Spirited

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

18 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

444 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-2902
United States

(800) 946-3988 | map
spirited-wines.com

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Added by SeanTucker on 08-15-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
6.9%
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I popped into this store mostly focused on wine, as the name should lead anyone to understand, while on an afternoon drive through the Berkshires.
The store is laid out fairly well and its`overall quality is higher than most of its` peers. Once you come across the beer, you will see plenty of MA brewers like Clown Shoes, Element, Jack`s Abby, etc. Quite a bit of beer from other parts of the country and the rest of the world too. And when you are done choosing the beer, they have some nice cheese that you can buy as well and of course wine and liquor.
The staff was helpful and friendly, although not too aware of the craft beer world, no biggie. Prices were fair for the area. Would recommend stopping in for anyone in the area.

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Photo of TwinCreator
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is a great gem hidden in your everyday shopping plaza. I stopped in one day in my travels thinking this was just any other liquor store and boy was I surprised! The beer selection is great - they carry quite an assortment and I've not been let down yet! The prices are great - even on your everyday beers like Bass Ale - pricing is great!

I now stop in here almost weekly and have not been disappointed. The staff is wonderful and they even have great cheeses and meats. The staff has a great knowledge of the product too which is crucial to me. They don't hire high school kids who just ring you up - they really know the products and will spend time helping you if need be.

The wine selection is pretty good too though I go straight to the beers. Definitely a must visit! Bravo Nejaime's!!!

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Photo of shueyy
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Thank God for the pervious reviews on BA or I would have never found this gem. I was drinking some Founders Double Trouble down the road at Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA. and want to find a quality beer store in the area. After finding some great reviews of Nejaime's I made my way up RT 7. I wasn't disappointed who would have knowing behind all the quality wines and liquor would be the beer isle from heaven.
Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale, Avery Mephistophetes, Founders Devil Dancer mixed in with some many other regional beers it was hard to choose which style I wanted to go with. None the less I couldn't decide so I bought quite a few hard to find in NY beers.
The cheese and meat selection was incredible as I grabbed some Serrano ham and Old Chatham Sheepherding cheese.
If you are in the Berkshire this is a must stop for serious beer drinkers.

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Photo of polishkaz
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow! I can't believe this place is in Lenox but I am sure glad work causes me to go by this gem at least once a week. Store is set up really well. They had some nice looking cheeses and meats that I didn't really get to interested in but the store smelled good and they all looked good. Extensive Wine and liquor selection as well. Picked up a bottle of Ardbeg Alligator for a friend while there. Anyway, I really went for the beer and boy was I stoked by the selection.

I walked out with a 2007 Drie Fontenien Oude Kriek, some Beer Here, Nebraska, Evil Twin, Lost Abbey Deliverance, Amager Bryghus, De Proef and HaandBryggeriet.

Things I saw but didn't buy: Tons of Mikkeller, De Struisse, Stillwaters, Anchorage, Brooklyn Black Ops, Founders Devil Dancer, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Belgians, American Micro's and tons of other great stuff.

Talk about service too. I spoke with the beer manager Sean for 30 minutes about beer. He really knows his stuff, does a great job ordering a good selection and was very personable. Gave me his card and I will definitely be going back. Hopefully those of you that read this think it's too far to make a trip but I'll tell you it's worth it. Just don't pilfer all the goodies because i'd like to go back in a few weeks and spend another $100+.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I never expected to have one of the best beer-shopping experiences of my life in Lenox, Massachusetts, of all places. But here it happened.

After finding a listing for this place on BA and driving by it, I also found out that the motel we were staying at is barely 300 yards away. Sweet! We go in and there is one long, narrow aisle for beer. But what an aisle!!

Ton of Mikkeller, including the entire single-hop collection and barrel-aged black hole plus the elusive 1,000 IBU. Evil Twin, Nogne and other Scandinavians; Harvest Ale, Le Cocq Stout '08, Baladin.

Check out the amazing Belgian stuff, from Rodenbach and St Bernardus to obscure sours like Gueuze Tilquin and the De Proef collaborations with Terrapin and Sly Fox.

From the US, beers I have never or rarely seen in the East Coast like Boulevard, Lost Coast (Deliverance, finally a good one), Port Brewing. Also: Founders Devil Dancer, Firestone Parabola, Middle Ages Druid Fluid and locals from White Birch, Cisco and Pretty Things.

Probably my favorite thing was finding a reasonably-priced 4-pack of Dark Horse Plead the 5th. Do I love that stout! And how earth did it make its way to Massachusetts??

Besides all this, the store is large enough to hold a huge selection of wine and selection, as well as great cheeses and charcuterie. But probably the best of it all was the beer nerd that came around offering help. He knew his stuff like nothing else and was clearly proud of working there (unlike many a beer store employee I've come across in my travels).

We chatted for a while, I spent a little fortune and left happy. The wine-beer-and-cheese party with the wife at the motel down the road was nothing short of memorable.

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Photo of rbastone
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%

Dropped in on a visit to the Berkshires. Good selection of locals (e.g., Wachusett, People's Pint, Barrington). Decent overall selection of domestics (macro well represented - but some good micros including Bear Republic, Stone, Left Hand). Short on Belgians/Belgian Style - but you can surely find something along those lines (Flying Dog Raging Bitch, St. Bernardus Abt 12).

Very helpful/knowledgeable staff - offering a tasting of Vertical Epic 10/10/10 while I was there.

Nice selection of wines, cheese and crackers as well.

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Photo of Beercub
4.35/5  rDev 0%

I live near this store and go there 3 times per week on average. The selection is excellent and is the best you're going to find in far western MA (Berkshire county). The prices are in line with what you'd find at Table & Vine, and better than what you'd find anywhere in the Albany area, so I find them to be reasonable. The craft IPAs there are likely to be fresher than what you'd find at some of the competing stores in the area, so I find that to be a very big plus. The beer manager is also friendly and very knowledgeable about the beers and is eager to tell you what's new and make suggestions. My only complaint would be that the wine in the store takes up too many aisles. The beer "space" is very cramped compared to the wine spaces and it's a little difficult to scan the offerings when there are more than 1 or 2 people in the space.

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Photo of cbsbyte
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%

This review is for the Nejaimes on 444 Pittsfield Rd (Rt7/20) Lenox, and not the store in Lenox Center. This is the larger of the two stores, but still small. It is located in a small shopping center off Rt 7 north of Lenox center. The store carries a good selection of wine, and spirits. They also sell cheeses and bread/crackers. The staff is pretty knowledgeable about their products including the beer. Now the beer selection is decent for the store. They have a your typical selection of craft beers in the frig; Stone, Dogfish, Rouge, and also a selection of local brewers; BBC, Barrington Brewing, People's Pint. The import section is the smaller with the basic Spaten, Dos XXX, Guinness, Bass & etc. On the isle there are room temp stouts, ales and cases of beer. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are fair but can be expensive. Look for sales.

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Spirited in Lenox, MA
4.35 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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