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.
It may not have the quantity of selection Iíve seen in some places, but it has some really nice quality, and a lot that I donít see in AZ. Many of the beers are kept cold, and its still cool in the part of the shop where they arenít. I could have spent another hour and a lot more money browsing.
Ober (58) Bommelerwaard, Netherlands | August 16, 2012
Damn,this is really a great beer shop. Beers from all over the world. I think reasonable prices. The staff is helpful and friendly. I wish, I had such a shop on the corner of mine street.
Finhead (23) OFallon, Illinois | August 11, 2012| Updated October 15, 2012
Very good selection of locals and imports / packages and singles. Most of the beer is sold cold, which didnít work too well for a long trip home. Staff was friendly and helpful, but the prices seemed a little high.
saxo (169) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 20, 2012
Really good place to shop in San Diego, and you if you want small bottles you can mix your own 6-pack, which is really nice for ratebeerians. They had an impressive selection of imports, but also equally impressive selection of US brews. You can also buy malt and other stuff for brewing your own beer as well as it being a regular grocery. Prices are very good too.
Iíve stopped by here twice in the past two visits to San Diego. Always a very solid bottle selection offering a ton of local and regional stuff. I noticed they no longer carried any alpine stuff which is a shame, but maybe I caught them at a dry moment. Still, lots of lost abbey, midnight sun, Pliny and de molen. Walkable if youíre downtown.
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 itís right downtown. Rarities, locals and the all important Pliny the Elder were here. win.
Hiding behind the facade of the Super Jr. Market is this gem of a store. The brothers who own this shop are serious beer nerds who have done an outstanding job fitting a lot of beer in a small space. This is the only store where Iíve gotten Pliny every time Iíve asked, even if it was only a bottle per visit. Other rarities will blow your mind (Lost Abbey, FiftyFifty, so on and so forth). They treat regulars like royalty so if you live nearby, stop here as often as possible!
Certainly the best bottle shop in downtown SD. I was suprised the prices were very good for a city location, so nice job there. Scored my Jester King here, so thanks for that as well. Plenty of glassware in stock and a good portion of their stock is already chilled down. Other half of the store is grocery market so itís really one stop shopping.