Berkeley Bowl Market - West

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Beers At Berkeley Bowl Market - West

NameABVEntered
Elysian The Fix8.9%4/10/2017
Blackberry Farm King of Falling Fruit6.3%4/10/2017
Pelican Captain of the Coast9.5%3/27/2017
Beachwood Udder Love5.9%3/18/2017
Brekeriet Cassis5.2%2/27/2017
Beachwood Blendery Propagation Series 5.2e53.7%2/9/2017
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Mikkeller / Leelanau Hamajang5.8%2/6/2017
Lervig / Evil Twin Big Ass Money Stout17.5%1/13/2017
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin6%1/5/2017
Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge12%1/2/2017
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint10%12/18/2016
Beachwood Blendery Propagation Series Omega6%11/25/2016
De Leite Cuvťe Soeuríise8.5%11/13/2016
Ommegang Game of Thrones #7 - Valar Dohaeris9%11/12/2016
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 799%11/11/2016
New Belgium + Ben & Jerryís Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale6%11/1/2016
Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat5.2%10/31/2016
Off Color Fierce3.8%10/29/2016
Stillwater Superhop6%10/27/2016
Mikkeller San Diego Beer Geek Breakfast (Dark Horse Coffee)7.5%10/3/2016
Dieu du Ciel Chemin de Croix7.5%9/30/2016
Pizza Port Graveyardís6.2%9/29/2016
Sixpoint Resin9.1%9/7/2016
To ōl Smoke On the Porter - Fire in the Rye13.2%8/29/2016
Toolbox Das Froot4.5%8/25/2016
Tahoe Mountain Rťcolte du Bois - Pluot6.2%8/25/2016
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild - Phuket4.8%8/25/2016
Cambridge Working Class Hero4.75%8/25/2016
Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker7.5%8/21/2016
Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir12%8/16/2016
Amager / 18th Street Lawrence of Arabica7%8/15/2016
Lagunitas Stoopid Wit6.3%8/5/2016
Sudwerk FŁnke Hop Farm6.5%8/3/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Saison Z7.5%8/3/2016
Prairie Phantasmagoria8%7/29/2016
Alvinne Omega 6%7/24/2016
Grimm Double Negative - Bourbon Barrel10%7/19/2016
To ōl Yeastus Christus7.4%7/18/2016
Oxbow Cross Fade5%7/18/2016
Le Trou du Diable Apocalypso6.5%7/17/2016
The Commons / Modern Times Good Problems6%7/10/2016
San Francisco Mead Apple Pie14%7/5/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Mosaic7%6/15/2016
Beachwood Blendery Propagation Series No. 1.3e56.5%6/12/2016
Ommegang Game of Thrones #6 - Seven Kingdoms6.9%6/5/2016
New Belgium Juicy Watermelon5%6/2/2016
Green Flash Styrian Golding Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%5/19/2016
Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry7.2%5/15/2016
Iron Springs Moonwalker Spring Bock6.8%5/14/2016
Gigantic The Business6%4/3/2016


88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
marcus  (217) Sacramento, California | June 16, 2015
This is a regular stop for me when in the East Bay. There is a huge selection of beer, usually including some great beers that are hard to find on the West Coast. There is usually a beer guy employee around to help. There is also a pretty good cafe adjacent to the store, and plenty of parking.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | January 21, 2015
Wow, I wish Iíd come here before. The beer and cider selection here is fantastic and quite large/extensive. All the current special releases from Almanac, Firestone, Prairie, Cascade, etc. A massive selection of Southern California breweries, all sorts of European and Japanese imports. And probably the biggest variety of ciders Iíve seen at a store here in California.

Pricing is pretty typical of what youíd expect at any other store in the area. You can get singles of everything and they do offer bulk discounts (if youíre buying a lot of the same beer, that is).

Itís also just a pretty solid market to visit. So you can definitely get some good food to eat as well as some good beers.

