M & R Liquors

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1024 Casitas Pass Rd.
Carpinteria, California, 93013
United States

(805) 684-3110

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Stopped in here after a long day trip to the new Telegraph Brewing Co and a stop at the Island Brewing Company tap room / brewery.

Shelfs full of different bottles of Stone speciality brews, but the real magic is stuffed in the back in what might be the coldest cold room on the planet. Seriously, I don't think anyone should worry about the beer going off from the storage conditions here.

For a store that looks like your corner packy, a really nice selection, plus some interesting non-standard things for Cal (a Roggenbier?)

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Bummer the place no longer has the walk in cooler.

Not a tremendous selection but they have a TON of Stone 050505, 9th anniversary and 05 Imperial stout. I mean cases and cases. And its all been marked down because its "old". Awesome. Also cases of 05 Alaskan smoked porter.

Good selection of local brews (Island brewco). Some random beers as well I've never seen, but I was skeptical purchasing IPA's that I didn't know how old they were.

Service was decent. The guy behind the counter was offering me deals to take a case off his hands...and I almost did.

Unless you are looking for the beers mentioned above, no real point in going to this place. But if you'd like some year old Stone Russian stout then run don't walk.

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Photo of JayTheFinn
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

I gave the service just a "good" only because the help doesn't seem to be knowledgable, but the owner sure as hell is. So if he's there be sure to chat with him, cuz he loves talking beer.

I went over to England a couple times recently and so was very happy to find selections at M&R that I'd tried over there such as John Courage and Old Speckled Hen.

I love this place for all the other reasons listed in the other reviews, but mainly because I live right down the street! Considering this place is located in a small town where nothing much happens, it's quite the find.

***10-22-06 Review Edit***
M&R is now under new management. The walk-in beer fridge is no more (booo!) and the entire place is brighter. I'm a little concerned that the lights they've added may be too bright and have an adverse affect on the beer. The change in managers doesn't seem to have an affect on the overall good selection they carry and there seems to be more 6-pack deals on marginally good beer.

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Photo of Zorro
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Stopped here in search of Stone 8th Anniversary Ale.

The place is over next to the Albertson’s.

When you walk in you should go straight to the "Beer Cellar."

The beer cellar is a walk-in cooler stuffed full of wine racks full of premium beers. There are probably 200 beers in total but he has things no one else has like... French Gourmet Cider from Normandy 2003 vintage.

Some of the prices are higher but some are lower too like the Old Guardian Barley Wine. He also has things San Roque doesn't have like Berliner Weisse. Good selection of singles and No fluorescent lighting in the beer cellar.

This is a very good place to look for off beat brews and they are stored properly.

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Photo of RidiculedDisplay
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Found this store through Stone Brewing's website while trying to locate any remaining Oaked Arrogant Bastards in the area after having no luck at San Roque Market off State St. in SB. Alas, I didn't find any Oakeds here either, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity of Stone brews they had. The walk in freezer was stacked with 05.05.05 Vertical Epics on wine racks, along with some medium quality German brews tucked here and there. I picked up a 2005 Old Guardian Barley Wine, which they had a good rack of left, and a Smoked Porter. As I came out of the freezer the guy behind the counter was very friendly, took the two bombers I had picked up in the freezer for me so I could purouse the rest of his selection without carrying them around. He reccomended the Vertical Epic, too, which I picked up simply because I was impressed he actually knew anything about the beers he was selling, and he called it "excellent - seasonal." They had a decent selection of other beers, namely Rogues, and so I picked up a Rogue Uber Pils for the hell of it. They also had two or three big growlers of Dead Guy Ale lying around, which I hadn't seen before and wasn't a terrible deal. Anyway would reccomend it if in the area.

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Photo of SBPCGuru
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Not as big of a selection as San Roque Market & Liquors in Santa Barbara. Major difference is price at this store. Everything costs more here. But, they do get all of Stone's special releases. They do have more foreign beer here as well as a walk-in cooler, which is nice. Relaxed environment, no pressure or trying to push beer on you. Owner drinks and knows his beers. Has bottles of warm beers on the shelves, a few beer glasses and some Belgians with matching beer glasses. Good store for the fact of the different beer it carries. Not an everyday store at the prices that are being charged here on some things.

**UPDATE: Has many 2005 Stone Brewery Special Releases on the shelves, LOTS of 2005 Imperial Stout, and also has Old Guardian Winter 2005 & Vertical Epic 05.05.05.

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M & R Liquors in Carpinteria, CA
3.89 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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