Quite the hidden gem. Very wide selection of beer, with a lot of relatively limited releases that get snapped up quickly at the more well known stores in the area. Layout is a bit chaotic, and most of the beer is kept warm, but otherwise it’s a pretty solid bottle shop.
Looks like your typical rundown, tiny liquor store. It is pretty small, but half the shelf space is craft beer. A handful of coolers with lots of local California stuff and a smattering of Belgian and German imports. The shelves are lined with more beers from all over California, the US, and plenty of imports. Some rarely seen stuff from Italy, Spain, England, and assorted other countries. Prices are pretty fair. The guy working was incredibly friendly. A hidden gem.
If you’re lucky enough to have Raza himself there when you go, you’ll be treated like a king. He’s very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. He also knows wine better than any store clerk (owner) I’ve ever met. And there a full cigar humidor within the store. The place is clean, there’s parking, and the value is good. I’m lucky to have such a place in my neighborhood, but even if it wasn’t close by, I’d travel to get there. Best "liquor" store I’ve ever been to. No booze - beer and wine only.
Ghetto little liquor store, with that *cough* charming *cough* liquor store incense stench. Bottles of Belgium ales right next to tall cans of Steele Reserve. Decent selection, including some exotics, but not a terribly large amount, just unique choices. One of the beers I bought had gone bad, sediment all caked up on the bottom and no carbonation (for this type of beer, it was very bad). High prices. La Trappe quadrupel 350ml was 16.99 and the single 12oz bottle of Hel & Verdomoenis was 9.99.
I was impressed to find this in the middle of now where, but that faded after the novelty wore off. I’d much rather hit my local bevmo.
A little run down ghetto liquour store in the corner. Not an attractive place but it is packed with beer. Some refrigerated some not. They had plenty of nice brews, lots from the bruery, rogue, even stuff from beer here and De Molen. Now, some ppl love the service but I did not. I dont know who the guy was but he was a bit of an ass. He almost didnt sell me beer cause I dont look 21. Like I got fucking I.D. plus I dont think an underage person will be looking for Alpine. I dont know if I did anything to him, I did ask for this one brew and his like thats all we have from them. No suggestions or anything like in other places. I did read a couple of othere reviews where ppl do say the guy could be an ass and othere ppl love him. Either way, Im not sure If I will be back. I got othere spots where the workers are always cool.
Excellent selection and well stocked. Prices are good but the best thing is the service. Raza is amazing!! I was looking for Stone IRS, he said he didn’t have it yet so he called the distributor and asked for me and was told that he would have it the next day. The next day when I got there and walked in he said "Hello Albert T
they are right over here" I definitely found my go to place for beer. Keep it up Raza we need more of you!