United States > California > San Gabriel
Beer Available At Stuffed Sandwich (arranged by most recent)
Stone Cali-Belgique (White Wine Barrel) , Beachwood Thrillseeker IPA 97, Bear Republic Black Racer 97, Kinetic Citrafuge Fresh Hop XPA , Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 100, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 88, Drakes Denogginizer 99, Deschutes Class of í88 Imperial Smoked Porter 95, North Coast Class of í88 Barley Wine 94, Deschutes Class of í88 Barley Wine 93, Rogue Class of í88 Barley Wine 75, De Proefbrouwerij / Cigar City Tropical Tripel 94, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Hair of the Dog Fred 100, Stone 3rd Anniversary IPA 85, St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition 94, St. Bernardus Blanche (Witbier) 95, Stone 17th Anniversary GŲtterdšmmerung IPA 98
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t0rin0 (950) Riverslime, California | December 27, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Been coming in almost every Wednesday since the summer of 2007.
Some people get turned off by the rules and by Samís attitude and I can understand that but they are really nice people. Sam is all talk, heís actually very friendly. And the rule about having to buy food is well, thatís their rule. Itís a restaurant not a bar. And yes, you should bring your own glass or else buy one from them if you dont want to use a paper cup.
Beer wise itís hard to really stand out these days with so many restuarants and bars competing for the same beer but these guys always have an ecclectic collection and they go way back with a number of California brewers (Sierra Nevada, Moylans, North Coast, Stone, Hair of the Dog, the list goes on) and still have some really old stuff; Marlene sold me a bottles of batch 2 and batch 5 Adam in 2012 and a week later pulled out a 1996 Cantillon Kriek. They have Bigfoot back to the 90s and Anchor Our Special Ale back to the 80s.
The food is pretty good over all. Its mostly sandwiches but you can also get full entres as well as soup, fries, chili, and a few other things.
They put on a new set of kegs every month and occasionally organize tastings. Iíll continue to come back whenever I can.
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | August 29, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Itís sort of one of the quintessential beer places in LA County, and we donít really have too many of those.
Everyone knows about Sam and Marlene and their rule about food. The beer selection is hard to top, though some of it is kept in less than stellar conditions.
Donít eat the polish unless you like to crap yourself.
BMan1113VR (342) Los Angeles, California | December 18, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely great place and a step back into beer history. Sam and his wife are great people, and yes, I support the beer nazi. I allowed Sam to pair a beer with my pastrami sandwich and then was able to score a bottle of 2005 Decadence Old Ale from him for a mere 18 bucks. An amazing place with bottles of 88 Samichlaus on the wall. I plan on returning again and again...
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | May 13, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Peculiar spot with an incredible selection. You have to order something to eat before you get a beer, which is annoying, but certainly a wise choice. The sandwiches are beyond stuffed, but too much of an average thing, doesnít make it better than average.
auerbrau (297) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | November 24, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed my journey here. I was immediately impressed to see a variety of vintage beers on tap, something Iíve never encountered and have always dreamed of. Imagine how I felt when cases of vintage OSA and Bigfoot were stacked near the door for affordable purchase. We dug deeper and discovered a case of 1998 Fullerís Vintage Ale available, which was mightly exciting, along with some other rarer belgians and the holy, of holies, a bottle of Rodenbach Alexander. Some bad things. Paper cups for pour beer is moronic. Iím sorry, itís just plain inappropriate, I donít care how good the place is otherwise. If youíre serving the best beers in the world, appropriate glassware needs to join it. The staff was extremely helpful, but they lose a point for being too busy to go back into the warehouse and dig out more vintages for us (yeah, Iím a jerk). And the food, this was a joke. At least to me. Iím really not into paying for sandwiceís a five-year old could make, so that I can have them with my vintage OSA. Not. But, all of this doesnít really matter, because the beer selection rocked my world and thatís all that really matters. So in the end, Stuffed Sandwich, donít change.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 18, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have been wanting to try this place forever. However, someone forgot to tell me to bring my own glass. Folks, unless you like paper cups, BRING YOUR GLASS. This is a total mom and pop food joint in an aging strip center. You canít drink any beer until you order food, so get that out of the way when you walk in. Now to the beer. Very nice selection for consumption on premises and take out. The owner is into cellaring, so he is always bring out vintage kegs, and even has vintage six packs of Bigfoot for sale going back to the 90ís. Indoor and outdoor seating. Food is reasonably priced, but nothing special (just ok). This place may not be fancy, but it has a lot of character and the people that run it do it their way- whether you like it or not. Service was excellent and I chatted with the ownerís wife for awhile. My type of place.
hopdog (231) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | November 30, 2004
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is the one place I had to make on my West Coast trip. I was not dissapointed. 5 vintages of Anchor X-Mas on tap. Had a 1998 Youngís Winter Ale. I bought a 6 year vintage Big Foot 6 pack, 6 different Anchor vintages in bottles and rare Stone bottles to take home with me They owners were very friendly and talked to me for the entire time I was there. Great recommendations as well. Huge sandwiches. You have to go here if in the area.....
BŁckDich (215) McCall, Idaho | December 12, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Came here during a lunch on a Tuesday. Kinda busy. Awesome tap list. Had some 3 year old Double Bastard and some of the rare bottles they had. Made the mistake of ordering a full size sandwich and a side of fries. It was like 5 pounds of food. Great tasting though. Nice owner. Good service. Would love to be here during a notable event as it was a very professional crowd in there for lunch. I liked this better than Lucky Baldwinís, thatís for sure.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | October 1, 2008| Updated October 2, 2009
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
No itís not the best deli youíve ever been to, no they donít (always) have hyper-limited stuff or anything you canít get from a good distributor... this year. But Sam and his wife A) are one-of-a-kind cats and B) keep their beer FOREVER. You can easily walk in any day of the week and find ten-year-old beers: Rogue, Gouden Carolus, Stone that Iíve had, and any number of Belgians that I havenít. The only place in LA certainly where you can look at the glass and get a real sense of beer history. Absolutely a top-ten place in the US to sit down and have a craft beer. And every time you go, there WILL be something new. Even if you go twice a month or more. Sam Sam invented retail cellaring in this country and that is a plain old fact. This bottle list is the closest you will get to Kulminator on this side of the Atlantic.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | December 11, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Wow...awesome. Sam opened a 25 year old beer for us...that was sweet. I donít know what to write...I thought my sandwich was pretty awesome too. Amazing amazing selection.
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