Definitely up there with Ledgers as far as the class of Berkeley shops go, and you have the benefit of just about all the beers being refrigerated.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Eltes  (7) , Sweden | July 28, 2014
A must visit if youíre in the east bay. The selection is definitely the best in Berkeley, and possibly in the east bay. Good prices on most things. Even though itís a grocery store (the best one Iíve ever been to) they have a lot of rarer beers as well. I found Cascade, Heater Allen, Prairie, Struise to name a few. If youíre going, plan on doing some groceries as well, while youíre at it.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (929) Sunnyvale, California | January 21, 2013| Updated May 1, 2014
Very whole foods like, with a full aisle of refrigerated beers. Pretty nice selection, but nothing too whalish. They definitely out-compete the bevmos and whole foods for quality of selection, and have pretty good prices as well. A bonus is that all of there beers, even those in six packs, are priced for singles, which is not too common around here. If I lived closer this would certainly be one of my regular stops.
76
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (241) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
A little over rated IMO, but a great stop for singles if your in the area. The best grocery store selection Iíve ever seen. An entire row of cooler space with hundreds of bottles some of which youíd never expect to find. Everything there seemed reasonably fresh too as the staff keeps stock rotating. The service was enthusiastic, but the woman there was clueless about beer. She kept telling me she was new and seemed overwhelmed as there were a few others there asking her questions. I helped her out for about 20 minutes with the other customers. It was fun. Iíll be coming back here for singles as all the bottles (even six packs) are priced individually and the prices are good.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
madvermin  (3) California | January 26, 2011
This place blows your average department store out of the water not only in groceries, but beer too. Midnight sun all over the place, including berserker, TREAT, obliterator and more. California beers aplenty, with the notable exception of Russian river, at least the last two times Iíve gone. Tons of Belgian selections, including lots of fantome, and really a fantastic display, with an entire aisle of immaculately kept bottles. Service was fine, one guy Iím guessing makes sure the beer stock is good, but I havenít gotten to meet him. MYO six pack is rewarded with a 10% off, an added bonus, and their bottles are all fresh it seemed, with nothing dusty, and the ipas pretty new on the shelves. Alesmith ipa was 5.50 there, an awesome deal I thought. Prices in general are good though. Really a fantastic establishment...I would go here just for the food, but the beer is stealing the show.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
robertjm  (18) Albany, California | September 27, 2010
Every time I go there to get food I cruise the beer cooler isle. And every time Iím more and more impressed. Itís always either in immaculate order, or itís being straightened and restocked. Selection is nicely varied with lots of stuff I havenít seen at other places, and prices are quite reasonable (Midnight Sun, Elysian Fields, Mikkeller single yeast line, etc.). Food availability is awesome. Not only because itís a upper scale grocery store, but because they have lots of prepared food to go in a great variety. Pretty large sake section if youíre so inclined, along with a huge wine selection. I talked with the girl that manages the beer isle one and she was quite proud and knowledgeable about the beers she was stocking (NO! Sheís not my girlfriend, but a guy should be so lucky :-) ). Only quibble is they close at 8p each day, which makes it hard to hit after evening church on Sundays :-) Do yourself a favor and park in the lot across Heinz Ave. Itís an extra minute to walk to the front door, but the spaces are a LOT bigger than what they have in the garage.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (588) Woodland, California | August 30, 2010
Thereís a lot of beer. I got about 10 I had not rated - lots of Mikkeler - and some new local stuff. Lots of parking. Lots of very good beer. A nice adjunct to Ledgers and Monument.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
asedzie  (12) San Francisco, California | July 28, 2010
Right now this place has the best beer selection in east bay. And believe me, Iíve searched. They have an entire grocery store length aisle devoted to micros. You could get lost among all of these sundry American and foreign craft lovelies. Obviously they have a very savvy buyer as well. Many gems, hard to find special releases, seasonals, etc., etc., etc. When I was there they had the entire line of Mikkeller Yeast-series beers, in addition to quite a few of the hop series beers. They had quite a line of San Diego IPAs and micros, as well - Lots of Alesmith and Lost Abbey. A long list of belgians, even some hard to find numbers. Most highly recommended for any beer hunter in the area. Prices are usually fifty cents to a dollar below premium liquor stores, as well.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR  (424) Los Angeles, California | July 9, 2010
Wow, this place rocks. Maybe not quite as good as Ledgers, but a damn fine beer selection in a great market. Parking is much easier than the original location, and this beer selection just blows it away. Several Mikkellers and de Molenís that I didnít know where in the US. Alesmith, Lost Abbey, Port, ect. All the good stuff. Local rarities. Some odd ball Fantomeís (BBB White?!), and Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam (hadnít seen that before). Really a top notch place to buy beer.

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