Stan will help you with all of your craft beer needs! This place rocks.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | November 28, 2007| Updated September 21, 2009
I couldn’t believe this place existed on the West Coast because his Midwest selection is out of hand. Stan knows what he’s doing! It’s so great to see someone who knows what to buy, actually does it, and is able to buy selectively in small quantity. Genius! It doesn’t get 20 because it costs me tons of money and I can’t even sit down and drink with the guy in the process.
Went out of my way to stop in and check this place out. Bottom line, it lives up to the hype. Stan is a great guy, ready to answer any questions and pulled a Alpine Nelson and some Pliny from the back room for me. If your looking for something and don’t see it out, ask!
Best place for locals in LA (period). Not too exciting for midwesternes (as you guys get a good deal of the selection that makes this place special. I was lucky enought to talk to the main beer guy who got me several bottles from the back as well as threw in a free beer on the house, and a Stone 12 glass. For locals the have all Stone, all common Lost Abbey (including Judgement Day, Serpents and Inferno), they Have all Pizza Port (except sinners beers) down to Moonlit Sessions, They also have all non-barrel aged alesmith, and all Balast Point. They have a full range of Hair of the Dog, and Great Divide (common in Texas, but not out here). They also have DFH including 90, 60, Burton Baton and Rasin de EXTRA, and Palo Santo. Only RR out in the coolers was Damnation. The had all manners of Lambics including every oud beersel. They also had 3Floyds (3x of them) including 2008 Behemouth, Rabbid Rabbit, and Alpha King. They had Goose County, tons of Southern Tier, Great Lakes, and Founders. A thourghly amazing place, and well worth the drive. I will return. Great people working there.
Thanks to Hophead22 for recommending this place to me after complaining to him about my quest for a Taste of Three Floyds. I walked into the place ask Stan about if he has any Three Floyds, and he said no but he was nice enough to take my info down.I would say 6 months later i walk in to the place Stan somehow remembers me(second time ever being there) and tells me he has got Three Floyds in the back. I think this might be the best liquour store in SoCal.Seriously This place has some great rare beer.
It is worth the drive to Glendora for this place. i have been wanting to go since moving to LA in summertime and finally went. I was not disappointed and have been several times in the last few weeks. The owner is passionate about his beer and has some really great stuff. Along with Blue Palms, Tony’s Darts, and Boneyard this is one of the best places to learn about beer in LA.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | August 17, 2008| Updated February 18, 2009
After reading all these reviews I had to go there. Only a 40 mi drive but well worth it, am going to make it a monthly trip. Very, very nice selection of brews, FFF, Southern Tier, founders, Two Brothers, Great Lakes and some very nice Belgians. After drooling over the beers and making our choices, Stan the beer man went into the back and pulled out a few nice gems for us (inc. Dreadnaught!!!!) and totally outdid himself overall. Dropped a few freebies as we were walking out the door as well, class act. Definitally a must stop for any beer geek in the area (or even out of the area). We dropped 260.00 with no effort what so ever, so watch your budget. Once again thank you Stan, see you next month.
One of the best beer stores around. It’s funny that unless someone told you about it you probably wouldn’t know. It looks like a random liquor store from the outside, but once you walk in and see the crazy selection you will crap your pants. Stan the beer man is an awesome dude. I have been going there for a while now and he has hooked me up with a few freebies for spending so much money there. This is absolutely a must for beer enthusiasts. You wont find a better selection anywhere around. The closest thing I could compare it to is Bottleworks in Seattle, WA but a little smaller.
By far the best specialty store I have been to in the area. Right when I first got there, Stan, who I am assuming is the owner or something along that line, came up and started chatting about beers and what not. Very personable people at this store. A fine selection. Got a 22 of Gumballhead and Dreadnaught, and Pizza Port Imperial Stout, as well as a 6 pack of Hop Wallop. Fine selection of hard to find for this area beers, and although pretty pricey, I still feel that it is worth it to get some great beer. I will be going back here often as I do quite a bit of work in this area. The best place to get beer in this area!
If you live in the LA/OC area this is THE place to get your beer. We drove about 25 miles to get to this place, and it was well worth it. It will definitely be becoming a regular thing for us. We spent $244 at the place today! They have Dogfish Head, Pizza Port, Abbaye des Rocs, Three Floyds, St Bernardus, Russian River, (unfortunately no Westy hiding in the back (had to ask hehe)), Achel, and of course following that line-up you know they have Avery, Rogue, Stone, Ale Smith etc... The staff is HIGHLY knowledgeable, and EXTREMELY helpful. I feel like a schmuck for not getting their names, but the guy who was not the owner spent the entire time we were in the store (about a half hour) talking to us, and giving us his opinions on the various beers, as well as giving us the beer advocate ratings. Referred to us as Beer Brothers several times. It was a great experience. Highly recommended to any and all beer enthusiasts in the SoCal area. Oh, and the best head shop I have ever seen in my entire life is next door. Beautiful hookas, an amazing water pipe selection... I found my Mecca!