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Latest reviews from Upland

84 /100 167 N. 2ND AVE
“Great brewery in downtown Upland (or is that uptown Downland?) that opened in the past year. Nice rescue theme throughout (and the are involved with animal shelter support). Nicely laid out and very attractive brewery and taproom. People here were very friendly and helpful. They had 10 beers on their 12 taps the day I visited...and the variety was good. Several hoppy beers, red ales, plus a cream, wit, amber, porter, and stout. I liked the Clear Skies IPA and the Coconut Milk IPA...as well as the Belgium Witbier. There are a number of breweries in the area now...and Rescue fits in nicely to a tour of them. Definitely worth the visit.“
PRBeer 1325 days ago
90 /100 210 E A ST
“Love this place. Always a great beer on tap. No fizzy yellows at this place. Joe is super knowledgeable and has great connections/kegs. Every Friday they do cool tap takeovers where you get to keep the glass. All beers on tap are $5 or $6 and you can’t beat that when these other places charge $8 to $10 for small pours.“
JoeTheYounger 2181 days ago
82 /100 210 E A ST
“Viisted June 9, 2014.

Not sure why it’s taken me so long to get back here but I hadn’t actually been back since they opened. I stopped in once years ago after a failed trip to More Beer because they were up at the homebrew fest and I needed some bottle caps. Mark was the guy that got me started on homebrewing, back when he was at the cigar shop on Euclid. This place is a little different but they still sell homebrew equipment as far as I know. They have about a dozen taps going. They’re licensed as a tasting bar and have limited hours (like a liquor store) but they serve pints. They don’t really sell food but they do have small cheese plates and you can bring in your own food. As for the beer options, it’s not the most amazing selection but you will find a couple of solid choices. I enjoyed the fact that they served me Simtra IPA in a St Bernardus chalice. On the other side of the building where the wine bottles are is a little alcove where there are some fridges with bottles in them. Small but diversified selection. Naturally they have the Belgian imports like Rochefort (no Orval however) but most of the stuff is US-made. I was first excited to see Pizza Port cans and then saddened when I looked underneath to see that it was two months old. FYI, you can grab bottles from the fridge or shelf and they’ll open them for you.

Prices are very good on drafts. I paid $4.50 I think for my glass. Bottle prices are a little higher and I think (but don’t quote me on this) that they charge a corkage fee for opening bottles.

The building is pretty neat and has some history. It was the old Santa Fe train station from the late 1800s, The bar side is where the customers stood and the wall behind the bar was the ticket counter. Behind that was an office and a loading area for cargo, most of which was citrus that was grown locally. The station was shut down in the 1960s and basically sat empty for a few decades before these guys (probably actually the city but who knows) renovated it about 7 or 8 years ago and turned it into a wine and beer shop. It’s right next to the new station so you can literally hop off the train on your way home, grab a beer, and catch the next train. Pretty cool place.“
t0rin0 2750 days ago
60 /100 1939 W. 11TH ST., STE. A
“Visited June 21, 2014.

Damn it, another brewery doing the plastic fermenter in the fridge thing. Seriously, this does not work, just stop it. I get it, you don’t want to or can’t spend 5-10K per fermenter and install a refrigeration unit on the roof, but at least come up with some way to measure the liquid temperature rather than the air temperature, or your beer will taste like green apple, black pepper, butter, and all the other temperature-related off flavors. What’s worse is that one of the owners of this place is the guy that started me on homebrewing 6 or 7 years ago. If someone could design a chilling system for say $500 or less that attaches to the fermenter you could make a fortune selling it to the thousands of home brewers gone pro around the country.

This is another warehouse style brewery that’s hidden in the back of the complex with no sign out on the street. The address is 1939 but the buildings on the street are 1937. Inside is done up pretty nicely for a warehouse. They’ve got the brewing system roped off in the back (small 5 bbl system) and some bathrooms between the brewery and the cold box. They really should think about putting a stall around the toilet and making more than single occupancy since it’s pretty big. There is a large chalk board near the entrance that you can’t really see from the bar, which is kind of irritating. I guess the idea is you decide what you want on the way in. They set me up with a flight of all five of the beers. As I mentioned in my rant, they tasted like green apples. It was bad enough that it was hard to tell the styles apart. The people are really friendly and it’s near two other breweries, not to mention my wine cellar so I’ll check back in at some point to see if he’s figured it out.“
t0rin0 2765 days ago
74 /100 326 S. MOUNTAIN AVE
“Visited March 6, 2014.

