Ryan & Casey Liquors


20 Reviews

Type: Store

55 Main St
Greenfield, Massachusetts, 01301-3208
United States

(413) 772-6585 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 35
Photo of WanderingFool
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was in Greenfield for Cider Days and visited Ryan & Casey's for a cider tasting. The store maximizes its space and is very well organized. The back part of the store is where all the craft beer coolers and shelf beers (singles, six packs and cases) are stored. The front part has ciders, meads and spirits while to far side is wine.

The craft beer selection is very good with lots of local, national and international brands. It seems that if a beer is distributed to the area Ryan & Casey would carry it. Service was terrific. While holding a couple of bombers one of the clerks brought me a box to hold the beers. After browsing the aisle for several minutes I ended up filling the box! Luckily I didn't break the bank when it came time to purchase all the beers. Prices were about the same or a little lower for comparable beers in the Boston area.

The outside of the store is rather unassuming and looks like the kind of place that only sells Bud and Coors. Don't be fooled. Stop in and check out the terrific selection.

 1,028 characters

Photo of scotorum
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Review updated 8/22/13

Drop by here every few weeks, and attended their great beer festival in mid-June.

The beer is in the back third of the store. A long U of coolers and a couple of enormous islands of stacked sixpacks, faced on the other side by a very long rack of bombers and 750s.

Excellent selection, better than Liquor 44 in the bigger town of Northampton or the college town of Amherst, with the possible exception of the latter's Spirit Haus. . R&C clearly puts considerable effort into having a selection which most would find impressive. Prices are average with some good sales and the best price on local bombers in the entire Pioneer valley.

Easy to make a mixed six if you either ask at the counter for an empty carton, bring your own or scrounge one from the partials atop the islands or in the coolers. Easy too to browse since the beer section is isolated from the main foot traffic, though it can get cramped in the narrow aisles if more than one or two browsers are active, and the beer section is evidently on the Main Employee Express Route from the front of the store to the storage room behind the beer and back.

Go for the selection, and enjoy!

 1,177 characters

Photo of Derekg
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I used to live just across the street from here 5 years ago.
The selection then was better than most places are today.
This place sets the bar pretty high.
The only down side is that they are always playing country music in there.
IMHO this is a Beer Mecca.

 257 characters

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

amazing selection of fine brews, this is the closest GREAT beer store to where I live and it sure deliver's a wonderful array of breweries, with plenty of local brews, and stuff I have not seen in this region. can's, bombers etc... I travel far and wide to find good beer and this little gen is right around the corner (practically). There's also another beer store right across the street but i was soo pleased with this store I didn't even walk in to look. the fine Peoples pint is right around the corner as well!!

 517 characters

Photo of phorestfreak
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Whenever traveling through the I-91 corridor this is a must stop. Awesome store only a short ride off I-91 exit 26 just short of downtown Greenfield. Look for the awesome retro neon sign, its a can't miss.

Being from CT the selection in Mass can't be beat and the same is true at Ryan & Casey. Founders, Troegs, Pretty Things, Port, The Bruery, Green Flash and Berkshire Brewing (full line) are some of the breweries that are well represented along with a great deal of local Mass beers. There is a whole wall of coolers filled with brews with the first 4 or 5 coolers filled only with bombers. On the other wall are shelves filled with more warm domestic craft bombers and Import 750's. Stacked on the floor in between the cooler wall and shelved wall is what I call their "Stockroom". This area is where they keep the craft cases before they restock the coolers and shelves. Often times it only contains duplicates of whats on the shelf but that is not always true. Some real gems can be found here especially if they have had a recent delivery. Another location to find beer is behind the counter this is where they keep beers that are in short supply and in high demand. Prices seem to be average.

The staff is great and always willing to help if you ask and sometimes even approach you if you are looking overwhelmed, which happens often, but are never bothersome. They also utilize Facebook rather well updating often when anticipated beers hit their shelves.

Overall this is my favorite Western Mass store.

 1,517 characters

Photo of indiapaleale
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Went to their beerfest today actually, very sweet and for $20 it was a great deal. Check that out for sure if you have the chance.

Ryan and Casey's is a place you could easily cruise right by without giving a second thought to, when in fact this is a hell of a great beer store.

In the back you'll find a bunch of coolers filled with bombers and sixers as well as tons of warm stuff right out in the middle of the back of the store. You can break up singles from both the cooler and from the warm stuff, a HUGE plus since there aren't many places in the area that allow you to do that.

Plenty of good stuff, today I saw Bruery Rue Saison, Schlafly Bourbon Barrell Impy Stout (never seen it before in MA), Sah'tea from Dogfish Head, plenty of Lagunitas and Founders as well as Oskar Blues, Victory and all the local stuff (BBC, Pretty Things etc).

Service is great, the staff are super friendly and willing to try and help with anything...even if they don't always know the answer.

