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Beer Available At Healthy Spirits - Castro (arranged by most recent)
Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa 100, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir 99, Mikkeller ForÍt de TronÁais (Medium Toasted) 95, Sudwerk FŁnke Hop Farm 100, Mikkeller ForÍt du Centre (Medium Toasted) 92, Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo 99, Butchers Prime Imperial IPA , Russian River Redemption (Batch 002+) 96, Russian River Salvation 99, Monkish Magnificat - Bourbon , Shmaltz Bock Bock 95, Tahoe Mountain Recolte Du Bois - Sherry 96, Omnipollo Magic #411 - Wild Strawberry/Rhubarb/Vanilla Smoothie IPA 94, The Bruery Or Xata (2015-) 92, Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 99, Black Isle Organic Hibernator Oatmeal Stout 94, Cascade Gingersnaps 98, Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA 99, Prairie Christmas Bomb! 98
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changeup45 (109) Mount Dora, Florida | June 25, 2010| Updated January 13, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Just a quick update: Iíve now ordered from these guys several times, they seem to be my online retailer of choice these days, and I canít understate how easy they are to deal with. Iíve also been able to buy a few things from them I didnít think Iíd get anywhere. Original rating: Based on a couple of online orders. Both experiences were very pleasant. Excellent service; Rami, Dave and Nate are super-friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Their website, or blog, gets the job done once youíve gotten used to it. As far as online selection and quality, Iíd put these guys up against anyone. A great West Coast selection with the Alesmithís, LA, Russian River, etc, and even some breweries I donít generally see elsewhere such as Valley, Midnight Sun, and Marin. Shipping from San Fran to FL and packaging costs will drive up the total price quite a bit but thatís to be expected. Iíll order from them again for sure.
CheersMate (180) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | March 11, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place wasnít that big. The guy behind the counter was exceptionally nice and cool. Found an 08-08-08 Vertical Epic here which made me happy. Quite honestly the selection is decent, but I wouldnít say this place is "World Class". It was small, had some great things in the cooler(s), but nothing that just made my eyes pop out of there sockets. Honestly, I would go to City Beer if I was looking for a slam dunk selection. They do well with the space they have. Some non-refrigerated gems were seen here, but again, nothing to write home or wet my pants about. Parking is a hassle here, my brother and I barely found a spot close by. Go here if visiting San Francisco, but after seeing it once, you should be good to go.
pennywhistle (12) California | March 5, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The staff is very friendly, both over email to my multiple questions and then in person. Excellent selection to this somewhat-newcomer to the beer scene. They also have a Beer of the Month Club with a good selection that comes with in-depth tasting notes. Not cheap, but not too expensive either.
JoeMcPhee (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 4, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking bottle shop with a solid selection of well-priced bottles throughout. I like the sale section at the back that actually does give some decent discounts on the beers that are there (not to mention the 10% discount on six-packs). The guy behind the counter got all weird when I told him I was from RateBeer though, which I completely donít understand. Even so, Iíd go back to this place in a second. I only wish Iíd had more room in my luggage for more stuff coming home.
AtlAggie (20) Atlanta, Georgia | June 23, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great little bottle shop in what seems to be a pretty quiet SF neighborhood. Parking was easy. Not very big space, but a really awesome selection of bottles makes up for it--quality is packed into every available square inch. Really nice staff behind the register, willing to talk beer and offer local suggestions to out-of-towners like me. Prices seemed average--maybe a little above. Most of the beers I looked at were a couple of dollars cheaper at City Beer (which I visited the next day), but you get 10% if you buy six or more, so it was pretty much a wash. Bonus for being able to mix & match your own six packs. Definitely worth seeking out!
wavers1 (41) Notown, California | June 13, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
great place. its tiny and very comfortable as you can talk to the clerk from anywhere in the tiny store. dave and the rest of the staff are very knowledgable, friendly and funny. daves got a great sense of humor and is very down to earth. parking is generally pretty good in this neighborhood, so you usually donít have to carry boxes too far. they have a good selection of craft gelato, chocolate and cheese. thier selection is pretty much unrivaled. they have a lot of stuff in a small space, and all of its damn good, literally no cheap beer in sight. the selection changes regularly as dave really has his finger on the pulse of the craft brew community and keeps many unique and limited brews in stock at all times. i found HOTD adam and doggie claws, port 3rd anniversary, and many too rare to mention here. the prices are ok on some, but a lil pricey on most. not too bad, overall its still way more than worth it for the selection that you will find at this bottle shop. rrís were priced the same as the brewery, cetain ales were actually quite good deals if you knew what you were looking at.
Gypsy19 (11) California | May 30, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MeisterBrew (14) Cheyenne, Wyoming | May 18, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
djtimeless (10) Colorado | May 3, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
illidurit (20) San Francisco, California | November 29, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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