El Cerrito Market & Liquor | Corona, California
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El Cerrito Market & Liquor
World Class based on 45 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: Dr_Fellini (23) | Affiliated user(s) here Jazzz, Jazzpatel | Bottles: OVER 2000

El Cerrito Market & Liquor

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Beer Available At El Cerrito Market & Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Modern Times Protocosmos 96, Prairie Limo Tint 84, Cantillon Kriek 99, Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus 98, Cascade Figaro 99, Freigeist / Bayerischer Bahnhof Geisterzug Gose 88, Rodenbach CaractŤre Rouge 100, Modern Times City of the Sun IPA 97, Firestone Walker SLOambic 99, Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel 96, North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel 100, Bottle Logic Darkstar November 98, The Bruery Praecocia 68, Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 100, Crooked Stave Persica Wild Wild Brett 99, Crooked Stave LíBrett díBlackberry 98, Firestone Walker Krieky Bones 92, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee 100, De Garde Nelson Hose 99
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45 reviews for El Cerrito Market & Liquor
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  94%
 Selection  96%
 Food N/A 
 Value  88%
 Overall  95%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (235) bloomfield, Michigan | March 16, 2013
Small dumpy store but damn the selection is killer
rosenbergh  (566) Tampere, Finland | April 26, 2015
The selection was huge, the service friendly and prices affordable. What I was expecting to find was single 12 oz bottles. Unfortunately no American singles, only 6-packs. Well I bought some nice 22 oz bottles. Not necessarily as good as I expected but definitely worth stopping.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus  (95) California | February 8, 2015
31 Jan 2015. looks like a hole in the wall kind of place. i didnít look at their wine and spirits selection. Beer selection is not very big but almost all of it is beer that is to some degree rare. prices might be a tad high but given this is all hard to find it is likely worth it.
  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (159) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (644) 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.
  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.
  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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1028) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
t0rin0  (1490) 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.

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