Another Liquor Store

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10 Ratings
Another Liquor StoreAnother Liquor Store

Type: Store

311 Warwick Ave
Cranston, Rhode Island, 02905-2515
United States

(401) 785-0171 | map

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Photo of Samichlaus
1/5  rDev -72.8%

*UPDATE* 2/17/10 Don't even bother! This place is still selling stock from like two years ago. They barely order craft brews. The singles rack in the back has the same stuff on it that it always did, nothings moved. Everything is covered in a thick layer of dust and being sold at top dollar. No one there knows or cares about beer. It's too bad they still have a B average from the previous owners. I'd hate to see someone go there and give them business when there is I.M. Gan across the street! They have an old six pack of 2-6-0 Mogul, they haven't made that stuff in I don't know how long. They also have a bottle of Jiahu from '06 thats been sitting under the lights for god knows how long and they want $15 for it! No returns, no one knows anything. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

I had been by this store a hundred times. It looked like just another liquor store (no pun intended). Then after hearing about it at Track 84 and also a friend who worked at a different store, I stopped by. Man can they pack a lot of different beers into this little place. The craft beer is in a seprate aisle from the macros and the Belgians have their own endcap. A good place to catch a rare beer floating around once in a while. The owners are great guys, and the service is top notch. They make sure you get everything you need. The prices are great and with the mix-a-six 10% discount you can't go wrong.

a year later...
well... I used to really like this store. But, they fell off as far as I'm concerned. The prices are not very competitive, and the selection has really thinned out (I was gonna give this place a straight up bad review based on a visit a few months ago but the stock has improved and the guy working there informed me that they have a really slow winter and basically don't stock up in winter/spring. I don't know if that excuse really means much to me. If they kept stocked and competitive they might not have that problem). For example, I bought a six pack of Shipyard IPA and it came to almost $12 after tax, I could've saved about $2 if I went to I.M. Gan across the street. On the other hand I will still go here to try and find some rarities once in a while if I'm feelin' froggy :)

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Photo of roopy40
4/5  rDev +8.7%

The help is half of the time in the know. They have a good selection, but aren't competing well with I.M. Gan across the street. They do have some unique selections and their cost is sometimes better than other places. At times you are served a sample of a local brew and asked what you are looking for, other times you have to ask if there is stock of something you are looking for and told that whatever is out there is what they have. Overall, it is a stop that I make when shopping around for rare beers and I would certainly not complain about what they offer.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

A stone's throw from I M Gan in Warwick. Hadn't planned on stopping in, but I could literally see it from I M Gan. Small store, but had a fair selection of craft brews and a mix-a-six deal (10% discount). Mix-a-six was a little on the thin side, but not a terrible selection all and all. Several Boulder Beers, Southampton, Stone, Left Hand, Rogue, Avery, Victory and DFH brews and a few belgians. Definitely better than your average corner store, but needs more of a solid investment in the craft beer scene, particularly given proximity to I M Gan, which has a more diverse selection. I think there is something for everyone, but not enough diversity to have staying power.

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Photo of auxiliary
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Heard about the mix it 6 with 10% off and found the website too, so i had to check it out.
WOW. nice selction of brews. Saw Harpoon 100 barrel series, Sam Adams 2005 Harvest, Rogue's Chocolate Stout. Nice selection must check out the place if you are the area. 90% of the stuff had no prices so i wasn't sure how much some of the beers in pints were. Some hard to find stuff. Lot of stuff in the cold and dry stock.
I saw a few things I need to go pick up when I am in the area.
Both guys were freindly at the place.

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Photo of RhodyBrewzah
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

I do most of my weekend stock up here and as a newbie in the craft beer scene i found the service there to be very knowledgeable and friendly.

The "mix a six" is a great feature too, it helps to get a feel for the spectrum of craft brews. Its a nice thing that a lot of the craft stock is refridgerated and set apart from the commercial beers.

Definatly worth the stop if you're in the Cranston/Warwick area or even if its a little out of the way. Check this place out and you'll probably find yourself back there time after time.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%

Stopped in on my way back from Narragansett. Very unassuming from the outside. Looks like all they'll have are macros and booze. Once inside though, your eyes can only open wide as you gaze across the wonderful selection of beers. What I like about this store and a few others I've visited recently is that the macro selection is stored in a completely different fridge than the micro selection. Actually, the craft beer was in a cooler on the complete opposite side of the store, near the wine.

The staff was helpful and the place was very clean. Prices were reasonable.

