Perry's Liquor & Craft Beer
Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 60 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheRealBigC:
3.51/5 rDev -18.9%
A major caveat for those who don't live in Livermore and found the place online - DO NOT go there because their website listed something you wanted in their inventory. It is not accurate/kept up to date. I went 45 minutes out of my way on a trip to the bay area to check this place out because they were supposed to have Peche Mortel and Bourbon County Stout (even Dieu du Ciel's website lists the place as a carrier of that beer). They had neither. It was remarkably disappointing, but I guess it's also on me for not calling. But based on other things I've read about the place I figured it would still be worth visiting either way. To some extent, it was. They do have a pretty good selection including a few beers I've never seen in my hometown. They could use some better organization outside of the fridges, but the chilled products are easy to navigate and they have a remarkable amount of Mikkeler, Bruery, Russian River and Lost Abbey beers, among others. There are also some surprising/rare selections that indicate a true beer fanatic runs the place, but those can also be unpredictable.
Atmosphere-wise it's kind of a dumpy city liquor store, sadly, but the owners are nice and helpful. I hear they own a bar in town that constantly has great beers on tap (naturally).
So anyway, it's a good store, but it's not worth going too far out of your way.
08-18-2012 06:10:47 | More by TheRealBigC
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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.