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.
Freddy, you my friend are awesome. If anyone is looking for class act service and a world class place to buy one off beers call Freddy. I was able to have world class beers fly all the way coast to coast for a great price, reliable service and awesome packaging. Not to mention it was ridiculously fast. If you anyone is unsure of having beers shipped to them, fear not Freddy is there at Beverage 4 Less and he can surely help out. Thanks Freddy.
Visited on way back from Alpine.
Met the cheerful Freddy who definitely is a character in itself.
Plenty of CA beers, even single bottles, lots of 22oz and some rare limited gems. I even ordered extra bottles, Freddy packed it all with me and he showed me the fedex bill and shipping system. Charges are more than fair.
Thanks for the share of Port Brewing3rd anniversary. I would have stayed a lot longer to chat with him.
Prices are more than fair, though some prices vary from store to store.
Selection had all the CA beer someone from the East coast would love to have + some hidden gems that Freddy is not displaying.
I Found this store a few months ago,after being in the area about 5 months. I try and make it in when Freddyís there. Always get great service ,get to bs about beer, always lets you know whatís new and whats comming in. Great place! They also Have Singles.
I make the 15 minute trip every couple of weeks, or when Freddy has told me something special will be there. Like Consecration this week. He enjoys talking with beer drinkers, and itís fun to watch the Santee Budweiser buyers stare at the rarities like theyíre two-headed frogs. Great selection. Lots of 12oz bottles for singles, which is a nice touch.
Overall the trip over the hill gets shorter when I know thereís a gem waiting. Itís pretty easy to drop a bill here.
My friend and I decided to visit this store on a whim, trying to look for a harder to find seasonal brew. We were more than pleasantly surprised to find out that not only was this beer in stock, Fred went out of his way to give us a tour around the store, tell us his war stories, give us his angles on beers that we were looking for and we should try, and turned our visit something much more memorable and very educational. Beverages4Less is not a liquor store nor is it BevMo. Liquor stores have a face behind the counter, ring up your six pack of Natty Ice, and cash your lottery ticket. Fred is very passionate about beer and his business and truly does what he loves. Even if I can find the írareí stuff for cheaper, going out of my way into Santee to visit Fred is something I will always look forward to. First impressions are very important and he has most certainly turned me into a life-long customer.
bhensonb (559) Woodland, California | February 25, 2009| Updated May 3, 2012
Havesome history now. Had to update the rating. Fred really goes out of his way to make things work. ***
Freddy is on top of it. My shipment was ordered early Friday and arrived Wednesday. Actually arrived Tuesday, but no one was home! Hard to beat that. Excellent green packing. Highly recommended.
timsilvia32 (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | February 18, 2009
Ordered on line. Spoke with Freddy, very nice guy and super service. I was able to get ahold of him at all sorts of times when I would not expect to be able to. Wish I would have read here first, he said he was out of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood. If he was holding out I would have pleaded some more, maybe next time. Many things available I have no chance of getting out here out east. 3 bottles of Abyss, Old Numbskull, Wee Heavy and an Alaskan Barleywine(In place of FFTW). "Boxing" fee is about my only complaint, but it sounds like a one man operation, so I guess he has to get something for his time. Well packaged.
My new go-to beer store. Selection is unbelievable and only rivaled by Holiday Wine Cellar. Freddy is the man. Knows his beer, and always has the hook-up for hard to find stuff. Teases you with the Angelsí Share up front and other that are not for sale, but what is for sale more than makes up for it. Biggest selection of Alpine in town. A weekly destination.