A nice little store with a good selection and great service. The value is par, but I like the way you get 10% off your total if you buy 6 bottles. The clerk was very helpful and pretty knowledgeable. Highlights included Mikkeller (including Black and Breakfast), Hair Of The Dog, and Lost Abbey. Maybe I got lucky, but there was a parking spot right in front of the joint on my first pass; Not common for San Francisco.
Online order. Great place to get my Russian River beers from. Dave is very quick to respond to my email questions. Selection is great... His beer list is second to none. Shipping seemed a little steep, but getting some really hard to get beers made it well worth it. I will definitely order from here again.
I order from here on a regular basis. They have all the RR brews I want. Rami and Dave are great. Shipping is good. Prices are fair. Alot of times I get some really hard to find stuff from them. I will continue to order from them.
A couple friends and I went well out of our way (the heart of San Francisco on a Santa Cruz-to-Berkeley trip) to find Healthy Spirits. Upon entering I was awestruck, as the tiny corner cafe boasted an entire wall of refrigerators, each stocked to the brim with high-rated and hard-to-find beer. 4 Russian Rivers, St. Bernardus Abt 12 Special Edition, a bunch of trappists, and dozens of other Belgians.
I found the prices fair enough considering the rarity of the beers I bought (made a healthy dent in the Russian River section), but this place is very generous with discounts. I got 5% off for mentioning BA and 5% off for buying 6 or more beers.
I’ll surely be back again.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | September 22, 2008
Excellent store. David was very helpful and extremely knowledgeble. Offered up some goodies that werenít on display, and took into the back room, very cool. Great selection, very well organized, good prices as well. Would highly recommend to anyone in SF. Dave also threw in some Hummus and flat bread to help soak up the alcohol later on(very good I must say).
Great place. Went in there twice with my grilfriend to see there selction. Both times the people were amazingly accomodating and friendly. Rami is great (my girlfriend says Dave is too). Both know a lot about beer and are very interested in sharing the beer love. Was allowed in the back to see some of there aged stuff (ask around, they got some good stuff in there). Rami says they might start shipping soon. Tons of lambics available and lots of hard to find Europeans, lots of Russian River and certain hard to find Deschuets bottles, they even have some Due de Ciel. Great place, will return often.
Quite a good selection More than a dozen ales I had not rated. Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder were in stock, and relatively plentiful. Rami allowed inspection and purchase of the rarer beers in back, although restricting some very rare singles. Detailed explanation of the search for the uncommon ales. Very educational.
A great corner store with a great selection of Belgian/micro beers, cheeses, homemade middle-eastern food, and imported stuff from the UK. They have tasting notes for all the beers,and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Deli-corner store with a grand selection of american micros, belgian beer and foriegn brews. The beer guy that works there is really cool and offers a lot of one-on-one help and advice, as well as beer small talk, and this was the best thing about the store for me. Prices were a bit high, but to keep a small store like with this kind of selection in operation that is completely understandable.
Nice little upscale corner store off Castro. Small seleciton of great stuff, a few rarities here. I would have bought a LOT more but pricing is bad. $13 range for most belgians that usually go for 8-10. Malheur Brut was 38. ____ that.
They have a cooler of NoCal singles, one of Belgians and another one of assorted others. There is also another non cooled shelving unit where I spotted a barleywine I havenít had yet and some Cantillon Iris and others. The prices arenít priced the best but they arenít out of line either (I noticed Flying Dog Saison for $13.95 here and I bought one in Santa Cruz for $11.95). The guy behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. He took great care in cleaning the bottles and removing the price tags while talking with me. The friendliness of the place and pretty solid selection will draw me back here the next time Iím in The City.