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4.4/5 rDev -3.7%
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I've had a couple bottles that were outdated still being sold, so be careful what you pick out.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
4.45/5 rDev -2.6%
Finally I made it to Walnut Liquorette, after 5 years of intentions. Most often I don't drive this direction when in LA, luckily I had business in Pasadena this time.
First off, Joe is awesome. Very friendly and helpful in every way. I told him I was from OH and he made a point of asking what breweries I couldn't get back home. Reason being he has some good stuff in back that he has no problem offering to a beer geek.
All the beers are in coolers, separated by brewery. After stopping at a number of other places I was really happy to see several selections from Russian River. Prices were average on some beers and maybe a little high on others, nothing crazy though.
Next time I'm in the area I'll be sure to stop here again (although it might be another 5 yrs).
02-08-2012 04:34:49 | More by TurdFurgison
4.6/5 rDev +0.7%
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
3.76/5 rDev -17.7%
Looks like a regular convenience mart from the outside. Tons of trash in the adjacent empty lot next to it.
Lots of coolers worth of beer, if I recall correctly, all, or a substantial majority of the beer is in the coolers. No help from employees. No offerings of the 'secret' beers.
Selection was decent, saw GI BCS and Mikkeller Brunch Weasel out here, easily the furthest west I've seen that stuff go. Way overpriced though at the same time.
Alpine Nelson I found there was horribly out of date. I find this place to be decent, but overrated on BA.
04-09-2011 22:17:16 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.8/5 rDev +5%
This is a place of selections that rivals Lone Hill. This may even have a larger selection, having visited both in one day.
Many coolers all jammed with beers from all over the world. Rare and hard to get Belgians, Germans, French and American. Craft beer that is usually only found out of state.
Yes, talk to Joe. He's got the personality of a talk show host although he looks like a football player turned gangster. The guy knows and loves beer and could not be nicer.
This is a place worth a trip; worth a long drive. You'll find things here that you won't find at most places. (I bought a 2007 Stone Russian Imperial Stout, along with 2006 and 2007 Arrogant Bastards. He has a number of dated beers that are that old and sitting in the coolers at regular prices.)
Nice guys; good beer selection; ok prices. Worth the trip.
01-24-2010 08:07:01 | More by GRG1313
4.85/5 rDev +6.1%
I have been to Lone Hill Liquor and was looking for a store of equal quality that's a little bit closer (I go to school at Cal Poly Pomona). I found this place after a search on here and figured I'd give it a shot; I was not disappointed.
Joe was very friendly and helpful, and we had a good chat.
The selection was great, and this is my main concern. The prices were very reasonable (from what I could tell), especially when you consider some of the beers that are being offered.
I'll be making frequent trips here as I live only a few miles away.
06-22-2009 05:17:14 | More by womencantsail
4.65/5 rDev +1.8%
Finally got off my lazy ass and made the 4 mile trek to Walnut.
Its a very unassuming little place in the middle of no where. Not on a major road and hidden in a little shopping center. Once inside though, its a different story. Lots and lots of fridges full of good stuff. Basically all the same stuff that Stan has over at Lonehill Liquor but a couple less. The cool part is that they have a lot less traffic through there and so you talk to Joe and get some good info about the beer.
Good prices on all the local CA stuff and they have plenty of hard to find stuff. When I was there I saw Founders, FFF, HOTD, Jolly Pumpkin, and even a little Southern Tier. If you get lucky you can find older versions of some Stone seasonals and maybe even some older Alesmith Decadence. Theres something there for everyone. Plus cheap beer, some wine, plenty of higher end liquor, and some tobacco products.
02-16-2009 23:08:05 | More by t0rin0
5/5 rDev +9.4%
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
4.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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
Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
99 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.