Best Damn Beer Shop (Inside Krisp)

1036 7th Ave
San Diego, California United States 92101
bottle shop  4.8/5.0 72 reviews
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: drpimento (35) | Bottles: 500+
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Beers At Best Damn Beer Shop (Inside Krisp)

NameABVEntered
Ninkasi N10 Anniversary Imperial Blended Ale10%8/31/2017
Beachwood Blendery Careful with That Passion Fruit, Eugene6.7%8/14/2017
Upright Supercool IPA7.3%8/8/2017
Logsdon ZuurPruim7.2%8/5/2017
Good Beer Company George (Yellow Peach)4.1%7/30/2017
Sante Adairius Four Legs Good9.9%7/24/2017
Libertine Authentic SLO Wild Ale 6%7/21/2017
Bruery Terreux Confession9.7%7/20/2017
Fantôme Strange Ghost8%7/13/2017
Allagash James Bean10.3%7/12/2017
Noble Ale Works / Three Weavers The Messenger (Yuzu) 7.3%7/10/2017
Fantôme Forest Ghost6%7/10/2017
Beachwood Udder Love5.9%7/9/2017
Smog City The Nothing10%7/9/2017
Kyritzer Mord und Totschlag 7.2%7.2%7/8/2017
Saint Archer Mosaic IPA9%7/8/2017
Allagash Tiarna7.1%7/7/2017
Coronado Stupid Stout - Barrel Aged10%7/7/2017
Evil Twin Sanguinem Aurantiaco3.25%7/6/2017
Ninkasi Noir Milk Stout7.6%7/6/2017
Modern Times Black House - Coffee, Coconut and Cocoa5.8%7/6/2017
Midnight Sun SOB Stout (Son of Berserker)8.5%7/6/2017
To Øl Mr. Blue7.5%7/5/2017
Elysian The Fix8.9%7/5/2017
Grimm Blackberry Orange Pop!4.8%7/5/2017
Grimm Sugarmaker11.5%7/4/2017
Iron Fist / Ken Schmidt Aloha Plenty9.5%7/4/2017
Heater Allen Sandy Paws 2016 (Holiday Lager)7.4%7/4/2017
Heater Allen Bobtoberfest5.4%7/3/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Spells DIPA8%7/2/2017
Insurgente La Lupulosa7.3%7/2/2017
Siren Pompelmocello 6%7/2/2017
Acoustic Ales Strawberry Blondie6%7/2/2017
Beachwood Mocha Machine9.2%6/30/2017
Fall Magical & Delicious5.5%6/30/2017
Dugges / Stillwater Mango Mango Mango4.5%6/30/2017
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Port10%6/21/2017
Crux Stout7.7%6/21/2017
Stillwater / Oliver Tuppence7%6/20/2017
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Di Castagna4.5%6/20/2017
Belching Beaver Ol' Dirty Barrel (ODB)10.5%6/19/2017
Freigeist / Oxbow / Pizza Port Poltergeist8%6/19/2017
De Dochter van de Korenaar L'Ensemble13%6/19/2017
Firestone Walker Bravo 13.2%6/19/2017
Insurgente Xocoveza8.1%6/16/2017
Mikkeller Beer Geek Dessert11%6/15/2017
Dugges / Stillwater Tropic Punch Ale4.5%6/9/2017
Struise Blue Monk Special Reserve (Bottled)10%6/9/2017
Crux Gimme Mo Not Just Another IPA6.2%6/8/2017
Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus #1: Fortem8.2%5/19/2017
Crux Cast Out (formerly Outcast) IPA7.6%5/18/2017
Modern Times Booming Rollers6.8%5/16/2017
Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA6.5%5/16/2017
Crux Pilz5.2%5/15/2017
Mikkeller American Dream 4.6%5/15/2017
Modern Times Fruitlands - Passion Fruit & Guava4.9%5/15/2017
Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos8.8%5/15/2017
Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto Baltic Porter8.2%5/13/2017
Stone (Richmond) / Ardent / Hardywood Give Me IPA or Give Me Death8%5/13/2017
Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte5%5/13/2017
Duck Foot Strawberry ChocoNut Lust5.9%5/13/2017
Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge12%5/13/2017
High Water Sugaree Maple Pecan Pie9.8%5/11/2017
Karl Strauss Mosaic Session IPA5.5%5/11/2017
Tusk & Grain Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Gose4.6%5/11/2017
Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis IPA7%5/11/2017
Pizza Port Kook Double IPA8.7%5/10/2017
Pizza Port Pick Six Pilsner5.2%5/10/2017
Faction The Penske File5.8%5/10/2017
Faction Flagship Pale Ale5.2%5/10/2017
Kern River Winter Ale (2012-)8%1/30/2017
Heater Allen Dunkel6%10/30/2016


