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Beer Available At K&L Wine Merchants (arranged by most recent)
Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA 95, Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp 96, Dugges Celebration 92, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Calvados Edition) 100, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition) 100, Smiske Extra 78, t Smisje Calva Reserva 93, t Smisje Grande Reserva 92, Struise Black Albert 100, Hopfenstark Boson de Higgs 96, Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 97, De Graal Quest 76, Hangar 24 Local Fields: Vinaceous 87, Haandbryggeriet Sweet & Sour 82, Lost Abbey Saints Devotion 98, NÝgne ō / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter 99, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Dark Truth Stout 98, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Somewhere 96, Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 95
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bytemesis (214) Sunnyvale, California | August 2, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Selection is not huge, but is certainly high impact, and about half of it is in coolers. Finally picked up some Hair of the Dog. Staff is friendly and knowledgable.
joeneugs (88) Livermore, California | July 4, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Another great bay area beer store! Itís a bit out of the way for me, but I make a special effort to come here at least a couple times a year. They always seem to have something that I donít see anywhere else even though the selection is pretty small. The stuff they do have is obviously thoughtfully picked out. The rest of the store is pretty large with a great selection of wine and spirits. They seemed to have quite a few people working there and they all seemed very happy to be there and asked me if I needed help several times. This was a big plus. Definitely stop by if youíre in the area.
womencantsail (382) Garbage Grove, California | April 27, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I stopped in here after hearing such great things about the store and being in the area for the weekend.
The store is definitely focused on wine, as it takes up the vast majority store. The beer section is just a few cooler doors. While the beer section is small, there are certainly some great offerings.
I had a hard time limiting myself to the rather impressive purchases I made (easily could have spent much more money). Offerings from Drie Fonteinen, HaandBryggeriet, Cantillon, Valley, and plenty of other great breweries.
The prices are pretty much standard, and while some items are pricey (like Drie Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek at $40 for a 750), they are reasonable for the most part.
I would easily recommend this place to anyone and I would definitely stop in again.
AgentSteve (77) SF Bay Area, California | February 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good selection of beers and other spirits. Nice ambiance for a liquor store as well.
ElGaucho (207) Minnetonka, Minnesota | December 2, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited this place the day before Thanksgiving 2011 and they were doing a brisk business. First thing I noticed about their beer selection is that there is no packaged beer available (eg. no 6 or 12 packs, ect.). However, what this store provides is a rich variety of single bottles (almost all refrigerated) that you wont find anywhere else. And, their beer manager is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in directing you to beers you want to try. He turned me onto some beers from a couple of small local brewers Iíd never heard of (Almanac, High Water). Although wine takes up the majority of the store, K&L still has the best beer selection Iíve ever seen in the area.
mrhoppy (115) Santa Clara, California | January 2, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
If you are a beer geek do not miss this place. German pub down the street.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | July 23, 2010| Updated November 8, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Oh, K&L. If only youíd let your beer buyer Bryan run your store. Let me just say first that Bryan is the best beer buyer Iíve ever worked with at a beer store. Iíve only met him a few times, but I really like how the guy is straightforward with you and works his ass off to get the best selections in. He wonít tell you that 3-4 month old Pliny is best (and tell people Vinnie himself said that). Instead, he only has the freshest Pliny and is one of the first stores in the Bay Area to get the latest batch, sometimes even landing bottles the same day they were brewed. The problem, unfortunately, is that some of the other employees donít understand beer like Bryan does. Theyíll throw months old Pliny into your box and occasionally mix up beers (Stone IRS instead of Stone 14th, which actually ended up being a fortunate mistake!). You HAVE to check your box carefully before picking up an online order! Speaking of which, ordering online makes it WAY too easy to blow your whole paycheck here! The more wine-focused employees will also make (intentional or not) disparaging comments to people who come for beer, like, "These are some good brewskis, chief!" or "3 liters? Man, I want to party with you guys!" These quotes are from a friend, but I have had them show disdain when I suggested expanding their small (but awesome) beer selection. Besides the wine snobbery, I love this place though. Great prices for the bay area. This place should really change their name to "K&L Beer & Wine Merchants" and focus more on beer. Itís my go-to store, and would be more so if they dropped the wine bullshit!
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | April 3, 2010| Updated November 8, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Easily among the top beer stores in the Bay Area, and the best in the Peninsula-South Bay area. All beer is kept cold, and the selection is a great mix of local, American Craft, and eclectic imports from Canada, Italy, Belgium, The UK, Japan, Scandinavia and beyond. Everything is sold as a single, and prices are generally the best around. Brian, the beer manager, is great to his customers and works hard to bring in interesting stuff from around the world that you wonít find anywhere else in the area. Not an absolutely massive selection, but that only guarantees that stuff doesnít sit around forever.
fidel (74) Livermore, California | October 27, 2009| Updated November 8, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Really nice wine shop with 3 doors of good beer. Not much waisted space.
beerguy101 (75) Newark, California | March 4, 2009| Updated November 2, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Update again. Even MORE beer. Four coolers and counting. This place is just getting into having beer. What they have is top end stuff and a few I have not seen before, they had a couple of the blends of De Proef Flemish Primitive for example. Saw Russian River and some Du Ciel beers as well. Talking to the staff it looks like the inventory will be expanding. Small but way better than average selection for the peninsula. Prices were very reasonable. Lots of weird and strange stuff from Shelton Bros. This place is starting to become a must stop.
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