Craft Beer Cellar
51 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
The first line of Craft Beer Cellar’s business philosophy about sums it up. “We are interested in amazing beer from small breweries, and all that entails.” What started as a single beer shop in Belmont in 2010 has rapidly grown to a franchise of four stores with five more in the works thanks to the passionate duo of ex-restaurateurs who founded Craft Beer Cellar.
109 Main St.
Stoneham, Ma 02180
The question here is “what don’t they carry?” Redstone stocks more than 1,200 domestic, import, craft and microbrew beers on its shelves. In addition to an enormous selection, they offer tastings on a regular basis, and for the adventurous types, there’s a beer of the month club.
140 Turnpike Rd
Westborough, MA 01581
Staffers at Julio’s pride themselves on stocking the finest and most coveted beers around. Their stock of 1,000+ beers is carefully chosen. And if you aren’t convinced, you can try some of those brews for yourself. Every Monday night, Julio’s Beer Manager Tom Welton holds “Tasting Beers with Tom” to introduce customers to a wide array of brews.
Wines & More
280 School Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
When you first walk in, Wines & More can be a bit overwhelming. But start looking around this monstrous big box-type store, you’ll notice an enormous selection of beer, wine and spirits. Perhaps the highlight is the large selection of single bottle beers that allow you to make your own mixed six pack.
Ball Square Fine Wines and Liquors
Somerville, MA 02144
Award-winning Ball Square Fine Wines and Liquors is located right in Somerville. Not only can you stock up on beers, wines and spirits, but it also has gourmet food items. What’s better than cheese and pate with your favorite beer, cocktail mixers or wine alongside it? Free weekly tastings allow you to learn and try new things and the friendly and knowledgeable staff can also point you in the right direction whether it’s a craft brew you need or whatever cravings you have.
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