Best beer store NH, ME

Discussion in 'New England' started by oldp0rt, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    I'm supposed to be going to NH and ME and I wanted to know what beer stores I need to go to if I want the best selection possible?

    Thanks guys
  2. DoctorB2B

    DoctorB2B Devotee (477) Jun 29, 2009 Virginia
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    Tully's in ME is pretty nice.
  3. TK5150

    TK5150 Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Maine

    RSVP in Portland, ME
  4. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Nice Tully's going to be on the way. I'll have to check it out.
  5. hiphopipa

    hiphopipa Aspirant (209) Jul 19, 2008 Maine
    Beer Trader

    May not be the best, but since your probably going up 295, Geary's Beverages is a good stop off. Good variety and the best price points. Be sure to check dates.
  6. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Bangor Wine and Cheese in Bangor is really nice.
  7. caguiar

    caguiar Initiate (132) Jul 5, 2011 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    In NH I'd hit, The Beer Store in Nashua, Bert's Better Beers in Hooksett, and Bards Beer Emporium in Concord!
  8. ToasterChef

    ToasterChef Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2008 Maine

    Tully's is excellent. I've yet to check out the Good Beer Store in Fryeburg, but I've heard good things. In Portland, RSVP, Downeast Beverage and Maine Brewing Supply are all excellent choices and the local Whole Foods has an impressive selection.
  9. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    excellent bert's is also on the way.

    thanks for the input guys.
  10. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    Geary's Beverages on 295? Where?
  11. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    Uncle Tom's Market in Brunswick Maine.... Great beer that normally isnt found in Maine (lots of Belgians) and porn thats about all they carry.
  12. DrEntropy

    DrEntropy Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2010 Maine

    I think he meant Gary's in Portsmouth.

    We stopped in for the first time after getting KtG tickets on Sunday and have added Gary's to our list of beer shops we hit regularly in the area. Good selection but definitely the lowest prices I've seen around here.
  13. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    I thought about Gary's, but Portsmouth is 45 miles from I-295 so I don't get that bit. Oh well.
  14. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    Tom's is good (I stop there often), but there's really nothing unique there other than lambics. I think he does have more lambics than any other place I've seen, and sometimes off-season stuff....but I would not go out of my way to go there, unless seeking lambics.
  15. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    I checked out Good Beer Store on a recent trip through there. It's great for the area....soooo much better than anything else in town. But they did not have anything I couldn't get at RSVP, and their prices were notably higher on many (although not all) bottles. Some of them a buck, some 5 bucks more. It does seem like a place that, in 2-4 years, will have lots of old bottles that are long-ago sold out elsewhere.
  16. mclaughlindw4

    mclaughlindw4 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2009 Maine

    Best beer and porn selection in Brunswick!
  17. PJKSR02

    PJKSR02 Aspirant (214) Sep 4, 2006 Connecticut

    If you need to stock up, don't overlook Market Basket supermarkets. At least near Keene, they have a decent selection, and 12-packs of Smuttynose for $9.99!, the last few times I was there!
  18. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (175) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Dover Discount Beverage is pretty good. Some people were hating on it, but the prices are really really good and they have as good of a selection of new hampshire's legislators will permit.
  19. Casey10

    Casey10 Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2008 Maine

    What part of Maine are you going to be in? A couple of nice mentions so far. I see uncle Toms is mentioned that neck of the woods you might want to check out Bootleggers in Thopsham as well as Bow street market in Freeport.

    I would also have to agree with toasterchef on his assesment of good places in Portland to get beer.

    Also not talked about much is Florian's in Auburn if you are happening to be in that neck of the woods.
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