fidel (110) Livermore, California | December 1, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This small place has 18 taps and 8 cooler doors and plenty of beer on shelfs not in the cooler. The selection was fantastic and the staff was very helpful.
Gerbeer (94) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 8, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice little place with good Belgian selection and fairly good California craft selection. Interesting and varied tap selection. Knowledgeable staff.
brokensail (1137) Orange County, California | September 28, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty small store on PCH. Kind of hard to spot if you’re driving by. But there’s an Albertsons across the street if you’re looking for a landmark. Not really any parking in their lot, so just try to find some place to park on the streets.
While they store itself isn’t terribly big, they have a lot of beer here. Most of the "big" beers like barleywines, strong ales, imperial stouts, and some of the sour beers are on the shelves. Other stuff is in the coolers. They also have a small tasting bar with a dozen or so taps. You can also open beers you buy here in the store. Pretty neat.
Selection is pretty solid. A lot of California offerings, of course. They certainly support the local LA/South Bay breweries a lot. Central coast offerings, some Orange County and San Diego stuff as well. Import selection is pretty decent... A lot of De Molen and Mikkeller in particular.
Solid store. Friendly and fairly knowledgeable staff as well. Pricing is pretty fair as well.
MikeJslc (2) | October 26, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great shop. Good selection on tap and very large bottle selection. The staff is helpful and the owner Wes is a great guy. They threw in a T-shirt and some other goodies after my large purchase. Will go back next time I’m out here.
Beergeek23322 (137) Chesapeake, Virginia | April 6, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I went here during the LA Beer Week last fall. The place was packed, loud and cheerful. A few local brewers came in to pour their beer. About 10 taps and probably 400+ beers available. You can buy and drink on premises or carry out. This was a great place to visit.
anders37 (12) Malmö, Sweden | July 29, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice small beer store with 12 beers on tap. Many local beers on tap. Selection was pretty good. Found a few new ones to take home. Will be back next time i am in the area.
BeerandBlues2 (837) San Diego, California | March 22, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A nice, somewhat hidden beer store in a small strip mall/office center. The interior is fairly open and nicely decorated with some tables for enjoying the tap beer selections or bottles. Bottles are available to go or enjoyment on premise for a small corking fee. The beer prices are very reasonable and the staff is quite helpful and knowledgeable.
Anova167 (17) Manhattan Beach, California | March 1, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice find. Pours taster portions of drafts for 2.50-3 bucks and you can drink any bottle available for a small corkage. Owner was manning the bar. Great guy and knows his stuff. Knows how to pour a beer in the proper glass unlike most bars. No AMEX.
MattH (58) California | February 10, 2012| Updated March 26, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice new neat and clean little beer store that also has beers on tap. Met the owner today and he proved to be a friendly guy. Place is right by the beach, so you can grab a quick drink walk a couple of blocks and relax on the sand.
beersearcher (26) Glendale, California | February 3, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice beer store. They have the tinted windows and the correct lighting. Good selection both with taps and bottles. Mixed packs can be done too. Owners know their stuff and are really friendly.