Berkeley Bowl Market - West

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Beers At Berkeley Bowl Market - West

NameABVEntered
Prairie Bomb!13%1/1/2018
Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake13%12/31/2017
New Glory / Full Circle Headliner8.6%12/30/2017
Mikkeller San Diego / Mastodon Sultan's Curse12%12/18/2017
Epic Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale9.5%12/18/2017
The Rare Barrel Map of the Sun6.4%12/18/2017
Apostelbräu Dinkel Bock - Barrel Aged7%12/7/2017
BarrelHouse Passion Aggressive5%12/5/2017
Beachwood Blendery Come In Grape, Your Time Is Up (Grenache)8.5%12/4/2017
Carakale / Arizona Wilderness Dead Sea-rious5%12/4/2017
Morgan Territory Motorboatin IPA6.5%11/27/2017
BarrelHouse Grog12.4%11/24/2017
Morgan Territory Marauder Scotch Ale7.8%11/22/2017
Põhjala Must Kuld7.8%11/21/2017
Morgan Territory Hoptomic8.8%11/17/2017
Gigantic Massive! - Bourbon Barrel13.5%11/17/2017
The Rare Barrel Entanglement4.5%11/13/2017
De Ranke / 2SP Gravity Never Fails5.8%11/1/2017
Morgan Territory Dark Reckoning8%10/30/2017
Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter 201710.5%10/26/2017
BarrelHouse Sweet Wild of Mine6.8%10/15/2017
Ghost Town Nose Goblin8.2%10/7/2017
Ghost Town Locrian Pale5.5%10/6/2017
BarrelHouse Key Lager5.2%10/6/2017
BarrelHouse Celebratory Ale No. 48.3%10/5/2017
BarrelHouse Stout6%10/4/2017
Modern Times City of the Dead7.5%9/24/2017
Libertine Sea Shepherd6%9/11/2017
Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)13%9/6/2017
Full Sail Hop Pursuit6.5%7/10/2017
Libertine Ladder de Fruit5.8%7/10/2017
American Solera Foeder Gold5.6%6/19/2017
Elysian The Fix8.9%4/10/2017
Blackberry Farm King of Falling Fruit6.3%4/10/2017
Pelican Captain of the Coast9.5%3/27/2017
Beachwood Udder Love5.9%3/18/2017
Brekeriet Cassis5.2%2/27/2017
Beachwood Blendery Propagation Series 5.2e53.7%2/9/2017
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Mikkeller / Leelanau Hamajang5.8%2/6/2017
Lervig / Evil Twin Big Ass Money Stout17.5%1/13/2017
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin6%1/5/2017
Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge12%1/2/2017


80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ffbot  (20) Oakland, California | December 13, 2017
Can't really have much expectations from a grocery store. The selection is good though and it's not all that overpriced all things considered. Also the food at the store, the Bowl made food is quite good and a great value.
84
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
erickok  (274) Leuven, Belgium | June 6, 2017
Would have never ended up here without Ratebeer, but was totally worth it. Large, slightly upscale supermarket with focus on fresh produce. One large aisle is dedicated beer and the selection is great. From imports to American craft classics to local brews and a large row of more special releases, in many styles. Loads of sours and barrel aged stuff. Prices can ramp up but that’s to be expected. Even got staff here to help you out! Be very seen that in a supermarket. Very much worth it going here.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
marcus  (220) Sacramento, California | June 16, 2015
This is a regular stop for me when in the East Bay. There is a huge selection of beer, usually including some great beers that are hard to find on the West Coast. There is usually a beer guy employee around to help. There is also a pretty good cafe adjacent to the store, and plenty of parking.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1384) Dublin, California | January 21, 2015
Wow, I wish I’d come here before. The beer and cider selection here is fantastic and quite large/extensive. All the current special releases from Almanac, Firestone, Prairie, Cascade, etc. A massive selection of Southern California breweries, all sorts of European and Japanese imports. And probably the biggest variety of ciders I’ve seen at a store here in California.

