Andy's Market

4 Ratings

Type: Store

802 Bay Street
Taunton, Massachusetts, 02780
United States

(508) 822-1246 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2009

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jujigatame
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I'd been by this place several times but never stopped in until a few months ago. For what looks like just a regular unassuming neighborhood convenience store they have a nice selection of different beers.

There are multiple offerings from places like Stone, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, Victory and such, but also some one offs like a bottle of Harviestoun Old Engine Oil that I hadn't seen around at any of my other local spots. I also recall seeing bombers from Bear Republic and Avery. There are more that I can't name right now off the top of my head but I remember saying to myself more than once "Hey, I didn't think I'd find this here."

There's a fair choice of some more well known Belgian beers too with Chimay, St. Bernardus, Achel, Duvel and others. Aside from Duvel those aren't really my cuppa but nice to know I could find them nearby if I wanted to grab one.

The staff are friendly. Both times I've been there the owner said hello and introduced himself. Prices are reasonable. Definitely worth a look around if you're in the area.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Went in here for a visit due to a possible move to the area in the future and just wanted to see what it was like. I walked in and it's actually a nice old fashioned looking place. Kind of like an old "mom n' pop" place. Not very big place. A small little section where you can buy individual 12 oz. bottles (most of which are local), then a a little refrigerated section with some local growlers in it (Berkshire, Opa-Opa, ect.)

Then in the main section there's mostly wine and liquor. Off in the corner past the register is all the beer (or so I thought which I'll get to later). The selection was ok, mostly all local, or things form the North East (Berkshire, Boston Beer, Harpoon, Troegs, Shipyard, Pretty N THings, Opa Opa, Brooklyn, Southern Tier just to name a select few. Plenty of other heavy hitters like Stone, Rogue, Sierra Nevada. Plenty of decent European Imports that you can get, nothing too special, but atleast your average imports, Wytchwood, Oval, St Bernardius, Sam Smith and so on.

My first visit left me satisfied with what I saw and I decided to be on my way without purchasing anything. As I was about to the door, the cashier asked if he could help me with anything. I explained the reason for my visit and he pointed to the opposite corner of the store. He said that the Owner is a big craft beer fan and keeps more craft selection in past that door. I went and there was plenty more beer in essentially a refrigerated walk in closet. Much of what was in the non-refrigerated section with a few others. Plenty of cold 12 oz bottles, bombers and growlers. I found a couple of Cadillac Mountain Stouts, so I ended up leaving with one.

I don't know if the move would happen, but I'd visit again if I did. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of BeTheBall
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

The owner has a passion for craft beer, but it's a funny place to shop for it. It's what I consider to be a lottery and pack of Marlboro's convenience store, that happens to also have some good beer.
Some beers are displayed on the floor, left corner after the register. To find the jackpot though, you have to go in the walk-in cooler at the back of the store. It's really cold in there, so dress warmly. Many, many types of beer in there, and you can mix sixers. They have Stone, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Harpoon, Smuttynose, imports from Belgium and Germany, and many more (no Ommegang or Unibroue though).
While this store certainly doesn't have the selection of some of the larger stores in the Boston area, for a convenience store, you'll be amazed. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Andy's Market in Taunton, MA
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