This wines and more has a large selection of craft but you will not find any limited releases here like you will the one in Mansfield. Again, this store has about 6 aisles of bombers and singles. There is plenty of cooler space for sixers and some bombers. They tend to be a bit overpriced and often I find things to be marked incorrectly. The staff is helpful but again not very knowledgable. Their "beer guy" never seems to be around or is too busy to talk. In conclusion this is the best store in the area for selection of craft by a long shot.
I have been here a few times, and this is a re-review. Wines & More is conveniently located at the last exit (or first) of I-195 and is worth the stop if you are in the area or on your way to the Cape.
A huge store that sells every type of liquor. The beer is at the rear section of the store when you immediately walk in past the registers. There has to be well over five-hundred different beers on the shelf. A lot of which I cannot find on the Cape. They are a bit on the pricey side here and I only come here when I am in the area, but their huge selection makes it worth it.
I feel like only a few people who work there know about beer, and the rest are like talking to posts. But in a store that big, you can't hold it against them.
Overall, a nice store with a lot of beer in stock. You will find something you want there, but it will might cost you a few more dollars than you are used to paying. The staff is really nice, but only a few of them know about the beer there. Worth the visit every once in a while.
For variety alone Wines and More may have the most variety in Southeast Massachusetts. They rival Julio's and Luke's in Rockland for sheer variety. They seem to have just about every beer distributed this way. Plenty of stuff from Firestone Walker, Ommegang, and Alesmith among others. Several harder to find breweries as well.
The beer is in the far back left as you enter the store and the store is very well lit. It has a warehouse feel similar to Luke's in Rockland--only cleaner. This may be the best laid out store I have seen. They have about twelve long shelves of singles and sixes. It is arranged geographically with New England getting one shelf, domestic getting eight, and foreign getting four.
Occasionally they offer sales where you can find beer for sixes at better than average prices. They also offer a ten percent discount on mix singles and just about every beer is available for this option.
So that is the good. Where this stores lacks though is customer service. Beer people are hard to find. When you do, they are not as knowledgeable about their product as at other beer stores. They push hard to sell, but I gather have not sampled much of what they are selling. There is no getting into a long cordial discussion with the beer guys at this store. Additionally several beers are mislabeled and mis-priced. Often a beer will ring up at the register a bit more than labeled. Also, be very careful here that the price you are looking at below the beer actually matches the product. There have been multiple times where I have seen the actual price be 1/2 a shelf away. Additionally, the prices here are a lot more expensive then other shops in the area. This happens for sixes, bombers, and especially singles with their sixes being the least outrageously overpriced. Even with the 10% discount, you will still most likely pay more on the mix a six here, then at other stores.
I can see this store really catering to the crowd that is off to the Cape for the week. Stop here, stretch your feet, stock up, and enjoy partying the week in the sun and sand. You will not find anything with as big a selection within ten miles of here. It is also good for the 'I gotta have this one beer' run. It will almost certainly be there if it is distributed to Massachusetts. I personally will only pop by Wines and More again for that reason. Outside of that I will most likely not be stopping back until they get their prices and service more in line with the area.
Wines and More opened a couple of months ago in the Wareham Crossing plaza at the junction of 195 and 495. This place has a great selection of beers, as well as wines and liquor. Their beer selection is right up there with Yankee Spirits in Swansea and Julio's. Their beers are well organized too, with sections for local (New England) brews, west coast, Belgians, English, etc. They have a walk-in beer cooler called the "Beer Cave" where they keep growlers and other beers.
The prices are okay - not the cheapest around, but not too bad considering the great selection here. A few examples: Brooklyn BCS 4-pk $8, Six Point Bengali Tiger 4-pk $10, Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA bomber $7.50, Sam Adams Tasman Red bomber $6, Ballast Point Big Eye bomber $6.30, Brewdog Hardcore $7, FW Double Jack bomber $9, Southern Tier 2X Choc Stout 6-pk $11, Lagunitas Sucks 6-pk $11, OB Dales 6-pk $10.60, DFH Old School 4-pk $15, Red Racer 6-pk $14.
The staff are very helpful too. They are always around to assist and will contact a distributor if you're looking for something they don't have in stock. This place is one of the best beer stores in southeastern Mass and well worth the visit.