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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Against the Grain The Brown Note 83, New Belgium La Folie 100, The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, Crux Oud Freakcake 83, Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA 95, Midnight Sun XXX Black Double IPA 99, Cascade Líagent Orange 81, Gigantic The Future Is Now 96, Berryessa 2 Hop Collaboration , Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale 97, Speakeasy Metropolis , Lost Abbey Saison Blanc 96, Cascade Wolfberry , Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Triple Voodoo 8tentacles 48, Cascade The Vine 99, Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale 95, Sante Adairius / Triple Rock Barrel Aged Cellarman , Omnipollo Fatamorgana 98, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100
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bradlyc77 (6) Sebastopol, California | December 15, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
City Beer is awesome. Just stopped by there the first time and they have quite an amazing selection. Beers on tap too. So nice to sip and shop at the same time. Helpful staff, great selection, brew on tap, what more do you need.
dsagoas (11) , Washington | December 11, 2008
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite bottle shop. Craig and Beth are a huge help when you are looking for a suggestion.
popery (2) San Francisco, California | December 11, 2008| Updated November 24, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Great little store with a large selection of hard to find bottles and an interesting rotation of beers on a few taps for in-store drinking. The store is small but very well-stocked. They have a lot of bottles that are very hard to find elsewhere in San Francisco. Blackwells and Healthy Spirits are the only two other stores that even stock certain breweries. The most pressing example of this is Port/Lost Abbey that is very hard to find elsewhere. Prices are a bit steeper than stores with lesser selections although I only go to CBS for beers that I can not find elsewhere so it is not really an issue. The place is very clean but stark and industrial. I appreciate what they are trying to do with the bar and their tap selection always seems interesting but it is a cramped little store already and I kind of feel like I am interrupting conversations whenever I go in to shop. On the other hand I am sure that I would give them a perfect score and a lot of money if they had the money for a gigantic store with a
Phil (26) , England | October 13, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I cant express how much I love this place, yes itís not a bar, but neither is it purely a bottle store. Itís a very neat place - Craig and Beth superb people! Great selection - Craig going out his way to source the best that he can, and this effort in my book, deserves applause.
2 visits in 2008. Feb and August.
Aquilo (19) Berkeley, California | October 6, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is simply amazing. If it wasnít so far out of my way to go here, I would shop here all the time. The place is actually pretty small. They have a small counter that doubles as a bar with three taps. There are a couple of tables to sit at, a couple of coolers full of cold bottles. And then there are the shelves in the corner, just packed full of more bottles than I have ever seen in one place. The selection is simply amazing. If you canít find something new here, you just arenít trying.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | September 22, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice little beer store. The bartender was so helpful, they ran out of a beer I was looking for and suggested several alternatives. Very nice tap selection, great bottle selection. Would highly recommend. Dropped a C-note without even thinking.
PaulHegedus (26) British Columbia | September 18, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Think quality, not quantity. City Beer is a fantastic little hole in the wall. It is small and modest, but any criticisms about its selection are more a reflection of how spoiled California beer drinkers are, than of City Beerís own merit. The two in one concept and low cost corkage fee are a brilliant idea, and Beth let me sample all six beer taps, even though my wife and I only ordered one each. Found great local and imported bottles: Alesmith, Stone, Russian River, Lost Abbey also Cantillon, Mikkeller, Hair of the Dog, trappist ales. Fantastic taps. Decor is non-existent. But in my neck of the woods, so are beer stores as excellent as this!
BigBang (19) Indiana | September 15, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Decent but not amazing selection. Nice how they have taps and you can buy bottles to try on site. Very friendly and helpful staff.
bnselby (11) San Francisco, California | August 16, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good selection. Knowledgeable owners/staff. The space is very tight (could be considered cozy to someone not as large as I am). Exceedingly expensive.
golubj (7) San Mateo, California | July 27, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went a few weeks ago. Nice place, with taps (they serve just like a bar does) and bottles. The selection isnít huge, but almost everything there is good to great.
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