Breweries in stock included: DFH, Victory, Southampton, Ipswich, Blue Point, Offshore, Cisco, Newport Storm, Three Floyds, Middle Ages, Rapscallion, Flying Dog, Southern Iter, T. Hooker, Trinity, Shipyard, and they had some Harpoon 100 barrel series.

Also some harder to find guys such as Raison D'extra ($8.95), Sam double bock, A trappist rack.

All in all a pretty decent place to check out. I was going for FFF, but unfortunately they only had the Sun Stout in stock. There was a space for Gumballhead, but of course they were all gone.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

Stopped in here on our way home from the 3Floyd's draft night at Track 84...thanks for the tip RI BA's.
Fairly easy to locate and well worth the trip if you love your US Brews...this place is stocked well.
You walk in and you can see the row of beers by the bomber shelf...towards the back right of the store.
The place is very clean with not one speck of dust on any of the bottles...that is a nice feeling in itself.
Selection, as mentioned is solid...not a ton of Belgian brews, but plenty to blow your paycheck on. Most notables were Clipper City's Loose Cannon, Peg Leg Imperial Stout, Middle Ages Hercules, Impaled Pale Ale, 3 Floyds Gumballhead, Robert the Bruce, Alpha King, Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout, and so many more.
Prices were can mix singles and same 10% on mixed sixers.
Service was friendly enough and was willing to answer any questions thrown at him.
Once again, a solid store packed with some of the finest US Brews thanks to the hard work of Frank @ Diversified Imports.
Recommend highly.

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Photo of crazyredwizard
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

I don't remember why I specifically stopped into this store one day instead of the one I had been going to just up the street but am I ever glad that I did. I stopped just to pick up a bottle of wine and was very impressed with their selection of beer. The thing that really caught my eye is the sign that said you could mix a six pack. This is great news for my beer bottle collection and for my wallet.

I've spoken to the owner a couple of times and as other people mentioned she is very excited about having a good selection and getting feedback from customers on what she should look for. This is now the first store I head for when I need to stock up on beer.

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Photo of vicrusso
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%

Since my first visit to this small establishment, over a year ago, I have been pleasantly surprised at the rapid influx of craft beers to their shelves. The owners and employees are all very friendly and eager listen and act on the customer's beer wants and suggestions. Another Liquor Store has become my go to place for craft beer in Rhode Island.

Craft beers are mostly separated from the macros with their own shelves and cooler. The mix-a-six program is a nice touch and great way to sample a variety. The Hooker line has been an excellent addition to their shelves with the Munich-Style Golden Lager being the latest. Breweries whose wares have shown up since the beginning of the year include Middle Ages, Franconia Notch, Great Divide, Anderson Valley, Dogfishhead, Three Floyds, Cooperstown, Offshore, Weyerbacher, Coniston, Salopian and Concord. The Ommegang line is always a presence plus many other domestic craft brews. I hear more imports will be on the way, current breweries include Unibroue, St.Peter's, Orval, Brouwerij Alken-Maes, Brauerei Weihenstephan, Brouwerij De Block-Joostens, Brasserie Belle-Vue and Lindemans.

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Photo of ybnorml
2.7/5  rDev -26.6%

edit 3-22-09
dropped quality to 3.0
dropped service to 2.0
dropped selection to 3.0
a change in ownership here ruined this store
no interest in craft beer here
only interested in pushing what ever bud is distributing
i don't even go here to play the lottery any more

This is a smallish crowded liquor store. The micros and imports ( read good beers) are on the shelf and in a cooler in the same aisle. There is a good selection of micros. Dogfish head, Cooperstown, Newport Storm, Offshore Ales, Sams, Harpoon and Hooker are well represented. Import section is the weak link at this time. But I did see a Bellvue Framboise which I never seen before in RI. Also you will find the Unibroue line in good shape. The staff are very eager to hear of other beers and are learning of what may or may not be available for sale in RI. The owner (Janet) is actively seeking and trying new beers for this store. Her focus is on local and american micros. She is quite happy with the The Hooker line which is doing so well. As the less successfull beers are culled some imports may take their place. Janet has a sincere desire make this store a place when one can find high quality beers. In a store 1/8th the size of the nearest liquor store (IM Gans) you just might find a better selection. Also you will find staff that want to help you get the beers you want if you live in this area.

Updated: 3/28/05
Old quality=3.5
Old service=4.0
Old selection=3.5
Make your own sixer now available here!
Also selection has grown.
I found a bottle of Unibroue Ephemere Cassis 750ml here could not find at Yankee Spirits.

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