Definitely a place with reasonable prices and well worth a half hour drive up from N'hampton area or down from B'boro, VT.

Great job on the beerfest! I'll be back next year for sure!

 1,170 characters

Photo of Screwtape1776
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Ryan & Casey is located probably half a mile from the People's Pint, and about 10 minutes north of the Berkshire Brewing Company. Beer, liquor, and wine is racked on the walls, stacked on the floor, and piled into coolers everywhere. The selection is top notch, especially considering the fact the store serves a relatively small community. Belgians, micros, macros, locals, they've got it all. And, if they don't have what you're looking for, they'll get it.

Also of note, they've been hosting brew festivals for the last several years. Each time it gets a little bigger, a little better, with plenty of vendors, food, live music, cigars, etc.

 646 characters

Photo of eLMsITYbUM
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Went in on 12-7-08 on my way to the Ingleside mall in Holyoke. I was very impressed by the selection. Tons of belgians, domestics, regionals and macros of course, with a special attention to the local guys. They even had a 3 liter bottle of Ommegang (which I was tempted to purchase for nothing other than the novelty of it!). They also have a small selection of island and offbeat country beers, including Carib that some of my friends drink when they are in St. Martin. They had several rare beers as well, far to many to list!

Prices were comparable to other stores we've visited in Mass. Ryan and Casey also stock full lines of wine and liquor. They had a plethora of gift baskets with items such as glasses, cheese and smoked meats, all centered around the brewery contained within. Staff offered up help on several occasions to both my wife and I. The fellow who cashed us out seemed friendly, so no complaints there. If you are traveling 91 in either direction Ryan and Casey are definitely worth a stop.

 1,014 characters

Photo of Pamola
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

I checked this place out earlier this year after a hike in Southern VT. After getting used to NH and VT beer stores, this place knocked my socks off.

Massive selection, mix a 6, and some rarities. I could start listing off all of the breweries they carry, but it would be redundant. They're fairly well cataloged here. They have a lot. Belgians from Urthel through Chimay, east coast stuff, west coast stuff. A couple hundred individual breweries and many hundred individual brews.The rarities were what got me. Hand-labeled barrel-aged bottles of flying dog's gonzo, short run unibroues, the list goes on and on.

The staff wasn't unhelpful, i just didn't need any. They were very friendly and made me a couple of deals since I was dropping a pretty penny. I don't remember the prices being too crazy. 80 bucks got me an amount of good beer that I was mighty happy with.

 873 characters

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.2/5  rDev -3%

Jwale73 recommended this store to me as a good stop on the way to Brattleboro VT. Though my visit was short due to my girlfriend's impatient tapping foot, I was impressed with the amount of beer in the store. It's not huge but they have a good selection of local brew as well as high end craft beer and a nice selection of European beer as well.

Pricing seemed to be at par with most stores with a decent selection.

Nobody helped me but the older gent at the checkout was very nice.

This is a great stop off of I-91 (very easy to get to) and will be back again!

 564 characters

Photo of Jwale73
4.2/5  rDev -3%

Visited Ryan & Casey on 6/21/08 after starting a thread re: Liquor Stores on the 91N corridor on the way to Brattleboro, VT. Roughly 5 minutes off the exit, Ryan & Casey showcased an excellent selection of regionals (People's Pint, Rock Art, Paper City) and a diverse selection of craft brews from America, Belgium and the UK. I was pressed for time, but noticed 3 or 4 Jolly Pumpkin's & Lost Abbey brews, respectively, as well as DFH, Middle Ages, Unibroue (quite a generous selection), Southern Tier, Ommegang, some Lost Coast, etc. Wish I had more time to peruse, but it was warm and I had my dogs with me. Service was okay. I didn't really ask for help, but had a pleasant conversation with the cashier as I rung out. Also, the Green River brewfest was going on right behind the store and they seemed to be neck deep in set-up. Definitely plan on making this a planned stop on my future trips to Brattleboro.

 912 characters

Photo of fitzy84
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Went up to Greenfield to finally see what this place was all about. I entered to a long hall business that was mostly wine and liquor in the front. In the back, was a whole freezer full of great microbrews and imports. 6-packs, 12 packs, 22 ounce bottles, you name it, was featured throughout. A lot of beers were in the middle of the store too, making browsing the freezers a little narrow. Just a real great selection; made me feel like a kid in a candy store.

Service seemed ok. I complemented them for the selection but no conversation ensued. They were pretty busy loading new shipments of Bud while I was there so I can understand. It was good to see though many people working diligently around the place, so I can imagine they would be thoughtful and well informed consultants. I did find their prices a little high, but their selection makes it worth it.

Overall, I highly recommend going to the place if your in the area.

