Best of Boston

1998 Best Beer, Retail

Downtown Wine and Spirits

Not for nothing the motto, “From beer for eternity.” Downtown stocks more than 650 brews drawn from nearly every continent (at last check, Antarctica was still brewery-free). If you can’t find a particular favorite in stock, give the staff a few days to fetch it for you.

225 Elm St., Somerville, 617-625-7777,