Stopped in after a painfully long dentist appointment. Too bad this wasn’t here when I lived in the area. This is in the same shopping center as a Home Depot, across the street from a Trader Joes, and up the street from a video game store that sells old games (going back to NES). Also, there used to be an all night Mexican restaurant that was great for a couple of tacos on the way home from a party. This Bevmo is brand new and set up in the new style where they have several aisles of beer (not just one), a large liquor sign above the liquor aisle, and more open than the other locations. It’s also right off the freeway which means it might get some more traffic than some of the other locations. What this place (kind of) does right is putting some of the hoppy beers in the fridge. I saw Mongo, Racer 5, Ruination, Union Jack, Sculpin, Big Daddy, and Idiot IPA as well as others being kept cold. Then they have a whole other fridge full of Heineken and New Castle. No Orval to be found here, boo.

They have a small section of glassware, some “gourmet” cheese, and an end cap that says “neighborhood picks”. I was a little confused as this place just opened so I don’t know what these favorites are (there were some German and some American beers mixed in there). Since I pass through the area on occasion I might be stopping back in but I’d rather just go to Lone Hill or Walnut Liquorette. “
t0rin0 2874 days ago
76 /100 2120 PORTER FIELD WAY
“This is awarehouse style brewey with a nice tasting area, a patio, huge projection TV and nine beers on tap, which were tasty enough.“
Travlr 3051 days ago
64 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“A large retail space that actually feels a little empty once inside. They have a strong selection of California craft beers, as expected, along with the usual, widely distributed German and Belgian offerings. It’s nice that a decent amount of beer is cold in the fridge space. Their liquor selection is also strong, but their imported wine is very weak, especially with regards to French wines.“
wutangfinancial 3107 days ago
64 /100 2120 PORTER FIELD WAY
“Cool tasting room with easy parking. Easy to find place in the, you guessed it, back of an industrial park. Nice decor and inside benches and outside patio seating as well as at the sizeable bar. Eight house beers on tap. Average quality but almost all of them had a sharp, tannic mouthfeel that was not enjoyable. Service was "I could give a shit" type attitude. No food and no symbiotic food truck that I saw. Clientele seemed very interested in staring me down and keenly awaited my order, which was unsettling and bizarre. Prices were good- $7 for a flight of 4 tasters. Half pours available. Definitely worth the stop for a few ticks, but not good enough to come back to relax and enjoy a beer.“
GT 3109 days ago
76 /100 1234 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Visited July 2, 2013.

RIght at the corner of Mountain and Foothill, in the shopping center with the Stater Brothers. Not a lot of advertising from the outside and I almost missed it. Inside is nice. Maybe 15-20 seats at the bar with the tvs being too close so you end up having to look up pretty far which could be irritating if you cared how bad the Dodgers are losing. There are also some small bar tables and some booths.

Lots of taps to pick from with a few good ones in there. I got a glass of RuinTen but was tempted to get a glass of St Bernardus 12 if I didnt have to get home afterwards.

I ordered the "southern fried chicken sandwich" and it was good. Basically a piece of fried chicken with buffalo sauce on the side. I scrolled past the fries for the most part but they were good too.

Service was friendly but a bit slow because the one bartender was also waiting tables and bringing out food. I guess they dont think they need much help on Tuesdays.“
t0rin0 3121 days ago
68 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Been visiting since 2007 or so and not much has changed. Same setup, mostly the same selection (which is a bad thing), and same service. It used to be that they were one of the few places that got Russian River (got some batch 2 and 3 Supplication here as well as some Temptation) but now they get none. I think it has more to do with them not staying on top of the beer stuff. Total Wine just down the way gets it so why cant these guys? The beer they do get doesnt move all that fast which is both good and bad. Good if you’re looking for something that sold out everywhere else but bad for freshness. I dont drink much wine or liquor so I cant comment on that.

