Mega Whole Foods with a bar. WTF. Also, wish my whole foods had a bar. Bottle selection seems pretty reasonable (despite a few really old IPAs on the shelves). Bar was great, with awesome prices. Ambiance was Whole Foods, but better because, you know, it has a bar.
This place is absolutely enormous. Holy crap. Multi-story subterranean parking garage and two stories of Whole Paycheck goods and services. Beer is located upstairs and there are a large number of bottles kept cold as well as plenty of shelf space. Big selection of local beers from places like Monkish, Strand, San Diego breweries, stuff from the Bay Area...plenty of UK and Belgian imports, stuff from Japan, Germany... Pretty solid selection and the prices are decent--typical Whole Foods. Highly recommend this place.
GT (672) Oceanside, California | November 30, 2013
Holy cow, the most intense Whole Foods I’ve ever been to- two stories- huge selection and massive food court. Really good hot and cold bar food. Selection is massive, but as stated a lot of hoppy fridged stuff is six pack only. Lots of weird UK, German, Belgian, Danish beers with harder to find stuff. Nothing was super rare, but many ticks to be had here. The shelf beers across from the fridge shelves were actually pretty cold from the spillover. Interesting set up.
Impressive selection of locals in bombers, plus some german and belgian beers. A little light on the true rarities as compared to some whole foods, but the wide selection of locals makes up for it.
PotjeBier (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | January 23, 2013| Updated December 3, 2016
Literally hundreds of different craft beers, a much better selection than the Foothills branch. Lots of locals, but also from anywhere in the World. As at any WF you can take individual bottles from sixpacks. I was there shortly after Hangar 24’s Pugachev’s Cobra was released. It wasn’t on the shelves, but I asked for it and the beerguy told me they received 1 box and would sell it only to people who asked for it. He had to run to the storage to get it for me. Now that’s what I call good service.
Edit - visited Sept. 2015, no breaking of sixpacks anymore, what a loss. Definitely lost some points there.
Iphonephan (356) Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia | October 2, 2012| Updated October 6, 2012
An extensive selection of US and Belgian beers, including some hard to find beers (e.g. de Struise Pannepot). Also some interesting beers on tap ( e.g. great divide choc yeti). One disappointment was that many of the American beers were only sold in full six packs of 12 oz bottles. Others were available only in large (22 oz + bottles), making it harder to sample many beers.
By far the raddest selection of beer around. David the beer guy is super awesome even though he has a long greasy mop for hair and rarely changes his clothes. Love the beer garden IN the store... drink beer whilst shopping for groceries? yes please! Yes, the sweetest and bestest selection of beer is also the hippest and smartest place to buy groceries? AWESOME. and they have PTE in stock like 97% of the time. cool.