Perry's Liquor & Craft Beer
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.8/5 rDev +10.9%
Thanks to Arbitrator for letting me know about this beer store. Stopped here on my way home to LA from Russian River.
First of all, the selection really is just amazing. They had SO much stuff here I have NEVER seen at any other store. They still had Black Butte XXI (so glad I got this - one of my favorites), FiftyFifty Eclipse 2010 Evan Williams Bourbon, 2007 Pannepot - Old Fisherman's Ale, all the RR Sours including the new Sanctification, etc. Those are only the one's I remember, but there are just TONS of good beers here. The service was great - I BS'd with Diego (GREAT guy btw) about the beer and he knew a ton about beer and even offered to open up a stout in the back with me which I would have done had I not had another six hours to drive back to LA. He knew about the Vanilla Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island (you'd be surprised how many beers guys don't know anything outside of their region despite their job) and actually said he sold a few at the store there - this guy gets some crazy beers in that is for sure.
The one downside is price - there is some mark up...but honestly, for the specialty beers they have I had no problem paying it. Black Butte XXI was originally $13 in LA, and it was only $15 there almost two years after its original release. I will gladly pay that for a damn good Porter.
Anyway, all in all, I will absolutely go back to Perry's to see what they have if I am ever around the area. Great customer service, great selection.
02-08-2011 19:05:18 | More by SpdKilz
More User Reviews:
2.89/5 rDev -33.3%
If you support violation of the 3-tier system and your wallet being emptied then shop here, otherwise go to a shop that charges fair prices and abides by state liquor laws. They have a great selection but I refuse to be overcharged on something I can get down the street for (at times significantly) less money, nor will I support such blatant violation of state law and purchase any out of distro beer from them. Such "rarities" and "bargains" lately have been Heady Topper @ $11/can and Bourbon Fred @ $15/bottle. Yeah...no. Much better spots in the Bay Area
08-29-2013 12:20:42 | More by Gnomo
2.96/5 rDev -31.6%
I visited Perry's in Livermore and have followed them on instagram and facebook for a while. It is your typcal lquor store, nothing fancy. They focus on craft beer and have a solid selection but you quickly notice most beers are priced at about 20% over market value. It also appears that they buy and sell beers that are not from this market at a high premium. I have no idea on the care or quality of these items and they are cirumnavigating the three tier laws that are in place. I certainly won't be going back or supporting the price gouging of customers. If there is something you absolutely have to get it will probably still be sitting on a shelf here but otherwise there are plent of other shops around the bay that have as good of a selection and don't over charge.
08-24-2013 21:50:23 | More by roshambo74
4.86/5 rDev +12.2%
My wife and I recently discovered this shop since we just moved to California. My wife described it as a "treasure trove" before I got to go and she is quite right. Their selection is totally mind-blowing. Diego took his time showing me around and clearly knows and loves his stuff. I took home a bottle of Labyrinth that he recommended and I loved it. The prices were a bit higher than you'd pay at a BevMo, but I think it's a small price to pay for the variety and service. I'd recommend this shop to anybody and plan to go back frequently when we go to visit the Bay Area.
08-20-2013 17:57:52 | More by JAPack521
4.37/5 rDev +0.9%
Great shop! I stopped in while in CA on business. They had a lot to choose from. I picked up some Russian River Consecration and Pliny the Elder. There may be cheaper places but this was a great one stop shop. They took great care of me and made sure that my trip from the east coast resulted in some great takeout.
04-20-2013 23:59:31 | More by GJ40
4.78/5 rDev +10.4%
This place is awesome! I was returning from a visit to LA over the weekend and this place topped all of the shops I stopped at while down there. Diego was very informative and helped us find things we might have missed otherwise. This is one of the most outstanding beer stores in the Bay Area. The prices aren't cheap, but they have held onto some limited release bottles you can't always get easily.
04-01-2013 16:47:00 | More by flaran
Perry's Liquor & Craft Beer in Livermore, CA
95 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.