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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
3.65/5 rDev +2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
This Trader Joe's is only a bit over a mile away from my house and that makes it very convenient when I want to pick up some of my usual stand-by beers. It's situated on the far southeast corner of a mall area dominated by a Target just off the 57 Fwy in San Dimas.
Just like the rest of the Trader Joe's markets, this store specializes in having an eclectic mix of foods, and the beer and wine selection is no different. Beers range from $4 for a six-pack to $6.99 for a 22oz bottle of Chimay Grand Reserve. Some of the more notable beers to be found are Young's Double Chocolate Stout, the three Chimays, Duvel Rood, the full line of Mendocino Brewing Co. beers, DFH's Shelter Pale Ale and 60 Minute IPA, Franziskaner hefeweizen, Sonora Inebriator stout, Spaten Optimator, Full Sail's Rip Curl, Amber, and Pale Ale, and Lindeman's Framboise and Peche, and some Sam Smith's offerings. They also offer some Pacific Rim beers such as Hahn, Steinlager, Sapporo and Asahi, and Montieths. Recently, they've started carrying Unibroue's Maudite and Blanch de Chambly.
The service is usually pretty good. The staff allows breaking up of six-packs which I really like, as I'd rather buy a single to sample to determine if the beer rates my buying a six-pack or more. The staff are also courteous and usually they're appreciative of someone buying good beer. I usually find myself chatting with the staff about beer and make some recommendations to try and bring in some other beers.
I make this store a pretty regular stop. I like the range of beers they carry and the prices are really hard to beat.
12-26-2003 16:49:24 | More by Boilermaker88
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
This Trader Joes is set in a shopping center along with Target, Office Max, Philly's Best, and a few other smaller stores and eateries.
The store is well kept and clean with the beer off to the left hand side, past the check stands. The selection is all out on shelves (read: no refrigerated items).
The beer selection is fairly eclectic with offerings from some US breweries like Anderson Valley, Mendocino, Full Sail, and several store brand labels that I didn't look to see who brewed. There are also some imported beers like Chimay, Duvel, Sam Smith, and plenty of Japanese and German beers.
The selection is not huge, a few shelves worth, but not at all bad for (essentially) a grocery store, and no macro beers which is always interesting.
The service at the store was very pleasant, though I didn't interact with anyone directly in the beer aisle.
03-16-2010 19:08:38 | More by womencantsail
Trader Joe's in San Dimas, CA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.