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Walnut Liquorette

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Walnut LiquoretteWalnut Liquorette
BA SCORE
99
world-class

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
[ Store ]

154 Pierre Rd
Walnut, California, 91789-2531
United States
phone: (909) 595-5412

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(Place added by: koolchas on 03-25-2007)
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Reviews by vince4953529:
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vince4953529

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Located in a bizarre neighborhood, could have been straight out of a James Ellroy's novel. On the way there I've witnessed California's sad suburbia at its most decadent and perverse. Anyhow I digressed.
Great selections, some highlights that I do not usually see around so cal: Rogue Imperial lineups (the Old Crusty, Imperial Stout, Imperial Red, IIPA), the Allagash Hugh Malone, FFF Behemoth Blonde, great selection of lambics, Mikkeller Draft Bear, Fish Tales Baleywine and RIS, Two Brothers Cane and Ebel... etc. Awesome selections but nobody is perfect, a little lacking on the Full Sail and Detschutes specialties. But you could hardly complain at all.
A little pricey with the big beers, that's why I bail out on lots of them. But it's understandable.

Service: kind old woman at the register.

Great store in the middle of nowhere, and prepare to shell out some respectable amount of cash shopping here.

07-24-2008 21:31:09 | More by vince4953529
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Consuela

California

4.79/5  rDev +4.8%

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.
Ten Fidy!
Vast selection of Stone - including some vintage bottles like a 2011 RIS that I've been eyeballing!
Alesmith Old Numbskull & other good stuff!
Sculpin!

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.

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California

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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California

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Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
99 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.