Northampton Bottle Shops

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  1. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I'm travelling to Northampton, MA next weekend and would like to know the place with the widest selections. Specifically looking to score some of the Clown Shoes beers.
  2. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (203) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    Liquors 44 has a good/large selection but your biggest selection by far will be 15-20 min south at Table & Vine in W. Springfield. It's just a couple hundred yards off I-91
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  3. pattmettt

    pattmettt Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    There's also The Beer Shop in East Longmeadow which is alittle bit out of the way but carries alot of beer. I'm a little biased since I work there but its a great little shop that sells everything that we have in singles so you can mix and match everything in the store. We carry tons of stuff like Singlecut and Nightshift but for Clown shoes in particular we have Space Cake, Exorcism of Rachel Wall, Bluegrass Billionaire, Galactica, Luchador Enfuego, Mexican Sombrero, The Barista, Blaecorn Unidragon, Undead Party Crasher, Clementine,Flight Of the Angry Beast, and Amandine Exorcism. If you stop by ask for Matt and Id be glad to help you out.
  4. bfitzge2

    bfitzge2 Aspirant (282) Jul 21, 2010 Massachusetts

    The good folks at provisions will take care you. Great friendly store with excellent selection in noho.
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  5. sjverla

    sjverla Disciple (397) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'd recommend Provisions or Liquors 44. It's true you'll have more selection at Table & Vine, but it's not like that necessarily means you'll find anything "better".

    A stone's-throw away in Easthampton, there are three great breweries. Abandoned Building has a top-notch saison and a couple good pale ales. Two doors over, there's New City, which I'm less familiar with, but is always packed. And down the road by about a mile is Fort Hill that does a handful of traditional lagers with a couple new IPL-type things. These days they also have a hefeweizen on that's one of my top beers this year. Unfiltered and traditional - very yeast-driven like a good hefeweizen should be.
  6. Axtimusprime

    Axtimusprime Initiate (76) May 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    Coopers Corner in Florence. Liquors 44 on King St doesn't have a great selection of Clown Shoes.
  7. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Don't let the secret out but Coopers in Florence is your best bet. They just had the new Clown Shoes stout. You can follow them on Facebook and they are pretty good with updates. Just don't tell your friends...
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  8. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (174) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    If you want Clown Shoes, you'd be wasting your time going anywhere other than Coopers Corner in Florence. Like others have said, other stores might have more "selection" of beer overall, but the quality at Coopers can't be beat, plus it's only a couple of minutes from downtown Northampton.
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  9. Axtimusprime

    Axtimusprime Initiate (76) May 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    No! Tell everyone. They deserve to get the traffic.
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  10. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Thanks. I may stop by on Saturday!
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  11. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (256) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont

    Provisions has been my go-to in Western MA. Never disappoints. Killer cheese selection as well.
  12. pbrian

    pbrian Crusader (746) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    Keep an eye out for Bldg 8 IPA, excellent beer. Or better yet, visit the brewery.
  13. Axtimusprime

    Axtimusprime Initiate (76) May 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    Incidentally only a couple miles away from Coopers Corner.
  14. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Thanks to all those who sent their suggestions. Visited both Coopers Corner and Provisions. Picked up 3 bottles of CS Exorcism of Rachel Wall, Luchador en Fuego, a bottle of Big Bad Baptist, and 2 bottles of one of my faves that I can never find in Philly: World Wide Stout. A very productive weekend!!:slight_smile:
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