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 (19) | Affiliated user(s) here Jazzz, Jazzpatel | Bottles: OVER 1000


El Cerrito Market & Liquor

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Beer Available At El Cerrito Market & Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Cascade Foudre Project #1 93, Cantillon Kriek 99, Cascade Gose 96, Crooked Stave Blackberry Dark Origins 98, Cascade Black Cap Raspberry 96, Almanac Dark Pumpkin Sour 96, De Garde Gooseberry Bu 90, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Oceanside Ale Works Up A Kriek , Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 97, Crooked Stave LíBrett díOr Grand Cru 99, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel 100, Cascade Sang Royal 100, The Bruery Chocolate Rain 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Logsdon Peche ín Brett 100, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Newcastle Brown Ale 39
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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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86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1656) Washington, Washington DC | August 5, 2013
Unassuming location next to a Mexican restaurant that almost looks abandoned. Bottle selection is shocking. Staff is helpful as they give you advice on barrel aged stuff while selling Bud Lite and other pseudo-beers by the case. Worth going out of your way to try, which of course youíll probably have to do.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
t0rin0  (1448) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (905) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (613) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (471) 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!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis  (411) Sunnyvale, California | August 5, 2012| Updated August 28, 2012
Had to see what the fuss was about, and yes, it is really that good. Staff was knowledgable and friendly, beer selection was impressive including a lot of 99 and 100 pointers. Kind of a dump, but the best places usually are.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | January 27, 2012
Unsuspecting place that rolls deep. Jazz has stocked the shelves well and is very helpful. Be sure to check out his bottle collection! Excellent selection of domestics, like Jester King, that I didnít even think got this far west as well as a solid offering of imports. Well worth the excursion if youíre in the IE.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | February 21, 2012
What an awesome place. Looks kind of like any liquor store from the outside, but once inside it is very nice and well organized. Service was top notch, Jazz spotted me checking out some beers and we talked for a while, he brought a few nice beers out of the back for me. He also suggested some great local beers. Selection was very good, lots of variety and some really rare offerings. Value was pretty good on most of the regular beers but the some of the higher end beers seemed a bit high compared to other places. Overall a great beer store, go out of your way to check it out.
86
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (211) bloomfield, Michigan | March 16, 2013
Small dumpy store but damn the selection is killer

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