Best Damn Beer Shop (Inside Krisp)

1036 7th Ave
San Diego, California United States 92101
bottle shop  4.8/5.0 71 reviews
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: drpimento (28) | Bottles: 500+
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Beers At Best Damn Beer Shop (Inside Krisp)

NameABVEntered
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 Aurantiaco3.5%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
Trois Dames l’Amoureuse No 1 (Blanche)8%8/28/2016
Russian River Pliny the Elder8%7/6/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
3fourths  (1564) Boulder, Colorado | September 4, 2012
large number of west coast micros with a solid import selection, most of them in a cooler, and most bottles seemingly fresh, though I was burned on some old bottles Logsdon Seizoen Bretta when I chose to stock up before leaving town the next morning.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
Visited June 22, 2013.

Wow, the selection is pretty impressive here. Lots of stuff that I enjoy as well as a ton of stuff that I have never tried. They had at least two cases of the new Fantome Extra Sour Dark on the floor. The service was pretty good too as we were asked several times if we needed help or were looking for anything in particular, though that may have been because they were closing up for the night.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1362) Dublin, California | June 23, 2013
Kind of a weird set up. Basically inside a grocery and liquor store itself. Enormous beer selection with tons of great local beers and a very impressive selection of imports as well. Lots of Belgian and Scandinavian stuff. Really good liquor selection, too. Pricing is pretty average/typical. Helpful service, too.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (1034) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | June 17, 2014
Visited on Monday 21/04/14 around 6pm. Solid beer shop for a downtown location. No way is there 1,000+ bottles but the total is comfortably in the hundreds maybe between 4 and 600. Plenty of CA picks, European numbers and tasty out of state breweries like HOTD and Cascade to name a few. A good amount of beers are in fridges if you require immediate refreshment. Service was so so, 2 girls behind tills, zero shop floor presence, they just sat and chatted at the tills even when there were no customers. Overall a solid bottle shop.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2  (1020) 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
mcberko  (1010) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
Awesome bottle shop in downtown San Diego with an extensive selection. Main girl at the counter doesn’t seem to know anything about craft beer, but there is a guy in the back who deals with the beer I guess and is very helpful. Selection of lambics was surprisingly excellent as (3F, Hanssens, etc.), as well as imports (lots of Mikkeller). Prices are standard for San Diego. Definitely seems like the place to go when bottle shopping, though I don’t have a point of comparison locally.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (863) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | November 15, 2013
Located in downtown San Diego inside of Krisp with inadequate street parking unless you want to pay to be in a lot. Has kind of a health food/whole foods kind of vibe to it. The beer is in the back right corner. They had a lot of bombers and sixers in the refridgerator as well as a couple of aisles as well. The selection was top notch p, especially locals and Belgian, though I wish they had A pick six section. The prices are a bit higher than a BevMo but still better than what I’m used to.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (775) Denver, Colorado | July 7, 2012
This looks like a cheap liquor store upon entering. This changes when the beer cooler is examined. This was the best selection I had seen in the San Diego area so far. Almost everything is kept cold as well. Prices are decent, especially considering it’s right downtown. Rarities, locals and the all important Pliny the Elder were here. win.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb  (598) Woodland, California | October 30, 2014
Rating on an internet order. Good beers. Fast delivery. One mis-description - got De Molen H&V instead of De Molen BA H&V. Got Pliny instead of a Strand witbier. So, a minor disappointment on the H&V. Cost was probably a wash tho. Got some good beers I’m not seeing around my area!
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
chibuck  (577) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2014
The sign outside claims to have a 1000 bottles and you believe it once you see the coolers. Almost all beers are chilled except for most of the stouts. They focus on local stuff, the number of bombers will leave you dizzy. I asked for some assistance and got some great suggestions of stuff I’ve never heard of. Didn’t insult me by suggesting common stuff. The prices are fair. They do have rare bourbon and Cantillon but you are going to pay $60 for a 750 or $30 or 375. A little much for me, but what was the last time you say Cantillon on the shelf? If I was downtown I’d come back despite being a little light on the 6 packs, more bomber focused.

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