Bay Area Supermarket & Bottleshop Thread (Q1 2018)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Frosty11161, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    New year, new thread.
     
  2. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Zealot (578) Mar 19, 2012 California

    At the end of last week, I picked up 4 bottles of Lagunitas Gnarleywine from Royal Liquor in SJ. Looking forward to trying my first one soon!
     
  3. M-14

    M-14 Initiate (117) Feb 5, 2014 California

    At the end of last week, I picked up 4 bottles of Lagunitas Gnarleywine from Royal Liquor in SJ.

    Got this for $4.99/bottle at TJ's in Santa Cruz!
     
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  4. IQBlue

    IQBlue Initiate (124) Oct 2, 2014 California

    Anyone know if City Beer has announced their last day at the current location?
     
  5. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    They should be in their new spot in April.
     
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  6. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Anyone notice that Knee Deep stopped dating their bottles? Sad, because I really liked buying fresh stuff from them.
     
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  7. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (175) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I think I remember this happening with them a couple years ago for a brief time then the dates came back. Weird.
     
  8. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (147) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    Where's City Beer moving to?
     
  9. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (15) Apr 3, 2017 California

    1148 Mission, between 7th and 8th Streets.
     
  10. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Not the greatest part of SF, but hopefully that will change with CBS moving there and a couple other restaurants.
     
  11. cal_golden_beer

    cal_golden_beer Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 California

    Anybody know if I can still find Willetized anywhere in SF or East Bay?
     
  12. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (443) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    Total Wine (Fremont) still had a pile of full case boxes on the floor Sunday. $11.99 per sixer.
     
  13. cal_golden_beer

    cal_golden_beer Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 California

    @Highbrow Thanks but I should have been more clear as the East Bay is a big place.

    Anybody know if I can still find Willetized anywhere in SF, Berkeley or Oakland?
     
  14. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Aspirant (216) Jul 25, 2010 California
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    Anyone here drinking Henhouse Brewing cans from Santa Rosa? Seems they are all the way to Sacramento now. I assume they are in most places in the SF Bay Area as well.

    Most I have had range from average/solid to good. The Kubrik's Landing IPA was pretty solid this weekend.

    Looks like they are pretty close to opening a 2nd location in Santa Rosa as well for more production.
     
  15. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Yep, I buy every can that comes to SF. Looks like Stoked Mosaic this week.
     
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  16. BayAreaJoe

    BayAreaJoe Savant (931) Nov 23, 2017 California
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    Going to try the Henhouse IPA this week, picked some up over the weekend at Monument Wine & Spirits in Concord. Also, they're the only place around that I've seen with Pseudo Sue and other Toppling Goliath beers.
     
  17. Obuwan

    Obuwan Initiate (42) May 12, 2017 California

    HenHouse has been really hit or miss for me. Their Stoked! single hop series is absolutely awesome but their other offerings (Incredible Pale Ale, Going Clear, Chemtrails) were really just average to me.
     
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  18. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (556) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Anyone see any HMB Take it to the Limit on a shelf somewhere? I called the tasting room in Berkeley and they seemed to be out of it.
     
  19. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    I don't think there's a Local Brewing thread in the Pacific forum so I'm dropping this here. Everyone in the bay area should go to Local Brewing and try Turbid Theory and Something About Berry. Two great brews.
     
  20. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,430) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Looks like nice diverse tap list. Anything available packaged?
     
  21. Opethian10

    Opethian10 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2016 California

    Maplewood Liquors in San Jose had a few bottles on the shelf when I was there about 5 days ago.
     
  22. crico925

    crico925 Initiate (111) Jul 8, 2015 Colorado
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    Grabbed two bombers of Citra DH Psuedo Sue at the Whole Foods in Walnut Creek last night. I already threw away the receipt, but I think they were $9.99 a piece.
     
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  23. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Yeah they have cans and crowlers for most of their brews.
     
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  24. thuey

    thuey Disciple (330) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Firestone Walker Wookus just hit SF?

    Firestone's beer locator says it's at Healthy Spirits Valencia and Faletti Foods DMV. Should mean it'll be hitting other spots soon!
     
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  25. BayAreaJoe

    BayAreaJoe Savant (931) Nov 23, 2017 California
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    Just came from the Total Wine in Pleasant Hill and they have a lot of Wookus on hand.
     
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  26. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Wookus is just Wookie Jack right?
     
  27. thuey

    thuey Disciple (330) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Modified recipe of Wookie Jack. I definitely will get a 4 pack.
     
  28. OTB

    OTB Devotee (489) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Pizza Port, Queen Of The Coast @ Mr.Kegs, one of the best WC DIPAs, that I have had in a very long time. Collaboration with Ventura's Madewest Brewing. A 9% DIPA brewed with honey, its good.

    Cheers,
     
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  29. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (930) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Damn it. I was just there (@MrKegs) yesterday and didn't think about this one. Will have to look for it tomorrow. By the way this is the Bay Area thread. I don't think Mr Kegs is in the bay area.
    :no_mouth:
     
  30. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Picked up two of these and looking forward to trying them even more now. Like the can too. Let's see how it compares to Hopslam.
     
  31. OTB

    OTB Devotee (489) Sep 2, 2011 California

    I just noticed that, mod's can remove as the wish........

    Cheers,
     
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  32. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Picked up Revision Planetary Fog, New Glory Do You Even Denali Broh, Sentry and Word Cloud cans at K&L, good selection right now.
     
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  33. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Hopslam cans haven't been available yet and I couldn't wait any longer to side by side it with Queen of the Coast so I had a can last night. Damn good beer. Wish I had picked up more than two cans. Also had a Wookus can last night, great beer too.
     
  34. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Picked up some more Pizza Port Queen of the Coast cans along with New Glory Galactic Worms, Evil Twin Ceci N'est Pas A and Toppling Goliath MoZee from K&L, good selection right now. I'm triple posted in this thread, someone else buy something and post about it.
     
  35. thuey

    thuey Disciple (330) Nov 13, 2015 California

    You didn't get your Hypeslam from them? They just got it in.
     
  36. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Decided not to buy any Maltslam this year. Pizza Port Queen of the Coast will have to be my substitute.
     
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  37. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (15) Apr 3, 2017 California

    Some Brooklyn Brewery and Bottle Logic stuff showed up at City Beer (probably because of Beer Week). Got a bottle each of Black Ops, The Spice Must Flow, Darkstar November, Backwards Compatibility, and two pours of Pliny the Younger. Sometimes I love Beer Week...
     
  38. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Sucaba is in town, Santa Clara.
     
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  39. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    However, I must report that this Sucaba seems different than year's passed. Initial aroma is big almond, coconut and classic firestone character. But as the beer goes on it feels tame, mild, predictable, and not vey remarkable considering it's status and previous vintages. Still good!
     
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  40. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (175) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Sucaba is a beer that really improves with age. Like most barleywines I like it with at least 18-24 months in the bottle.
     
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