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Monument Wines & Spirits

Not Rated.
Monument Wines & SpiritsMonument Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
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2250 Monument Blvd
Concord, California, 94520-3879
United States
phone: (925) 682-1514

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(Place added by: stephendr on 07-30-2006)
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bradford

California

4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

I love this plece. My brother introduced me to Monument Wines and Spirits when I was in town with some friends for the holidays. We had all just started to get into craft beer, and were under 21 so we gave my brother some money and he came back with some greats. Since I became 21, this is my favorite liqour store. Everytime I am back home to Walnut Creek, I make at least 1 stop here. I have gotten such treasures here as Westvletern 8, RR Supplication, Temptation, Sanctification, lots of Hair of the Dog, tons of Drake's specialty brews, lots of Belgians and guezes, and a large selection of hard to find macros for the area. Hamms, Olympia, St. Ides, Naragansett, and a lot of very reasonably priced Scotch and Tequila. Most of the staff is very friendly and the owner(Ithink) is very knowledgable when it comes to beer.
Last time I stopped by with the intention of picking up a couple good bottles to bring to SLO, I ended up getting Drake's 15 anniversary lager, Port Wipeout, Old Viscosity, RR Temptation, and a can of Copenhagen... all for about $20. Great place, highly recommended, and I hear they have another store in the Lafayette/Moraga area. Don't let the surrounding area turn you off. Concord has some great beer!
Edit: Just stopped in on 11/30/07
Picked up 3 RR Sanctificatio, 2 RR Perdition, 2 Drakes Barrel Aged Barleywine, 2 Drakes Barrel Aged Old Ale, 1 Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence, and 1 Le Coq Double Imperial Stout. Wish I could afford more. I can't tell you how awesome this place is. It blows Hi-Time out of the water in my opinion. Please visit this place. You will be back many times over. Oh, and the homebrew shop around the corner Beer, Ber and More Beer also sells bottle and kegs. I picked up a 5 gallon keg of Bear Republic Racer 5 and RR Pliny the Elder. They had singles of RR Supplication and Temptation as well as many Lost Abbey releases, to go along with being the #1 Homebrew shop in the world. Who would think that Concord may be one of the best places in CA for beer?

08-05-2007 02:24:31 | More by bradford
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Hophazzard

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Great selection. One of the few places to regularly find Pliny!

08-16-2014 18:09:29 | More by Hophazzard
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atpca

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 04:30:46 | More by atpca
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-05-2014 23:18:47 | More by Skunkdrool
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-09-2014 18:32:23 | More by Zaphog
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2014 04:19:15 | More by Marco_Gtz
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MrDave

California

3.36/5  rDev -19.2%

Best selection in town. However, they often have old or expired IPAs and Pale Ales...sometimes several years old. When they have the good stuff, it's usually about $1 more a bottle than anywhere else that might carry it. They currently have a 1 bottle RR limit in place, yet still charge well above suggested retail per bottle ($5.99 ea). Typically, places will do one of either tactic to keep the beer on the shelves. Whatever, until someone else in town steps up their game, this is my primary bottleshop.

07-23-2013 22:19:23 | More by MrDave
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BRZvice

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%

This place is a mecca for craft beer fans. I loved the selection and will return every chance I get when I'm visiting family in CA. I was checking out with my awesome finds and just casually asked if they got in any sour in the rye (The Bruery) and the sales clerk said he thought there was one in the back and grabbed one for me to buy. Awesome place. Tons of CA beer and very impressive Mikkeler selection.

04-24-2013 06:44:11 | More by BRZvice
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Just visited this place over christmas vacation. It is my second time going to this store and it did not dissapoint. I personally love the "beer maze" layout, as it provides a sense of adventure. The selection is uparralelled in the city, if not the county. Plenty of jolly pumpkin, RR, and other sours. Good selection of Alesmith's lineup that are hard in NorCal. All your other craft standards are represented well.
I have had great experiences with the staff. There has always been someone organizing, stocking etc. when I have been there that always asks if they can help me find something, they know thier store well. I think with the re-surgence of craft beer in the past year or two, they may have re-focused on this portion of thier store.
Value was good from what I could tell. I am not much of a high end beer buyer, but $14 for a 750 of speedway stout is fine with me. I dont have much use for a 3L of RR or Lukcy Bastard so really didnt even look at the prices.
I will continue to visit these guys every time I am in town.

02-03-2013 17:25:59 | More by Bubbalito
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GRG1313

California

4.16/5  rDev 0%

I can't imagine many stores with a greater selection. I frequent stores all over the U.S. and this one has one of the largest selections I've seen, outside of the original Sams in Chicago (now Binny's). While most places have bottles of very desireable and some rare things, this place has cases! Monument also has a nice selection of aged/older bottles (although can be pricey on these). This is a must stop if you're in the area. I drove about 10 miles to check it out and was very glad I did. Picked up several bottles, many of which I'd not seen elsewhere.

10-20-2011 00:43:31 | More by GRG1313
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Monument Wines & Spirits in Concord, CA
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.