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SKA Decadent Imperial IPA 87, Allagash Century Ale 99, Modern Times Oneida 96, Iron Springs Casey Jones Imperial IPA 96, King Harbor Abel Brown , Knee Deep Lupulin River 98, Prairie Vous Francais 97, Modern Times Mount Remarkable 91, Tahoe Mountain Viejo Rojo 96, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Mikkeller Keeper American Pilsner 88, Jolly Pumpkin Saison X 97, Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine 100, Cantillon Iris 99, Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 100, Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo 99, Tahoe Mountain Higashino Farmhouse 92, Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (2014) 97, Prairie Christmas Bomb! 98, Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin 97
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hapjydeuce (22) Carlsbad, California | March 6, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
From the outside, this place looks fairly ghetto, but Iíve been surprised a few times to walk in and find some good Belgian and local beers in the cooler. Most of the time, the Stone and Alesmith goodies are available and on a reliable basis. Plenty of imports (mostly Belgian) to choose from, including more expensive bottles and magnums. Most smaller bottles have to be purchased in 6 or 4 packs, which is why I prefer the individual bottle basis of Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido. But this place does the job if your just stopping by to do some quick browsing for good SoCal beers and common Belgies.
BlackHaddock (429) , England | May 28, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
visited on 26th May 2015. Bloke behind the counter was not interested in helping me what so ever. I explained I was trying to drink around America and had a list of states I need beers from: he just pointed to the beer isles and said help yourself (or I think he said that). The beers are all over the place; no sorting by brewery, style, state or country even. Plenty to choose from but useless for me (a Brit on tour). I chose four beers and a bottle of dark rum and was paying when a young chap came in and he was introduced as íthe beer knowledge guyí or something similar. Anyway he helped me find a new State from my list and was most helpful and chatty compared to the original guy. So it all ended up fine. Cheap it is not though. I just hope the beers once opened are in good condition.
mjs0177 (6) Fort Worth, Texas | March 15, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very impressive individual bottle selection, but not as much on packaged 6 & 12 packs. Sermed overly spendy even given the area and some bulk discounts that they offer. Was busy when I went in. Grabbed a 12pack and was on my way. Good location in a strip mall near Carlsbad. Village and I5 next to an Albertsons.
rejtable (176) Ontario | December 14, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nondescript place in a strip mall near the highway. One big beer aisle with lots to choose from local, regional, national and some nice international selection (only place in this area I saw any Cantillon).
Beergeek23322 (134) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 15, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Well stocked store with friendly service. Prices a little high, but you do get a volume discount at 6 and 2 bottles. Very nice variety of both SD beer as well as international and domestic brews. Definitely worth a visit.
cards04 (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | March 13, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small.. Cramped... Weird service.. But phenomenal selection of beer. The bottle selection is crazy.. Tons of local stuff... Great Belgian selection. Some decent prices too. Fantastic place to stop.
Leighton (717) London, England | December 13, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
World class bottle shop. The selection is the best I have found in the San Diego area. Loads of local stuff. Some Pliney on my stop. The guy working there was enthusiastic and helpful without being annoying, which is great. He told me and some other customers about the Goose Island Bourbon County stuff he was keeping behind the counter. The value is good to begin with but they also offer volume discounts: buy six bottles get the seventh for a nickel, buy 12 bottles the eleventh and twelfth for a dime. Not bad. Not bad at all. This place is a five-minute walk from Pizza Port Carlsbad so take them both in on one visit.
GT2 (650) San Diego County , California | September 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Walking distance from Pizza Port Carlsbad and across the street from 83 Degrees. Big parking lot. Huge interior that is stuffed with bottles and center shelf makes for a cramped experience. Almost everything is fridged though and they have a huge selection. Was able to find some Bruery RS only stuff for sale along with the new Almanacs. Hair of the Dog, normal Upright offerings, more bizarre imported stuff. Lots to take in. Prices were reasonable, nothing too shocking. They had Duck Duck Goose for sale in a locked cabinet, but I didnít dare ask the price.
Ktwse (70) , Sweden | July 22, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly good selection, most of it cooled. Buy 6, get a seventh for a nickle. Somewhat pricey but not too bad.
Sledutah (463) Utah | February 10, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Huge selection in coolers and on the shelves. They have a buy 6, get the 7th for a nickle. Even at that the prices are on the high side, but the selection is worth it.
t0rin0 (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 23, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I used to visit this place every time Iíd go to Pizza Port but now itís more like once a year.
Plenty of beers available including some lesser hyped locals and of course the popular stuff that everyone wants. The owner knows a fair amount about beer so just ask if youíre looking for something. Over all the store is very small but in the small area theyíve managed to squeeze a lot of stuff in.
My only complaint is that the pricing has gone steadily upwards in the last couple years, not that it was ever "cheap" to begin with.
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