Service is usually friendly enough but they dont go out of their way to help you nor do they really know anything about the beer.“
t0rin0 3121 days ago
66 /100
Euclid Liquor (Beer Store)
140 S EUCLID AVE
“Visited July 2, 2013.

This is about two blocks from Pacific Wine Merchants so it’s an easy place rating stop. A bit confusing since it’s so large inside and they advertise that they buy/sell/trade sports cards. Havent been in a card shop in a long time. They also have snacks and wine and liquor.

The beer aisle is nice because everything is kept in fridges. There is some good stuff in there but over all fairly limited. Sierra Nevada, Hangar 24, Bear Republic, Lagunitas, and the standard imports. The one beer that was not in a fridge was a 3L bottle of Vertical Epic 12 and it was in a wooden frame and had two glasses with it. I was tempted to buy the AleSmith Wee Heavy that I saw in the fridge but I have too much beer at home right now so I scrolled past. You can definitely find something good to drink here but it’s not the most amazing selection.“
t0rin0 3121 days ago
38 /100 60 N MOUNTAIN AVE
“Visited July 2, 2013.

Very loud and busy for a Tuesday night. Loud music, lots of bros, about two dozen tvs all playing the same thing (the Angels / Cardinals game), and drinks were expensive. Actually Corona bottles were cheap ($2.25 per) but my glass of Lagunitas IPA and Union Jack were $6.25 each. On top of that they charged me a random $6.75 as a separate transaction. Coincidentally there was a group of girls next to me at the bar that ordered exactly $6.75 worth of Corona. Called Wells Fargo to dispute that and will call the bar later when they open to give them a piece of my mind. Up yours Pete.

Despite having 80 taps there wasnt a whole lot to pick from. The good stuff that I saw were some Hangar 24 taps, Lagunitas IPA, Firestone Union Jack, and Weihenstephaner.

Aside from the blatant stealing going on the service wasnt bad, though a bit slow at times. This place is not a beer destination and judging by the clientele (tons of tatted bros wearing Dodger gear hitting on the couple of girls in the place) I’m not sure that this is much of a destination for anyone.

