Manchester Discount Beverage

very good

14 Ratings

Type: Store

380 Depot St
Manchester, Vermont, 05255-9703
United States

(802) 362-4075 | map

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Added by telejunkie on 07-24-2008

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by merc7186:

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Photo of rodmanfor3
2.26/5  rDev -41.5%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

I was not quite as impressed as some other reviewers have been. Small craft section in a store with liquor and wine didn't really feature anything that I was psyched to see - saw some breweries we don't get in NY but the more intriguing products were too old to compel purchase. Walked out with an Enjoy By and nothing more. I guess if it's all you've got, it would be a decent store but I was disappointed after reading such positive reviews online.

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Photo of sippingsunshine
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great store with good selection. Was able to pick up lunch and grapefruit sculpin on my first visit. I live west of the river but always visit when I'm in the area.

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Photo of CTJman
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Blueapollo420
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Good selection good people and good cigars and right in town too, doesn't get much better than that.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Not the friendliest staff, but I've definitely walked out with some great stuff from this place. It's a long haul from the usual meccas in the northern part of the state, but as long as it's on my travel route, I'll always stop in here during my VT trips.

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Photo of Flashy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of nopucophop
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a very good beer store for Vermont. What is even better is the guy in charge of the beer will do anything and everything to try and fill requests. Keep in mind people that VT gets hardly any allocation at all. Don't think you are going to find Black Albert or Cantillon just laying around. I also like that they have a very active Facebook page so you can be up to date with new arrivals. It is a little trek for me to get there but with the great prices and friendly atmosphere the trip is always worth it.

A couple of examples of selection Allagash, McNeils, Rock Art, Harpoon, De Glazen Toren, Ommegang, Smuttynose, DFH, Stone,...

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Photo of Hautacam
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

I think that the selection here has improved in the last few years. I stop in once a year on ski trips to find some local brews. This time I couldn't get the Otter Creek RIS because some dude from CT bought it out...I would have left a few. ( it is available in CT). The selection is not huge by any means , but there were several Rock Arts and Otter Creeks, etc. I also found a bottle of DFH Theobroma....yeah, no shit....all by itself, looking lonely. Stone Vertical '08 was only $6 something a bottle so I picked up a few. Talked with one of the beer guys there and he was friendly.
I think that this is the place in Manchester for beer.

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Photo of lehows
4/5  rDev +3.6%

This is the only beer store I know of in this area and have been here several times. The beer is straight and to the left when you walk in, wine and liquor to the right. There is also lotto and cigarettes, etc. The beer selection is small but very solid. They carry a lot of local and regional beers, everything from Rock Art to some Shipyard. The 750 and Belgian selection was good. I was stoked to find Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner, which I cant get back in New York. I stocked up on a bunch of great local beers and the prices are very reasonable. It's definitely a must stop in you are in the area or passing through.

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Photo of telejunkie
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

I live in the area so Manchester Discount is my local beer store. Just about a year ago, they started to carry craft beers beyond Long Trail, Otter Creek & Magic Hat. Their greatly expanded beer selection includes all the Vermont offerings like Rock Art, McNeils & Trout River. They also have a decent import selection from Belgium, Britain & Czech and Unibroue. They have a good domestic craft selection for what is distributed in the area: Dogfish, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, SAdams, Flying Dog, Allagash to name a few. They also have a nice seasonal, specialty bomber selection.
They did carry several bottles from Jolly Pumpkin for a while, but unfortunately they have disappeared from the shelves

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Manchester Discount Beverage in Manchester, VT
3.86 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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