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Beer Available At Holiday Wine Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Almanac Spring 2012 Biere de Mars 68, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 97, Hangar 24 Local Fields: Vinaceous 87, NÝgne ō / Jolly Pumpkin/Stone Special Holiday Ale 98, Lost Abbey Lost and Found 97, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, AleSmith X 97, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 98, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 99, De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout (2011-) 99, Guinness Black Lager 27, HeBrew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale 71, Figueroa Mountain Hurricane Deck Double IPA 93, Coronado Mermaids Red Ale 75, Weihenstephaner Original Bayrisch Mild (Premium) 50, Victory Summer Love 91, HeBrew Messiah Nut Brown Ale 61, Weihenstephaner Pilsner 46, Avery The Czar Imperial Stout 99
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fiver29 (52) Cleveland, Ohio | September 1, 2011
18 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
I visited here when they opened this past Sunday. WORST BEER STORE IN THE ENTIRE AREA.
Where do I begin? The majority of the beer is located in a walk in cooler in the back. I donít like freezing my ass off to shop for beer. I had to go in and out of the cooler at least half a dozen times to thaw out. Service sucked ass. When I got there there was a sign just inside the door. It listed beers that were tasted there the night before. I asked if I could buy some of the beers on the sign. I was told no. Those were in the basement and only the owner could sell those. And the owner wasnít in.
So they have a great selection. Only problem is you wonít be able to buy the good stuff. Unless the owner is there. I found no value visiting here and overall it pissed me off more than anything else. Iíll never go back here.
trashcan1223 (9) elcajoin, California | July 6, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
i went there they have pretty good selection. they got some expensive beer. plus they close toooo early.
Terminus (278) Las Cruces, New Mexico | June 25, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
one of the best beer stores i have ever been to. it was hard not to spend alot of money here. however, i contained myself and only bought 125 bucks worth. Alot of out-of state beers that i didnt know were avaialbe (HOTD, jolly pumpkin) and basically anything brewed in CA its here (RR, Stone, PP, Alesmith, Alpine). a great store!
thetomG (1) Chicago, Illinois | June 8, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Stopped in here when I was out in SD visiting Stone because of all of the great recommendations Iíd read everywhere. They were not kidding...
Great vibe to the place and friendly helpful staff that went along well with their excellent selection.
I have to give a special shout out to Mark who, after we talked shop for a bit, was nice enough to pull a few special bottles out of the back for me... REALLY made my trip. Highly recommended and a must stop for anyone who makes the drive out from SD to visit Stone...
JohnCoctosin (7) California | June 5, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Found what I was looking for - Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale and Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon. Only had two beers from Bruery and none of the Stone collaborations though. Pretty cool retro feel because the place probably hasnít changed in decades. Interesting liquors too for good prices. Staff was helpful the only time I had a couple questions and went looking for another beer I needed. Would be willing to drive the 15 minutes anytime I need something unique.
womencantsail (392) Garbage Grove, 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.
tyler_mn (67) SLP, Minnesota | March 8, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Kickass store! Everything I was looking for in San Diego: Alesmith, Alpine, Lost Abbey, Telegraph, Upright (!), Pliny, Blind Pig, 50/50 Eclipse, you get the picture. Tons of Belgians, Germans, Mead, Cider, glassware. Service was adequate. The guys knew what they were doing. Seemingly a one stop shop in the SD area. Love the post-modern, 1974 feel of the place. Great vibes... reminds me of a certain liquor store in S. Minneapolis... ;)
Travlr (999) 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.
thome50 (17) Boringville aka Irvine, California | January 5, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Was initially disappointing as the beer on the floor and on display in the cooler was ok but not the selection I had read about. Then we found the walk in cooler which holds a ton of treasures. We spent a good 45 minutes just going through everything in there as they had boxes upon boxes of stuff that had yet to be put out and that we were seemingly allowed to go through.
Having been used to the great selection at Hi Times in Costa Mesa for years I have to say that Holiday has them beat with more hard to find things. (Possibly because they have less traffic?) Heading back every 2-3 months to check out what they have in stock.
jonno (105) , Japan | December 27, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty rustic place. Great foreign selection. Found a De dolle Orebier Reserva. Also had lots of JW Lees of various vintages when asked. American selection pretty good too. Solid service. Plenty of hidden gooodies here.
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