Berkeley Bowl Market - West

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NameABV
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 201514.5%1/28/2016
Amager / Jester King Danish Metal10%1/27/2016
Trois Dames / Jester King / Crooked Stave Cerveza Sin Frontera5.69%1/18/2016
Tilted Shed Barred Rock0%1/12/2016
To ōl Spildt Mślk (Boys Donít Cry Over Spilled Milk)13%1/11/2016
Mikkeller / Three Floyds BlŚ SpÝgelse Blueberry Bluebic7.7%12/28/2015
Mikkeller SpontanPassionfruit7.7%12/20/2015
Uinta Crooked Line Port Oí Call9.4%12/19/2015
Doomsday Agent Orange IPA6%12/17/2015
Ghost Town Final Rites Rye6.9%12/17/2015
Greene King Strong Suffolk (Olde Suffolk)6%12/7/2015
Off Color Le Woof7.8%12/6/2015
Deschutes Black Butte XXVII11%12/6/2015
Shady Oak Barrel House Sonomatastic7.1%12/6/2015
Amager / Grassroots Shadow Pictures - Skyggebilleder8%12/5/2015
Shady Oak Barrel House Groovalistic5.2%11/27/2015
Ninkasi Noir Milk Stout7.6%11/20/2015
Mikkeller Nuclear Hop Assault 8%11/16/2015
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2014)11%11/16/2015
North Peak Grizzly Peak Series: Berserker Winter Imperial Stout9%11/2/2015
Buxton / Evil Twin Anglo Mania10.3%10/19/2015
Clos des Ducs Premium Hard Cider5%10/15/2015
Le Trou du Diable Apocalypso6.5%10/11/2015
Cismontane 5th Anniversary Five Grain Saison9%9/26/2015
Almanac Citra Sour7%9/21/2015
Birrificio del Ducato Frambozschella4.5%9/20/2015
Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts6.8%9/14/2015
Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouchť Brut de Normandie5.5%9/12/2015
Ninkasi WŁnderbier4.4%9/12/2015
North Peak Sinuous Celtic Ale5.6%9/11/2015
Anchorage Mosaic Saison6.5%9/7/2015
Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel7.9%9/4/2015
Buxton / Arizona Wilderness Dragon Tips8.3%8/28/2015
Agullons Setembre5.5%8/24/2015
Perennial / Prairie Dual Artisanship7%8/24/2015
Time Capsule Octoberí147.75%8/23/2015
Mikkeller Better Half6.9%8/11/2015
Prairie Okie12%8/11/2015
Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 257.6%8/11/2015
North Peak Grizzly Peak Series: Maylem10%8/8/2015
Anchor Argonaut Collection: Double Liberty IPA8.2%8/1/2015
Dieu du Ciel Solstice dí…tť aux Framboises5.9%8/1/2015
10 Barrel Joe6.9%7/29/2015
10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA6.8%7/28/2015
Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake12.1%7/24/2015
Pretty Things Bocky Bier7.5%7/4/2015
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Oak Aged11%7/4/2015
Get Radical Train To Mars5%7/4/2015
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale5.5%6/30/2015
Le Trou du Diable Albert 35.49%6/26/2015
De Ranke Hop Harvest 20126%6/22/2015
Grimm Rainbow in Curved Air5%6/12/2015
Siren / Prairie Artisan Ales Ratchet Blended Saison6.2%6/12/2015
Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 22nd Anniversary 7.6%6/11/2015
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale8.5%6/8/2015
Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA8.5%6/7/2015
Dr. Jekyllís Beer Belly4.5%6/6/2015
Perennial Vermilion Barleywine10.5%5/25/2015
Time Capsule Augustí147.3%5/24/2015
Stillwater Contemporary Works - Surround10%5/24/2015
Deschutes Pinedrops IPA6.5%5/23/2015
Stone Pale Ale 2.06%5/23/2015
Evil Twin / 7venth Sun Citra Sunshine Slacker4.5%5/23/2015
Stillwater Contemporary Works - Stereo 7%5/23/2015
Stillwater Contemporary Works - Mono5.2%5/23/2015
Off Color / Amager Dinoísmores10.5%4/29/2015
Jolly Pumpkin Saison X4.5%4/20/2015
Heater Allen Mediator Dopplebock7%4/15/2015
Rogue Farms Fresh Roast Ale5.7%4/12/2015
Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon12.5%4/7/2015
Mikkeller Itís Alive! (Chardonnay Barrel with Mango Edition)8%3/31/2015
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA6.2%3/31/2015
Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA6.1%3/30/2015
Jester King El Cedro (Batch 6+)8%3/30/2015
Evil Twin Mosaic Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager8%3/30/2015
Perennial Sump10.5%3/25/2015
Anderson Valley Bahl Horniní Spring India Pale Ale6.8%3/24/2015
Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship5%3/22/2015
Big Sky Camp Robber Coffee Porter6%3/15/2015
New Belgium Portage Porter6%3/15/2015
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale9%3/14/2015
Almanac Cognac Barrel Noir10%3/9/2015
Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir12%2/28/2015
Prairie Limo Tint 5.65%2/28/2015
Full Sail Session Premium Lager5.1%2/27/2015
Mikkeller SpontanDoubleBlueberry7.7%2/23/2015
Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter (2010-)6.5%2/23/2015
Mikkeller Beer Geek Dessert11%2/9/2015
Heater Allen Dunkel6%2/9/2015
Jester King BiŤre de Miel5.8%2/9/2015
Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo7.5%2/8/2015
Craig Allan Cuvťe díOscar7.5%2/1/2015
Ninkasi / Devilís Backbone The Devil Went Down To Oregon7.2%2/1/2015
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
marcus  (191) Sacramento, California | June 16, 2015
This is a regular stop for me when in the East Bay. There is a huge selection of beer, usually including some great beers that are hard to find on the West Coast. There is usually a beer guy employee around to help. There is also a pretty good cafe adjacent to the store, and plenty of parking.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1228) San Leandro, California | January 21, 2015
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Eltes  (7) , Sweden | July 28, 2014
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (635) Sunnyvale, California | January 21, 2013| Updated May 1, 2014
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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (201) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
madvermin  (3) California | January 26, 2011
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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
robertjm  (18) Albany, California | September 27, 2010
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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (543) Woodland, California | August 30, 2010
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
asedzie  (12) San Francisco, California | July 28, 2010
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | July 9, 2010
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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