United States > California > San Diego, La Mesa, and La Jolla
Beer Available At Trader Joe's (arranged by most recent)
Trader Joes Vintage Ale 2013 85, Trader Joeís Josef Belgian Blonde Ale 18, Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 15, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale 32, Red Oval Classic Lager 3, Peak Organic IPA 80, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA 96, Full Sail English Pale 45, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 91, Minhas Simpler Times Lager 8, Trader Joeís Providential Belgian Style Golden Ale 96, AleSmith IPA 100, Minhas Simpler Times Pilsner 7, Mission Street India Pale Ale 92, Mission Street Brown Ale 79, Mission Street Hefeweizen 85, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA 98, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100
StefanSD (43) Lakeside, California | February 11, 2008| Updated July 27, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a grocery store. Albeit they do have a better than average beer selection (at very good prices). And, they do carry beer with their name branded on the label. I still shop here because of the food, not the beer.
wetherel (83) Encinitas, California | July 15, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great store in general. They have interesting foods and beers at very good prices. The cheapest place to buy beer and wine by far, but their selection is limited.
padrefan98 (38) (San Diego) Santee, California | April 1, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place rocks. Good hard to find food and a nice selection of low priced off name beers.
altonbrownd (208) Brussels, Belgium | November 2, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited the one in Santa Monica. Very good selection of American micro and good foreign macro beers. Was allowed to break six packs, which hasnít been the case at other stores in California (I do it all the time in europe.) The food there is also very good and pricing very affordable.
Ibrew2or3 (317) Tempe, Arizona | August 5, 2006
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
In the Grossmont area their selection is on par with neighboring Cost Plus but well below BevMo. Everything on hand is usually of the craft brew variety. Typically bombers and the odd single can be found. The rest are six and four packs. Nothing refrigerated. Prices are competitive. Iíve not seen any rare type beers but they can have stuff that is in limited distribution which is nice. Iíd only get beers here if I was already shopping for other stuff. If on a beer run then BevMo is usually the call.
fordest (62) Santee/San Diego, California | November 13, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Lots of stuff that is hard to get anywhere else, including their own brand of beer. None of it is very highly rated of even that great, but when you are just looking for beers to rate, there is a lot of variety, and they sell singles for sometimes less than $1.
beernoevil (51) Suwanee, Georgia | July 3, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
La Jolla location. I gotta admit I was a little dissappointed after reading the comments here. They didnít have much that I hadnít already found at BevMo. What I did find wasnít anything I was interested in. BevMo had a much better selection.
mjg74 (44) La Mesa, California | August 15, 2004| Updated February 28, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
I love this place. I usually hit the La Mesa store. The prices are great. Good selection of CA micros and some obscure foreign brews. You can also buy singles of anything. So you can get some singles of crappy beer just to try íem out and give íem a rate for like .60-.70 cents. Have cut back a bit on amount of brews to make more room for wine.
DrunkAsASkunk (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Trader Joe's definitely has some of the freshest and I guess what you would call underground beers available. My only complaint would be the hippies you always wind up seeing in there, seeking that which is organic. I've found quite a treasure or two in Trader Joe's. They are great as they do allow you to purchase single bottles. Their prices are absolutely the cheapest around! Service-wise, most of the employees seem fairly knowledgeable. Not many complaints about this store!
Sickboy282 (9) San Diego, California | February 7, 2004| Updated April 19, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A decent beer selection that is always changing. One day they have Dogfish head 60 min, the next day itís gone, but the prices are the best. Old rasputin for 4.99 a four pack, or the best prices on chimay and duvel. I may be a bit biased since I work there, but you can get a decent brew and some good grub.
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