United States > California > Spring Valley
Ibrew2or3 (349) Tempe, Arizona | August 29, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is on the corner of Campo and Bancroft where it has that old time corner grocery store look to it and thatís exactly what it is. Plenty of parking and an easy in and out and back on the freeway. Someone is setting up some smoke bbq out here in the parking lot. Nice! Walking in I get a pleasing rush of savory deli meats and less pleasing country music blaring overhead. The selection is off in the back left hand corner where a whole shelf is dedicated to show off someoneís collection of whales (that are clearly marked with bright pink tape, display only). Alright, an interesting introduction as youíre initially tempted until you notice none of it is for sale. That feeling evaporated quickly as I turned down the beer aisle where there is a long row of coolers to the right and room temperature bottle to the left. Man, what donít they have here. I see stuff from everywhere, Russian River, Mikkeller, To OL, B. Nektar, Prairie and it just goes on and on like that. There are lots of great California brewed offerings too. A very quick look around and I see like ten different bottles Iíd love to buy that are all in the $18 to $25 range, cripes. I can blow a couple C-notes in here no problem. The prices are high but thatís for the high end stuff. The prices appear to be pretty fair overall. This is a must stop if youíre anywhere near here.
patrickherman (1) California | November 23, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is an old style neighborhood market with smokers on site, real butchers, fresh fish and an impressive beer selection. It is right off the Bancroft exit of Hwy 94 in Spring Valley.
satmansd (5) Spring Valley, California | April 7, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A very good beer selection with local San Diego brews separated making them easy to find. A very knowlegable staff. Also a very good meat counter with fresh,local caught fish.
beerdrinker619 (1) la mesa, | May 1, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
After coming into the place I had to write some reviews about my experience. I read that they didnt have any extra ordinary beers.........hmmmm they had more off the wall hard to get beer than I have found anywhere. This guy Derek knows what he is doing. I was able to pick up Pliny, consecration, Angel share, older viscosity, deliverence, Knee Deep Simtra, Kern river outstanding, and about 5 different alpine beers. I was in Beer heaven. I cant even get into the meats because I would be typing for days. Hands down my new favorite. If you go ask for Derek (owner) he is more than accommodating. Cheers
padrefan98 (38) (San Diego) Santee, California | February 16, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in after I heard from a friend that this might be a little unknown hidden gem of a place to score some good beer. I also have been looking for a real butcher so I had to check this place out. The meat is amazing. Mostly choice cuts and some prime. Which is excellent since grocery chains in my area only carry select. The Butchers were very friendly and I met the owner Derrick who was stocking the beer shelves. He has plenty of knowledge about craft beer. We chatted for a few minutes while I tried to take mental notes of what he had. Lots of good local beers that makes Valley Farm a great place for us locals that is off the beat and path. Itís kinda that place you enjoy before it really gets discovered. You hope the owner does well and his business explodes but then again you hope it stays quiet just the way it is. You wonít be disapointed by the selection. Nothing extremely rare. They had all the locals including some from Manzanita. I found it lacking one prominent local brewer. Alpine had nothing on the shelves. That to me is disapointing. Alpine deserves representation in this type of setting. I was actually going to buy some Sculpin or Exponential if he had it. He said they would be in a month. Probably too late for Expo though. I did see a bottle or two of Alesmith Summer Yulesmith which makes me believe there might be some other hidden gems sitting on the shelf. I will be returning this weekend to investigate along with picking up some Brisket for the smoker. Peace! Cheers.
mjg74 (47) La Mesa, California | January 13, 2009| Updated November 7, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Decent family type grocery store. Good selection of local brews, along with all of the usual macros. Some unusual imports. I was surprised by the quality of the brews. Nothing to go crazy about, but still had some solid stuff. Prices are pretty good for the most part. I like the fact that they sell singles as well. Very good meat counter if you desire some carne. Best place I know of in this part of town.
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