84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud  (437) , Croatia | August 6, 2017
Visited early afternoon, the place was empty. Quite a spacious bottleshop, great selection of US beers and imports. In the end didn’t buy anything, but this looks like the place for beer shopping in downtown SD.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
vtafro  (91) Wayne, New Jersey | July 7, 2017
Pretty great bottle shop. Everyone was helpful. Would stop again on next trip here.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | May 16, 2017
This small grocery store in downtown San Diego has a large and diverse beer selection, both on shelves and in coolers. Unfortunately during my visit a few bros were discussing whales and other crap they thought they knew something about, blocking an aisle, so I docked the ambiance for letting in bros. Seriously though, the prices are good and you’ll find beers here that you do not see elsewhere, some bottles even with a healthy layer of dust. The staff seemed to not give a crap and had a "whatever" attitude.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
wombat23  (57) Texas | February 9, 2017
Visited Saturday 7/2/2016. It claims to be a bottle shop in a supermarket but in my opinion, it’s a bottle shop. Located downtown, parking might be tough to get. We managed to find a metered space. Neighborhood might not be quite as bad as in some of the earlier reviews, at least not during the day. An incredible selection here, both of domestics and imports. Tons of bottles. Staff wasn’t friendly, and bottles weren’t very organized - I found one type of beer in three or four different locations. Despite this - because of the incredible selection - I have to give this place high marks. A must stop.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock  (347) Stockholm, Sweden | February 7, 2017
Visited several times during my 8 days in San Diego in Jan/Feb 2017. Located close to my hotel for the first two nights, Holiday Inn in a rather deserted area, at least on a Sunday evening. The selection was really good with all kind of beers, both domestic and international. A must visit when in San Diego.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
nickd717  (139) San Francisco, California | May 8, 2016
A legit shop located in what looks like a crappy market. Crazy selection with loads of good beers, even some hard to get stuff (which you pay up for!). Prices otherwise are fine. A must hit if you’re in downtown SD.
80
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
beryll  (37) , | February 17, 2016
A nice shop-in-shop. Large selection of beers, including rare European beers.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
maekchu  (152) Hirakata, Japan | February 6, 2016
Very good beer shop, located in a rather "sketchy" area of downtown San Diego, where some might not really want to walk around. But the selection is great, largely arranged by style. Several vintages, and one could put together nice verticals of, say, Eclipse, for a hefty price. Most people will find many new beers here. Probably the best store downtown.
92
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
melush  (116) , Spain | September 24, 2015| Updated October 31, 2015
Bottleshop inside a supermarket. Awesome selection of brews classified by type. The prices aren’t cheap, specially for the non-American beers.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jc1762  (101) Washington DC | September 13, 2015
Visited here at night and it’s located in a neighborhood with a lot of homeless people. It’s fine for guys but wouldn’t want to bring a girl here. The selection is large and well organized. Some rare Mikkeller stuff here and there. The staff is generally friendly and was kind enough to give me a cardboard box to hold my beers once I paid. As for ambiance, the store is literally located inside a neighborhood supermarket.

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