Tully's Beer & Wine

BA SCORE
97
world-class

82 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(207) 641-8622 | map
tullysbeerandwine.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
8.58%
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by ToasterChef:
Photo of ToasterChef
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%

I was trying to find a bottle of Southern Tier's oak aged Unearthly, which was recently released in the area. Seeing that Tully's was having a Southern Tier tasting, I e-mailed to ask if they would hold on to a bottle for me. Through some very friendly correspondence, I arranged to pick up a bottle on Saturday. When I arrived, I discovered that they were in the middle of their aforementioned beer tasting. They let me jump in, even though I was late, and let me start from the beginning (the lighter ales, not the stouts the rest of the group were tasting). After the tasting, I got my bottle of oak aged Unearthly and spent a few minutes looking over the selection before paying.

My regular bottle shop is RSVP in Portland, so I'll base all my judgements on that. The store area is much smaller than RSVP, but more than half the store is dedicated to beer, nearly all craft products. I saw numerous bottles I've never seen for sale in Portland. Tully has the best beer selection in Maine that I have seen. There's also plenty of glassware, wine, and other goodies.

As I alluded to above, the service was top notch. The ladies there had no idea who I was, but were eager to hold a bottle for me without requiring any more information than my name. I'm sure if they hadn't been busy with the beer tasting, someone would have approached me to ask if I needed help. The tasting was lead by employees (no Southern Tier rep was available to lead the session), and they were all very knowledgeable in beer. I bet they could answer any questions I had.

I wish this store was a bit more convenient for me to shop at often, but even with the long drive, I'll definitely be back.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Located in Wells, just about 5 minutes away from RT 1, this nice little store that has a lot of options for singles that don't look like they've been sitting there too long. The store itself seems well kept and the service was pretty good as well. Nice selection of glassware in the front of the store. Hombrewing equipment and ingredients are in the middle of the store. If I lived closer, I'd probably be making this a go-to store of mine.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really great store off historic highway Route 1.

Nicely laid out inside with a lot of beer. One of my favorite features also is that there is a lot of single broken up items here, and many are not that old either. I love variety in singles and this place is full of them.

There's a very good selection of local Maine items, but the highly coveted items go fast. Service is also very nice here, a woman helped me out who might be the owner and was very knowledgeable about the products for anything I asked. Selection is a little more basic, but strongly excels on local items which is key for me looking for something different outside where I live.

They even sell a little bit of homebrewing ingredients and equipment to boot!

Fantastic place and a great stop that's very worthy if you are in the area.

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Photo of byronic
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brewme
4.43/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of ale2thechief
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Budlum
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of rjp217
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WesFoxlove
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SomethingClever
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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!

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Photo of Johncnh
4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of IPAdress
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

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Photo of canonguy14
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Kinger86
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of redleaves
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Tully's Beer & Wine in Wells, ME
4.43 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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