La Bodega has stepped up their beer selection a HUGE notch. For being pretty much the only beer store in Riverside they have set a fairly high bar. Their beer section is not huge but they pack in a great variety of quality beers. You do not have to wade through a bunch of mediocre selections to find the few gems on the shelf any more. I believe most beer geeks would be happy yo have this store in their back yard.
Very pleasant, clean cozy store with a very nice beer selection, including hard to find stuff like Russian River Consecration and some local stuff like Bootleggers and Krash, not to mention Stone, Alesmith, Lost Abbey/Port, etc. Staff was very knowledgable and friendly. I was able to find a case of new and interesting stuff when I went there. Prices were a little higher than some of the larger stores, but not bad. Certainly worth going to if you’re within 15 miles.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | July 3, 2008
A very nice little shop. You can usually find alot the So. Cal micros here. Not a bad import selection either. Tell the owner what you want and she will try to fill your request.
A decent bottle shop in Riverside. I’ve found a pretty good selection of English and some Belgian beers and on occasion they have some hard to find American brews. Reasonable prices, but slightly higher than Bevmo.