t0rin0 (1378) Do Not Resuscitate, California | February 13, 2014| Updated March 17, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited February 12, 2014.
This is actually a Lunardiís now but it has a pretty legitimate bottle selection for a grocery store so Iíll just rename it. The beer aisle is separate from the wine, cheese, and liquor section in the middle of the store. The beer aisle is pretty impressive upon first inspection with two sides of a decently long aisle, both refrigerated. The only things not kept cold are the stack of St Bernardus 12 750ís and Murphyís cans. They have some good stuff here like Lagunitas Sucks, Lagunitas Daytime, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Firestone Sucuba, and...Pliny the Elder... Seriously? What kind of grocery store gets Pliny. So awesome. The rest of the stuff is good as well but not quite as awesome as the other stuff listed. Stone, Ballast Point, Heretic, Dogfish Head, and a bunch of others. I didnít see any malt liquors or macros, which surprised me about as much as the presence of Pliny but there was a guy at the end of the aisle stocking the shelf and I didnít walk around him to see what was there.
Alright, I know I have a tendency to be a little less hateful than the average rater here but this isnít bad for a grocery store. In fact, itís pretty good for a grocery store (in terms of beer selection, I donít shop at Lunardis). However for a beer-centric shop I donít think itís going to become my regular stop. But then again, if I can get Pliny here on a regular basis it might be my stop when Iím in SJ on work.
blutt59 (154) Dallas, Texas | December 8, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Grocery store with small, mostly common imports and micros but does carry some nice bombers and a couple of Firestone, Alaskan and Drakes six packs. All refrigerated and prices are decent, not too far from the airport