AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | August 30, 2008
Freddy was very happy to talk beer with us and very enthusiastic and proud of his store. Great selection, very good prices as well (dropped $300). He even hooked us up with a few beers from the back that were totally awsome. He took my phone number even so he could let me know what special release beers he would be getting in, great place and an even better owner.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
SP23 (3) Jurupa Valley, California | August 23, 2008| Updated March 15, 2012
I am on to Freddy now. Updated rating. I was very young in my craft beer journey and naive when I first rated this place.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
My first stop in Freddyís place and he rewarded me with a back room bottle of í06 Decadence. Great selection. Knowledgeable, well-connected owner/GM. Black Butte XX, two bottle limit. Many bottles of Gift of the Magi.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I went into this store for the first time tonight and I was taken aback by the warm reception and professionalism of the staff. The store is immaculate and very well stocked with a wide and sometimes unusual range of high quality beer, wine and spirits. Freddie, the owner is an enthusiast and a real character and i fully recommend a visit. Prices are very competitive and the all the staff are friendly and helpful. Iwill be making this my store of choice in the future!
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
For East County, this store is definitely in the top 5 for selection of beer. I heard this place is one of only 2 places in East County to carry the full line of Apline beers. The owner told me today that on Monday, Maharaja (10% alc) will be available. Iíll be back! I grabbed some Avery New World Porter and V-Saison today! Cheers.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (61) Salem, Oregon | February 11, 2008| Updated February 12, 2008
Strip mall liquor store off of a busy street. Friendly owner. Tons of beers. Good quality stuff. Reasonable prices. Lots of local stuff. Some stuff I havenít seen around town. Four Lightning brews. Alot of Alpine too. Cooler is full of stuff, but there is also alot of beer out on the floor. I would guess that there are at least 250 different beers.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
StefanSD (45) Lakeside, California | February 1, 2008| Updated July 2, 2011
A nice little liquor store, the owner (Freddy) seems to be very adept at getting his hands on rare beers. I love the personalized service I get here, this is the top spot in SD to get great beer. Recently Freddy started having Homebrew tasting at this place on Fridayís at 4-6pm, he always breaks out a few other interesting brews and shares them with the group. Very generous. Overall: I really like this find, and its the closest to my house of all the good stores.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
toncatcher (2) Santee - SAN DIEGO, California | January 28, 2008| Updated November 6, 2009
Freddy, the owner is always looking to add new craft beers to his already great selection. He recently had Abyss and Firestone 11. Damn, missed out on the FW!11. Others you can expect to find, stone, Lost Abbey/Pizza Port, Alesmith, Avery. He usually has Duchess and Old Rasputin. Overall a nice selection. Stopped by today and Freddy opened a bottle of Consecration and a Speedway because someone wanted to try it. Pretty cool.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Naven (104) Poway, California | January 28, 2008| Updated February 2, 2009
Pretty decent selection in this little liquor store, but be careful, the owners realize the whole rare beer/Ebay connection and will randomly hike the prices way up when they get rare beers in. OK if your in the area, but drive a little and youíll be rewarded.
EDIT: I have since visited this place several times and have been consistently surprised about how great the selection has become. The owner, Freddie, is sarcastic as all get out, but once you understand that and play along with it, itís all good.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Two brothers own this and Windy-City liquor. Windy City has better selection, but both places are good place to stop on the way to Alpine. One on the way up, and the other on the way back. They have 2004 Samiclaus, and great selection of locals.