Den Rock Liquor Mart

Den Rock Liquor MartDen Rock Liquor Mart
11 Ratings
Den Rock Liquor MartDen Rock Liquor Mart

Type: Store

54 Peters St.
North Andover, Massachusetts, 01845
United States

(978) 683-2216 | map

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by rowingbrewer:
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

I went in the other day because i saw that they had gotten in their nugget nectar. while in there i noticed that they had a ridiculous amount of bombers all jumbled around on the walls. and that they had a nice selection of sixers. the guys behind the counter were also super friendly and helpful, and happy to just shoot the shit about craft beer. they also are vereeerrryyy reasonably priced, as in 1-2 dollars cheaper than most places in the are. bcbs 09 is 12 bucks a bomber. i am definitely going to make an effor to stop in here a little more often so I can get an idea of what they get in for the harder to get stuff, because they did mention that they had rare.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Theredphone
3.83/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of lambpasty
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of rogacks
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of emottram
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in here passing through town for work. The place is a wine and liquor store as well, but as you head towards the back you will stumble across the beers littered throughout the aisles. There are a handful of coolers, also, but mostly BMC in there. The place was a bit crowded and disorganized for me, but if you have time to kill browsing around it really isn't a huge problem. Decent selection of beers, with a variety of styles throughout. Lots of bombers. The two people working while I visited were friendly enough, but one of them only knew a little bit about the beers, barely able to tell some customers about items they were selling, and the other one had no idea about beer whatsoever, asking about the styles of beer I was purchasing, and what would be good for a gift for a friend of hers. Friendly enough, but don't go in blind. Prices weren't bad, and all in all, I would go back again if I am in the area.

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Photo of gatorhophead
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

I frequent Den Rock regularly and it has a great selection of craft beers. Dog fish head, lagunitas, bear republick, founders, stone, hoppin frog, mad river, victory, troegs... and some regional beers as well. Head right to the back left corner of the store for the beer they have stocked. They also keep some good stuff cooled in the fridge if you need some good cold beer pronto. They order me cases all the time and if they don't have something in stock they will try and get it for you. If you're in the area and looking for a selection of quality beers this is a great little place.

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Photo of gameface23
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

I work near here so I stop in a few times a month. I have never come across a more random and varied selection in any beer store I've ever been in before. They usually have a ton of DFH, Trappist beers, some Port/Lost Abbey, Troegs and a lot of English ales. Their regional selection is pretty well represented (Ipswich/Mercury, Allagash, Smuttynose, The Tap). They recently cleaned out their shelves and arranged everything better, which is a definite plus. Pricing is as erratic as their selection is, but it is still decent. I have seen very good prices on some stuff and a bit above average on other things. The guys behind the counter are always helpful and will try to order anything that they don't stock. If you are in the area, it's worth stopping in and checking what they have.

5/20/2010 update: The selection at the store has started to become even better than before and the prices are even better as well. They have the best price I have encountered on Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. This place is officially my #1 stop whenever I am looking for anything.

4/17/2015 update: New ownership. The store started to go downhill long before it was sold, though. The bottles are past expiration dates and dusty. Den Rock is no longer one of my go-to stores for beer.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Stopped in on 03.29 out of curiosity after reading some previous BeerFly reviews. Located right off of Route 114 in North Andover; tough to miss. The establishment is quite small, but that's not to say that they don't have a decent selection. The front and middle area of the store is devoted mainly to wine and the stash of beer is located in the back. This place is tough to navigate as they certainly try to take advantage of every inch of floor careful not to bump into anything. There are a few cooler doors in the back devoted to six packs of craft, but the real treat is the wall of warm singles in the back left part of the store. They don't have the best or biggest selection around, but it certainly is one of the most random. Oddballs include Two Brothers, Oskar Blues (Ten Fity, Gordon), Hoppin' Frog, Port Brewing, Rogue's Kells, DFH (Black & Blue, WWS), Nogne, etc. A pleasant change of pace to the Kappy's stores that dare not place orders outside the norm. Props to Den Rock for having the stones to carry such a diverse range.

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Photo of TJP75Beer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Found about Den Rock after a suggestion by Allen Dietz (are you still around?), rep for Dogfish Head. He mentioned they had a bunch of 2003 Worldwide Stout hanging around. I picked up all 18 bottles, which my father was dumbfounded that anyone would pay $9/bottle for beer. Still have some kicking around in the basement.

I have been back twice since and was more impressed with my most recent visit. It seems like they boosted their stock of microbrews. There is a lot of Victory offerings, Dogfish Head (including the 2007 WWS), Brooklyn, Mikeller, bunch of Belgians that I can't remember, Haverhill Brewing Company (The Tap), and many more regional offerings.

When you get there go right to the back and that is where you will find their stash. There is beer stacked in every conceivable square foot of that store. If you have a well-matured beer belly be careful. It is a tight squeeze in places. For those of us in NH this is a good place that saves you a trip into Boston (parking is free and access is easy).

Give it a try.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

This is a rather small liquor store, located at the intersections of Rts. 133, 125, and 114 in North Andover. Recently I noticed that their beer selection had improved. On a recent visit I counted over 50 craft beers, accounting for over one third of the beer in the store. Some examples: Sam Adams, over 6 varieties, including the Chocolate Bock ($13.99); Sierra Nevada, Cisco, Stone (a few bombers), Harpoon (incl. the 100 barrel series), Sea Dog, Magic Hat, Brooklyn, Young's, Fullers, and several other imports from the UK and Germany.

Smaller selection than Andover Liquors, but some items not found at Andover Liquors, and comparable or better pricing. Unfortunately, they do not allow you to purchase a single bottle out of a sixpack

Update 1/2005

They have really improved their beer selection. They seem to be "Dogfish Head Central" with 120 Min. IPA, Pangea, Au Courant, WWS, Punkin Ale, etc., etc. They have also added some Long Trail sixpacks, and many more English imports, and a few from Belgium (e.g., Fantome). They also have a moderate but good selection of beer glasses (branded).

Update 11/2006

They have cut back on their supply of Dogfish Head in the last year or so. They are still a good place to give a look, as sometimes older stuff pops up. They also have Leatherlips IPA recently.

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Den Rock Liquor Mart in North Andover, MA
Place rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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