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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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ReverendRhino (6) California | October 17, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
One word, awesome! Sam and Marlene are LAís craft beer spot and original. Sam has been ill for a while so call before you drive there. Food is great, owners are the friendliest people youíll ever meet. Every beer imaginable, I mean everything plus some vintage stuff.
Jeppe (84) ōlbutikken, Denmark | July 30, 2004
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
My oh my, this is beer heaven!! The list is mile-long and there is a lot more hidden in the cellar. Besides all the bottles they have plenty of hidden draught-treasures in the cellar that they take out from time to time!!! The food is good too and Sam and his wife are the nicest people!! If you are anywhere near the north american continent you have to go to this place!!! One example is that they have about 20 different years of the Anchor X-mas ales stored! I bet you canít find that anywhere else in the world...!!
gears81 (2) Redondo Beach, California | October 17, 2006
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
This place is amazing. The selection at this place is unlike anywhere in Southern California. If you get the chance to drop by you wonít regret it.
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.
KAME (3) California | January 26, 2007
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
There is no place that Iíd rather have lunch at than at than the Stuffed Sandwich. Sam and Marlene are great people, and if he likes you, he will hook you up. The ambiance, the attitude, and the beer are all phenomenal. If you like hot food, order the Polish Sausage sandwich, itís damn hot and tasty as well. Bring your own glass or youíll be drinking out of a Dixie Cup.
herbjones (29) Orange, California | January 18, 2004| Updated February 11, 2004
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The premier vintage beer store on the west coast. The coolers are stocked with all kinds of goodies but the real treasures arent on display. Sam keeps them in the back and the only way you will even know about them is to talk shop with the owner. As mentioned you have to buy food and I suggest the pastrami.The paper cup thing does suck but my understanding is that they encourage you to bring your own. Or you can buy one from the extensive collection and use it. Its also a good idea to go often as you never know what will be for sale. 95 Boon Marriage Parfait that has been perfectly cellared. 15 year old Bigfoots,1988 Samis,87 Foghorns,80's vintage Thomas Hardys and on and on. IN conclusion, this is a must visit for anyone in the greater LA area! Sam and his wonderful wife Marlene are two of the nicest(and knowledgeable) people you will ever meet.
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.....
littlecarp (11) Redding, California | March 27, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Wonderful selection and service. Havenít had the opportunity to interact directly with Sam, but have been helped by Marlene. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely frequent this place!
mmtmatrix (13) Colorado | June 17, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I donít care what anyone says about this place, but it is a pilgrimage for anyone who seeks good ale. While it does has its quarks, I cant think of a better place to share/enjoy a hard to find or vintage beer. This was my second time (went last year) visiting, and while Sam is a character, he is the best type of character there is. The tap selection is top notch for the limited, but always rotating (8-10 taps) but you donít go here for the taps.....its all about the bottles and what more can be said ohhh the bottles. On a good day, there are great gems to be had. I enjoyed a nice 87 Hardyís and a sublime 93 Sami, where else in the world can one get these beers. To top it off me and my buddy enjoyed some great sandwiches (try the pastrami or corn beef). Even my non beer friends are blown away by the SS food and beer. IMHO the best place for beer (or sandwiches) I have ever been in CA, and I try to get around to see the places.
t0rin0 (960) 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.
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