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Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market
BA SCORE
95
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.86%
[ Store ]

2847 Park Ave
Tustin, California, 92782-2711
United States
phone: (714) 566-7650

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wfmjamboree

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(Place added by: MattThomas on 01-02-2008)
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Reviews by sweetbrew82:
Photo of sweetbrew82
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Damn, I gotta move to Tustin! Whole Foods right off of the 5, with Total Wine right down the street. Must be nice!

Anyhow, I visited this place on a Wednesday afternoon while checking out some of the better beer spots in beautiful Southern Orange County! All the way towards the back left corner of the store is where beer geeks will find what they are looking for. Most of the beer is in the cooler, while there is another couple racks of beer in front of the bar area. The coolers are filled with all of the standard American micros that you would expect to find, including very fresh Pliny the Elder's! On the racks in front of the bar is where you will find most of the Belgians. Next to these is a bucket o' singles, which I originally thought were for mixer sixers. Turns out they are sold for $1.99/piece, which is kind of ridiculous considering what's in there. Mixer sixers would have been awesome! As for the special releases, they had 08 Decadence, Summer Yulesmith, Brandy Angel's Share, Cuvee De Tomme, HotD Blue Dot Spring 2009, La Folie, and others.

Be sure to ask for Chris, a fellow BA (beerman4). He is an extremely friendly guy who, obviously, takes a lot of pride in his beer section. He took the time to chat it up with me for at least 30 minutes or so, and was kind enough to share some information with me in regards to the dates of upcoming releases. Even though they don't have the physical license to open up the taps, they are offering a flight of tasters. I ended up getting a pour of Curieux and Mirror Mirror, but GF West Coast IPA was available as well. This is a great spot for grabbing some good bottles of craft, and will be even better once the taps are fully up and running. Prices aren't bad, but there is some seriously stiff competition with Total Wine being just down the street. Big thanks go out to Chris for his tremendous hospitality!

sweetbrew82, Jul 09, 2009
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Nice selection with all the major breweries represented. The head beer buyer is a BA (beerman4) and knows his stuff. The good stuff is allocated in small quantities so it lasts a while - sucks for a hoarder like me but its for the good of the community.
Typical whole food prices. there are a couple taps in the beer section and employees are always happy to hang out with you while you drink beer. Lots of Belgian beers that are kept refridgerated.
This is one of the larger Whole foods I know of. Nothing super rare or vintage here but a good place overall.

drewmprs, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

Stopped in with kentuckyfriedchickencantsail January 2011.

While they dont have the largest beer selection in the world the have some quality beer as well as some obscure ticks. I saw a couple beers that arent available anywhere else anymore. They also have a large selection of cheap beer for a buck a piece including a good portion of the bottom 100 for the die hard tickers.

Didnt interact with the help much but someone did come up to me promptly and ask if I needed help.

I guess there are some taps but I didnt pay attention.

Good place, will return.

t0rin0, Jan 30, 2011
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Whole Foods Market in Tustin, CA
95 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.