Maryland Farms Wine & Spirits

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Maryland Farms Wine & SpiritsMaryland Farms Wine & Spirits

Type: Store

101 Creekside Xing Ste 800
Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027-1082
United States

(615) 376-9945 | map

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Added by ckeegan04 on 08-02-2008

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by ckeegan04:
Photo of ckeegan04
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%

Rating this compared to other options in Nashville.

Maryland Farms is primarily a wine/liquor store, but they do have a few big shelves full of a nice selection of high ABV beers. Due to wonderful TN law they only have beers that are 6% or higher. Great selection of all your Belgians available in TN including Chimay, Westmalle, and Rochefort. Rather wide selection of other imports including Aventinus, Hitachino, Ayinger, Samuel Smiths, etc. Great Stone slection in addition to Great Divide, Pyramid, Rogue, DFH, Abita, and Boulder Beer amongst others. Everything has always been fresh and well organized.

The employees there have been very helpful whenever I have had questions. It is an easy place to get to on Old Hickory just off of I-65. It is also right next to Old World Leaf & Ale which has a nice selection of low ABV beers so you can stock up on both.

Overall a great place and worth the quick trip down to Brentwood if you are in Nashville beer hunting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of FanofHefe
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Stopped in for a few beers tonight. Have been here on several visits to the area before. Overall, I feel that their selection has decreased over the past couple of years. They used to have the beer selection at the front of the store, with some refrigerated selections in the back. Now they have one self in the back with American craft beers on one side and imports on the other side. Average selection at best.

They have offered me case pricing in the past and offered to get cases in when I visit if I call ahead, so their service is good. But, their selection has decreased over the past couple of years.

The prices are good overall. No gouging here. Probably hurts that DFH has stopped distributing to TN (as far as selection) and the odd TN laws about high abv beers.

Great wine selection but the beer selection is waning. Need more emphaisis here.

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Photo of Brianito
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%

I had decided to take an afternoon and hit 6 or 7 stores around the Nashville area to do reviews for BA and my own site. Maryland Farms Wine & Spirits was the first stop and I had high hopes based on the previous review. I can only assume things have changed.

Maryland Farms only carries >6% beers (lower ABV beers are next door at Olde World Leaf and Ale). Their beer area is near the front of the store and is your average, wide bookshelf-sized space you see in most of the liquor stores around here. They also have a cooler door in back dedicated to beer. The thing that was odd was that for the most part there were only 1 or 2 of each beer. One Maredsous 8, one Maredsous 10, one of this, two of that, one, one, get the idea. Sometimes you'd find three of something, like the Stone IRS. Perhaps I was just there on an off day or they were about to restock so the shelves seemed...depleted. It just felt like they stocked beer because they had to. The selection wasn't bad, but based on other stores in the Nashville area it is average at best.

There was also an incident that left me puzzled. After perusing their selection, I approached the counter where I explained that I was doing some reviews and asked if I could take a picture or two. The cashier went to an office-looking room and I heard him relating what I said to another person. A gentleman came out and asked me "What site is this for?" I told him that I was doing reviews for and my own Tennessee-area beer site. He replied, "I think we'd rather not." While not unfriendly, it came off somewhat dismissive. I politely thanked him and proceeded to shop a bit before leaving.

I understand that sometimes stores don't wish to have pictures taken for security reasons or whatever, but if this was the case he would have said that up front instead of asking what website the review was for. I just got the impression that if I had said the review was for things would have been different. Not a big deal, but it left a sour taste.

Final thoughts:

I can't recommend going to Maryland Farms Wine & Spirits. The selection is average compared to other Nashville area "goto" places and I just didn't get a good beer vibe. Please check it out for yourself if you're in the neighborhood. But there are much better options.

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Maryland Farms Wine & Spirits in Brentwood, TN
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