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Cork & Keg International

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3 Ratings

Type: Store

730 Main St S
Southbury, Connecticut, 06488-4239
United States

(203) 264-8877

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Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Located a bit past Denmo`s in Southbury, Connecticut on Main Street South, right next to Adam Broderick Salon.
Smallish wine & liquor store with a good beer area.
Some six-pack and four-pack from American craft breweries. As well as a decent amount of bombers available. Rogue, Arcadia, Lagunitas, North Coast, Weyerbacher, Pennichuck, and others are represented. In addition to these, some belgians, westmalle, scaldis, orval, are also available. And they also have macro beers available in all the typical sizes.

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Photo of Blowfatty23
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

I've only been coming to this store for the past few months or so but from what I can tell, it's doing pretty well for itself.

Despite having the appearance of just being a wine shop, the beer selection is getting to be more and more impressive.

They carry Chocolate Stout and Imperial Stout from Rogue, Grand Cru, and a good variety of Dogfish Beers.

I was in the store a few days ago and the beer manager told me that they would be getting Oak Aged Yeti and Old Ruffian within a couple of days. The people there are very helpful. Whenever I can't find what I want, they offer to order it in for me though they are somewhat hindered by Connecticut's laws relating to alcohol.

I was suprised by one thing that no other stores seem to do. When I bought a Ten Penny Ale, they actually gave me a free glass from the company with the purchase. Most places tend not to do that even though I suspect they all get the same gifts to hand out.

As well as the first post, I also noticed the display of 12 oz. beers in the front of the store. Above those beers is a sign that states "Make your own six-pack" and the black lines on those beers seem to be to distinguish them from other beers in the store so that no one puts another beer in the make your own section.

One more thing... living in Newtown, it's hard to find a good place close by in the Newtown/Danbury area so it's nice to have an alternative.

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Photo of Hautacam
3.85/5  rDev -3%

I have been here a few times in the last couple of years and wasn't very impressed, but they must have a new beer manager now, or have at least made the decision to improve the craft beer selection.
It is primarily a wine store. But today when I stopped in there was a huge increase in store space devoted to beer. Lot's of singles available, mostly Euro stuff...there were some American micros singles up front , but by the dusty appearance of the High and Mighty XPA and the Harpoon Oktoberfest, I decided to pass on any of them...there was a mysterious permanent marker line across the cap of each one....??
There is a large selection of good 750's...Allagash, Jolly Pumpkin, Dupont.. and sixers of Belgians and other Euro brews along with Great Divide, Ommegang,...impressed with the increase in shelf space. Still not on par with Mountview or Southington , but for Southbury...? Not Bad.
There were stacks of 12 packs of popular Americans...Sierra Celebration...Magic Hat..Smutty IPA, etc.
Also , a special room with Thomas Hardy Ales , some expensive Allagash's and JW Lee's.
The guy stacking beer was pretty friendly, asked if I needed help and we talked a little.
They are headed in the right direction. I hope that the community will respond with positive feedback and sales , so it gets even better.

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Cork & Keg International in Southbury, CT
Place rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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