From its modest inception 20 years ago, Roopers Beverage & Redemption has grown from a one-man, one-store operation with beer, wine and a bottle-return center to one of Maine’s premier sources for beverages in the state.

With five locations throughout the Twin Cities, Roopers is dedicated to bringing the finest products at the best prices for their customers. They offer a superb selection of domestic and imported wines, craft beers and unique liquors from all over the world.

Roopers carries over 2,000 different types of beers from domestic and imported to micro brews. The craft beer section is dynamic and always changing as new beers become available. Flavors of blueberries, pumpkins, spices and chocolate certainly give beer lovers something to talk about.

Unique craft beers include brews from Maine Beer Co., which uses odd ingredients or mixed combinations that give new meaning to the taste of beer. Smuttynose of New Hampshire carries beers that have been inspired by the history, character and flavors of the region. Lagunita’s of California has specialty brews with unique names and flavors such as Little Sumpin’ Wild and Hairy Eyeball. Maine’s own Allagash Brewing has many award-winning, Belgian-style craft beers; some year round, some seasonal and some limited editions. Domestic labels include Budweiser, Coors and Milwaukee’s Best; imported include Molson, Labatt’s and Heineken; Maine micros include Baxter and Shipyard; and malts include Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard and Smirnoff.

Roopers takes pride in furnishing their customers with a first-class mixture of domestic and imported wines, as well as champagnes, ports and dessert wines; all a perfect complement to your next dining experience or celebration.

Be it economical or extravagant, there is a wine to suit everyone’s budget and taste. Perhaps it’s the flavor of a Laya Alamansa of Spain, a red wine with intense aroma, crispness and fruity elegance…or a Honig Sauvignon from Napa Valley, which is a great, white, medium-bodied summer wine with a touch of citrus and lightly oaked. Barone Fini Pinot Grigio from Italy is the perfect mild, white wine for any happy hour. Warres Warrior Porto of Portugal, the oldest brand of Port wine in the world, with its classic, full-bodied richness and balance is a great way to end any meal. Les Dauphin Cote du Rhone of France has numerous wines ranging from delicate-aroma pinks to bursting-with-fruit reds.

Other tasty labels of wine include California’s Gnarly Head and Barefoot. Loscardos Malbec of South America, Woodbridge and Cavit of Europe and Fish Eye from Australia.

For customer’s convenience, many of the 3000 labels of wine are tagged with descriptions, region and pairings.

From today’s trends to the classics, Roopers has everything you need to stock the bar with the right selection of spirits to suit everyone’s taste. With 1800 labels ranging from top shelf to everyday liquor, you’ll certainly find your favorites as well as hard-to-find spirits.

Many local types of liquors come right here in Maine such as Cold River from Freeport, Northern Distilling in Houlton and Maine Distilling in Gouldsboro. High end scotch and whiskey such as Midleton Irish, Glenlivet 12-25 year and Balvenie line the shelves. Gin labels include Cold River, Tanqueray and Botanist Islay and there is always Johnnie Walker. A few rum labels are Eight Bells, Rusticator and Captain Morgan and whiskeys include Gunpowder Rye and J&B. They carry the George Clooney owned Casamingo Tequila as well as Jose Cuervo and Hornitos. Jim Beam and Wild Turkey round out a great selection of bourbon, and for vodkas, Roopers carries Cold River, Pinnacle and Tito. Other spirits available are cordials, brandies and cognacs; making the last sip of the evening a memorable one.

Roopers also offers groceries, lottery tickets and a wide assortment of cigars, pipes, tobacco and accessories for the distinguished smoker including roll-your-own, smokeless and electronic.

Roopers believes in giving back to the community who has contributed so much in making their business a success. Bottle drives are a natural form of offering a helping hand to neighbors and friends as well as supporting everything from the Boy Scouts to the Maine Catholic Charities. Many Little League teams as well as football teams and cheering squads have benefited from fundraisers.

They are a major contributor to the Androscoggin Land Trust and a major sponsor to the LA Arts Ice Festival. Donation buckets have benefited such neighbors as Hope Haven, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Salvation Army and the Red Cross. Donations are made annually to the Humane Society and Ronald McDonald House.

At Roopers, you are sure to find what you are looking for; as well as something new to discover.

Stores are located in Auburn at 545 Minot Avenue and 301 Main Street. Lewiston locations are: 794 Sabattus Street, 694 Main Street and 1420 Lisbon Street.

Hours of operation: Minot Avenue: Mon-Wed 7am-8pm, Thu-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-8pm; all other locations hours: Mon-Fri 8am-11pm. For more information, special promotions, announcements, or maps to locations go to or check them out on Facebook.

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