Barb's Beer Emporium II

3 Ratings

Type: Store

27 Buttrick Rd
Londonderry, New Hampshire, 03053-3357
United States

(603) 425-6480

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Added by puboflyons on 08-08-2011

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

I happened to be driving through town and I spotted a sign for this place, so I figured I'd swing in. The store is set up really well, with plenty of space to mill around, and very easy stocked shelves for searching. The place was bright and clean, and there is a restroom, which is a bonus. The beer distribution in NH sucks, so the selection is basically what you will find in just about any craft beer store in the state. I spent a good twenty minutes looking around in there, and the person working was not overly helpful. Starting up conversation, she was nice enough, but didn't seem overly knowledgable about the products. I could be wrong, though...our interactions were minimal. I didn't try any of the food, although there are snack offerings available when you first walk in. Prices were reasonable. As I said before, the selection is basically the same as anywhere, so I likely won't venture all the way up there when there is a store down the road from me in Nashua. Nice enough if you live in the area, though.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I stopped here the other day because I was in the area and hadn't been yet. First off it is a little tricky to get to, you can see it from rt 102 but you have to pass it up and take a right onto rt 128 and take the first right, drive down the road and its a right into the parking lot. If you can make your way to the meat house you'll find it, it's right in front. Pick up some marinated steak tips while your there too. The selection is really good, they seem to carry most of what is available in NH. Curiously missing were White Birch, Squam Brewing, and Throwback that I noticed. Lots of singles, a walk in beer cave, etc. They have a small selection of food and condiments as well as some home brew stuff. Service was ok I guess. The young kid that was there said hi to me when I walked in. He didn't engage me any further and I didn't ask much of him either. Pricing seemed a bit high to me. 11 dollars for a four pack of hinterland or sixpoint, 7.50 for a smutty big beer. 10 bucks for smutty six packs, etc Honestly if I lived in the area I might stop in, but then again I could travel a bit further to the Beer Store, Jaspers, or the Drinkery for a more reasonably priced and probably better selection.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The beer business is booming for Barb as she has just opened her second store. It looks a lot like the first one with a large variety of labels, dry shelves in the center of the store and coolers around the walls. There is a walk-in refrigerated area for 12 packs and cases. Mix and match is acceptable. It is a tad tricky to find unless you are looking for it but I expect it will become the place to go for crafts and imports in the growing area of Londonderry-Derry. Beer tastings are held each week on Thursday nights and Barb is knowledgable about beer. However she balances her time between this one and Concord so the best time to catch her will be in the mornings.

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