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Total Wine & More

Not Rated.
Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
[ Store ]

471 S Associated Blvd
Brea, California, 92821-5801
United States
phone: (714) 672-0323

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @totalwine

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(Place added by: womencantsail on 09-21-2010)
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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

sasdragon, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

The BEER SELECTION (examples of some noteworthy breweries in selection):
Beachwood BBQ
Great Divide
Clown Shoes
Boulevard
Allagash
Ommegang
Jolly Pumpkin
Victory
Goose Island
Jester King
Russian River
+ All local breweries

Total Wine beats the competition in this area in two categories: Amount in selection and price. Occasionally will have the rare items available and usually located in the back cooler, i.e. Pliny's, Abyss, Parabola, etc.

The staff has decent amount of knowledge, but any long-term BA would generally have greater knowledge of beer and releases. Customer service you would expect to receive usually depends on which TW you're at. This Brea location seems to be better than the others I've been to (Tustin, Huntington Beach, Laguna).

Overall, TW is an overall better version of BevMo in all aspects. If I didn't have my local bottleshop, then I would just go here all the time.

Cheers!

Rollzroyce21, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of mrcraft
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

When I'm in the mood to try new beers or breweries, I tend to gravitate towards Total Wine, and the Brea store in particular. As many of you know, they sell singles! I hate to buy 4/6 packs or even bombers when I don't know if I'm going to like a particular beer or not. So, if breweries have 12oz bottles, I'll mix and match them.

I think their selection is pretty diverse. My one pet peeve is that I prefer if they would organize beers by breweries rather than styles.

There's a walk-in cooler in the back, that is sometimes filled with goodies. You generally won't find the rarer shelf beers sitting on the shelves though. However, I have my list of boutique bottles shops that serve that purpose for me. When I want a diverse pick of more common beers by better breweries, I come here.

The prices are good. I generally receive good service from this store, especially if I can't find something I know they should have somewhere in the store. They'll often break 4/6 packs for me if singles are sold out.

I'll continue to buy beers here. Overall, this is a solid store.

mrcraft, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.08/5  rDev +1%

Nicely designed, yet clearly wine focused. The aisles they have of beer are well kept, with a nice cooler.

The beers are clean and arranged, sometimes by style, and sometimes by brewery.

The help is ready to serve and always there.

The singles selection here is awesome, some of the sixers they break and make just for trying. Hundreds of breweries and beers welcome you to a great location.

Prices are good and/or average. While I got a bottle of Rasputing XIV for 18.99(which I bought), and St Bernardus Abt 12 for 9.49, I also saw Older Viscosity for a buck more than other places. Once again, less for some, and more for others.

I will visit this place again, definitely more of a place to go, just wish they had more glassware.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

In a heartbeat i would prefer this spot over the local BevMo. However I feel with some bevmo's i get better service with a very poor selection, on the flip side I get better selections with poor service from total wines. if only there was a way to infuse the two of them at some point. what I find annoying is their lockup of random beers. seriously who cares if you have rare beers most bottle shops do, no need to lock up pliny the elder of all things. also they have a sign up sheet to get called when rare beers come in, my friends do it at other locations and it works. I have yet to get a call from them for the last 5 beers i have signed up for. I def say if you not smart enough to utilize BA to find yourself bottle shops i guess Total Wines is a nice start. But I prefer giving my time and money to the little guys trying get you good beers.

GrumpyJunglist, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Vanlingleipa
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

Several aisles of a very large spirits store set aside for crafts and an excellent selection of out-of-state brews. A few surprises, like a Shipyard Smashed Blueberry and a lone Parabola hiding in back. Their beer guru, Mike, was very helpful. I had inquired about a Great Divide 17th Anniversary DIPA and the salesperson said they were out.

Ran across Mike a little later while staring big-eyed at the rows of tasty beverages and mentioned the sadness of GD 17th denial. Dude snapped his fingers and disappeared, coming back with the happy news that he found two cases of the stuff. M'man!

Prices were pretty decent - paid $4.49 for a Pliny and $3.98 for a Blind Pig. Only problem was the bright light - room temperature conditions that most of their beers are subjected to. But like I said about Bev Mo, at least this is a high volume/turnover kind of store.

Vanlingleipa, Aug 15, 2011
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

the wife and I stopped by this place this weekend after reading about it on ba. wowzer do they have a nice selection, I could have spent hours in this place. I am trying to figure out what beers I like so this is the place .there were tons of single bottles to choose from. I loaded up a whole shelf on my fridge with all different picks for about 40$. The prices are less than bevmo for sure. I stayed away from any bombers or too pricey beers this time. But if I find a 1000$ bill on the ground any time soon I know where I'm headed to.

Wisenheimer13, Jul 27, 2011
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Total Wine & More in Brea, CA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.