Yankee Spirits

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Type: Store

376 Main St
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566-1057
United States

(508) 347-2231 | map
yankeespirits.com

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Reviews:
40
Ratings:
71
pDev:
10.53%
 
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Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

Decided to stop by Yankee Spirits on a recent Sunday afternoon. They don't open until 12:00 PM on Sundays, we arrived early with some time to kill. This place is an easy pit stop off of RT 84 on RT 20. You must go here. That's all I can say.

When the doors finally opened after a lengthy anticipated wait, I was ready to enter and explore. Yankee Spirits is a huge and almost overwhelming liquor store. There are some great hot sauce, cheese and other specialty options on the right side. There are massive amounts of wine and hard liquor. Grab a push cart and you are ready to go.

The beer selection is excellent, without question. It's almost too much if there is such a thing. There are major amounts of stacked warm cases, 12 packs and 6 packs. I also noticed a "make your own six pack" shelf. There were some nice options, but nothing that is too attractive (except for the 2004 Anchor OSA). My understanding is that you can make a 6 pack from any of the beers here, but I didn't take advantage of this option. This place has everything that you could hope for. From Belgians, German beers, micros, etc. They have it here.

I felt like I was in maze when I was here. That's how extensive Yankee Spirits is. Highlights from Dogfish Head, Victory, Anchor, Berkshire Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Bear Republic, Shipyard, Rogue, Thomas Hooker, Unibroue, Stone, Piraat, Cantillon and the list goes on and on. All I can say is stop by here if you find yourself on the RT 84 Connecticut/Massachusetts border and you want options galore for beer.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by here when visiting relatives nearby. Plenty of parking on this conveniently located place right off Route 20 right near I-84 and the Mass Pike. The store is massive from the inside. When you enter, there are rows and rows of liquor and wine. You have to go in the back to find their beer and its a lot of it. Lots of good Massachusetts and national beer places are all placed against the wall spreading out the entire length of the store; though near the end on the right were some imports. I walked back and forth and was pretty impressed with the selection. Ended up getting some Night Shift (local) and Prairie Artisan (not local). I didn't really ask for service, but i may have wanted to since i was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff there. I will say though they seemed very well staffed; lots of people on the floor walking around checking inventory and helping other customers and lots of workers at the check out lines. The only real downside was the kind of bland atmosphere to the facility. It was not too vibrant or eye catching. It felt like an old department store. I know that is not a huge issue with a place with great, quality selection, but it did lower points in the vibe category.

Overall, a fantastic place that has a great, easy to get to location more most New Englanders.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best place to find a large selection and some serious whales!

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

go there w/ the intention of spending a ton

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Photo of happyreefer
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of betterthanyourbeer
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Cant touch this place. if they dont have it...excluding specialty releases from local breweries...(which they have on and off too)....it doesnt exist in MA.

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Photo of ale2thechief
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here after a Tree House run. Trillium bombers in the cooler. Picked up Mettle, Congress Street. Beer guy came by and brought out additional Trillium from the back as customers inquired. Very cool. Also picked up Firestone Walker 4 packs. Single Cut and Stillwater also available. Incredible selection and proximity to Tree House makes this a must stop. Also, Trillium prices were same as at the brewery!

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Photo of xtonytx
4.39/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nice big selection that I was happy to see. Being from Pennsylvania, I was in Yankee Beer Heaven finding all types of Micros that I can not buy in PA.. Rock ON!

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in on a whim on my way to Tree House Brewing. Did not know what kind of experience awaited me. After finding my way to the craft section, I was blown away at the selection that sat in front of me. Cascade sours, some Lost Abbey, as well as a bevy of local offerings. The IPAs were all within date, which is a huge plus for this place. I would definitely stop again if Im ever on this side of the state again

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Photo of NJBeer265
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Walked in and it seems like its an old Marshalls. Huge wine selection and was able to find a few hard to find bottles my wife wanted. the cold beer selection is small but tons of room temp bottles on the back wall. Able to find some hard-to-find like Night Shift. Walked out with a trunk full.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.12/5  rDev -25.4%

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Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA
Place rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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