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Monument Wines & Spirits

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Monument Wines & SpiritsMonument Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
[ Store ]

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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Reviews by willjschmidt:
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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%

This is a nondescript looking liquor store in a strip-mall in Concord with an outstanding beer selection, probably top 5 in the Bay Area. Almost everything is in coolers and they also sell singles without jacking the price up. An excellent selection of Russian River brews, I counted 6 on my visit. The thing that sets this place apart from other Bay Area beer stores is their great selection of Port Brewing and Lost Abbey. When I stopped in they had around 5 offerings from Port and another 5 from Lost Abbey. This is the only place in the Bay Area that I know of that carries this much stuff from Port/Lost Abbey. They also have everything else you could possibly looking for, all the Stone's, Hair of the Dog, Avery, Trappists (minus Westy), lots of rare Belgian's, German's, and English. Highly recommended.

willjschmidt, Dec 10, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of Hophazzard
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Hophazzard, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Skunkdrool, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Zaphog, May 09, 2014
Photo of Marco_Gtz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Marco_Gtz, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of MrDave
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.

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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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.

BRZvice, Apr 24, 2013
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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.

Bubbalito, Feb 03, 2013
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Monument Wines & Spirits in Concord, CA
92 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.