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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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DLXSF86

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

First impression of the store was this guy knows what he's doing here, and after talking to him (Joe) for a little he definitely knows what he's doing. Joe was very humble and friendly. Respects beer and willing to help out with any questions. Knowledgeable on the beer which is a plus compared to a lot of places that carry quality beer. My first time visiting the store I felt like a kid in a candy store. Just an awesome selection. If you a beer geek at any level I recommend visiting this store.

08-28-2009 21:17:24 | More by DLXSF86
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Gobzilla

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is beer heaven nestled in walnut that has the best selection of beer in san gabriel valley rivaling their sister company lone hill. You can get every domestic beer imaginable with great beer from san diego, west coast and imports from germany and belguim. They also carry midwest craft beer occasionally and will recieve great service if my boy joe is working. He's a beer lover himself and will be more than happy to assist you in your selections if your a rookie. On the other hand if you know about great beer he has some goodies in the back that you might be able to get ahold if you know wassup. I practively live there and will always be my home away from home. Gotta make a stop here if your in the 626-909 area.

05-04-2010 04:17:32 | More by Gobzilla
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Acrid

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-26-2013 04:26:42 | More by Acrid
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Jerometry

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place somewhat saddens me...mainly because I doubt I will ever find a more perfect store! Walnut Liquorette is quite possibly the apotheosis exemplar of all beer places. The place itself is rather clandestine from the outside. One would never know that behind the double glass doors exists column upon column of cold, select brews asking you to take them home. Great selection, great people, and charming surprises up the owners sleeve (or stashed in the back)! Joe if you're reading this, thanks for the White Knuckle! As long as I live in the area, you will always have my business.

11-28-2009 04:17:40 | More by Jerometry
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PeprSprYoFace

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

It was my first time to Walnut Liquorette yesterday and from now on there will be many more trips. This place has all of it's ducks in a row. All beers are in coolers keeping them in the condition they arrived in. Everything is neat and organized and it was super clean. When you walk in and from the outside you will look in disbelief that there is awesome beer within these walls. But walk closer to the coolers and you will notice rare Lost Abbey, Russian River, Alesmith, Jolly Pumpkin (not easy to find in so cal), the Bruery and many other breweries. Along with a bunch of other regulars and Belgians and european beers. I was very impressed with this store and I hope to be giving them much more of my business from now on. Although they are not super close.

Edit: I did not give this a good enough review before believe it or not. I just went there for my second time yesterday and they exceded my expectations. Not only did they have several of the rare beers that I can never seem to find other places, they have amazing customer service. The beer buyer was there working today and once he saw the beers I was buying he immediately recognized that I was a beer lover and even introduced himself making it more personal. He then took some beers out of the back for methat they keep for their peeps in the know. Tonight I come back and find a BM from the staff saying they appreciate my business and to give him a call to see if they have any of those rare beers in stock so he can save some aside so I don't have to drive so far and their out. WhAt a great experience. Any time I can I will give them my money from now on. I am pretty sure this is the best experience I have ever gotten from any business. Thanks Walnut. Man... Re reading my review it seems over the top, but I stand by my review.

02-20-2010 11:06:01 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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mightyj

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Just stopped by today after wanting to go for quite a while. They have a great selection. You walk in and the wall right in front of you is full of beeer. I ended up buying maybe a half dozen different bottles. No baskets or carts but the lady there gave me a box to put my bottles in while i pick n chose. Overall a great selection and great prices. I also went to lone hill today and noticed that the prices here were slightly lower. will definitely go back here in the future to find the stuff i can't find in the OC.

03-02-2010 02:27:42 | More by mightyj
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PatronWizard

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

OlieIPA found this place on Beer Advocate so we made the 10 minute journey from school (Cal Poly Pomona). Man did it turn out to be a wise decision.

We were both already big fans of Lone Hill Liquor and it turns out these two owners are old buddies. The stores are very similar. Lone Hill may have a slight edge on pure "rarity" beers that you have to specifically ask for, but other than that, Walnut Liquourette is friggin awesome and has become a frequently hit store.

All the awesome beers aside, what makes this place kick ass is my man Joe. I would call ahead and make sure he's there before going. He knows his brews, has no trouble discussing brews with you, is super cool friendly, and will help you get some crazy shit. I won't mention specific beers: that's your job to ask.

I'll be making stops here and at Lone Hill for the remainder of my college time and beyond.

Overall: awesome

04-06-2009 00:33:44 | More by PatronWizard
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socalbrewlvr

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-29-2013 17:38:15 | More by socalbrewlvr
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BenWang

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

Good place to buy your beer. Price is a little more expensive, but Joe is very friendly and knowledgeable. He knows a lot of beer and he loves beer, too. The selection is good. You can read previous previews for the stock. Last time, I bought my friend a three philosophers and he immediately fell in love with craft beer. True, this is a good place to introduce your none BA friend into craft beer. All the beer is in good shape and stored in refrigerator. If you can not find particular beer, just ask. They rotate the beer selection in front a lot.

09-25-2009 19:36:28 | More by BenWang
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ac419


4.86/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I was recently introduced to Walnut Liquorette. I'm new to the craft beer world and fell in love with super HOPPY beers (IPA). I was referred to Joe, and he's been real helpful on which IPAs to try. Every week, I visit Joe and ask him what new IPAs to try. He'll then recommend me a few to try.

I went from a Stone Ruination lover, to newly discovered, Avery Maharaja, Ale Works Noble Nobility, Ballast Point El Dorado, Ale Smith Yule Smith, Port Brewery Mongo, and lastly Russian River Piney the Elder. Been going there once a week for the past 2 months. I love the selection, service, and everything about Walnut Liquorette. Joe has a customer for life!

10-12-2012 03:31:15 | More by ac419
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Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
100 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.