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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1275) Dublin, California | March 3, 2016
Small shop just off the main strip in downtown Alameda (and not far from Alameda Island Brewing).

The beer is pretty much all stored in coolers, which is quite nice. Large selection of singles from all sorts of different breweries and ranging a lot of different styles. They also have some special bottles out on the shelves and behind the counter, things like limited releases from the Bruery, Firestone Walker, and others I canít recall. Prices are all very fair. They also do weekly tastings which alternate between wine and beer/cider, so thatís pretty cool (those are complimentary). Wine selection is also solid.

Really friendly people and fairly knowledgeable as well. Would stop here more often but getting here is kind of a pain sometimes.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (740) Sunnyvale, California | August 2, 2015
Its odd that this place has no reviews after being in business for a year. Its pretty close to Alameda Island Brewing, so hopefully there is some spill over, because this place is indeed legit. I honestly was not expecting much, but I walked out with six bottles, including the new Allagash Cuvee. Most of the bottles are in a row of coolers on the right side as you enter, but there are more scattered about on the walls, and some on display sort of behind the counter. Well curated. The owner was friendly, and amusingly curious about what beers I was selecting. This is not the largest beer store in the world, but it is certainly the best on Alamada, and if the quality stays up, it is one of the better places in the greater Oakland area. Oh, and if you are planning to go to Alameda Island Brewing, stop here first. He has $2 off coupons for beer flights. Prices are quite good. There is street parking readily available. While Santa Clara Ave. is metered, you can park around the corner on Broadway for free.

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