Bert's Better Beers


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Bert's Better BeersBert's Better Beers

Type: Store

1100 Hooksett Rd
Ste 105
Hooksett, New Hampshire, 03106-1073
United States

(603) 413-5992 | map

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Added by Bierman9 on 08-20-2009

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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by Doshkin:
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4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This store is an absolute gem. The clerk welcomed me and my friends warmly and offered full assistance with anything we needed. He knew exactly when to lend help and otherwise let us browse. If the three of us gathered in one section with puzzled faces searching for a particular beer, he would chime in and guide us toward the beer we sought. He gladly accepted our opinions about some of his new beers that he'd yet to try, while responding with some great reviews of his own about beers we questioned. This man's clean appearance, knowledge, friendliness, and enthusiasm weighed heavily on my fond thoughts about this store.

The store isn't huge, but for a store entirely dedicated to beer, it seemed the perfect size. Unfortunately, if my friend didn't know the location of the store I probably would have overlooked it on my own. The layout has a nice flow that allows one to naturally wander through each isle without interfering with other patrons' shopping experience. Everything was organized in a very logical sense. You can go to each section of beer and find a beer you love and right beside it will be all of its competitors. This makes it very easy to decide on new beers to try.

The atmosphere was professional, clean, and cheerful. I remember the music being exactly to my taste and I sang along to each song while basking in the glory of all sorts of beer. This really is a kid-in-a-candy-shop type of feeling - my friends and I were having a great time. We made a big detour in our travels that day to visit this store, so we didn't stay nearly as long as we would have liked. Still, we spent a solid half hour to 45 minutes and left feeling like we had unfinished business.

The selection included much more than I expected, having never heard of the place before my friend brought me there. I had a hard time weeding out exactly what I wanted because I could have easily dropped hundreds of dollars and been very pleased with the beer that would have gotten me. I ended up with great selection of beers that I haven't even seen before. The gentleman working was kind enough to bag all of the beer my friends and I purchased into re-usable beer/wine bags that I've used ever since.

Overall I'd have to say this is one of the best beer stores from which I've had the pleasure of purchasing. I can't stress enough how much I appreciated the perfect attention (or lack thereof, when appropriate) that the gentleman working gave us. I really wish this store was closer to where I lived so that I could visit every week. I would truly recommend this store for anyone who desires to buy some great brews while taking pleasure in the whole experience of simply being in the store.

Best of luck to this store and I hope to visit again soon!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MRVermont
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Ambiance is beer store - nailed it. Service is okay, thought the attitude is rather conceited from certain folks. Selection is good, but lacking some of my most sought after brews, mostly due to poor distribution network. Value is mediocre, as the price is higher than others. Great place to have around though.

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Photo of Gsdmica
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This store is great, owner and staff are very helpful. A must go if you're in the area. They carry many hard to find and limited releases. Mix and match as well

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Photo of Beersnob79
4.06/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Was told by many of people that I HAVE to go there. Staff was super friendly but with the reputation they have....I was not impressed with the amount of out dated beers they had. I spent over 70 dollars in craft beers and thought they would all be fresh based on the stores reputation. I had to throw out 5 beers because they were undrinkable. But I know....Shame on me for not checking the best buy date. I know I know.... :/

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nofutureparttwo
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MacSon1982
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Very impressed. Good layout, and great selection.

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Photo of notascoolasyou
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.43/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Excellent selection, knowledgeable staff, but my only complaint is the prices. He seems to jack up the prices a bit, especially on the more rare beers.

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Photo of papat444
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of seanzig
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection. Single bottle/mix pack options. Bert is a really unique guy!

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Photo of Hik0
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of skcrowley
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jeed
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%

A real nice place that is very neatly organized and presented.

The selection is fairly good, with a good mix of local New Hampshire stuff. You will find the occasional Maine and Vermont stuff in here, but not the highly regarded and demanded stuff such as Alchemist for one thing.

Staff are really nice and knowledgeable. They will easily chat you up for any needs, or desires you may have. They know the product well and can answer pretty much anything, there will be no glassy eyed stares or I don't know kind of responses here. They are extremely helpful.

You wont find everything in the world here, but it's a decent basic selection, and well organized. Also I like the fact they have a shelf dedicated to "what's new" which is something I always love when shopping.

I will be stopping by again if in the area for sure.

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Photo of NHbeerguy
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of smanson56
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of 2ellas
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of sdaly3
3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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Bert's Better Beers in Hooksett, NH
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