htnicholas (1) California | November 19, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place is run by an omnipresent, extremely knowledgable, and extraordinarily service oriented owner who personally loves craft beer. Has an excellent and eclectic selection of hard to get craft beers. All quality instead of pointless diversity and quantity. Little shelf space is wasted on beers easily obtained at the specialty rack of the supermarket. He had the original batch of Hangar 24's bourbon barrel aged Pugachev's Cobra in the back storage room. Although he stocks beers from the recognized best (3-Floyd's, Founders, Goose Island) he has the unique talent of identifying unique and truly great beers that are not necessarily from the standard over hyped names.
He also had an incredible inventory of elite small batch bourbons (Pappy Van Winkle!) and single malt scotch's.
As far as service, any liquor store owner who opens a bottle of beer to let me try it at no charge prior before I commit to buying a six pack has my undying loyalty as a customer.
It is also less than 50 paces walking distance from here to the Crow Bar and the Side Door who are two of the best craft beer bistro pubs on the west coast. I can't recommend this small but elite liquor store more highly!!!