United States > California > Escondido
Beer Available At Holiday Wine Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Knee Deep Midnight Hoppyness 97, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) 100, Jester King Salt Lick (Censored) 88, Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA 95, New Belgium The Trip XVII (Segal Ranch Cascade Rye IPA) 89, Clown Shoes Brown Angel 94, Almanac Biere de Chocolat 91, Anchorage Darkest Hour Belgian Imperial Stout 99, Jester King Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale 95, Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, Weihenstephaner Korbinian 98, Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA 99, Drakes IPA 98, Almanac Barrel Noir 97, Cismontane Coulter IPA 81, Almanac Farmers Reserve 3 100, Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-) 100, Ritual Hop-O-Matic 83, New Belgium The Trip XVI (Farmhouse Rye Ale) 86
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Travlr (1255) Washington, Washington DC | January 22, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Smallish place with a big selection, including a nice range of Belgian stuff. A few rarities. Definitely worth a look.
t0rin0 (968) Riverslime, California | June 19, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I used to visit this place after every trip to Stone. Pretty good selection over all and they occasionally get some brewery only release type stuff though often times you have to know someone there to get access to it. They also have some vintage stuff hidden, but again you have to know someone. Check the website and youíll see a fairly complete listing of what they have.
Service is pretty hands off but if you ask a question they are happy to answer. The walk in beer fridge is the best part of the store but they also have a downstairs section for the wine. Prices are high but thatís to be expected. Probably past due for another visit.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was quite surprised with how small the beer section actually is in this store, but one needs to understand that what is in the fridge complements what is in the small corner aisles. Still, it was half a kilometer away from our hotel and while I certainly did not encounter westys, I found the type of stuff I was looking for: Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Brother Levonian, Carnevale etc. For So.Cal. offerings, I guess this covers its territory pretty well, including rarer breweries like Lightning or Coronado. The service was also totally fine, asking us twice if we needed anything, found what we were looking for, you canít ask for much more than that.
brokensail (624) Orange County, California | March 27, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of American craft in the coolers, as well as some Belgians in there as well. Russian River, Stone, Moylans, Santa Cruz, Lost Abbey, Lagunitas, AleSmith, HotD, Deschutes...you name it.
Pretty extensive selection of Belgians out on shelves right behind the coolers as well, along with American Craft Belgian-style beers.
The prices are what I would have expected to pay anywhere, and they also had a pretty good selection of glassware.
The staff were very helpful and nice people.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004| Updated August 4, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent selection, mostly all in the fridges, which is a good thing for this part of America. California seems to be very regional in its micro distribution though so donít expect to find all the breweries youíd want to discover. A very good bottle shop at the state level Iím sure.
bhensonb (422) Woodland, California | May 4, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Web order. Pretty fast response. Web site was a bit out of date, but I got a bunch of beers Iíve never had. And they called to give me an update. Donít hesitate to use these folks.
theisti (410) Leawood, Kansas | July 6, 2009| Updated June 28, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Visited during my family vacation to San Diego - hit this up between the Wild Animal Park and a visit to Stone. The store is a 70ís chalet style storefront on a busy corner in Escondido. The beer is given its own corner, and the selection is just breath taking. So Cal local micros are covered, and an extensive import list - particularly German. They really had everything I could imagine, plus a bunch of really rare stuff that I had never seen on shelves before. The staff was super helpful, and pulled some additional beers out for me they knew I would like. Certainly in the top tier of bottle shops I have visited.
daknole (350) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 2, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect beer store. Service rocked. Glasses rocked. Selection rocked. Awesome. Just awesome.
BMan1113VR (346) Los Angeles, California | July 26, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Very, Very solid bottle shop. Good parking, nice location. Pretty much every good beer you could ask for in SoCal, and then some. Helpful staff. Also one of the best collections of meads/real ciders that I have seen in southern California. I will return.
Ibrew2or3 (317) Tempe, Arizona | October 30, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Good selection of west coast brews, vintage beer and Belgians. Lots and lots of beer I canít get in my home state of FL. Most of the brews are available as singles which is great. I didnít see nearly as many North County brews as I was hoping for. So that was a bit disappointing. Pretty big high quality selection but not huge.
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