Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | September 17, 2007| Updated December 23, 2011
Original Sept 2007 rate (second rater for this place)
They have three cooler doors full of craft beer singles hailing from the west coast, points east, Belgium, Europe and elsewhere. Decent pricing too. No real surprises here so I walked out empty handed. Also a mirror like collection opposite but not in the cooler. So if it isn’t in the frig check there too.
A return visit December 2011 with how they have stepped it up here really really requires a re-rate. Wow, they pull in tons of options from close by in SoCal to tasty Danish brewed treats and other odds and ends from around the globe. This is way more impressive than my 2007 visit. They still have pretty much the same size cold space but now opposite are well stocked, well organized and sharply displayed bottle options. There seemed to be harder to find bottles everywhere I looked. The guy behind the counter, owner maybe, was very nice and gracious. This is a must if you’re looking for something harder to find. This is not really the place to go to stock up as the prices are higher than elsewhere. For me I’m usually looking for new stuff so this works. I’ll be back for sure.
Claim to have the biggest selection in San Diego. That seems a little far-fetched, but they do have a good offering of nice CA craft beers and other stuff from the USA. Even found some Dutch beers that are rare over here nowadays. Prices are reasonable, the guy behind the counter was quite oblivious about beer. Also no wifi. Still a good place to visit when around.
visited on 26th May 2015. Bloke behind the counter was not interested in helping me what so ever. I explained I was trying to drink around America and had a list of states I need beers from: he just pointed to the beer isles and said help yourself (or I think he said that). The beers are all over the place; no sorting by brewery, style, state or country even. Plenty to choose from but useless for me (a Brit on tour). I chose four beers and a bottle of dark rum and was paying when a young chap came in and he was introduced as ’the beer knowledge guy’ or something similar. Anyway he helped me find a new State from my list and was most helpful and chatty compared to the original guy. So it all ended up fine. Cheap it is not though. I just hope the beers once opened are in good condition.
Very impressive individual bottle selection, but not as much on packaged 6 & 12 packs. Sermed overly spendy even given the area and some bulk discounts that they offer. Was busy when I went in. Grabbed a 12pack and was on my way. Good location in a strip mall near Carlsbad. Village and I5 next to an Albertsons.
Nondescript place in a strip mall near the highway. One big beer aisle with lots to choose from local, regional, national and some nice international selection (only place in this area I saw any Cantillon).
Well stocked store with friendly service. Prices a little high, but you do get a volume discount at 6 and 2 bottles. Very nice variety of both SD beer as well as international and domestic brews. Definitely worth a visit.
World class bottle shop. The selection is the best I have found in the San Diego area. Loads of local stuff. Some Pliney on my stop. The guy working there was enthusiastic and helpful without being annoying, which is great. He told me and some other customers about the Goose Island Bourbon County stuff he was keeping behind the counter. The value is good to begin with but they also offer volume discounts: buy six bottles get the seventh for a nickel, buy 12 bottles the eleventh and twelfth for a dime. Not bad. Not bad at all. This place is a five-minute walk from Pizza Port Carlsbad so take them both in on one visit.