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Trader Joe's

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Type: Store

5767 Calle Real
Goleta, California, 93117
United States

(805) 692-2234 | map

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Added by JayTheFinn on 06-25-2006

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3.35/5  rDev 0%

This is not the largest TJ's I've seen, but it's not the smallest either and their beer selection reflects that. Like most other locations, they've got the usual suspects from Mendocino, Stockyard, Shipyard, Black Toad, Carmel, North Coast, Full Sail, Anderson, Rogue and the TJ brand. It's cool of them to carry so many small locals, but I'd love to see them take in the truly local locals. This area has a couple very small breweries (Island and Telegraph) that could use some shelf space and public exposure. I don't know, maybe it's commercial politics that's holding them back. Anywho...this location also carries good stuff like Samuel Smiths, Bitburger, Whitbread, Sapporo, Warsteiner, Murphys, Chimay, and Spaten to name a few. They're also offering loose singles bagged up in random sets of 3 at $1.99, which is a great and inexpensive way to sample a few different brews at once.

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Trader Joe's in Goleta, like most TJ's, has the attraction of having some decent to good (and sometimes great) beer at significantly cheaper prices than you'd find elsewhere. Some highlights of the Goleta store are Chimay Reds (and sometimes Blues) for 6.99 a 750ml, as well as Anderson Valley beers (including Hop 'Ottin) for 6-7 dollars a six-pack. The TJ's Vintage Ale, brewed by Unibroue, is also a great deal and a good beer, at something like 4.99 or 5.99.

They do have the usual TJ's suspects, including Jumping Cow and Fat Weasel (which are on par with gross in my opinion), and the repackaged Gordon Biersch TJ's brand German lagers, which I'm not a fan of at all. All dirt cheap, however.

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Trader Joe's in Goleta, CA
Place rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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