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brokensail (1134) Orange County, California | December 25, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Before I was aware of Whole Foods growing up, there was Mollie Stones, which was my original impression of the "rich people grocery store". The place is kind of a mix of Whole Paycheck and Trader Joe’s.
The beer selection is not huge, but is pretty high quality. A bunch of Bear Republic, Deschutes, Speakeasy, Lagunitas, North Coast, etc. a bunch of ciders, including a new sparkling La Face Cachee offering. Pricing is okay. They also have a bunch of Sake.
It works well enough to grab a quality sizer or single large format bottle. Just about all the beer is kept cold except for am end cap which also features some glassware.
fiveacestx (151) Texas | June 11, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
My second Mollie Stone’s on my recent visit to California. As much or more brews as a Whole Foods and what I like about MS is that they are somewhat like a Whole Foods and somewhat like a normal grocery store. This particular store had more "rare" or "limited" finds than any other store I went into while in the SF area. This would include a few limited releases by Firestone Walker as well as a few Cigar City/Widmer collaborations. Oh, and they also had giant bottles (32 oz) of Lagunitas Sucks for $5. Not bad! Picked up some nice brews and deli food to go along with it.
t0rin0 (1508) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 26, 2013| Updated December 27, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited December 23, 2013.
I stopped in on the way back from visiting a client. Holiday traffic sucked and I wanted to see if they had any Lagunitas Sucks. Unfortunately they didn’t, but they do have quite a bit of other stuff. It’s been over a decade since I last set foot in a Mollie Stone’s and for good reason. This place is higher end and more irritating than Whole Foods. They have a surprising amount of beer to choose from. That said, it’s all the usual stuff that everyone carries. From California: Bear Republic, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Ballast Point, Speakeasy, Stone, etc. From Belgium: DuPont, Chimay, Achel, Van Steenberg, etc. Probably the most interesting thing that I saw was the Buzzerkeley from Calicraft (which I think is contracted). The upside is that almost all the beer is refrigerated, which is something I rarely see.
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