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Midnight Sun XXX Black Double IPA 98, Spencer Trappist Ale 95, Knee Deep Hoparillo 3x IPA 98, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel Aged 100, Russian River Salvation 99, Midnight Sun Moscow 99, Alpha Acid 650 IPA , Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Craft Artisan Ales Andromeda IPA , Pretty Things Jack DíOr 95, Stout Rullquin 93, Perennial Coffee Abraxas 99, Evil Twin Turkish Delight 84, Gigantic Geezers Need Excitement Chocolate IPA 77, Noble Ale Works / Three Weavers The Messenger , Marin Van Who? Flanders Red , Green Flash Soul Style IPA 95, Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel 97, Three Weavers Blood Junkie , Societe The Apprentice 98
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italarican (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | June 12, 2009| Updated June 19, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I went at 7:00 pm on a Thursday, and it felt like we had entered a meeting for beer geeks. The place was fairly crowded with people enjoying and discussing beer. The staff did not have time to help us because many of the other patrons came over, noticing I had a list and was scrolling down the rows, and offered to help me. I picked up a mix of Russian River and Lost Abbey. I will probably come every time I visit San Francisco, for both the beer and the people.
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | June 11, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer store. A must visit.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | June 8, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Went in as soon as they opened on a Friday. Sat down with Craig, who seemed to be the head guy and spoke about beer. They have 5 taps (all good and most local, but I had already had them before). Standouts were Firestone Velvet Merkin and Moonlit Bombay by boat. The beer selection is the real killer. Kid in an expensive candy store pretty much describes it. Lots of things you canít find pretty much anywhere else in California. Really solid selection of California beers and harder to find stuff (awesome sours) including some of the BFMís and hard to find Cascades. Craig was extremely knowledgeable about beer, and extremely helpful about pointing me or offering to help me find some rarer stuff. Also he seemed to be quite supportive of RateBeer. I plan on stopping by whenever I am in town!
Gypsy19 (11) California | May 22, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A tiny store that makes every square inch count. You walk in down a few stairs from street level, and the place is at full capacity with about 15 people in it. To your right is a cooler with maybe 75 uncommon beers, straight ahead is a wall with about another 120 also uncommon beers. Okay, not everything here is that rare, but there was no room for Heineken or Newcastle either mind you. A quick scan of the selection reveals beer that (a) you have tried and remember fondly, (b) have not tried but wish to, (c) have not heard of but looks great. Use the casino rule when you go to a place like this: Leave the credit cards and checks at home, and only bring what you can afford to spend, as I couldíve dropped 5 bills in this joint, easy, and still left the place yearning. Everybody in there was having a great time and the service was just outstanding. I will be back.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | April 13, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool place. Great bottle selection ranging from U.S. micros to a good selection of Belgian, including lambic/gueuze. Being that Iím from NY I purchased a bunch of Russian River and Lost Abbey. I also saw some other imported stuff I donít see back in NY. Great service. They helped me pack it all into a box and gave me directions to the bus. I liked this spot.
gail (10) San Francisco, California | April 6, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
These people -- staff and regulars -- are the best, as are the beers they serve.
Essentially a fine beer bottle shop where you can drink and talk beer, the culture of this place is special. Best place in California for striking up intense beergeek conversations with savvy strangers.
robertjm (17) Albany, California | March 8, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Postage stamp sized bar, that has a great selection of bottles to either take out, or they will pour them for you with a corkage fee applied. Very friendly staff. Was asked three times in ten minutes if I needed any help while I was browsing the shelves. Six taps on rotation.
bennylava (6) California | February 5, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great small beer store with nice selection of hard to find beers. Plenty of California microbrews, and belgians.
Craig, the owner, is very knowledable and helpful in selecting beers.
Also, they have six taps usually with a very interesting selection.
AlabastorJones (10) Seattle, Washington | January 18, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Cool little spot, Itís just one small little room with a small bar that seats about 5 people and has about 4 taps, a few wall coolers and an impressive wall of room temp 22ís, 750ís, swing tops, and singles. Doensít specialize or cater to local beers at all, a lot of imports from Belgium (and all over the world), a little lacking on covering the styles (very few German styles), staff was really helpful and friendly, will certainly be heading back over there in the near future
caesar (308) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | December 29, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant place with a lot of gems. Who cares about the piles of boxes in the middle of the store, containing the latest cargo of superb beverages, when you can drink such fantastic beer with such a great bunch of nice people. My favorite place in SF definitely!
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