I was visiting this place on April 2015 and bought a mystery box of not-so-fresh beers. It was really cheap although some of the beers were drain pours. Now I visited the place again. No mystery boxes. What a shame. The selection is really nice. Lots of rare local and also European beers available. No singles though.
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.