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Beer Available At Berkeley Bowl Market - West (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller Itís Alive! (Chardonnay Barrel with Mango Edition) 96, Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA 97, Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA 94, Jester King El Cedro (Batch 6+) 94, Evil Twin Mosaic Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager 98, Perennial Sump 100, Anderson Valley Bahl Horniní Spring India Pale Ale 55, Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship 95, Big Sky Camp Robber Coffee Porter 64, New Belgium Portage Porter 97, Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Almanac Cognac Barrel Noir 94, Prairie Artisan Ales Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Limo Tint 85, North Peak Berserker Winter Imperial Stout 92, Full Sail Session Premium Lager 30, Mikkeller Spontandoubleblueberry 98, Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter (2010-) 93, Mikkeller Beer Geek Dessert 100, Heater Allen Dunkel 92
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brokensail (1002) Orange County, California | January 21, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, I wish Iíd come here before. The beer and cider selection here is fantastic and quite large/extensive. All the current special releases from Almanac, Firestone, Prairie, Cascade, etc. A massive selection of Southern California breweries, all sorts of European and Japanese imports. And probably the biggest variety of ciders Iíve seen at a store here in California.
Pricing is pretty typical of what youíd expect at any other store in the area. You can get singles of everything and they do offer bulk discounts (if youíre buying a lot of the same beer, that is).
Itís also just a pretty solid market to visit. So you can definitely get some good food to eat as well as some good beers.
Definitely up there with Ledgers as far as the class of Berkeley shops go, and you have the benefit of just about all the beers being refrigerated.
Eltes (7) , Sweden | July 28, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
A must visit if youíre in the east bay. The selection is definitely the best in Berkeley, and possibly in the east bay. Good prices on most things. Even though itís a grocery store (the best one Iíve ever been to) they have a lot of rarer beers as well. I found Cascade, Heater Allen, Prairie, Struise to name a few. If youíre going, plan on doing some groceries as well, while youíre at it.
bytemesis (462) Sunnyvale, California | January 21, 2013| Updated May 1, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very whole foods like, with a full aisle of refrigerated beers. Pretty nice selection, but nothing too whalish. They definitely out-compete the bevmos and whole foods for quality of selection, and have pretty good prices as well. A bonus is that all of there beers, even those in six packs, are priced for singles, which is not too common around here. If I lived closer this would certainly be one of my regular stops.
joeneugs (162) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A little over rated IMO, but a great stop for singles if your in the area. The best grocery store selection Iíve ever seen. An entire row of cooler space with hundreds of bottles some of which youíd never expect to find. Everything there seemed reasonably fresh too as the staff keeps stock rotating. The service was enthusiastic, but the woman there was clueless about beer. She kept telling me she was new and seemed overwhelmed as there were a few others there asking her questions. I helped her out for about 20 minutes with the other customers. It was fun. Iíll be coming back here for singles as all the bottles (even six packs) are priced individually and the prices are good.
madvermin (3) California | January 26, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place blows your average department store out of the water not only in groceries, but beer too. Midnight sun all over the place, including berserker, TREAT, obliterator and more. California beers aplenty, with the notable exception of Russian river, at least the last two times Iíve gone. Tons of Belgian selections, including lots of fantome, and really a fantastic display, with an entire aisle of immaculately kept bottles. Service was fine, one guy Iím guessing makes sure the beer stock is good, but I havenít gotten to meet him. MYO six pack is rewarded with a 10% off, an added bonus, and their bottles are all fresh it seemed, with nothing dusty, and the ipas pretty new on the shelves. Alesmith ipa was 5.50 there, an awesome deal I thought. Prices in general are good though. Really a fantastic establishment...I would go here just for the food, but the beer is stealing the show.
robertjm (17) Albany, California | September 27, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Every time I go there to get food I cruise the beer cooler isle. And every time Iím more and more impressed. Itís always either in immaculate order, or itís being straightened and restocked. Selection is nicely varied with lots of stuff I havenít seen at other places, and prices are quite reasonable (Midnight Sun, Elysian Fields, Mikkeller single yeast line, etc.). Food availability is awesome. Not only because itís a upper scale grocery store, but because they have lots of prepared food to go in a great variety. Pretty large sake section if youíre so inclined, along with a huge wine selection. I talked with the girl that manages the beer isle one and she was quite proud and knowledgeable about the beers she was stocking (NO! Sheís not my girlfriend, but a guy should be so lucky :-) ). Only quibble is they close at 8p each day, which makes it hard to hit after evening church on Sundays :-) Do yourself a favor and park in the lot across Heinz Ave. Itís an extra minute to walk to the front door, but the spaces are a LOT bigger than what they have in the garage.
bhensonb (501) Woodland, California | August 30, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Thereís a lot of beer. I got about 10 I had not rated - lots of Mikkeler - and some new local stuff. Lots of parking. Lots of very good beer. A nice adjunct to Ledgers and Monument.
asedzie (12) San Francisco, California | July 28, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Right now this place has the best beer selection in east bay. And believe me, Iíve searched. They have an entire grocery store length aisle devoted to micros. You could get lost among all of these sundry American and foreign craft lovelies. Obviously they have a very savvy buyer as well. Many gems, hard to find special releases, seasonals, etc., etc., etc. When I was there they had the entire line of Mikkeller Yeast-series beers, in addition to quite a few of the hop series beers. They had quite a line of San Diego IPAs and micros, as well - Lots of Alesmith and Lost Abbey. A long list of belgians, even some hard to find numbers. Most highly recommended for any beer hunter in the area. Prices are usually fifty cents to a dollar below premium liquor stores, as well.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | July 9, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this place rocks. Maybe not quite as good as Ledgers, but a damn fine beer selection in a great market. Parking is much easier than the original location, and this beer selection just blows it away. Several Mikkellers and de Molenís that I didnít know where in the US. Alesmith, Lost Abbey, Port, ect. All the good stuff. Local rarities. Some odd ball Fantomeís (BBB White?!), and Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam (hadnít seen that before). Really a top notch place to buy beer.
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