Quite a good selection More than a dozen ales I had not rated. Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder were in stock, and relatively plentiful. Rami allowed inspection and purchase of the rarer beers in back, although restricting some very rare singles. Detailed explanation of the search for the uncommon ales. Very educational.
Small upscale corner store with a strong selection of bourbon and craft beers. Not heavily state beers but a strong selection of regional stuff like a 50/50 eclipse variant for them, and lots of Midnight Sun. Prices are a bit high. Service was very knowledgable and offered good suggestions. I wouldn’t go out of my way to stop by, but if in the area its worth a visit.
Great looking bottle shop with a solid selection of well-priced bottles throughout. I like the sale section at the back that actually does give some decent discounts on the beers that are there (not to mention the 10% discount on six-packs). The guy behind the counter got all weird when I told him I was from RateBeer though, which I completely don’t understand. Even so, I’d go back to this place in a second. I only wish I’d had more room in my luggage for more stuff coming home.
Great place. Went in there twice with my grilfriend to see there selction. Both times the people were amazingly accomodating and friendly. Rami is great (my girlfriend says Dave is too). Both know a lot about beer and are very interested in sharing the beer love. Was allowed in the back to see some of there aged stuff (ask around, they got some good stuff in there). Rami says they might start shipping soon. Tons of lambics available and lots of hard to find Europeans, lots of Russian River and certain hard to find Deschuets bottles, they even have some Due de Ciel. Great place, will return often.
Visited in August 2013.
I liked the selection in this Beer Store, quite a lot of interesting beers from US, also foreign beers, mainly from Belgium.
The service was friendly and knowledgeable. I would like to have a place like this myself.
Located around 10 minutes by foot from Toronado. Well worth a visit.
They have a cooler of NoCal singles, one of Belgians and another one of assorted others. There is also another non cooled shelving unit where I spotted a barleywine I haven’t had yet and some Cantillon Iris and others. The prices aren’t priced the best but they aren’t out of line either (I noticed Flying Dog Saison for $13.95 here and I bought one in Santa Cruz for $11.95). The guy behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. He took great care in cleaning the bottles and removing the price tags while talking with me. The friendliness of the place and pretty solid selection will draw me back here the next time I’m in The City.
JCB (294) Durham, North Carolina | August 15, 2010
Popped in here one afternoon on a visit to town, and had a blast chatting with David about not just the Bay Area scene but his hometown Philly scene too. Nice little boutique feel here, not anything memorable in terms of ambience but pleasant and tucked away in a quasi-residential neighborhood. Stuffed to the gills with bottles (gotta be careful how you move around), but the selection was killer. Picked up some Midnight Sun and other goodies for the family feasts, and would recommend this place very highly.
Visited the 15th February 2015 - Nice place near to the Castro district. The selection is very impressive. Good selection from California and west part of US and also from European breweries as Brewfist, De Molen, Thornbridge, Emelisse. Good work on the selection! Price are honest and not so excessive except some rarities. The seller gave me great advices about the beers from the bay. Very helpful, the guy is passionate about beers and knows his job! There is also a huge whisky selections. Very good place, I recommend it!
WOW. The staff knows a ton about beer and whiskey. I spent way too much here and they even shipped my purchase back home for me (they ship to states that are legal to ship to 21+ requirement, etc). I hope they post a website soon so I can order from them. These guys are super awesome.