wavers1 (42) Notown, California | July 31, 2009| Updated August 13, 2009
Harpeet is a great guy with a true devotion to both good beer and customer service. the selection is amazing, now featuring 32 doors inside the store! wow! there is rare stuff, and a lot of it. has a huge amount of rotation and gets some of the rarest stuff on the planet. i could score this place higher, but i have to save a couple points for when the tasting room opens up!
let me start by saying i’ve read the complaints about the prices.all i have to say is harpreet is the man .the guy is constantly trying and succeeding to bring in the hottest and most rare of fine brews.we are lucky here in livermore to have someone so enthusiastic about about craft brews.that being said his prices are very reasonable considering his vast selection.i
Wow! I was thoroughly impressed with Harpreet’s store! I came in and was immediately attended to, shown the beer in front, the cooler in back, and even the special selection in the way back. I had e-mailed prior to visiting, so I actually had a few beers held for me when I got there. By far the best selection in one place that I have found thus far, including the widely sought after Westvleterens! I will definitely be going again the next time I’m in town.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | June 28, 2009| Updated September 3, 2009
Harpreet is the man. Somehow guessed that I had called him earlier asking directions then proceeded to give me a tour of the fridge and store room. Has things that nobody - let alone a non-metropolitan shop on the west coast - should have. Earned every bit of his 15 Selection rating. Seems more concerned at times with SD than SF, which strikes me as odd. A touch weak on Belgians but his Scandinavians are solid. Always doing WORK to bring in the rare and semi-retired. Make no mistake though: he doesn’t give them away. That said, worth the trip for most anybody.
Likely the best selection in all of California. Looks like a typical liquor store in a strip mall, but there is a massive beer selection in the back of the store. You name it, they have it. Tons of Lost Abbey stuff, like Red Poppy, CdT, etc etc. Westy, lots of RRs, including batch 23, Cantillon, Alesmith, Bruery, Nogne, numerous other Scandinavian brews. They had some Dieu du Ciel as well. The beers were fairly priced.
Harpreet is a very enthusiastic guy with a ton of plans for this place. A lot of the beer I mentioned is located in the back rooms, so ask for him and he will likely show you around back there. Just make sure you bring your wallet, because there are so many insatiable goodies here.
OK, so at the recommendation of this site and a few others, I made the trip over to Perry’s. Met up with Harpreet who introduced himself to me by asking "So, do you like good beer?" Absolutely, was my reply and he takes me in the back and shows me the crates of Westy that he has for sale, Red Poppy, and others then takes me deeper and more beer that wasn’t even in the refrigerated section. Fantastic selection and this is a MUST visit if in the area. The ONLY thing is the prices of beer are REALLY, REALLY high. But, he stated if we could find a beer cheaper he’d sell it to us for that price or cheaper so I have some homework to do. Great store, albeit very expensive.
Gypsy19 (11) California | June 6, 2009| Updated August 7, 2009
Okay, so this is where I’ll be going all the time from now on. The guy you want to talk to, either on the phone or in person, is Harpreet. He’s one of us - a real beer enthusiast who knows a lot about rare, hard to find, world-class beer. He specifically mentioned that he tries to get RB Top 50 beers. His selection was apalling - stuff you won’t find anywhere in NorCal, or even SoCal for that matter. Forget San Francisco, this place has all that stuff and more. My 75-mile drive didn’t seem that long once I got out of there. Just hit him up, mention that you’re an RBian, and he’ll let you know what he’s got. You’ll be glad you did.
Saw this place listed either here on Ratebeer, or some other beer rating place so I stopped by on the way home from a Sharks game. Mind you it was about 12:30am, but the guys working were very happy to help me. The first guy I met called the manager out, who proceeded to walk me through the huge beer section, especially pointing out the rare Belgian and trappist items them just got in. Then he took me in the back to where he had some special one-sy two-sy bottles. We talked beer for over 20 minutes and he didn’t seem bored. More along the lines of a guy who enjoyed talking beer! I could EASILY have walked out spending a couple hundred on rare and unique beers. Will definately be back sometime in the next month to check out his Belgians. Also, he seems to have the largest selection of the SoCal biggies (Alesmith, Lost Abby/Port and Stone) that I’ve seen of any Bay Area brew stores. This guy deserves your business if you’re anywhere near Livermore/Pleaanton!
Beer Geek Paradise!!!! Just stopped by this place, and believe it or not they outdo most Bay Area Craft Beer meccas! I picked up some Alesmiths, some Port, some Lost Abbey and some Elysian. If its available in the Bay Area, its here. If its not availalble, they might just have it anyway. Harpeet, the guy who runs the place is really cool and is a beer geek like us all. Give a shout out to him if you stop by!
Just take a look at the awesome selection of beer at this place and that will tell you everything you need to know. Over the last eight months or so, Harpreet has turned this into one of the best beer stores in the east bay. And if you can’t find what you want, he will do what he can to get it for you. The staff says that people are coming all the way from San Jose just to check it out, and I believe it. My only complaint is that it tends to be a little pricy, but with all the world class imports they have, I guess thats to be expected. Word is, they may be looking into getting a tasting bar with up to four taps for sampling. If that happens this will definitely be a must stop for anybody traveling to the east bay. I’m happy I live in Livermore, so I get to stop in at least weekly. Good job!
NOTE: older reviews might not be reliable now that a new beer guy has taken over this place and he has changed this place for the better. this is a great place to get good beer and their selection just keeps getting better. they have a lot of beers to choose from barrel aged jolly pumpkins, many of the russian rivers, lost abbey and port, firestone 12 to name a few. the service here is second to none, if harpreet is in, he will go out of his way to help you with what you want. this place definitely ranks up there along with ledgers and monuments.