Pricing is pretty typical of what you’d expect at any other store in the area. You can get singles of everything and they do offer bulk discounts (if you’re buying a lot of the same beer, that is).

It’s also just a pretty solid market to visit. So you can definitely get some good food to eat as well as some good beers.

Definitely up there with Ledgers as far as the class of Berkeley shops go, and you have the benefit of just about all the beers being refrigerated.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Eltes  (7) , Sweden | July 28, 2014
A must visit if you’re in the east bay. The selection is definitely the best in Berkeley, and possibly in the east bay. Good prices on most things. Even though it’s a grocery store (the best one I’ve ever been to) they have a lot of rarer beers as well. I found Cascade, Heater Allen, Prairie, Struise to name a few. If you’re going, plan on doing some groceries as well, while you’re at it.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (1139) Sunnyvale, California | January 21, 2013| Updated May 1, 2014
Very whole foods like, with a full aisle of refrigerated beers. Pretty nice selection, but nothing too whalish. They definitely out-compete the bevmos and whole foods for quality of selection, and have pretty good prices as well. A bonus is that all of there beers, even those in six packs, are priced for singles, which is not too common around here. If I lived closer this would certainly be one of my regular stops.
76
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (241) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
A little over rated IMO, but a great stop for singles if your in the area. The best grocery store selection I’ve ever seen. An entire row of cooler space with hundreds of bottles some of which you’d never expect to find. Everything there seemed reasonably fresh too as the staff keeps stock rotating. The service was enthusiastic, but the woman there was clueless about beer. She kept telling me she was new and seemed overwhelmed as there were a few others there asking her questions. I helped her out for about 20 minutes with the other customers. It was fun. I’ll be coming back here for singles as all the bottles (even six packs) are priced individually and the prices are good.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
madvermin  (3) California | January 26, 2011
This place blows your average department store out of the water not only in groceries, but beer too. Midnight sun all over the place, including berserker, TREAT, obliterator and more. California beers aplenty, with the notable exception of Russian river, at least the last two times I’ve gone. Tons of Belgian selections, including lots of fantome, and really a fantastic display, with an entire aisle of immaculately kept bottles. Service was fine, one guy I’m guessing makes sure the beer stock is good, but I haven’t gotten to meet him. MYO six pack is rewarded with a 10% off, an added bonus, and their bottles are all fresh it seemed, with nothing dusty, and the ipas pretty new on the shelves. Alesmith ipa was 5.50 there, an awesome deal I thought. Prices in general are good though. Really a fantastic establishment...I would go here just for the food, but the beer is stealing the show.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
robertjm  (19) Albany, California | September 27, 2010
Every time I go there to get food I cruise the beer cooler isle. And every time I’m more and more impressed. It’s always either in immaculate order, or it’s being straightened and restocked. Selection is nicely varied with lots of stuff I haven’t seen at other places, and prices are quite reasonable (Midnight Sun, Elysian Fields, Mikkeller single yeast line, etc.). Food availability is awesome. Not only because it’s a upper scale grocery store, but because they have lots of prepared food to go in a great variety. Pretty large sake section if you’re so inclined, along with a huge wine selection. I talked with the girl that manages the beer isle one and she was quite proud and knowledgeable about the beers she was stocking (NO! She’s not my girlfriend, but a guy should be so lucky :-) ). Only quibble is they close at 8p each day, which makes it hard to hit after evening church on Sundays :-) Do yourself a favor and park in the lot across Heinz Ave. It’s an extra minute to walk to the front door, but the spaces are a LOT bigger than what they have in the garage.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (608) Woodland, California | August 30, 2010
There’s a lot of beer. I got about 10 I had not rated - lots of Mikkeler - and some new local stuff. Lots of parking. Lots of very good beer. A nice adjunct to Ledgers and Monument.

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