Phischy (57) California | March 11, 2010| Updated August 2, 2011
Iíve been there one time. First and Last time Iíll ever go.
Wide variety of beers both in the cooler and not. Was seeking out FW 13 and the clerk flat out lied to me. Iím not a goddamn idiot, the distributor is not going to be making delievers on back to back days so you have more the following day.
If youíre going to slowly let them trickle out, tell me, donít lie.
Very far out of my way and I wonít be returning. They did have cheaper prices on Alpine beers than closer to downtown SD, however.
Absolutely fantastic. Fred is a great guy, and keyed me in on some great new brews to set aside for aging. If you live anywhere near San Diego, you gotta check it out. I know Iíll be going there as often as possible.
On-line rating.Had everything I wanted and I got it in less than 5 days.Fred was great,he got back with me in minutes after I sent my e-mail.Packaging was great and will not hesitate to order again.Sorry Fred,canít rate ambiance from a computer,everything else was top notch.
Incredible selection of seasonals and regulars from all over the world. Freddie prides himself on getting the hard to get. Customer service is incredible. No one else, not even BevMo can compare to this selecion. Web site is updated daily. Living in San Diego there are no shortage of incredible breweries and beer stores, this is the best selection hands down.
jonno (134) , Japan | January 7, 2010| Updated June 27, 2012
Rating per online only. Fred was really easy to deal with. I ordered from Australia and it is expensive for the postage but his selection is truly amazing. Glad I was able to get some beers I thought I would only ever read about (CdTomme, Consecration etc). Would love to visit in person and meet Fred. One day, one day. Well packaged too. A1
hope it is ok to rate a place i have never set foot in, but that is why this place is so great. i have never seen freddie, but i know him. this is the only place to order off the internet. freddie has an unbelievable selection and from the time i send an email to him to the time he calls to discuss my order is minutes, not hours or the next day. what does happen later that same day or maybe the next is that a nicely packed shipment is already sent and a tracking number emailed. never do internet ordering elsewhere.
MrYuk (1) Kennett Square, Pennsylvania | September 25, 2009
If you are reading this review bacause you are considering making the trip to Beverages 4 Less, you can just stop reading now and start planning your trip. This store has an amazing selection of beers, but most importantly an owner, Fred, who has a passion for beer and for making his customers happy. Iíve never been to the store, but have dealt with Fred via the website (which is updated very frequently) and couldníd have been more impressed. He goes out of his way to really give you your moneyís worth. This store is THE place to gat any hard to find beers.
Walk into a fairly typical liquor/wine/beer store, a bit larger than most. Awesome selection of California brews as well as regionals. Import selection is pretty nice too, a lot of Mikkellar stuff. Service was great, Fred was super nice, poured us some samples, talked it up with us for a while and helped us get everything together. If youíre visiting the San Diego area, this is worth the drive. Saw some stuff here that I didnít see anywhere else yet, including some rare gems.
Selection is over the top. Great customer service. Owner opened and shared a couple rare gems for a 1st time customer. Very nice. Nice brews kept in the cooler. More Alpine beers Iíve ever seen in 1 place. Super fresh Pliny. Lots of rare stuff in stock and at prices that were pretty good considering the inventory and the amount of stock that is held back that the owner pulls out of the back and has to sell. Costs a lot to keep that much inventory and they are basically cellaring it for you in many cases. Thought it was "to far" but it was right off the 125 so not bad at all. Supports the local brewerys to the extreme which for me is a good quality in a local beer shop. Maybe under rating the shop but Iíve only been once.