El Cerrito Market & Liquor | Corona, California
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El Cerrito Market & Liquor
World Class based on 43 ratings
Type: Beer Store

19480 E Ontario Ave
Corona, California United States 92881 [ print map ]
951 272 1646

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Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM


Mayor: thome50 (18) | Affiliated user(s) here Jazzz | Bottles: OVER 1000


El Cerrito Market & Liquor

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Beer Available At El Cerrito Market & Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Logsdon Peche ín Brett 100, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Newcastle Brown Ale 40, Coors Light Summer Brew 8, Taps Remyís Pappy 99, Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet Hop IPA - Northern Hemisphere 99, Evil Twin Falco IPA 96, To ōl Liquid Confidence / Confidential 99, Brew Rebellion Geronimo IPA , Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels 100, Oude Quetsche Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale 95, Stone Go To IPA 97, Almanac Farmers Reserve Pluot 99, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale 97, Almanac Valley Of The Heartís Delight 99, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100
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43 reviews for El Cerrito Market & Liquor
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  95%
 Selection  97%
 Food N/A 
 Value  88%
 Overall  96%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (342) Tempe, Arizona | May 4, 2014
Where to start with this place. Does it appear sketchy from the outside, yes. Does there appear to be too much going on around this place for the time of day and week, yes. Will you find plenty of new brews to buy, YES. Inside it has these cherry wood colored shelves that remind me of Texas Liquor in Carlsbad and some of the new shelves put it at Bine & Vine down in Normal Heights. I see lots and lots of fairly organized international offerings including a pleasing array from Mikkeller and To OL where there are easily a dozen I would be happy to buy if I had the money and an easy way to get them home as Iím getting on a plane after this. Ended up grabbing two To OLís and some cool looking local offerings. Big selection that will have me coming back whenever Iím within 30 miles of this place.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
Floydster  (1) California | March 31, 2014| Updated April 8, 2014
Overhyped in my opinion. Some interesting beers but those are quite expensive. Run of the mill stuff is fairly priced. Some areas are unorganized, some broken bottles in the fridge. Place is not nice to look at and there was some very interesting clientele. Semi knowledgeable staff but comes off quite arrogant and pretentious. Would I stop here again when passing through? Yes, Friday was the third time Iíve been now. Would I drive out of my way for it? No.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (157) Pennsylvania | February 9, 2014
Stopped in here on the way into town, I had heard amazing things so I was really looking forward to checking it out. Not the most beautiful looking place from the outside but really nice once you get inside. Tons of wine and liquor in the first few isles, beer in the last one. Atmosphere was laid back with lots of people coming and going. Service was solid all around. I was asked if I needed any help and he was nice enough to point out a few things I may have overlooked. Quality and selection were both quite high. I didnít see any out of date beers and they even offer some proper glassware for some of their beers. Selection was really solid. They had everything from the everyday beers of the west coast to some really rare beers I have never seen on a shelf anywhere else but here. Prices were a touch high on the rarer bottles but all of the others were reasonable so I canít knock it too much. Overall probably the best bottle shop I have come across on this trip. I just wish it was a little closer to where we are staying, I would love to go back.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (586) San Diego County , California | December 8, 2013
This is the closest I have to a local bottle shop to me besides La Bodega. Jazz is the owner and beer dude and is connected with the bigger craft beer community. Make sure you are following the store on Instagram at http://instagram.com/elcerritoliquor . Find Upright, Cascade, Bruery one-offs, Lost Abbey special releases, De Cam, 3F, Cantillon, Alpine, weird Mikkeller and Evil Twin stuff, Tilquin, De Molen. They have a huge glassware selection as well with some rare but pricey glasses you wonít find anywhere else. Jazz has really hooked it up on numerous occasions so be sure to get in touch with him and start a conversation.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BrewGreg  (2) California | November 23, 2013
This place is a beer loverís dream! The selection has to be the best in the country. They really care about beer and it shows. Canít say enough about this place. If you are in CA and love beer, you have a home here.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
craftbeer86  (10) California | October 12, 2013| Updated November 23, 2013
This is the best beer shop Iíve been to in Southern California. Jazz, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and will help recommend things. Must stop!
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (825) Orange County, California | September 21, 2013| Updated March 3, 2014
Looks like a typical divey liquor store youíd score some tall cans from. Beer is along the far wall and there is a lot of it. Really nice selection. Lots of cool imports, obscure stuff from the state and from less seen breweries around the US. Prices are pretty fair, some thingís are a bit more expensive than Iíve seen other places, but on the whole pretty reasonable. Out of my way to go with any frequency, but definitely worth a stop.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 10, 2013
Visited September 9, 2013.

OK, so I know that a lot of better liquor stores look as crappy as the rest from the outside, but this one had me questioning if I was even in the right place when I pulled up. I checked the RateBeer place page to confirm the address. As I pulled up there was a guy that had just finished peeling out in the dirt lot next door, a guy selling something from a cart on the sidewalk, and another guy that was stumbling pretty good. There is no mention of good beer outside. In fact about all I saw was a sign advertising that they sell water and a large ad for Jaegermeister.

Inside is your typical liquor store, extremely packed with bottles piled to the ceiling. The last aisle is the one you want. Lots of cool stuff on the shelves and in the fridges. It was nice to see some 3 Fonteinen gueuze just sitting there but I donít particularly need any more right now. In the fridges I saw plenty of hoppy goodness. Mikkeller Farmhouse Invasion, all three of the Almanac single hop series, Black Market 4th Anniversary pale ale, Anchorage Galaxy White IPA, and plenty more. They had a single Anchorage glass on the shelf (teku)... for $15. It wasnít for me, but yeah, that seems a bit ridiculous. They also have a cabinet behind the counter which is just visible to show off some of the beers inside. I assume those are only available if you know the owners. I didnít ask but most of them were non-distributed bottles.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
JK81  (39) California | August 19, 2013
This is a beer heaven, from outside looks like a another liquor store, wait untilll you go inside, awesome selection, and everthing a beer geek wants they have it, look for guy name jazz who is the owner, he loves his beers. I bought $150 worth of stuff, he hooked me up with few bottles From the back. Jazz Is the man. Awesome service, awesome selection. Must stop!
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (409) Burnsville, Minnesota | August 18, 2013
Wow - are you kidding me? I stop in and buy some beer. Jazzz follows me out and says "bro, wanna try some beers?". Then he cracks out some Lost Abbey and Russian River Framboise for the Cure. Just hanging out drinking beers. This place rocks soooo hard! Jazzz is the man!

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