Visited March 5, 2009. A haven for purists. Over 500 specialty beers with very few supermarket offerings. Definitely a focus on hoppy and belgian styles, but good representation across the board. A strong selection of limited items like Consecration, Angel’s Share, Pliny the Elder, Ten Fiddy, etc. They also have a homebrewer working there who is very knowledgeable. This area needed a shop like this!
I have been living in the area for 25 years and this place is the best beer shop around period. Over 600 beers of high quality and hard to find items. If you like craft beer and are coming through this area do yourself a favor and take a look see. Beer tastings every other Thur. night which are a great way to try new beers...10x2 oz. pours for 5$!
This place is the real deal. They stock nothing but high quality craft beer, and their staff is very knowledgeable. When I went earlier this week, they had just gotten in Cuvee de Tomme and Rasputin XII, both of which were reasonably priced given the product. The interior feels a bit cramped (probably the low ceilings), but with ample room to browse one can’t complain. Another important note: Wade’s Wines keeps their interior temperature closer to cellar temp (or in the 60s at least), which is a welcome change for both the beer freshness and the beer customer. I also heard they do legit tastings on thursdays. I will be back soon!
Absolutely loved this place. Visited 2 weeks ago and was happily surprised with their selection. Don’t forget to ask about their library, which has harder to find beers behind the counter in their tasting room. I picked up some good RR’s in there. They also have over 100 beers on tap (thursday-sunday), with special tasting flights every Thursday, so definitely make a stop if you are in the area!
This place is amazing. The location is AWFUL. It’s in the back fo some office park and there aren’t even eny signs to get you there. Really Really Bad. BUT!!! inside is AMAZING. the staff is great there is a tasting bar with amazing wine and beer tasting flights. The selection isn’t quite perfect but it is outstanding and fresh. The whiskey and tequila secitons were amazing too. I’m stopping by every time I’m in town. Really a great spot. Leave the family at home and wander for hours. all while tasting COME ON!
The location is a little tricky to find; on the freewayside of an office park. It reminded me of Lost Abbey in that. In complete honestly the star here is the wine but they have an interesting selection of beer. Nice that it didn’t just focus on CA brews. I would recommend combining this with a trip to Ladyface about 3 miles down the road. Check their hours before going.
Truly a great little bottle shop! Should cover you for all your beer, wine and spirtits needs. Tons of scotch and brandy and tequila. Only thing I didn’t see were sakes. The place has 4 different ice ciders which seems to be pretty rare for anywhere outside of Canada and the NE. Some real gems in the beer department too, stuff that is here before anyone else gets it. I will add them to the availability tab. Shop is huge, everyone their is helpful, and the beer buyer seems to know his stuff. Also a bunch of local beers I haven’t seen bottled before. Easy to miss driving by though.
Hard to find in industrial area, no sign. Once you get inside it’s a whole other story. Even though the employee was more of a wine guy, he made every effort to answer questions and assist in any way he could. The selection of beers was very good. Great selection of local Cali beers, micros, and imports. If you are into wine and spirits they have an amazing selection. You may end up paying a bit more for theirs beers than some of the other competitors, but you would be lucky to find their selection anywhere else. This place carries zero mass market beers. We took beers home with us on the plane and for a charge, they gave us a great transportation container. Would definitely visit again if in the area.