 934 characters

Photo of BeerTruth
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

On my return trip home from Groveland, MA for the Thanksgiving holiday I asked my sister to make a pit stop in Greenfield, thankfully she did. This place looks tiny from the street, but you walk in and it goes on forever. I had to walk through the walls of liquor and wine to get to the good stuff. Pretty much any New England brew you can dream of is here. What I liked was the Berkshire Brewing Co. and People's Pint bombers. Surprised to see Port/Lost Abbey and Founders. Very nice selection of imported beers. My main goal was to pick up some Imperial Stout Trooper, and I did just that. Three of them for $7 each was a bit steep, but worth it. I also picked up some St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, damn glad I did too. The guy at the counter was quite happy to be working there, but who wouldn't? After my first drop off at the counter he warned me that some bottles may be empty once I came back, I knew he was just foolin' but for some reason I had to second guess myself. I only spent about $75, but easily could have dropped three times as much. Definitely glad I stopped. Friendly people and great selection. I will be coming back here for sure.

 1,151 characters

Photo of Brad007
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%

I had heard about this place from a friend. I happened to be spending time in Keene, NH so decided to jut off to Greenfield to check out this place. When I first stepped in, I was automatically blown away. The selection is very hard to describe. There are so many beers that one cannot find in Vermont on the shelves. I was blown away by how many coolers they dedicated solely to craft beers.

The service was exceptional and I found that for $35, I got 2 six packs of beer, 5 individual 12oz bottles of various beers and 1 bomber. I was shocked at how reasonable the prices were when compared to liquor stores in Vermont.

I will definitely be coming back here in the future.

 678 characters

Photo of deanhead
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Since Table and Vine closed up shop in Noho, I have been coming here on a regular basis to pick up the more obscure beers that are not available to me locally in VT.

They have a great selection of Stone products, as well as a really nice assortment of Belgian beers. This place is top notch, stacked floor to ceiling with craft beer.

My in-laws live in Greenfield so I usually fit in a stop at Ryan and Casey's when we go to visit them. I sure am glad that I got turned onto this place because it really beats driving down to Springfield.

They have Sunday hours which is a plus.

 581 characters

Photo of Sammy
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Attention fellow BAs: DO not miss this place if you are anywhere within 30 minutes' drive. Best part: Open 8 AM through 11 PM. Perhaps the reviews are not recent enough. This place has beer and hard liquor stacked everywhere, still easy to find. with a hard working, very helpful, assertive service, boy I wish this was close to home. Lots of stuff not available in the other stores I had gone through, both local, and imports. Prices were a bit bitter on everything. They just want your business. Very easy to find. And close to The People's Pint.

 548 characters

Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Stopped in this last weekend while attending the International beer fest held in thier parking lot.
Smallish place with a good mix of imports and domestics. All the Peoples Pints bottles as well as Berkshires are well represented and in coolers. Imports are opposites the coolers, and seemed a little heavy on the Belgians. (we like)
Pricing ranges from a buck per 22oz bottle more than some places to average on sixers. Look around though, there are some bargains to be had...
The elderly gentleman at the counter was very friendly and approachable. Other than that there was no service to speak of, but in all fairness, they were probably all prepping for the fest.
We met Casey at the fest and she seemed real nice.
All around good place run by good people.

 780 characters

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

A wonderful little packy in Greenfield. Without a doubt the best selection in the area, not including places in Amherst and Northampton. Wide range of New England favorites, mini-macros (Harpoon, SA) all types, Mid-Atlantic, and West Coast. Cleverly set up from right to left in the refrigerators. Nice selection of bombers and growlers. And of course, tons of macro swill.

They will order anything you want, as long as it's legal in the state. They are a bit pricey, but sometimes you can get a deal. IMO, they carry Smuttynose Big Beer Series for 3.60 a bottle!

An added bonus, they host the Green river Brew Festival in the fall! Last year was the first year and it was a big success.

 693 characters

Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Stopped in while having a few minutes to waste, checked it all out. For what looks like a teensy package store from the street is actually pretty impressive. Skinny building, but goes very deep. Beer is in the back left quadrant. Plenty of attentive help at the ready to answer questions, but not pushing at you. Superb cross-section of brews. Locals are in growlers, bombers, 6-packs, probably almost a third of the beer they sell is refrigerated. Depth across the board, plenty of Belgians, US micros from far and wide as well. Examples are plenty of Berkshire, People's Pint, Paper City, Opa Opa, but also saw Sunday River and New England cans, Geary's Anniv and Yulesmith bombers, the list goes on and on.

They don't have everything, but for Greenfield, they done good. Check it out if in the area.

 806 characters

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%

Only a block or two from the must check out, the People's Pint, this packy is worth a stop. The brew are all in the rear, in a bunch of coolers, nicely displayed in the middle and also on shelving accross from the coolers. Selection is quite worthwhile, lots of Brit. imports, regionals, good variety and selection of the local micros. The full line of the found everywhere in the area, Berkshere Brewing co.brews, including growlers. You will find worthwhile beer in this store, nice town to visit, friendly staff.

 515 characters

Ryan & Casey Liquors in Greenfield, MA
4.33 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.