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Beer Available At Holiday Wine Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 98, Fish Tale Starfish Imperial Red 92, Amager/Hoppin’ Frog Frog Hops To Amager 99, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA Yakima #291 95, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA 99, Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale 97, Almanac Barrel Noir 98, He’Brew Death of a Contract Brewer 97, AleSmith IPA 100, Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA 99, Santa Clara Valley Electric Tower IPA 93, Port Brewing Old Viscosity 100, Brash The Bollocks Imperial IPA 97, Midnight Sun Cohoho Imperial IPA 98, Cismontane Black’s Dawn 96, Knee Deep Midnight Hoppyness 99, Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA 98, Mother Earth Hop Diggity 95, Hangar 24 Double IPA 98, Heretic Evil Cousin 97
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Vac (38) San Diego, California | September 13, 2005| Updated January 2, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great store with a great selection...by far the best in San Diego They definitely have some rareties and if you ask them they might bring something good out from the back for you. There prices are great...often times you can get beer from them for cheeper than you can at the brewery.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 6, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice selection, with a few rarities, including Pizza Port stuff. In fact I think this is the only place to get PP beers other than at the brewpub. They also turn out to be a lot cheaper here too. The staff was helpful in locating the latest batch of Mother of All Beers that had just come in.
BigBastard (16) L.A., California | August 4, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A beer lovers dream store. So many hard to find brews in one place will boggle your mind the first time you walk in. The staff are friendly and knowledeable too. Great place.
papajohn (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | June 25, 2005| Updated September 17, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
HWC probably has the best selections in San Diego County, with reasonable prices to boot. They don’t have them any more, but I have scored a westvleteren 12, a Stone 5th Anniversary IPA, a 1997 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale as well as a few other rare treasures at Holiday Wine Cellar. Knowledgable staff well trained by their BEER man Justin, who has hooked me up in the past. They have all of the locals...AleSmith, Stone, Pizza Port, Ballast Point, Green Flash and other SoCal brewers.
giarcsr (16) Carlsbad, California | June 18, 2005
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I love this place. It has the best beer selection in San Diego County. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. Some the beers that have been recommended to me by the staff have been excellent. So they know there stuff. The beer selection is a lot of local micro’s and a good deal of Belgain and European beers as well. Also, the selection changes quite a bit as well with new beers being added all the time. If your looking for something special, the staff can probably get it for you. Also, from time to time you’ll come across some gems that you wouldn’t expect to see. I recently got a Stone Russian Imperial from 2001 for the regular price it would normally sell for and I picked up a bottle of Alesmith Horny Devil from 2002 a while back as well. It’s well worth the drive to get out there.
herbjones (29) Orange, California | June 13, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Small but well run store. Staff was knowledgable. One of the few places that carries Pizza Port bottles.
beerguy101 (75) Newark, California | June 12, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice selection of beers. Perhaps not as good a selection as Hi Times. But I can always find 3 or 4 beers I haven’t seen before and Hi Times did NOT have. Good selection of Belgian and English beers. Good selection of singles for Cal and Pac NW micros.
DYCSoccer17 (300) Woodland, California | April 9, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I was really excited about this place before I got there. They have lots of singles and belgians, but nothing that really blew me away. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by Town and Country/Premier, but I only found 1 beer here that really interested me (Doggie Claws). They have a few West Coast beers that arent distriubted out east, but a lot of the beers I can get up the road in Mass.
rudolf (104) Buffalo, New York | March 10, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The best bottle shop I visited while in SD. Lots of singles and good prices. Check this one out!
BeerLimey (113) California | December 7, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Pretty easy to get to, right off of the 15 and the 78. I was turned onto this place by Greg at Stone (only a few minutes from there). They have a great collection of micros and Belgian ales. Not as much as Hi Times, but prices are better. Staff is very knowledgeable.
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