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149 Westport Ave
Norwalk, Connecticut, 06851-5233
United States

(203) 847-2779 | map

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Added by Billolick on 12-08-2005

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Reviews by mltobin:
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3.4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

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Photo of rorjets
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Stopped by while in the area for work. As other reviewers mentioned, it is right across the street from the Original Stew Leonard's Dairy Supermarket on Rt 1 in Norwalk. Thought I would review it as it has been 5 years since the last written review.

Beer is still located in the back on the left hand side. There is a good selection of craft beers, mostly the more popular ones, but a few interesting breweies; so plenty to choose from. There is one rack that is specifically Connecticut breweries, which you would have had a hard time doing just a few years ago. Has a very good selection of the bigger CT breweries, such as Two Roads, Half Full, Stony Creek and Hooker, along side some of the smaller ones, such as Relic, Hanging Hills, Overshores, DuVig & Thimble Islands. They also had several cases of Lawson's Super Session Ale #8, which has recently been released. Unfortunately there was none in the cooler, disappointing for a beer that should be kept cold.

There are two coolers with beer, but the main one is dominated by the Bud Coors Miller beers, and there craft beer subsidiaries such as Goose Island. Then there is a small cooler for singles. It was split 60/40 between the big boys and craft beers. One thing that was lacking was the bombers. There were a single row of them that I could find.

I ended up buying a mixed six to try some local brews I don't often see near my home. I would definitely stop by this store when I am in the area again.

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Photo of dbthom123
3.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Mersh
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of garfscores
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Bright and well lit. Clean store. Beer is all the way on the left side of the store. Craft is in the left most aisle. Next aisle is bmc and the like. Back has one cooler mixed with some craft. Selection is pretty good with just about everything that is big right now. Imperial stout trooper: they had an entire display full of it. Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout plenty on the shelf. Founders bottled within the last month; imperial and breakfast stout. Great bottle selection.

Super pricey, though. Some of the prices were a good $4 more than ninety 9 bottles.

Staff are super friendly. Seem to know a little about beer.

I feel like this place has improved immensely in the past few months. Prices are a bit gaudy, but selection is fantastic.

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Photo of Jesstyr
3.65/5  rDev +2%

With their recent expansion that have significantly improved their selection - adding more big bottles, and a lot more craft beer. Pricing is still the best in the Norwalk area - great to see!

BevMax is exactly what you'd expect from the name - a warehouse of beer, wine and liquor. Hopefully their current renovation will mean an increase beer craft beer selection, because now its primarily a place to get liquor and cheap beer.

Service staff are a plenty, but not particularly interested in helping, nor particularly knowledgeable. If you want to get a 24 of miller lite, this is the place to go, but if you want to try a new Belgian, keep looking - Stew's upgraded selection and the new Ninety9 Bottles are the place to go.

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Photo of Billolick
3.4/5  rDev -5%

This is a fairly typical Connecticutt wine/booze/beer outlet, with the emphasis on the first 2. The beer is "in the back" . Its located just a few hundred yards from the Stew Leonards in Norwlk, not far from route 95. The brew is housed on a couple of large metel shelves and also in the rear cooler. Nothing very interesting or hard to find, but they do carry a few selections of Brooklyn, Harpoon, Allagash, Ommegang, etc and a smattering of the expected Brit and Germanic imports. The highlight of the visit was a few bottles of Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner. An employee told me they do get some Thomas Hooker varieties in sometimes. If you go to Stew's for food for the family, this place may be worth a pop in.

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BevMax in Norwalk, CT
Place rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 7 ratings