Enroute from NC to the San Diego area to visit family, looking for the BevMo, fortunately surfed to BA for a closer choice and behold "Distiller's Outlet"!!! An oasis in the middle of the high Ca. desert! I was like a kid in a candy-store,the choices were nearly overwhelming and like another poster, I knew my wallet was in trouble! If you're in the area, this is a must-visit destination!!!
Finally made it DO while on one of my every once in awhile Beer Safaris in San Diego county with my SD based son. Met Dave after many phone calls but no visits. Place was just as great as I had hoped. Not huge but exceptionally good selection. Grabbed more than a few west coasters for the trip back to east coast. Really enjoyed talking beer with Dave. Special guy. Clearly knows his stuff, big passion...and just great guy. What's more to love.
Awesome place, amazing selection, great customer service. Best craft beer shop in san diego. The place is a little run down but they're in process of fixing it up and you wouldn't expect the find this jem in this strip mall but the selection is amazing. I shouldn't say this but if you're anywhere in SD county you need to come here.
Just moved to the area and was trying to find the best place in town. The minute I entered the door, the guys working the counter were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The selection of beers available were top notch. So glad this place is right down the road.
Simply Sublime, Dave is incredible, his beer selection borders on ridiculous. I drink motor oil and sours, he has a sick collection, and new arrivals in all the time. His collection of Almanacs, Russians, and specialty imperials is wonderful. Greatfully it is only 2 miles from my house.
Visiting San Diego from Idaho so I thought I'd check out some bottle shops while I'm in town, my friend had mentioned Distillers Outlet in Poway, being that I was staying near by I thought I'd have a look. Wow the selection and service was awesome. I started talking to David who was a big help, he is super friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoy Barrel aged stouts so he pointed me in the direction of a few really nice ones.Overall great experience, if you are in the area or even if you aren't Distillers Outlet is worth seeking out.
This place is by far the best bottle shop around in terms of service. These guys really know their stuff. You can tell how passionate they are about their product and they never gouge, even on extremely rare beers. It's a bit smaller of a place so their selection is not as great as some other places, but they somehow almost always have what I am looking for. Keep in mind that they also keep a lot of stuff in the back, so don't be afraid to ask about any particular brews.
Great beer store with a pretty solid selection. The owner of the store was super nice, friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. He even went out of his way to hook me up with some special beers from the back even though I'm not a regular and I was visiting from out of state. Definitely worth a visit.
So you would never really think to go to Poway, but this place changes that! This spot is one of the best bottle shops in San Diego. These guys are super nice, and very knowledgeable. They aren't just some dudes selling beer, they respect the craft and you can count on them to get you what you're looking for. If you're not sure what you want, just tell them the style you like, and they will make sure you leave happy.
You can find all of the great Cali stuff here, Russian River, Almanac, Hangar, Ballast Point, Alpine, etc. etc. They also have some hard to find items as well. The selection is outstanding. As far as pricing goes, they have some of the fairest prices on the market. That's not to say that you won't leave without spending a ton of money, but that's just because of the crazy selection.
If you're looking for something they don't have (which is rare), just ask them and they will do their best to get it for you.
If you're in San Diego, or here just for vacation, you need to go and check these guys out! I've said it before, they are some of the best dudes out there, and you will be happy you went.
Now excuse me while I go re-up on some delicious craft beer.
Went to distillers outlet for the first time and had amazing service. They had a relatively hard to grab bottle in stock at a good price. Better yet the owner never stops smiling and is really helpful with his advice on things to try. Also the team updates their instagram regularly so its easy to see new bottles in stock. I will definitely be returning!
I've spent most of my life in NYC with access to some great bottle shops, as most know the sheer quantity of beer shipped to Manhattan is quite large. That being said, no bottle shop I've been to on the east coast can rival this place. They have just the right amount of variety and everything they carry is of great quality. You could literally walk in there blindfolded, pick a bomber off the shelf, and would not be disappointed. The real value, however, is the staff and specifically David who is clearly a beer geek through and through. I went in to quickly look around and wound up talking to him for an hour and spent almost $100. Highly recommend stopping in this shop if you are in the area, and absolutely make a point of talking to David, you will not regret it.
Every beer enthusiast within a 20+ mile radius of Distillers Outlet needs to check this place out. Don't be turned off by the weird location in a strip mall in Poway. This place is like Disneyland for beer nerds. Both David and Derek are super knowledgeable about beers and can assist any palate. Don't be surprised if you find rare one-offs here. You can follow them on Instagram (http://instagram.com/distillersoutlet) to hear about new releases. During Christmas time a 12 day of Christmas promo where he releases amazing rarities once a day. AWESOME. TRULY AWESOME PLACE.
Visited san diego and looked up beer stores on BA. 20 minute drive was well worth it. Met Dave . He was willing to discuss beers he would recommend. Being from minnesota, I plan on sending Surly to trade for the west coast selections. I will be back at distillers assoon as I get back to SD with Surlys in hand. customer service was above and beyond. If you are looking for service and knowledge of beer, this is the place.
The selection at this place is incredible, even better when you're looking to trade rather than buying. If you want a place on the west coast where the people know their stuff and have it available for you, this is your spot. Cheers David! Thanks for the hook-up.
I've been frequenting this amazing bottle shop for well over a year now. I've become good friends with the owner, and the only place I shop for beer aside from his store, is at a brewery. David has great knowledge of every beer style, and he always points me in the right direction when i don't know what to drink. He frequently gets in rare beers from my favorite breweries all around the US. If he doesn't have it in stock, he will get it if you ask!
I've spent countless hours in the back talking beer, and oogling at his rare beers on display. Love this place, and even when I move to San Marcos, I'll still be making the drive down frequently!
This is the first time I have ever been here. I was told that this is a awesome shop for a beer lover. From the outside and it's location in a strip mall you would never think they would have as much beer as they do. Plus the fact they have a lot of trade only bottles. Customer service was awesome. They bend over backwards to have me leave with a smile on my face. I would definitely suggest visiting this place if your ever in San Diego area. I would also suggest you bring some bottles to trade, something special.