Kindred Spirits & Wine

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3.85/5
5 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2480 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06825-2406
United States

(877) 419-4637 | map
ctwineauthority.com

Notes:
Formerly Black Rock Wine & Spirits

Added by Zodijackyl on 07-08-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
pDev:
23.38%
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Patbrown2
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Small-ish selection

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Photo of brewtechnik
3/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Meh....very small selection of hand picked craft brands, but nothing whaleish - just the usual suspects.
Evil Twin, Weyerbacher, New England, Stone, DFH, Maine Beer Co. Etc... Maybe worth stopping if in the neighborhood, but don't go out of your way. Friendly Staff though, and decent Whiskey selection!
Cheers!

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Photo of suckerforvolunteering
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I am a big fan of the service at Black Rock Wines. It is a shame that it such a drudge to shop there. First of all, you need to wade through people smoking in front of the store to get in. YUCK.

Lights are dreary and the store doesn't have any pizazz at all. Feels like a 7-11 on the inside.

Selection is ok and pricing is where it should be.

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Photo of Beeryeyedbugger
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Agree with the first reviewer.

This place has a solid selection including beers that are "off the beaten path".

The employees are friendly, helpful, and into "the knowledge", they will definitely talk beer, spirits, and wines with you.

Good place to pick something up and have an interesting conversation. I've definitely had some great discoveries here.

Its not screamingly obvious from the road, but definitely worth a visit, and making your local off premise.

Great Chinese next door too!

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Photo of Zodijackyl
5/5  rDev +29.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Black Rock is simply the best place for craft beer in Fairfield county. The beer manager, Joe, makes sure that everything coming in is extremely fresh. They always have at least one person there who knows the beer well - they love beer and they try everything that comes through as well as keeping up on what will be available and what is fresh.

There is nowhere else like this - they have mentioned that they turn down the majority of what distributors have in order to only stock and sell fresh beer. A hophead's dream, for sure.

They have limited retail space - a few fridge-fronts and one shelf to the side, but they make the most of it. While they try to keep a couple favorites in stock, they rotate heavily based on what is fresh, which makes it enjoyable to stop in regularly. They stock the best beers that are available, and regularly have things that are hard to find elsewhere, but only when they're fresh.

The prices are very fair, inexpensive compared to most places. Unbeatable when you factor in that you'll never get an old beer here.

It's a small place, but they do have a sizable basement and the back of the fridges packed with stuff. Great prices, freshness, and staff make it enjoyable, and the constant turnover makes it fun for any beer lover each time you're there. Simply the best.

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Kindred Spirits & Wine in Fairfield, CT
Place rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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