You wouldnít necessarily think this was a great bottleshop, but itís certainly one of the better ones. Huge selection of US and imports. More Russian River than you can shake a stick at. Prices arenít too bad. Service could use some help, though.
Kind of a dump, but selection is pretty decent, and prices are fair. Things are kind of all over the place, many in the cut open cases they were delivered in, but if you look carefully you might find a treat or two. They had Old Stock Bourbon (2009) there today, for example.
Only found it thanks to ratebeer. So thanks. Quite a selection. Many, but not all, beers are broken from six packs. What jimmyboy said, but lots of Flying Dog as well. The hard to find are limited as to number purchaseable per day. Not so many as Bottleworks or Johns Market, but it is great, and it is a valuable addition to the area, where it ranks near Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley.
Very nice selection. This place buckled my trip beer budget and Iíll most likely regret not buying more (yep, it was one of those Ďkid in a candy storeí type experiences). The little six ounce Drakeís bottles are a buck or more expensive than Ledgerís but the Russian River Sanctification was actually a buck cheaper. Wow, lots of HoTD, locals, NoCal brews and í05 and í06 Fullerís Vintage Ales. Iíd been looking for the í05. Also very nice Stone selection lots of Belgian options. The help was friendly and knowledgeable.
This place is located in a little strip mall. It has a really nice beer selection as well as a nice tequila selection as well. They have a few odds and ends, but nothing that you canít get at Ledgerís, with the exception of 3L Stone 10th and RR Redemption. The lady behind the counter was somewhat troll-like and not overly helpful or friendly. Also, this is the only beer store that I have been to that sells porno mags. I gottA give it points for the porn!!
Overall, this is a place I will come back to even though I live about 30 miles away. They have stuff here that I havenít seen anywhere else. Imported Belgians that Iíve never even heard of. I was very exited as I perused the isles. Also a very good plus was they had many singles available of beer that usually come in sixers or fours. Some vintaged stuff too, 06 Double bastard, 07 Old Guardian and more. The prices seemed average as Iíve seen cheaper and more expensive. The only bummer was the service. I guess I came on the wrong day (Friday afternoon) as there were three people working there and not one of them came over to ask if I needed any help. As I was checking out with my haul, I asked the guy at the register if he knew much about the beer they had. He didnít look a day older than 18, but after talking to him for a couple minutes, he did seem to know a little bit. He told me something weird they do, a kind of a scavenger hunt, where they will hide some rare vintaged stuff somewhere in the store and you have to look carefullly to find these gems. Weird. Just give me the beer, OK? Great place though.
This place has beers you canít get anywhere else. They let you buy singles of any thing. A real plus. Rare stuff. Beer heaven really! This is one of the best beer stores I have seen. You can tell the owner really loves good beer. Worth a drive from anywhere. I drove 60 miles.
fidel (114) Livermore, California | July 12, 2008| Updated December 28, 2009
Good selection of hard to get brewerys, and cool seasonals. Not much help. 9-17-09 update: New guy managing the beer who will be around more. He has rare stuff in the back.