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Beer Available At Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) (arranged by most recent)
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Dark Truth Stout 98, Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich 99, Mother Earth Kismet IPA 94, Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99, Modern Times Fortunate Islands 98, Noble Ale Works Waimea Showers 81, Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #4 - Pumpkin Ale 78, Prairie Prairie Ale 98, Stone RuinTen IPA 100, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, To ōl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine (Aged In Muscatel Barrels) 98, To ōl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine 97, Beer Here Yule Wine 89, AleSmith / Cigar City Rambliní Rye 94, Hair of the Dog Fred 99, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal 99, Unibroue Raftman 70, AleSmith Decadence 2014 98, Sierra Nevada Ghidorah 94
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skrosch (1) San Diego, California | March 9, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great store. Itís inside the Super Jr. market. The selection is awesome and Sid is really knowledgeable. You can find lotísof great stuff here.
MaltOMeal (39) Land of Sugar, Texas | February 10, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
After hearing about this place on the SD forum, made a special trip while in town. The stories were true! From the outside, it looks like a nondescript corner store. On the inside though, is beer heaven. Not only is there a large selection of brew and floor displays of good stuff (aisle stack of Angelís Share) they are select, top-notch craft brews. Wow! I was blown away. It was like a kid in a candy store. My eldest son and I were practically salivating and grabbing more brews than we should. Each of us grabbed at least nine bombers to ship home. Prices were reasonable, too. Highly recommend this place.
DaSilky1 (66) San Diego, California | November 5, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is called Super Jr. Market, the Best Damn Beer Shop is an adjective...and a very appropriate adjective if "in San Diego" was put after it. I cannot believe this place went under my radar for so long...its a 5 minute drive from my house. The selection beats Holiday, South Bay, and Port Bottle Shop...They had pretty much everything to be expected in this area as well as stuff that has long sold out at the other places mentioned above. They had a bunch of Alpine beers, including Duet and Pure Hoppiness which are hard to find, even in San Diego. They had Mikellar Cascade single hop IPA which I havent seen anywhere. They still had Older Viscosity and Black Butte Porter 21st anniversary...The guy put me on the mailing list and was surprisingly knowledgeable about beer. The place itself is as ghetto as ghetto can be and I contracted both Scabbies and Aids just waiting in line to pay...but the beer section was nicely displayed..some in coolers, some on shelves...but seriously, best selection in san diego!
tokyogoat (10) San Diego, California | November 1, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by here when stuck downtown one night.
Its in a grocery store on the outskirts of east village and the ghetto.
Beer selection is pretty decent, lots of the west coast standards, allagash, and random craft and belgium standards. nothing i was excited to see. Pricing was pretty decent.
Service was good, but the every so common overly excited beer guy was working. seems like every new beer store is ran by one of these guys. I know you like beer, but please let me pick what i want, if i need a recommendation i will ask for one.
This place is a good start for the beer community in downtown, but still nowhere near what we should have downtown.
iowaherkeye (29) Ocean Beach, San Diego, California | October 16, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I didnít see steviewís disclaimer until just now. It is named Super Jr. Market on the awning, and thatís what it is--a little corner store that happens to have a pretty large liquor and beer section. Nabbed the last Alpine Nelson--they were supposed to get more in the next week. Among others, lots of Alesmith, Lost Abbey, Ballast Point (including Dorado--no Sculpin @ the moment), with 80-90% of it all in coolers. Decent selection of imports, with maybe a dozen lambics, none of which were ungodly rare. Sid hooked me up with a t-shirt and stickers--seemed to know his beer very well. Super friendly guy. Prices seemed pretty reasonable, though Iíd seen a number of beers a buck or two cheaper @ South Bay. Small selection of glassware. Left here quite pleased, and will definitely stop by next time Iím in town.
beerfest5 (92) Cloneen, Ireland | October 2, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
dammit i wish i found this place earlier, just as im leaving, just my luck, great selection and really helpful staff that love beer as much as me.
jeremytoni (161) Swedesboro, New Jersey | August 6, 2009| Updated August 21, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Weird little store with a great selection of beer. A lot of California micros Lost Abbey, Port Brewing, Ale Smith.
steview (21) Petaluma, California | July 21, 2009| Updated September 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
When you need to find this place, look for "Super Jr. Market" NOT "Best Damn Beer Shop." They sell t-shirts with Best Damn Beer Shop on it. Iím not sure if itís two different places combined into one. What you need to care about is how this is a necessary place for beer hunters staying in the Gas Lamp district. I stayed at the Wyndham Vacation Resort, which is on 5th. This place is conveniently two blocks behind the resort. The selection is great (e.g., Lost Abbeyís Cuvee de Tomme for $30, other rare beers, a lot of craft and quality, which are all in a somewhat separate section), but only if youíre stuck to the location; otherwise, San Diego is extremely beery and has many other locales.
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