This place is a bit off the beaten track, but is worth the drive if you are anywhere near San Diego. There is a great selection of local and other craft beers, as well as good Belgian and Scandinavian imports. Fred, the owner, will offer you a taste of his excellent home brew if you pass the " beer geek " test. He also ships, so check his always up-to-date website. Allow some time to chat with Fred and enjoy your stop.
I regularly get beers shipped to me in NY. Fred is always my first, usually only, stop. Excellent selection, good prices. He is informative and friendly and is simply the most responsive guy in the business. I typically have my tracking information with the hour. If beer really matters to you, Fred is your guy.
Bonne sélection, probablement la meilleure de Santee mais l’entreposage est pas exactement au même niveau. Trop de produits loin des frigo, température ambiante trop haute à mon goût et des produits passés leur ’’prime’’. Néanmoins, la possibilité de cueillir un fruits mûr est excellente.
First of all Fred is the man! He gave me bottle of KBS for free. I’ve been looking for that beer for some time. Fred also likes to talk... and talk about his very impressive beer collection. Beer selection was really great and prices reasonable. What I was missing was 12 oz singles. Definitely a place to visit if you’re in the region.
I have bought my last beer from this establishment. Walked in today to buy a bottle of The Abyss and was asked if I was going to buy anything else. When I answered "No" I was told in a very rude tone that I wouldn’t be allowed to buy The Abyss. Apparently I wasn’t a regular enough customer to warrant such a sale.
Fantastic service. Got my package intact all the way over here in Australia. The website is pretty confusing (hence Ambiance score) but apart from that everything else is first rate. Thanks Fred! Will definitely be using this one again.
Freddy is awesome to deal with, always offers great selection, great suggestions, and his are on key with the expected prices. Freddy is very prompt with getting orders put together and shipped, with very sturdy packaging to ensure safe travel. Beverages4less is my #1 place to order from online. If there is something you are looking for, give Freddy a call and there is a good chance he has it, even if not listed on website. Highly recommended.
Ordered online, so n/c on the ambiance. Freddy was awesome to work with, though, and helped me place an order with no problems at all. He even offered suggestions on items that were new and weren’t listed on the website yet. Shipping was fast and wasn’t price gouged. Prices were in line with most other shops I’ve seen. Overall, quality shop.
People who order online have no idea that this how he stores his beers. Yes, he has a nice selection and is very knowledgeable of beers. He knows to store his hoppy beers in the cooler. But the stouts, porters, barleywines, etc are left in the store where temps get uncomfortably hot (>85 F - store is located in interior California). I like stocking my beer cellar with beers that I can age and have a problem when beers are exposed to such temps. What good is an excellent selection when you don’t store beers properly?