Beverages & more!

BA SCORE
85
very good

16 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

875 E. Birch St.
Brea, California, 92821
United States

(714) 990-2060 | map
bevmo.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Ratings:
16
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
6.47%
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Located just of the 57 Freeway on Birch St. in Brea, the Brea BevMo is situated in a large strip mall, just across the street, north of the infamous Brea Mall. A little smaller in size than the other BevMos I have been to in this area, this is still a quality place. Came here to pick up the elusive Pyramid Imperial Hefeweizen, which they did have. Selection is typical BevMo, with lots of American craft beers and California micros, and a lot of world beers as well, a good selection of Germans. Nothing special, just another good beer store in Orange County.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Me and a friend jumped into here after we had hit up the Yard House for happy hour. Located north of the Brea Mall, BevMo is a chain of giant liquor stores. We entered the place and head for the beer section. But lucky for us, beer tastings were being sampled nin the back of the store. Pitching in one dollar allowed us to try several Sam Adams offering, which included Summer Ale, Cherry Wheat, Boston Ale, and the highly acclaimed Triple Bock. That marked the first beer sampling I've been involved with.

There's plenty of beer available as you expect for BevMo, although different stores will have different availability. I can't find Zyweic Porter at my local store, but here in Brea you can find it. But on the other hand, I could only find AleSmith IPA and Horny Devil at the Brea store, while my local store has perhaps 6 varieties. Nevertheless, we spent over a hour and a half in the store. It was a fun trip for the both of us.

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Photo of PuckLSHS
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%

I don't want to repeat anything that the other reviews covered, but I definitely want to add a little bit of my knowledge about this location.

BevMo in Brea is one of the better BevMo's in Southern California. I have been to the West Hollywood, Orange, Pasadena, and a few San Diego locations and Brea seems to have the best selection out of all of them. This is especially the case when it comes to Moylan's and Marin's Brews. The reason for this could be that one of the Distributors for the companies lives in the area. Also, they do some pretty damn good beer tastings every now and then.

The people that work at BevMo are always very helpful and will keep you informed when new stuff is coming. When you go in, talk to the manager and the people that have worked there a while and you will get the inside scoop. I have found that this and the Orange store are the best when it comes to the staff. They are more than willing to help out beer nerds anytime. If you are in the area, swing by and then stop at TAPS on the way back. It's definitely worth the trip when you need to stock up on your Regional selections.

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Photo of joecast
4/5  rDev +7.8%

large place with plent to offer. more isnt just in the name.

good selection of snack foods, beer glasses, wine, hard liquor and most importantly, beer.

walk straight in to the back of the store (past the beef jerky. mmmm, jerky) and the beer is in refridgerated cases along the back wall. plenty of macro cases, imports and domestic craft brews in six packs and singles chilled.

moving to the back right hand corner of the store are racks of beer stored at room temp. these are organized by country/region. they have a good selection of german, british, and belgian beers (the australian selection is a bit underwhelming). i was hoping to find a few more domestic craft brews, and while the ones they had were good, i dont want a six pack of everything. while i understand their policy, not being able to take singles really was disappointing.

as is the policy of not taking out-of-state id. the first time i went in all i had was my tassie drivers license, and while they were nice enough about it, i had to leave my collection of treasures at the counter. i went back later with my passport and had no trouble. now i just have to try and get through my first lot so i can go back and pick up some rogue!!

edit 22/12/05
after seeing the selection at hollingsheads just a bit further south, had to knock this place back to a 4.0, still good, but not that good.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

A really nice party store this outlet carries great brews from a number of sources. Located adjacent to the Brea Mall it has a large parking area out front with plenty of nearby fast food places should you care to grab a bite.

The huge store has about 20% of its stock in glass-doored coolers. The rest is in racks but not cooled. Sorted by continent or country the imports are many and of quality.

Lots of glassware and other supplies. Looks like a regular keg stop. This is a pretty fair store with several checkouts.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Beverages & More (BevMo) is a chain of beer/wine/spirits stores which resemble a beer/liquor/supplies warehouse.

This particular store is about 20 minutes from my place, a decent drive. BevMo carries a lot of wines, a large variety of spirits, snack foods, and bar supplies. They also carry a decent selection of glassware. I got two large weisse beer glasses for under $10. They have a good selection of pint glasses as well as goblets and even a chalice.

The beer section takes up the back right rear quarter of the store. The usual macros are there in abundance, mainly in canned cases or kegs. There's a pretty good selection of quality craft brews on hand. I was able to pick up a 6-pack of Weihenstephaner Hefeweisse, Erdinger Dunkel weiss, Schneider Aventinus, Celebrator doppelbock, Delirium Tremens, and Unibroue's Ephemere. BevMo carries some beers that I've been unable to locate any closer to my home (the Weihenstephaner comes to mind).

BevMo has a good number of American craft brews also (though my trip was for imports this time). Dogfish Head, Stone, Anderson Valley, Redhook, Pyramid, Mendocino, etc. are just some breweries on hand.

Service was average. Not many domestic craft brews were available but I couldn't mix-and-match 6-packs. While checking out, the staffer at the register noticed my bottle of Lindeman's framboise and recommended I put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to "get it real cold" because it tastes real good that way. Okay. I quickly changed the subject by asking if they scheduled any tasting events. He told me they have tastings on Fridays from 5:00-7:00p.m. and I should call earlier in the day to confirm the event and what style would be featured.

The prices are a bit higher than, say, a Trader Joe's, but the selection more than compensates. Add becoming a BevMo Club member, and you can save some bucks. All in all, a pretty solid place to stock up on a good selection of beers.

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