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Walnut Liquorette

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Walnut LiquoretteWalnut Liquorette
BA SCORE
100
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.64%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ 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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joecast

Australia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

really nice lay out and organisation to this place. the good stuff sits straight through the door and past the counter. first couple of fridge doors are US craft beer (which occupied all my attention), then the imported stuff.

quite a few things i had not seem before. southern tier and dogfish head, along with some russian river, moylans, marins and all the local/regional stuff you expect. cant remember seeing any green flash now that i think about it. but honestly the selection of other hard to find stuff is fantastic.

as you would expect the price for some of these beers isnt cheap, but i wouldnt say its unreasonable. wish i could get here more often, but then my bank account is glad i cant.

01-14-2009 03:00:42 | More by joecast
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OlieIPA

California

4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

Visited this place with PatronWizard while serving a 3-hour break from school....and what a break it turned out to be.

Q: When I walked in...all I could say to myself is, "This is almost like Lone Hill!" After talking to the owner, Joe, I came to find out that he was good buddies with Stan over at Lone Hill. Pretty cool! Anyways, awesome store with quality products.

S: Joe was extremely friendly and talked about beer for a few minutes. Overall, nice guy and more importantly...a man who loves beer!

S: I personally picked up a Fred from the Wood from Hair of Dog (which is delicious by the way) and was tempted to pick up several other things. Too bad I'm a poor college student...:(. This store had about 16 coolers full of beer, all but 2 or 3 were comprised of craft beers. Some of the breweries featured were: Alesmith, Goose Island, Rogue, Stone, Ballast Point, and so on. Simply...awesome!

Overall: One of the better beer stores around So. California. A must visit. Cheers!

01-08-2009 21:36:15 | More by OlieIPA
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sweetbrew82

California

4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This little unassuming liquor store is tucked away in what seemed like the industrial district of Walnut (across from Sysco Foodservice, where I used to work). You would never guess that this place is stocked with such a fantastic selection of craft beers, just f*ckin' awesome. This is the only place I shop now, no need to go elsewhere. They got AleSmith, Lost Abbey, Nogne O, Mikkeller, Alpine, Bruery, Victory, Russian River, Avery's, Ommegang, Dogfish, Goose Island, Anchor, a ton of Rogue, Lost Coast, North Coast, Sam Smith's, Moylan's, Paulaner, Port, and Ballast Point just to name a few. My man Joe also has some offerings that I have never seen at any other store in California! That includes 3 Floyd's, Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Bell's, and Founders. Plus, the customer service Joe provides is nothing short of absolutely fantastic! This guy knows his beer and prides himself, and his store, on it. One of the coolest cats you will ever come across! I made visiting this store a weekly tradition to support one of the good guys who's doing it right; making a living selling great beer at a fair price to people like me who enjoy them. Joe is a perfect example of why craft beer has taken off like it has in LA/OC. Visiting this place is such a great personable experience, compared to BevMo where it's nothing but a bunch of 20-year-olds who mostly haven't a damn clue about good beer. Highly, and I mean HIGHLY recommended for any beer lover in the SoCal area! Ask for Joe.

West Coast!!!

11-14-2008 06:12:19 | More by sweetbrew82
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epic1856

California

4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Finally found a store that is relatively close to my pad (La Peunte). Great selection of beer. I was meaning to try the Bruery Saison and they had it along with both of their orchid beers. The gentleman working the counter was very friendly and his eyes gleamed when I told him I found the store from Beeradvocate.com. He appreciated it so much that he gave me a free Founder Red Rye Ale as a new customer.

As stated before in other post it is a bit pricey, but the selection was good and the service was great. Will be back soon.

Also picked up the following to give you an idea of the selection (i was craving some hops =) ):

Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Moyland's IPA
Sam Adams Longshot 4 pack

08-03-2008 20:49:14 | More by epic1856
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vince4953529

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

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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DoubleJ

California

4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

Getting to Lone Hill Liquor was a victory in itself, so I was really excited to stop in at Walnut Liquorette, which is like a Lone Hill clone. On second thought, it really is! I talked to Joe, the guy who runs the beer here, and found out this is a sister establishment to Lone Hiil. Good for me, because I can cut out 6-8 minutes of extra driving from my home.