Oh, and in the parking lot some girl handed me an expired free entrance coupon for a local strip club. Quality.“
t0rin0 3121 days ago
70 /100 2120 PORTER FIELD WAY
“Been four times now since they opened the tasting room earlier this year. Hard to believe that these guys were in business for 10 years and never had a tasting room. The tasting room is nice. Lots of seating (some in the back by the brewing equipment), food on certain days, 10ish beers to pick from, and the wall of bros. The beer needs work but the place is cool. They do flights and pints. Also right up the street from Claremont Craft Ales and a straight shot down Monte Vista to I&I if you’re going brewery hopping.“
t0rin0 3132 days ago
90 /100 210 E A ST
“This store is seriously legit. Major overhaul adds to the wine tasting bar and cigars. Now a small but excellent selection of beer singles all fridged with 11 taps, all locals and one offs. So impressed. Will be coming here a lot I feel. In the fridge there was Alesmith, Anchorage, Port, Firestone Walker, Coronado, Strand, much more. On tap Stone RuinTen, Hangar 24 experimental ipa, more locals I’d never even heard of. Staff was awesome. Just a world class store all around. They have $3.50 pints of whatever on tap and sampler flights. This place was the bomb.“
GT 3139 days ago
68 /100 2120 PORTER FIELD WAY
“Finally got a chance to check these guys out now that they have a tasting room after a decade of being in business. In the back of a business park on the north side of Foothill. Nice patio out front with some picnic tables. Lots more seating inside and a decent sized bar. They had 12 taps going, a few of which are their normal year round and seasonals and the other 8 are for experimental and special batch beers. Decent service and a knowledgeable staff. The beer leaves something to be desired, however.“
brokensail 3243 days ago
74 /100 2120 PORTER FIELD WAY
“Dale Bros. Has a tasting room in the warehouse, and a nice patio that often has local food vendor/s. service is great, there are 4-5 regular taps, and 4-5 special taps, special pours are abit pricey, but good. cool local hangout, near the local airport.“
Saarlander 3266 days ago
68 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Yes this is the one not in Botswana. Out in a strip mall that looks semi abandoned in Upland. Why am I over here? Store is massive, lots of hard to find Scotch, Champagne, other liquor. Beer selection is large, though probably 1/2 imports and about 1/4 California locals. Lots of fridged six packs but still many IPAs unfridged. Found Bruery, Alesmith, Lost Coast Guard Left Coast, North Coast, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Firestone Walker, Napa Smith, Big Sky, Heretic, Laughing Dog. Nothing I haven’t seen before. Big selection, nothing special, but $5 bombers of Port Old Viscosity! Best beer there was $12 Speedway Stout.“
GT 3305 days ago
76 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Large warehouse space in a little shopping center in Upland. Beer is mostly kept out on the shelves, but there are some coolers in the back (most of the beer in them is BMC stuff, though). Pretty large selection, decent prices for the most part. They also have really good liquor, wine, etc. selections.“
brokensail 3458 days ago
68 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“This place was my first internet-order. Their selection has some more rare beers, and the prices are reasonable - especially when they have a sale. Packaging is important as well, and they nail it.“
Chipalsa 3494 days ago
70 /100 1234 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Finally was able to stop by this place after a recommendation from Stan The BEER man from Lonehill Liquor. Didn’t eat any food here but that had about 30 taps I would say with macro and micro brews. I had a glass of Hangar 24 Winter Warmer and Oskar Blues G’Knight. They had some Stone stuff and Great Divide as well. Definitely better than alot of places in the IE and the bartender girl was pretty cool.“
JoeTheYounger 3644 days ago
64 /100 1234 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“There aren’t that many good beer spots in this part of the Inland Empire. This place is a suburban pub in vibe, but with lots of taps. Most of them are micros, with several good choices. We had some Port Mongo and Racer 5 on our visit, for example. The food is pub food. The service was quite good. A good choice in the area.“
Oakes 3788 days ago
64 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“This place seems like they don’t focuse that much on the beer, service was good but selcetion was not all that for the size of this place.“
JK81 4203 days ago
66 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“One of the better liquor stores in the Upland area for selection. California, plus some Belgians. They will ship to other states like NH. Individual bottles only - 22oz and 750ml, they do not allow splitting 12oz 6-paks, their loss, I would have bought more.“
jimhilt 4228 days ago
78 /100 210 E A ST
“Main focus is on wine. But there’s a great little beer ’fridge in the back corner!“
mezr 4267 days ago
60 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Decent selection and fair prices. Though not a place for beer buffs it is fun for the selection of wines and liquor.“
Gurfunkl 4442 days ago
70 /100
Euclid Liquor (Beer Store)
140 S EUCLID AVE
“Pretty cool little local liquor store. I randomly stopped by last month after seeing it on the beer map. I found 6 bottles of 2007 Alesmith Decadence Imperial Porter. I couldn’t believe a place like this had them. I jumped at the opportunity to buy all of them. The owner that works there was very cool and we talked about good beers for about 20 minutes. He told me he was going to cut down on his Macro brews to bring in more craft micro brews. There was a lot of Stone bottles such as 12th Anniversary, 13th Anniversary,07.07.07, 08.08.08. He even had Hangar 24 Orange Wheat and Pale Ale. I have been back a few times to see what was new.“
JoeTheYounger 4550 days ago
78 /100 60 N MOUNTAIN AVE
