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Beer Available At Hi-Time Wine Cellars (arranged by most recent)
Lost Abbey Mo Betta Bretta 86, Drakes Black Robusto 96, Heretic Gramarye 93, Indian Wells Whiskey Barrel Amber 30, Bayhawk Amber Ale 45, Hangar 24 Local Fields: Warmer 89, Hangar 24 Local Fields: Palmero 88, 8 Wired Saison Sauvin 98, Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2012 (Shmaltz Brewing) 93, Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 98, Just Beer Horseneck Golden IPA 70, The Bruery 5 Golden Rings 83, Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale 97, Cismontane Holy Jim Falls X.P.A 75, Figueroa Mountain Danish Red Lager 46, Bayhawk Honey Blonde 24, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat 24, Stone / Dogfish Head / Victory Saison du BUFF 97, Lvivske 1715 9, Original Sin Hard Cider 28
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ZepolK (1) South Side Montebello, California | February 23, 2004
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat odd place with what appears to be an indoor swap meet feel. Great beer selection, but the service could not be any worse. Staff could care less if you found what you were looking for. When I would ask they seemed to be annoyed with my questions and would give generalizations on where they may or may not have a particular beer hidden. As I said the selection is great, but good luck trying to find anything. With a selection this vast they should consider having a Kiosk or at least a map, or a knowledgeable beer guide who actually knows where they keep all the different beer! Overall I got what I came for but I took forever to find it, especially with the kind of "Bevis & Butthead, Spicoli staff" they have running the beer section. If Hi-Time Wine Cellars management ever read this review, stop hiring the local potheads from Newport and your friends kids, there not cutting it!
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 26, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Very tough to find, so MapQuest it. Excellent selection! True beer lovers should plan on spending 60-80 minutes in this store ogling and selecting your purchases. Service is decent, too. I like the darkened back room with the bombers and exotics in it - very nice. If it isn't at Hi Time, it cannot be obtained in SoCal. Oddly, their focus is wine, but perhaps that pays the bills.
herbjones (29) Orange, California | January 13, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place blows and everyone should stop going there.Leave the beer for me! Seriously, if they dont have it, you cant get it in SoCal. If you dont see it ask for Mike he can tell you if they can get it or if they got it and you missed the boat.
JohnC (151) Mission Viejo, California | January 12, 2004
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The first two sentences in the Brew Tour says it all, "Moslems go to Mecca. Beer Geeks go to Hi Time." They have an enormous selection of beer. They have monthly beer tastings. Yes, look at the map on their website, because they are in an out of the way location. The beer staff is knowledgeable. You can mail order beer from them. As noted in the Brew Tour, this is First and Foremost, a Wine store. Even if you aren't into wine, go downstairs and see the wine cellar.
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