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Stillwater Brontide 81, Crux Outcast IPA 97, Dust Bowl Son of Wrath 95, Russian River Damnation 98, Knee Deep Lupulin River 98, Clown Shoes Photosphere Phil 96, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Stereo 95, Anchor Brotherhood Steam Beer 82, Evil Twin Aķn MŠs Chili Jesķs 99, Evil Twin Spicy Nachos - Tequila Barrel , Calicraft Dub C , Almanac Valley Of The Heartís Delight 99, Midnight Sun XXX Black Double IPA 98, Woodfour Berliner Weisse 39, Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo dIPA 99, Oxbow Arboreal 97, Gigantic IPA 96, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Perennial 17 97, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 70
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Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A fine small beer store where you find a bit of everything, focusing on very good stuff. The concept is particularly interesting since plenty of beer geeks seem to hang around in the ridiculously small space. A very small 1$ corkage fee lets you try a bottle on location to determine how many you want to come back and the 4 taps seem to feature rarities. I was also quite impressed with the prices, I expected a huge SF premium, but nothing was more than 2$ above what weíd seen in Southern California.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | June 24, 2009| Updated October 2, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I wish there were more taps so I could excuse going there constantly. Great decor, very astute service, some wild and under-seen stuff on tap. Not the RR selection I would have hoped for the day I went, but good Japanese, Belgian and German, SF is not the place for Scandinavian in June I am seeing. This is a gem of a store but I couldnít see staying more than a half hour or so.
AtlAggie (20) Atlanta, Georgia | June 23, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bottle shop/tasting room in SF. Interesting space--part bottle shop, part beer bar. We have nothing like this in Georgia. Didnít sample any beers on tap, but wish I would have had some time to enjoy beers in the space. Lots of people hanging out and drinking in the shop on an early Thursday evening. Very helpful staff, great selection of bottles, fair prices. Parking wasnít too hard. Noticed a sign that says theyíll open any bottle for you to enjoy right there in the store, for a fee (canít remember if it was a $$ fee or % of the bottle price). Great set up, although it doesnít feel like a traditional "bar" if thatís what youíre looking for.
Grovlam (47) Copenhagen, Denmark | June 23, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice place and in my opinion the only beer related store to go to in San Francisco. A long walk and somewhat small place, but nice atmosphere and excellent service. Good selection and found quite some beers that I had not see before. Thanks for a short but memorable stop!
italarican (77) 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 (402) 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.
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