United States > California > San Gabriel
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Noble Ale Works Nelson Showers 97, Anchor Our Special Ale (2005 and later) 94, Huvila Arctic Circle Ale 90, Corsendonk Christmas Ale 98, Grand Teton Bone Warmer Amber Ale 88, Stone Cali-Belgique Aged in White Wine Barrels 49, Beachwood Thrillseeker IPA 97, Bear Republic Black Racer 98, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Kinetic Citrafuge Fresh Hop XPA , Bear Republic Café Racer 15 99, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 87, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 100, Drakes Denogginizer 99, Deschutes Class of ’88 Imperial Smoked Porter 95, North Coast Class of ’88 Barley Wine 95, Deschutes Class of ’88 Barley Wine 94, Rogue Class of ’88 Barley Wine 80, De Proefbrouwerij / Cigar City Tropical Tripel 94, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99
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hopdog (232) 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 Young’s 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.....
Jeppe (84) Řlbutikken, 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 can’t find that anywhere else in the world...!!
DrunkAsASkunk (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
BY FAR the best selection in the entire west coast located in one place! The beer selection deserves to be worshipped and the service is good to boot! They have some really awesome sandwiches as well... the owners are super nice as well. Literally, if you are in southern california and you do not go here at least once...you are a raving jackass! You can find the rarest of the rare here...and their prices are good too! The staff is very very knowledgeable as well....these guys rock!
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.
21iceman40 (19) vienna, West Virginia | January 12, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
They got st ambriose at some ghetto ass liqour store here in sd. This place is a really tripped out, seems like your in a small town informal bingo game. The owner is cool, he tells you about beer. So they have an insane selection, but is kinda out of date. PBR on tap. Ya, gotta get food, but sandwiches are solid. But for the love of god, why was i drinking out of a dixie cup? I guess i gotta bring a glass with or buy one there.
DaSilky1 (66) San Diego, California | January 12, 2004
72 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
O.K. This place is just odd. So, the liquor license requires that you buy food in order to buy beer...so go hungry. The beer, whilst your there, will be served in small wax-covered plastic cups...so look forward to that. The beer list will not be updated, so you will have to look over a counter into the cooler and over and under and in between a million different bottles to see what they have. The owner, Sam, is an eccentric fellow...who has, according to him, sampled over 13,000 beers from around the world, and he does seem pretty knowledgeable. The selection is amazing, you just have to have good eyes to see into the cooler across the counter. There will be some extremely rare beers here, no doubt...there's some beatrix and Alesmith Stubblin' Monk still there, or at least there was a few months ago..Great sandwiches though...
JohnC (154) Mission Viejo, California | January 12, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This little sandwich shop in a strip mall has tons of beers by the bottle. I had a St. Ambroise Oatmeal stout while I was there. I had Never seen that in So Cal. As noted in cquiroga's review, you Must buy food in order to have a beer there. If you're in San Gabriel, this hole in the wall is well worth having a brew at.
cquiroga (11) Tujunga, California | January 12, 2004| Updated October 11, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Below-average decor, but it serves to further emphasize the defining feature of this place their beer coolers!! They have literally hundreds of great and hard-to-find beers all the time in bottles, and while they’re not all out on the shelves all the time, if you go there enough, you’ll find something different and delicious every time you visit. Sam and Marlene, the two owners, are very well informed and opinionated about the beers available, and they’re very friendly (well, Sam is lovably surly). Food is quite good too, and if you’re not up for one of their tasty sandwiches (try the Pastrami don’t forget to ask Sam to add a lil’ love), they sometimes have something cooking in the back if you just ask. Very good assortment of draft beers that rotate constantly on the 8 taps. One of my favorite hang-outs. Oh, and another plus about this place is that, because of their liquor license (which requires you to order SOME food if you are going to be drinking), you can buy bottles of beer to take with you for consumption at your leisure at home.
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