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Beverages 4 Less

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

182 Ratings
Ratings: 182
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 22.05%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

9181 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, California, 92071-3723
United States
phone: (619) 448-3773

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(Place added by: Phocion on 10-22-2006)
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jbtice0315

California

4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

So I went down to Lost Abbey to pick up my oldER viscosity bourbon barrel for homebrewing and my buddy told me that I had to stop by here to check out their beer selection. I stopped by on a Friday and Fred had a few beers open for customers to check out.

First off I had emailed the owner, Fred a few times about a certain beer and he was responsive. When I finally met him for the first time he made me feel like a regular customer - we shared a few beers and he directed me toward some beers that I had never had before, but needed to try. One of those was Velvet Glove by Iron Fist, which was totally awesome. It was pretty cool. I ended up hanging out there for a while and met a few other people.

Fred's selection of Alpine was amazing. Overall, I'd recommend this place to anyone in the area as the selection was superb and the prices were fair.

Hopefully some day I can get in the cooler to see what treasures are hiding in the back!

01-16-2011 21:40:07 | More by jbtice0315
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bluz4frank

California

4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Fred is THE MAN! Outstanding selection, great service, good prices. I can call Fred at 8:00 in the morning and he has product shipping to me that day. Who else gets Heady, KBS, and BCS out on the West Coast?
Keep up the good work Fred! Your loyal customer Frank Costa.

04-23-2014 16:25:38 | More by bluz4frank
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drn

Idaho

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

This online shop offers a wide selection of many hard-to-get beers at decent prices. Great service and very quick responses. The ordering process is a little quirky for an online shop, but works well and is easy once you get the hang of it. It's an online beer specialty shop worth checking out for something new to try and/or for something elusive. I have bought from them, enjoyed the beer and service, and will continue to buy from them.

I had to rate "atmosphere" which is ridiculous, BA, because this is an online store! Really? Atmosphere? So I called it "perfect" because how am I supposed to do that. Why not have a "does not apply" option here too as with food?

04-22-2014 21:11:00 | More by drn
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DCLAguy11

California

4.85/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

If it wasn't for BA this place would be a total hidden local gem because it's in a non-descript strip mall off the highway. Freddy is a great owner and knows his stuff. It's worth a stop to check out what he has available especially if you are on your way back from Alpine. Since he has so much traffic he's always getting new stuff in the store. Everytime I go I spend a long time chatting with Freddy. I wish I had a store like this nearby. Oh, and he has a whole section dedicated to home brew materials.

04-10-2014 16:14:17 | More by DCLAguy11
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Chelsea1905

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

A corner unit in what looks like a strip mall attached to an apartment complex.
selection is decent, the local stuff is in the coolers on the back wall. Good amount of Bruery stuff and a good little selection of some Belgian stuff too.

The owner asked where I was from, asked what I was looking for, opened a beer to share and then got me some stuff from through the back. Awesome service

04-09-2014 03:12:18 | More by Chelsea1905
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

I love this place... Go ahead and give them a 100 rating. These guys are fast, reliable, and such a great connection to have! This was such a great resource to find. If you have trouble finding some brews definitely give them a call. Beverages4Less all day!!! Freddy is the man

04-06-2014 19:00:49 | More by Stum-pub
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The_Jerk

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

First review and I'll be short and to the point. I came by to Freddy's establishment after a day visiting Alpine Beer Company with a friend a month ago. The reviews and searches for great craft beer in SD can be a hit/miss these days and Im from L.A. so that should tell you something when Im willing to fly down just to visit his place and pick up some brews that even I cant find even locally by me. Freddy is an awesome guy whos not only intelligent in his knowledge of beer but also his spirits in his store. This has been my 2nd visit and I could honestly say that I'd never get bored talking to this guy and learning about beer that I never thought I knew about before.

Its a shame that some people feel the need to bash an owner for how they choose to sell their products (esp those limited brews) but hey get over it and either shop elsewhere if you dont like it or open your own store and see how it works.

Thanks again Freddy and Ill see you soon!

04-01-2014 23:55:34 | More by The_Jerk
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Felix5407

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Freddy is the man!!! He takes care of you like family. He gets beer other places dream about. I talk to everybody about this place, it's beer heaven! I don't shop anywhere else. This places has Pliny the elder everyday of the week! I try to make it every Friday for the different free beer tastings.

03-22-2014 04:09:06 | More by Felix5407
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dirknowheatski

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

The reviews on Beeradvocate sent me here and they were on point.. Fred is the dude- really friendly and knowledgable. Beverages 4 Less had an incredible selection of beers and I know I'll be ordering from this place again when I need my west coast brew fix.

02-25-2014 22:55:37 | More by dirknowheatski
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Dyan

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I was given the website for Beverages 4 less on a trading site. I have tried a few other ship to home for my craft beer but the selection was always easy to obtain craft beers and I was looking for one that carried "hard to find" craft beers. I was so impressed by the selection as well as the communication that transpired during the ordering process. The knowledge was excellent!

I highly recommend this site!

02-13-2014 20:24:45 | More by Dyan
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Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA
99 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.