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)

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

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
CheersMate  (188) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | February 6, 2014
Holy shit the selection here is mind-blowing, compared to any other place I’ve been. They have local brews, Belgians, other imported stuff, and many other domestic craft breweries represented. I spent quite some time going through their shelves, and had to come back a second time to verify that I didn’t miss anything. Again, this place had the best selection of any store that I’ve ever been to. They have home brew supplies, too, as my wife pointed out to me. They also have various snacks and drinks available. It’s like a home brew supply store, and convenience store, and a beer store all had a fucking baby. Awesome place. Favorite beer store in the whole U.S.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (929) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
mcberko  (1063) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
NateSeats  (17) Barlborough (nr Sheffield), England | September 8, 2013
Great eclectic selection of beers. Would prefer to see more in the fridge though. Catch them on a Friday for any chance of Pliny The Elder.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | August 1, 2013
It’s a good thing the beer selection here was decent, because the grocery store was pretty crappy. About half the selection was in a cooler and available as singles, the remainder was on shelves and there were definitely some things sitting around getting old. Was rather impressed with the range of lambics.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Ktwse  (140) London, England | July 23, 2013
I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is the best beer shop I’ve ever been to. Great selection including many rare ones and Sid is very, very helpful. He directed me to a few really special ones that I hadn’t thought of myself and even suggested if I come back I should ask for a couple of others. Now, if I only lived in San Diego...
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
A6av8r  (1) , | July 19, 2013
Come to Sid the kid. See him at Krisp for the best selection of beer in downtown San Diego. If you are overwhelmed by the craft beer selection do not fear, Sid will steer you clear to what ever your palette desires.
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1366) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
edgardio  (1) , | June 21, 2013
Great selection, great prices, very helpful staff, that’s all you need.Unfortunately not a lot of parking space, but aside from that... this IS the best damn beer shop.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | March 11, 2013
Amazing bottle shop located within a grocery store. The owner was friendly and helpful in sifting through the amazing selection. Lots of cooler space and room temp shelves. Definitely a must stop if in downtown SD.

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