I’ve stopped by this place a few times. It’s a typical bottle shop, and the beers are sort of disorganized on shelves but many are refrigerated. The clerks seem eager to help but often don’t know that much about beer. I went in last week and was overcharged for Parabola; Julian (?the owner) saw my Ratebeer review describing this, messaged me, and gave me $5 off the next bottle I bought. Julian seems like a nice guy, knowledgeable about beer. I appreciated him trying to make things right.
Great place. So nice to be able to get some great beers from Cali sent to OH. I’ve used them a couple of times and Julian has been great. On my first order they were out of the Nelson so Julian recommended Drake’s Hopocalypse. Damn that beer was awesome. Great place to get good West Coast beers if they don’t distribute in your area.
Ordered rather large order by combination of phone and email. Julian is top notch. Very helpful, friendly, extremly responsive. Offered some recommendations, which i am excited to try. Selection was absolutely outstanding. Inventory was up to date. Shipping was ridiculously fast. Packed nicely. Prices are fair. Finally got ahold of one of my bucket list beers which is impossible to find in the midwest. Will absolutely be doing businessagain. They have earned a loyal customer here.
Not sure why this place is not higher rated. I suspect some competitor bashing in the reviews, because on its merits this is an impressive store. Nothing too shocking in stock, but they have a great selection of California, US, and international craft brews, including several Alpines (which are incredibly hard to find anywhere outside of the brewpub), and strangely enough refrigerated vertical epics from 07-07 to 11-11. I paid $10 for an 08-08, which I thought was pretty damn good. Most of their stuff is in the fridge as well. The one knock I would give it is that I do wonder a bit about freshness; they had a full row of Yulesmith Summer in the cooler in November; that can’t be good. Otherwise a great place. And they use RB logos!
Contacted Julian and he set some stuff aside on my drive into San Diego. Right off of I-10 and the selection is staggering. Easily one of the best selections I have seen in a single store. Huge California selection to include Alpine, RR, with some rare Lost Abbey and Kern River and an equally impressive import section with plenty of sours. Prices seemed very reasonable and after visiting other SD bottle shops the prices here are average if not a little lower than most. Will stop here again!
Super fast delivery and threw in an extra as well. Got 3 Pliny 1 Bling Pig 2Nelson 4 pure hippiness, I hard core you and the extra was a ruination 10th anniversary. Will buy from here again shortly. Thanks Julian.