El Cerrito Market & Liquor | Corona, California
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El Cerrito Market & Liquor
World Class based on 47 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)
Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon 87, Saint Archer Mosaic IPA 95, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Yacht 91, Modern Times Mount Remarkable 89, Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Port Brewing Older Viscosity 100, Modern Times Protocosmos 97, Prairie Limo Tint 82, Cantillon Kriek 99, Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus 98, Cascade Figaro 99, Freigeist / Bayerischer Bahnhof Geisterzug Gose 87, Rodenbach CaractŤre Rouge 100, Modern Times City of the Sun IPA 98, 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 99, The Bruery Praecocia 74, Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood 100
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47 reviews for El Cerrito Market & Liquor
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  93%
 Selection  96%
 Food N/A 
 Value  86%
 Overall  94%
 Rating  99%
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90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1087) 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  (1505) 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  (525) Plymouth, 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!
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1887) 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.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
TapHunter  (12) , | July 17, 2013
One of the best beer stores around. Itís funny that unless someone told you about it you probably wouldnít know. It looks like a random liquor store from the outside, but once you walk in and see the crazy selection. Jazz the owner is an awesome person. This is absolutely a must for beer enthusiasts. Shelfís are loaded with rare beers, if you cant fine it here, then you wont find it anywhere.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
ChinoSkillzian  (33) The LBC, California | July 17, 2013
An unassuming liquor store on the outside, in the back country of Corona (there are some quality dirt roads nearby). Once inside, quite a revelation, as the beer selection is very strong, with an emphasis on "whatís hot" at the moment, i.e. Prairie suddenly appearing when it blew up. Nice Belgians, including sours, and a lot of 22 oz.íers in the fridge. A nice feature lately has been bottles from some of the new Temecula/Riverside breweries. The only problem in coming here is you usually canít get out without dropping a lot of cash money.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Dr_Fellini  (6) Norfolk, Virginia | June 5, 2013
Visiting my brother in Manhattan Beach from Saint Louis. Found this gem on ratebeer and decided I had to make the drive. Well worth it! Small liquor store out in the middle of nowhere. Donít judge a book by itís cover! Immediately greeted by Jazz, the beer man making the orders. He was very helpful, but not overbearing, allowing me to browse for well over an hour. Huge and varied selection of heavy beers on the shelves, many of which I had never seen before. Lighter and hoppier beers were appropriately kept in the refrigerated section across the aisle. Fantastic selection of local CA beers and stuff that was definitely ordered special. Obvious that they know their beers. Jazz was kind enough to hook me up with some smaller batch items from the back and even some from his own personal stash (probably because I had quite the haul.) Definitely will be going back next time Iím out this way.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 20/20
AmykalH04  (2) , | May 1, 2013
this place is amazing! had never heard about it until ZEBEERGUY metioned it to me for hard to find bottles. Found TAPS Remy amazing stout that JAZZ has a huge hand in the BA Process. cant wait til im back in cali again it will be one of my 1st stops.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
lozo130  (10) Ohio | April 4, 2013
Amazing selection. Get to know to Jazz, he gets the rarest of rare selections available in SoCal and beyond! This is the best beer store in Riverside County. FYI. Jazz posts all of his incoming beers on instagram/facebook.

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