Kelly's Package Store

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653 Main St
Dalton, Massachusetts, 01226-1613
United States

(413) 684-0870 | map

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Added by billybob on 12-02-2006

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Photo of SourThomas
4.63/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I love beer and certainly sour beers, wild beers and lambic/gueuze are my favorite. This kind of beer is for me the most difficult to get because it is a niche craft beer and let me tell you they have got plenty of it at Kelly's Package Store. The store is very big and sells plenty of other beer, wine and liquor and is always clean and well stocked. Their staff is very friendly and helpful and they are quite knowledgeable about Sours(many places do not even know what sour beer is). They have the best selection in the Dalton/Pittsfield area that I have found so far and I've lived here for several years. Most important for me is value and Kelly's is consistently low or even with the prices I find anywhere else, go there and try a sour next time you are in the area.

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Photo of IGotBeerWorts
5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Oh man, where to begin. Kelly's is simply the most fun, friendly, and knowledgeable with the best and biggest selection around.

I know of no other place that has informative and fun sit-down craft beer classes, video chats with brewmasters, brewers, and brewery presidents from across America and Europe, a huge home brew contest (I heard it was bigger then anything west of Worcester?), craft beer kegs galore, a mega beer class that I got to try $450 worth of beer (if I bought just 1 of everything) at, AugtoBeerFest, Punkin'Chuggin', Black Friday Man Cave, and a slew of special tastings / events.

On top of all that, they have the largest and best craft beer selection around, definitely the biggest one in the Berkshires so it's no surprise to me the were voted as Best of the Berkshires. Massive dry beer selection includes the everything from saisons to sours.

Beyond all the beer and events, there is the Kelly family and crew as they like to be called. I support small, local businesses in any way I can and the Kelly family has set the bar high for community involvement.

They know a ton about craft beer, are super friendly and helpful, have the best selection around but the icing on the cake is the tremendous community involvement and I support that. Kelly's is always helping some one and I know that whenever I spend money, a portion is always going to a neighbor or family who needs a little boost.

(I tend to go on about businesses that do things for the community i.e. Moe's review)

Cheers Kelly's!

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Photo of JerryK
5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I attended both of the beer classes presented by Andrew and Jason back in October and again in November for the Mega Beer session. These guys presented the classes in both a professional and fun way. The classes certainly brought me out of my same ol beer shell and introduced me to more quality beers. I now even drink an occasional stout which I never would have considered in the past. Thumbs up for these classes and hope that Kelly's Package Store continues down this path. Friendly personnel, and a HUGE variety of beer, wine and liquor and chesses. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS!!!

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Photo of joey6packs
4.59/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped in because i've heard great things about the American craft brew selection so i thought i'd give it a shot on my way through the area.

The store front from the road looks tiny but once you pull into the parking lot it reveals about 175 yards worth of liquor store.

Very attentive staff, i was greeted right away and got plenty of explanations on beers i was curious about. they had over twenty cooler doors with like 11 or 12 for craft beers. they also had a wall of shelves opposite the cooler that must have had 250-300 beers of the single 22 oz variety.

Awesome experience, I'll be stopping every time i travel rte 9.

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Photo of stokesiegk
4.9/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped in today to look for a something I hadn't tried. The selection was incredible. All local craft brewers were well represented, plus several out of state options. I settled on a four pack of Great Divide's Yeti Stout. As per usual, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They have even added a full selection of artisan cheese and bread to go with your beer, wine, or liquor choice. They also have a schedule of events which include several tastings and representatives from brewers and distillers coming to give detailed explanations of their products. Kelly"s is always worth a stop.

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Photo of inanity
5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped in here for the first time in years, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the store has doubled in size, with fully half the store dedicated to beer. One of -if not THE- best selections in western ma.
Staff very helpful and attentive, answering questions and offering suggestions. As stated by another user, I was told to contact via phone or email any beer requests, and they would do their best to get it in stock.

Fantastic beer experience, highly recommended. It was way too easy to spend lots of money at once here!

And update: I've been bringing my wife, and occasionally my kids, into Kelly's for several months now, and we've sort if adopted this place, and staff, as a 2nd home and family. Jason and Andrew specifically ALWAYS go above and beyond, making sure to point out -and in many cases, set aside- new beers they know I'll like. SHOP AT KELLY'S, you won't regret it!

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Photo of Stimack
4.15/5  rDev -11.5%

Stopped off at Kelly’s today to pick up some Berkshire and Stone brews. The place is somewhat small and the area where the beer is located take up 4 or 5 coolers but the selection is pretty good. They have all of the Berkshire brews and a number Opa-Opa brews. The guy that was working probably owned the place, real nice guy. Gave me his card and said that I can call at anytime with a request and he will put in an order, which puts this place over the top in my book. I guess he does a lot of interaction with the owner of the Old Forge, which is the best beer bar in this area of (IMO) Massachusetts. Not the largest selection but with them willing to put in a order that makes up for that. Over all a good experience.

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Photo of billybob
4.45/5  rDev -5.1%

kelly's package store inc. is a third generation family owned business owned and managed by john kelly. the store has four sections of cooler for micro brew and import beers with one section for the larger singles of beer including growlers from the local brewery. holiday baskets can be made with your favorite beer, wine, or liquor. john is always willing to take a request for special items and the people there friendly and knowledgeable. the store is always clean neat and well stocked with plenty of parking space.

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