Tons of beer to be found here; they had AleSmith Decendance, the full line of Moylan's and Marin, single bottles of seven or eight Victory products, gift sets, and too many more beers to name off. The fudge and whipped cream topping to this selection is the availability of several unavailbale brews in SoCal, which are Founders, some Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Three Floyd's, Southern Tier, and I think a couple others. When I came to the cash register to pay for my beer, Joe threw in a bottle of Great Lakes Commodore Perry for free, which was the last bottle available in stock. I gave the Selection a 5.0 for one reason: the scale doesn't go any higher.

I've had a couple bottles that were outdated still being sold, so be careful what you pick out. Other than that mild criticism, you're going to love this place.

07-11-2008 01:15:56 | More by DoubleJ
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charlzm

California

4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

First visited on 02/10/08. Ambiance: it's a liquor store and convenience market, an old school version of 7-11 without the steam tables, soda fountains or hot dog rollers. Service: Joe is da man. He spotted my Stone T-shirt before I was even fifteen feet inside and was very helpful and talkative. I could tell this is a guy I would love to share a few beers and afternoon with at a backyard BBQ. Selection: awesome. Worth the 25 mile drive from where I live. Lots of Dogfish Head, Great Divide and some Three Floyds were the hard-to-find-in-California highlights. Also fully stocked on Stone, Alesmith, Sierra Nevada, etc... Everything is refrigerated. Neck and neck with Lone Hill Liquor as best beer retail in the greater L.A. area.

03-10-2008 22:53:36 | More by charlzm
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PhiloPsych

California

4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$

From the outside Walnut Liquorette looks like just any old liquor store. But the beer selection is really amazing. They have several different beers from all the good California brewers. Their selection of AleSmith, Stone, Ballast, Green Flash, Port/Lost Abbey, etc. is the best I have seen at any one place. They had the most recent Vertical Epic and Anniversary ales from Stone; while at other places these have been long gone for months. They also had sixpacks of SN Bigfoot Barleywine. I had resigned myself to having missed out on Bigfoot for this year, so I was happy to pick up a sixpack. Overall, they do no have quite as much beer in stock as Hi-Times, and maybe not quite as many imports as Hollingshead, but as others have noted, what really sets Walnut Liquorette apart is that they have beers that you can't usually get on the West Coast--that is what makes this place a destination for So Cal beer connoisseurs. I picked up a few offerings from Dogfish Head (they had at least five different DFH selections). They also had a couple from Three Floyd's (though I didn't get either this time). It is slightly off the beaten path for me and as others have noted, you do have to pay the price for hard-to-acquire brews. But if that's what you're looking for, this is a great place.

01-03-2008 19:35:07 | More by PhiloPsych
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Floydster

California

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
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Halcyondays

California

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

A little jaunt up the 22/57/60, takes me to Walnut Liquorette. It's a little bit of a drive, but worth it. It is set up in a little unassuming shopping center, but once you walk in through the front door, you see the giant wall of beer and know you have come to the right place. As many have said before, this place has the elusive East coast and Midwest brews - Selections from DFH, FFF, Great Lakes, Great Divide, Founders, and Goose Island are here. In addition, they have a huge selection of U.S. micros and world beers that could rival Hi-Times, even some rarer local stuff, like Yulesmith, Bigfoot, and Celebration in the summer. The rare bombers are very expensive about $12-15, but the smaller singles are more reasonable from $2.99-$4.99. I can get most of my regular beer locally, but this is a great place to try the rare out-of-state beers that you can't get anywhere else. Great selection, this is LoneHill South, and only 25 miles from my house. Oustanding. Plus, the drive up the 57 is fun, you can see Angel Stadium from the freeway, a nice bonus.

07-10-2007 20:54:47 | More by Halcyondays
Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
100 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.