friendly, great advice and knowledge, eager to help.

Amazing selection of Craft beer, I was mainly looking for Brew Dog and Dogfish Head, and they had pretty much everything including seasonal and limited releases as well.

They did have an amazing selection of import too, Belgium, Germany, Uk, etc.

Will absolutely go back!

 362 characters

Photo of canonguy14
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kinger86
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

In addition to an excellent selection, Tully's has a stellar atmosphere and very high quality service. The staff is always proactive in helping each and every customer, whether it's explaining various styles of beer or making recommendations based on personal tastes. Selection is very good and prices are fair and reasonable. They also update their Facebook page every time a new beer comes in making it extremely convenient for their customers. I'd highly recommend Tully's if you find yourself in the southern Maine area in need of some quality craft beer!

 559 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of coombski
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of redleaves
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

First off this is the cleanest beer store I've ever been in. Selection was excellent, best German section I've ever seen as well. Pricing was typical for Maine. The cashier was helping me the whole time, very friendly and knowledgeable. Told me about some rare stuff, particularly 120 minute he had in the back room. Glanced at the wine and it was a very decent selection of stuff that you don't find everywhere. Huge glass section and lots of cigars, I smoke a lot of cigars, and they have some good stuff. Again clean and inviting, very pleasant. Singles out of 6 packs! love that, not enough stores do that. this place will be a regular stop for me.

 652 characters

Photo of mjstacker
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I love stopping at random bottle shops and hunting for the rare finds, it's my kind of "hunting" so-to-speak. At Tulley's "hunting" is useless because the selection is so ridiculous I surpassed my budget in less then five minutes. Picture a 5-year old running into Toys-R-Us, that was me this afternoon. Greatest shop I've ever been to. Cheers.

 344 characters

Photo of LeRose
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

We visited Tully’s for the first time while on a quick get-away to Ogunquit. It was recommended by a waitress as THE spot for craft beers. When we found the store, our feeling was "oh no...it’s a strip mall liquor store", but that was quickly replaced by "Oh my God, this is pretty darned fine". Selection was huge, well organized by style, sub-categorized by brewery. Lots of choices, and the very well-educated staff was quite helpful. This was a great experience versus the typical trip to the package store. Intelligent conversation about excellent beer in a nice, tidy store. Prices were OK - some things higher, some things lower than my local stores. An Ogunquit weekender isn't unreasonable for us, so definitely worth the couple of extra miles.

 757 characters

Photo of Archemedies
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in on way home from the Allagash brewery in Portland. Only 5 minutes off the highway. A nice clean and organized store. A little pricey though.

A lot of great beers from Maine here, as well as some great choices from around the US. A good selection of Belgians, but nothing I have not see before in Maine. There was also a good selection of German stuff as well. I ended up just stocking up on some Maine Beer goodies while I was there. There is also a nice selection of glassware for sale too.

The service there was nice. Seemed like a friendly store.

In all this store was a nice find, and I definitely will stop in again if I am in the area.

 657 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tully's Beer & Wine in Wells, ME
4.44 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe