Overall, this is a place I will come back to even though I live about 30 miles away. They have stuff here that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Imported Belgians that I’ve 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 I’ve 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 didn’t 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.
Yet another huge selection at a store I’ve never been to before. Prices were great compared to another couple of stores that I frequent and since it’s relatively close to where I work I’m sure I’ll be going there again. The only thing to bugs me is that they have the stock displayed only a couple of feet off the ground, which makes my 6’3" height have to bend over more than I care for. Friendly staff. Asked me if I need help. When I said No, they left me alone to peruse the isles, and then asked me again about 20 minutes later when I was still looking. Offered to try and get anything that I didn’t see! Answered the questions I asked promptly.
If you think this place is a makr up or has less beers than ledgers or city beer you should open your eyes! close to if not over 600 beers with many being almost unable to find all together. They can special order things for you and can get tons of kegs. Sure not every beer is cheaper than every where else in the bay but come on now, they have better prices all around period! Full sail 6paks have been 5.99 for well over two years lagunitas is extemley cheap oh boy i could go on. Best in the bay and surrounding area dont full yourself. GO WEDNSDAY THURSDAY AND MONDAY FOR BEST BEER ADVICE!!!
They have got some weird stuff, second only to the city beer store for variety in the Bay area. My source for Stone, Pizza Port, Lost Abbey, and Russian river. Expect a 10%-15% markup from them over bev-mo or other stores. Also, they have the worst hours, the like close at 7 or 8pm ? However, the awesome variety more than makes up for it. Also, 75% of the time the staff really likes beer and know their stuff.
Decent selection of craft and import. A few things I haven’t seen anywhere else, but not highly sought after things. Lady had no idea what was where or if something would be available when I asked.
DTM (13) Vacaville, California | February 21, 2008| Updated March 2, 2009
WOW!! This place is located next to Safeway in a shopping center. I would have never believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Great selection of brews you can’t find very easily. Hair of the Dog, Avery and St. Bernardus are prime examples. Could definately blow a ton of cash here.