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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - La Jolla (arranged by most recent)
21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA 95, 21st Amendment Back in Black 93, Left Hand Milk Stout 96, Avery Uncle Jacobís Stout 100, Coronado Stupid Stout - Barrel Aged 99, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 100, Weihenstephaner Korbinian 98, Avery Collaboration Not Litigation 96, Avery IPA 95, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel 94, SanTan Count Hopula 88, Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB 92, Great Divide Hibernation Ale 98, Great Divide Colette 89, Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner 88, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 99, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 96, Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout 96, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA 96
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brokensail (1028) Orange County, California | August 27, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Right off of I5 and not too far from the Rock Bottom. As far as Whole Foods go, this isnít the biggest or most extravagant location, but itís pretty typical once youíre inside in terms of the layout and the products.
Beer selection is average for a Southern California, and particularly San Diego store. As one would expect, all the big players such as Alesmith, Stone, Ballast Point, Firestone, Green Flash...they also have some of the more regionally recognized breweries like New English, Coronado, Rough Draft, Julian Cider, what have you.
The one thing that does set this place apart is that there is a bar inside. This seems to be a bit of a trend with some of the SoCal Whole Paychecks (I know of at least two or three others that have this set up). Kind of cool, though I donít know why you would want to come to a grocery store to drink beer unless youíre waiting for your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/whoever or maybe itís near where you work.
t0rin0 (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited December 8, 2013.
This is a convenient stop right off of I-5. The selection isnít bad but itís kind of middle of the road for a Whole Foods. They have a large selection but a lot of it is 6 packs which makes it look larger than it is. I saw some neat stuff that I hadnít seen before like 6-packs of Rodenbach. I also saw the new Rodenbach Vintage (2011 is the current one).
The point I should have started with is the fact that there is a bar right up front. Iím not sure if itís actually part of the Whole Foods or if itís separate. On the inside itís called Torrey Pints and on the outside is a sign that says Mrs Goochís Bar. Itís an (comically) unfortunate name. The selection is pretty solid though, featuring mostly southern California beers. I didnít check the prices at the bar as I wasnít interested in a pint but it could be a nice place to hang out and have a beer before or after spending $300 on groceries. That comment aside the beer prices on the shelves arenít terrible.
tkrjukoff (192) , Sweden | August 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
First time I visited a Whole Foods store. What a great concept having a bar in the grocery store. And what a bar, great selection of craft beers available, staff seems to bknow their beers and service was fast and friendly.
vegasadamtya (10) las vegas, Nevada | October 25, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
great food great selection
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | March 2, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I donít understand all the negative ratings. Yes, the parking lot is crowded. Every strip mall parking lot is crowded in Southern California. And yes, be prepared to spend 20% more on your grocery food bill. But the beer selection is okay. I was there just this past week and there were tons of AleSmith, Bruery Trade Winds, and Old Rasputin 12th Anniversary, among others. And the cheese stand is right there for nice pairings. And I know I can save about $2 on each bottle rather than if I headed to a particular beer store in the area. I live only three minutes away from this place, so while I wonít come here solely to expand my beer cellar, I will buy a few bottles that I havenít already tried while shopping for dinner. Overall: Crowded, but for the distance, itís worth it, for me at least. Return: Yes. #45 on 02032010, DG.
DaSilky1 (66) San Diego, California | December 16, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is 5 steps down from the hillcrest wholefoods when it comes to beer selection. In fact, as I shop at the hillcrest wholefoods almost daily, i dont even like to come into this store because everything is backwards and out of place...even more crowded...the beer selection never has anything interesting and who the hell even knows who the buy guy is here...i dont. Good thing the hillcrest wholefoods is a 3 min drive from my house and the la jolla one is no where near me.
blutt59 (159) Dallas, Texas | March 21, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Parking is toough but beats the drive to Bevmo if your staying nearby, 3-4 Alesmith, Ballast Point, Coronado, Port and 6-7 Lost Abbey, mostly six packs but some good finds
cazort (25) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | September 3, 2008
30 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
This is one of the most horribly overpriced and unpleasant to navigate supermarkets Iíve ever been in. The parking lot must have been designed either by an idiot, or a sadistic genius wanting to inflict pain on shoppers. The store is always crowded. The prices are through the roof. Beer selection? Good, but not great, and certainly not good enough to bring me in the door given all the negatives about this supermarket.
rudolf (104) Buffalo, New York | May 16, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A good selection but far from great. If youíre in the area stop in - otherwise donít bother. Nothing particularly memorable here in terms of selection or price.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | December 24, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Wow, ultra crowded parking during my visit. Grid-lock. The selection is nice and well priced. I saw Avery, Alesmith, Victory, lots of Unibroue, Stone and several others. Bombers for singles and all 12oz were in packs. Nothing rare. I walked out empty handed. It was rather zoo-ish inside and in the parking lot. Not worth a special trip.
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