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26751 Portola Parkway
Foothill Ranch, California, 92610-1713
United States
phone: (949) 457-9349

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I rarely go to Ralphs for beer, even though I work at one. Not only is the beer selection at most of them dismal, but the prices are outrageous! I went to this one in Foothill Ranch and got a pleasant surprise.

In one of the oddest set-ups I can remember, there are three seperate cold boxes for beer in three different parts of the store. PAY ATTENTION: One cold box has mostly "domestic macros", one cold box has mostly "import macros", and...PAY ATTENTION...the third cool box is located near the meat department at an end cap where you'll think you found the pot of gold; a box filled mostly of "interesting beer". It's already cold, so quality points for that, and nothing looks really dusty or old. There's Rogue, Hoegaarden, Spaten/Franiskaner, Hofbrau, Anderson Valley, Unibroue, Chimay, Steigl, Karl Strauss, Kona, Widmer Deadlift IPA, Old Rasputin, Sam Adams Imperial Series, Shiner, Lindemans, Shipyard, Sea Dog, Fischer, and Lost Coast...even Asahi Black. You can do a lot worse at a grocery store.

Checkout lines can get really long on the weekend, as it's really the only grocery store serving Foothill Ranch. And while the rest of the merchanside is reasonably priced, beer is usually priced really high in comparison to a BevMo or local liquor store ($6.99 Rogue bombers, $9.99 Spaten six-packs). By no means it's a world beater, but this is the best bet for beer in Foothill Ranch, and it isn't bad at all. (1,427 characters)

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