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Reviews by Floydster:
4.6/5 rDev +0.4%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped here on the way back out to the Inland Empire last night and this place was amazing
The owner was super cool and even picked a beer out of his own private stash for me and I was stoked to grab a bottle of Russian River Temptation
The place has twelve fridges of microbrews and imports=craziness
The first fridge is filled with 6 different Ommegangs, 7 Three Floyds, some Founders, 3 Great Lakes, 5 Victory, some Great Divide, Goose Island, and a few Russian Rivers
Next to this was most Stone brews from the past year as well as 8 different Rogues and a ton of Belgians
I got some Hop Wallop and a Gumballhead bomber to go along with my RR for about 25 bucks total
The owner gave me a free lager from Great Lakes Brewing because it was my first time there
Not the nicest area at night, but totally worth a stop
Most 3 Floyds are 15-25 for a bomber, six packs of Alpha King are 14 dollars
This place is the mecca for hard to find brews from back East
I cannot wait to get back to this place and stock up big time, the only problem is that I can expect to pay 200-300 dollars when I do this
Expensive, but everything else is pretty much perfect, not a nicer guy who is also a beer aficionado, talked to him for over an hour
Go here ASAP
09-20-2007 21:37:25 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
4.79/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Keep in mind this is a liquor store; not a volume discounter like Bevmo and Total Wine. Thus, prices will always be marginally higher; but I don't think it's significantly higher to dissuade me from coming here. Usually, we're talking about a buck extra for a sixer. I will also open with a caveat that I went to high school down the street, but I don't really think it affects my judgment since I didn't step in the place until I was 22. I guess you could say it was my introduction to craft beer. When I was 24 I moved up to SF for a few years, learned a bit more about beer, and when I moved back down after school I noticed that a Bevmo had opened up down the street.
I was initially scared for Joe and the liquorette because of the competition, but as my beer knowledge and palette began to grow, I realized that Bevmo's offering were sub-par, particularly when I started to visit the liquorette more frequently since they had a better selection of quality beer. Whenever I walk into Bevmo now (or used to walk into Bevmo), I don't find anything that is particularly astounding like I do when I visit the liquorette. So, I'm not so afraid anymore for this store that's been in my hometown forever; it is hands down better than Bevmo, particularly for the amount of high quality craft beer available:
Bruery? They were one of the first accounts ever, and when I last visited they had at least 10 different bottles. I routinely find gems that I think are underpriced. Joe says it's because he likes to do that for the knowledgeable beer-dude. I half believe him, and the other half believes that it might just be a simple price-marking mistake, but in any case, look hard enough and you will find a steal! In any case, Joe has more of a selection of Bruery beer than Total Wine! Not to mention, you can find some aged bottles too!
Hair of the Dog!
Pliny! If you ask nicely and are a consistent customer known to the Joe.
Lagunitas Sucks! Great selection of Lagunitas beers, including Sucks; currently has about 9 different 6-packs and about 9 different bombers.
Vast selection of Stone - including some vintage bottles like a 2011 RIS that I've been eyeballing!
Alesmith Old Numbskull & other good stuff!
Only desire: Weihenstephaner! But I don't know the subtleties of that beer's particular distribution so I can't judge.
Come to the liquorette, browse all the cabinets, and you WILL find something awesome; be it fresh, or some gem from a few years ago that no one has bought surprisingly. Found a couple year old Autumn Maple from the Bruery for a ridiculous price! In any case, Joe is one of the friendliest, knowledgeable, and honest guys in the local beer scene. Ask him for a recommendation and BOOM amazing beer.
03-14-2014 03:40:43 | More by Consuela
Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
100 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.