Cost Plus World Market
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Reviews by Floydster:
2.85/5 rDev -10.7%
quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
This location is average among the Cost Plus World Markets I have visited
It carries the usual Chimay, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, some Flying Dog, Red Seal, Sierra Nevada Wheat and Porter (which are sometimes hard to find around this area), Stone Levitation, a few Lindenman's, Karl Strauss, and Hobgoblin
Had some beers of the world and american craft brew boxes, which I believe were $11.99 each
Pretty good prices like usual, but their selection is one-sided and lacks any hard to find brews, but what can you expect from any chain store other than Beverages and More
Did not really ask any questions, but only one person was working the checkout stand which was annoying
Nothing special here, but if you live in the Corona area, it is one of three places to find craft beer that I am aware of, the others being Oggi's and Tom's Farm
10-26-2007 03:22:49 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Currently the Corona location has one beer aisle. Easy to find imports such as Guinness and Bass are always there along with Chimay and Unibroue. Craft brews are heavily rotated, the usuals being Anchor, Sierra Nevada, some Flying Dog and Stone. Prices are just a little below average, which is nice. One thing that keeps me coming back is the "build your own six pack" endcap which features different micros and imports from week to week currently priced at $1.89 each. Nothing really rare or exciting, but decent nonetheless. Also available is a wide array of glassware to jump your beer drinking experience out of the pint glass and to a whole new level. I've never had any problems with service or waiting long in the check out but then again its never very crowded in there.
08-27-2008 17:17:29 | More by RodBurg
3.5/5 rDev +9.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Cost Plus is a multi-purpose kind of store for the beer lover. You have several inexpensive pieces of glassware, from hefe-glasses to snifters, that are necessary when going for the total beer experience. A few isles over from the beer, you have a myriad of different unique multi-cultural snacks (although I can't stop buying the British salt & vinegar crisps with my ale). Now for the beer itself. Not a bad selection, kind of all over the place, but not bad. Unibroue, Chimay, Delirium, Youngs & other tasty import treats. Sierra Nevada Stout & Porter are almost always there...something that can be hard to find out here at times. Also specialties like Old Rasputin, or Red Seal can be found, leaving it impossible not to find a beer here to bring home....
The Corona location seems to have a fairly high turnover rate, so freshness isn't an issue, but out of stocks can occasionaly be a problem...
06-13-2007 07:57:42 | More by Greenfloyd
3/5 rDev -6%
quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This chain has been showing up all over the Inland Empire lately; this is one of several in the chain built near me in the last 2 years. This is in part of a big complex of box stores, Edwards Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Target, BJs Brewing, etc. along the I-15 freeway about 5 miles south of the dreaded CA-91 interchange.
In case you don't know, Cost Plus World Market is a bazaar-type store with stuff from all over the world- for the home mostly (furniture, kitchen stuff, wall hangings, etc.), but also with food, wine, and beer from around the world. Think Pier 1 with a liquor department.
Quality is hard to pin down. This chain really isn't a beer store, it just happens to have a lot of beer (see below). There's no refrigeration; it's sitting on open shelves under fluorescent lights, so caveat emptor. This one, however, is pretty new, and the stock looked pretty fresh (for what that's worth). It had mostly summer beers, no Christmas Ales, etc. that makes you worry that it's been there a while.
Service- the store in general has decent service, but I would be hugely surprised to find anyone that knows beer. Don't expect quality help.
Selection. In the course of visiting several of these stores, I counted about 90 different beers, of which about 70 are craft beers or unusual finds (not necessarily craft beer, but oddball stuff you don't see elsewhere). This one may be on the low side of that count, but not much lower. Very similar to the others- almost the exact same selection as the Redlands and Riverside stores, but there were a few I didn't see elsewhere. Lots of Euro mega brews, but a lot not commonly found. Nice they had Duvel and Chimay in 11.2 oz bottles- not common in these parts. Not all good or excellent, but some interesting finds.
They had 2 different boxed sets (10 different "Craft Beers" or "Summer Beers") that give an interesting selection and make great easy gift packs for new BeerAdvocates in your life.
Also, they have sixers and a limited sub-selection of singles. Nice.
08-06-2006 22:30:29 | More by Dukeofearl
Cost Plus World Market in Corona, CA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.