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Green Jug

Green JugGreen Jug
BA SCORE
95
world-class

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

6307 Platt Ave
Woodland Hills, California, 91367-1342
United States
phone: (818) 887-9463

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greenjug

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Beerbuddy21

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is a great bottle shop! Nice variety and always fresh beers. The customers that come in know their beer, and thus the bottles get turned-over quickly. I can always trust them to have the newest releases.

They also have a large selection of wine and spirits.

10-04-2013 20:40:49 | More by Beerbuddy21
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mjr2377

California

4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Matt , the beer guy, knows a lot about beer styles you might be looking for or new ones you haven’t tried yet. He will help you and you will go home happy with the beer he helps you pick out. Trust me.
They always have a great selection of Stone, Lagunitas, Firestone, Mikkeller, Anchorage Brewing, Bootleggers, Ventura Surf, Knee Deep, Belgian beers, etc. just to name a few. Plenty of barrel aged stuff, IPAs, stouts, lagers, etc. whatever the style you want they got it. They do beer tastings on Thursday nights which are very cool.
Beer is ALWAYS cold unlike BevMo or Total Wine.

08-22-2012 21:38:23 | More by mjr2377
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jcomp21

California

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Helpful staff with a very knowledgeable team.

Atmosphere is very simple and clean. The building is large and cannot be missed. I thought it was a bar before I went inside.

They carry very nice beers, selection is the best in the san fernando valley.

They don't have food here. They carry spirits, wine, beer (esp. craft and European) and cigars.

Prices are pretty good. Last I went Pliny the Elder was going for about $5 per bottle. Way better than most places! They always have discounts on certain beers.

03-31-2012 02:10:56 | More by jcomp21
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.03/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Green Jug is a great bottle shop in the Valley. I stopped by yesterday to check it out again after coming 2 or 3 times in the past. They sell a wide variety of liquor, but the beer is in the back of the store and almost all of it is in coolers. They have a great selection of beer from around the US and from other countries. Some harder to find stuff was available as well (50/50 Eclipse, Fantome). Service was average but that really doesn't matter to me when they have a selection like they do. Overall, this is a great store and I would come here more often if it wasn't so far away.

03-25-2012 00:55:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ficklenicholas

California

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Probably the best shop in the West Valley. Staff are all very nice and helpful. Ive been here a ton over the years as i grew up in the area, but I just recently started shopping there for my craft fix. Prices are fair. They have some exceptional deals on booze if that is your thing. They have Pliny a lot, but everyone knows when it comes in so it goes fast. I like this store and make it a point to stop by once a week or so.

i just joined their email list so i will see how that enhances my experience with this shop.

03-12-2012 22:20:48 | More by ficklenicholas
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trancesk8er

California

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was in here wednesday on one of my random beer trek's. Although you won't find anything old, they had a VERY solid selection. They have an entire wall of colers dedicated to beer as well as isles (At least 15 coolers long). I found some great belgians as well as some firestone 15th. The staff was packed with beer geeks and are SUPER friendly. Also, if you leave your email they go thru the trouble of tracking your purchases. Not for some corporate BS but to notify you when more of those or similar items are in stock. Great people, prices, selection. Go here.

01-17-2012 22:24:14 | More by trancesk8er
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mrbubbler

California

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is the go to beer store in the valley. Matt is the resident beer guy who is quite knowledgeable about beer. He is also willing to put in the extra effort to get in beers that customers request. The selection is very impressive and they usually get in a lot of the special releases. About 95% of the beer is stored in coolers. My only gripe is the bottle cost of certain beers tends to be a little higher then places like total wine. Though they tend to have rarer beer and it stays on the shelf longer then larger corporate stores. All in all this is my go to shop for beer! Always worth a stop, and i never seem to leave empty handed.

01-11-2012 20:41:51 | More by mrbubbler
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SeaOfShells

California

4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is, as far as I'm concerned, the best beer shop in the Valley. They usually always have a fresh supply of Pliny (they get their shipments on Monday), and a constantly rotating seasonal shelf. All of their beers (with few exceptions) are in the cooler. The staff knows exactly what you are looking for, and can give you an honest answer when it comes to asking about something they don't have. I'm honestly in this store about 3 times a week. Everything is seperated by style (for the most part), and country. It's easy to find what you want. While they may charge a little more for certain beers, they certainly don't gouge. My favorite place to shop for brew.

11-06-2011 22:13:46 | More by SeaOfShells
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Tieman

California

4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I live about 2 1/2 miles from The Green Jug. I moved to the area about a year ago and it has quickly become my "go to" bottle shop. Now, admittedly, the San Fernando Valley can be a bit of a beer wasteland, but places like the Jug are going a long way to change that. This is a pretty big store, well lit with an easy to navigate layout. The big key to the store though, the reason that makes it my first stop, is the fact that probably 95% of the beer in the store is stored in their fridges. It's kept properly cold and out of the light from the moment it leaves the distributor's truck until you carry it out to you car. This is key for a store in IPA heaven (aka California). The service is also top notch. I was first introduced to the store when I called to see if they carried Firestone Walker's Parabola, which had its first bottled release right around when I moved to the area. They didn't have any yet, but the gentleman on the phone took down my cell number. About a week later I got a call informing me that two bottles were waiting for me at the store. This is for a first-time customer, not a regular (although that has definitely changed). Not to sound cheesy, but they had me shortly after I answered my phone and said "Hello". Keep up the fine work!

09-01-2011 20:32:33 | More by Tieman
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Retsinis

California

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Green Jug is about 25 mintutes from me, so I do not get out there too often. However, their service is exceptional for a bottle shop. Why? Rare limited releases. If they know, or are pretty confident they will be getting a case or two of something, and you call and ask, they will put you on a list...a legitimate list. They are not just B.S. Case and point, Abyss 2010. It was way overdue in the SFV, and they called me two months after the release when they finally got some in. Second time, more recently, Abacus. I called if they had any, and they said yes, but what they had was reserved, but they would add me on a list for their next shipment. Same day, a few hours later, they called me back saying they had two bottles free up! Needless to say, I was there that evening, gave them my name, and they brought the two bottles up. Great service, honest, professional, and fair.

The store itself is well stocked for it's size, like a mini total wines. They do tasting events there as well, but I not yet had a chance to attend one. Have picked up some great seasonal, and other limited beers off the shelf here as well, such as Eclipse Evan Williams for example. One of the few gems in the SFV.

03-23-2011 00:10:44 | More by Retsinis
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Green Jug in Woodland Hills, CA
95 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.