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


92
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bootsjohn  (28) Texas | April 16, 2012
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 I’ve gotten Pliny every time I’ve 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!
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (322) Portland , Oregon | April 6, 2012
A cool place downtown. In a super market! Loads of brews and great service. I came late when things were getting put away but they still showed me some stuff. Lots of European stuff.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
chimay67  (61) hunt sta, New York | April 1, 2012
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 it’s really one stop shopping.
80
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tkingsbury2  (15) San Diego, California | March 25, 2012
Odd place in downtown SD, pretty ghetto with a lot of homeless people out front. However, once inside its a different story as they have a real nice selection at decent prices. I found a vintage Avery Beast from 2009 along with some other rare stuff in my one stop in. Don’t let the exterior fool you, if you are nearby stop in and take a look.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drpimento  (156) La Crosse, Wisconsin | November 4, 2011
Just got back from there and starting to sample some of the bounty provided. Most of the beer is stored to minimize fluorescent light and super easy to find - straight in from the door. Owner was working the aisles restocking and helping customers. Helped us out a lot, polite, sense of humor, and straightforward. Selection was by far mostly bomber/750s and lots of one offs. Spent some solid coin there and they recognized and gave us couple of tshirts as tokens of appreciation. Place was clean and other customers cool. Love to return.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
gsmitty80  (202) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 22, 2011
Fantastic beer store that had alot of 22s cold and nice 6 packs. You could get alot of beers from the local area and the prices were right. Im not sure how good of a selection it has compared to other California beer stores as this is my first.
76
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
stinkywinky619  (11) el cajon, California | March 4, 2011
for some reason, I was expecting a boutique bottle shop when I headed for this place. It was definitely not what I expected, but nonetheless, they’ve got an impressive selection.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98  (38) (San Diego) Santee, California | February 3, 2011
I am afraid some of you just don’t know what Ghetto is. This is 7 blocks from my work and I ‎decided to take a nice lunch time stroll up to see this place. Sure I passed by a few bums a few ‎vacant windows and an occasional wiff of urine, but please tell me where in Downtown San Diego ‎that isn’t normal. I felt safer walking to this store then I do in broad daylight in downtown El Cajon. ‎I don’t get why people are so quick to call something Ghetto. Go to 12th and imperial if you want ‎to see Ghetto. Ok, on to the review. This place is so discreet; I thought I was at the wrong place ‎until I saw the beer shelves in the back right hand corner. What a selection! Plenty of stuff to keep ‎you busy looking at for 30 minutes at least. I felt rush as I was on my lunch break. They have a ‎service deli that informed me today was half off sandwich day Tue and Thur). So I ordered a nice ‎Salami sammy that the lady cut fresh off the salami roll served on sour dough and ate it back in ‎the office. It was great for $3. I will be back when I can buy some beer. The prices were fair, and ‎the selection was outstanding but typical if you go to any of the hot spots in San Diego County. ‎Bev. 4 Less, South Bay, and Holiday have all the same stuff as this place.‎
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
savnac  (284) Anchorage, Alaska | November 21, 2010
Went here to fill up the last 3 slots in my shipper before we got on the plane. Unassuming place inside a mini-mart in downtown, you might have to battle past a few bums on the way in. We were left alone while browsing which is fine with me. Great selection of beers to chose from, nothing super rare but still great. Prices seemed pretty good as well. If your downtown stop by this place.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mkade8883  (28) Chicago, Illinois | October 29, 2010
Beer is in the side of a random convenience store. Great selection includes local San diego beers and a nice selection of Belgian and American craft beers.
90
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
hamilton23  (11) Alpine, California | October 16, 2010| Updated October 17, 2010
Sid runs this shop in downtown SD. The area is pretty rough, but the shop is amazing. It is inside Super Jr. Mart. SId is very knowledgable and gets all the great releases. The customer service is unparalleled. I refer many people to his shop because he is such a great guy and his selection is insane.

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