“This place is pretty cool and not too many people know about it unless you live in the area. They have about 80 beers on tap and usually have something rare or cool. In my opinion they usually have a better selection than The Yardhouse. In the past I have had Russian River Damnation, Dogfish Head 90 minute, Rogue Double Deadguy, Stone Arrogant Bastard, IPA, Pale Ale, and Newcastle Summer Ale all on draft. They also have really good lunch specials, buy one get one free lunches when you purchase two drinks. They also have half price on select beers during lunch. Last time I went I got two Damnations and paid only 6 bucks. The food is pretty good and the girls are hot. Imagine hooters meets sports referees. They have many TVs so you can watch your desired sport. If you are into tequila they have over 50 types. Overall pretty good place to go. I heard the crowd is not that great though on Friday and Sat evenings.“
JoeTheYounger 4550 days ago
50 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Lot’s of "good" beers to choose from, but few "great" ones. Maybe if I were looking for a keg I’d consider this place. But the worst part is that the vast majority of the bottled brew is stored at room temperature.“
mezr 4551 days ago
78 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Liquorama is a pretty cool place. They have a pretty good selection. More rare stuff than Bevmo sometimes, it really depends on when you go in. I was there the other day and they had some Mirror Mirror that just came in which was cool. The people that work there are pretty nice as well.“
JoeTheYounger 4576 days ago
78 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“My first experience ordering from them was very pleasant. They had my order shipped the same day. The selection could be a little better, but the pricing seems right in line with what I would expect.“
MeisterBrew 4687 days ago
70 /100
Euclid Liquor (Beer Store)
140 S EUCLID AVE
“This is a family run liquor and Deli, in Upland, right up from the 10 freeway. This really is where I started buying different beers, as I got a "Wallace IPA" here when I was 21. Now there’s a great selection of Belgians, some very decent Germans, Malt Likka!, and all seasonal Stone, Lots of left coast, evertything from Dale Bros., and a few others. its not going to knock a beer snobs socks off, but there’s alot of nice stuff for a newbie, and they’re very nice, so I want to let them be known about!“
Saarlander 4694 days ago
74 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“This is a decent mail order place...they ship SUPER fast (sometimes the same day)...selection isn’t the greatest, but they have some of the cheaper prices on regular Alesmith beers.“
Walt 4974 days ago
62 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“This is the place I first mail ordered from and had a good experience. They normally have AleSmith brews available, which was my initial attraction. Their web page is a bit awkward, the beer page not super easy to locate in their menu. But, with a decent selection and some hard to get beers, this place is a definite stop in your online beer shopping.“
User37895 5115 days ago
72 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Brick-and-mortar (never used the online site). If you live anywhere near the inland empire, this shouid definitely be the first place you look. It’s a warehouse-type store with very good prices. Their selection of beer isn’t quite as good as their selection of liquor and wine, but it’s not bad, and the prices for anything they do have are pretty good.“
Delirium 5723 days ago
72 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Online Site. Bad ass selection of stuff I can’t find around here. Its not blow you away impressive, but its definately cool. They have some Stone’s I can’t get as well as the Speedway Stout. Website isn’t super-fancy and shipping is a bitch from CA to TN for bottles apparently.“
ATOmemphis 5783 days ago
70 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“I’ve only dealt with them online. They have a decent enough selection to my Florida eyes, but I imagine to a west coaster the selection is old hat. Service has always been very good and they have never substituted on me. The website is very clunky though, that could use improvement.“
NYHarvey 5807 days ago
74 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“I’ve ordered from Liquorama a few times and haven’t been disappointed by the prices or service. I’d appreciate a more diverse selection and a more user friendly web-site, but these are only minor complaints. I will use their services again.“
Cornfield 5859 days ago
76 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“Descent Alesmith and Stone selection. Stone seasonals do come in and the Pale Ale is a regular. Staff is very friendly through email. This seems like more of a place for wine buffs. Still worth checking out for Alesmith and Stone beers.“
wnhay 5861 days ago
48 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“They have some good Euro brews, but go there once, and you’ll need not return again. I’m not talking about their internet site, but the store. They seem like they’re doing you a favor if they answer your question, much more a wine store. Lots of young people working there, who don’t know much. They usually get Stone Special releases, but forget about Alesmith specials, or Even SN Bigfoot, these guys are in it for the money, which I respect, but they could do MUCH better with beer. Their ads here in the local paper don’t even mention their beers at all. Sitting in a beer hotbed of So.Cal. between SanDiego and LA, you think they could beat bevmo at least, save your time, and go to Stuffed Sandwich!“
Saarlander 6174 days ago
84 /100
Liquorama.net (Beer Store)
901 W FOOTHILL BLVD
“A great place to by hard-to-find beer. Although they don’t have the greatest of selections, they generally ship next day and it arrives within a week. For reliability and price, you can’t top Liquorama. I try to order from them whenever possible, simply because I know the product will arrive lightning fast.“
IMtheOptimator 6201 days ago
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