Bay Area Supermarket & Bottleshop Thread (Q1 2018)

Discussion in 'US - West' started by Frosty11161, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (21) Apr 3, 2017 California

    According to FW's beer finder page, it's at the Bevmos in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, and Total Wine in Pleasant Hill, among other places. Still waiting for it to show up in SF.
     
  2. AndresR

    AndresR Aspirant (232) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    Had a bottle of Abacus (calling it Sucaba is lame) this weekend. Got it at the source in Venice. Had it on tap and in bottle. I preferred the bottle. Pretty solid this year. Hoping it shows up at Costco for like $7.
     
  3. Beerbom

    Beerbom Crusader (778) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    My local Totalwine in San Ramon ended up getting one case today. I’m assuming a case of these 12 oz bottles is 12 bottles or am I wrong? I bought two bottles. $9.99 each. Also wanted to share that I stumbled onto Russian River CBC11 On tap last night at Toronado. I’d never heard of this before but I had to have it. It took some figuring but it shows up here on BA as Symposium Sour Brown Ale 2011.
     
  4. genog

    genog Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2006 Ohio

    In town for work for a few days and staying in Campbell. Wanted to know what bottle shops I should check out, and what new beers I should pickup to make my Ohio buds jealous :wink:
     
  5. thuey

    thuey Defender (639) Nov 13, 2015 California
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    If you ask me, I'd make a 30 minute drive down south to Santa Cruz/Capitola and hit up Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. They make some of the best Saisons/sours, yet they are highly underrated in their IPAs as well. (I prefer their hoppy beers over most of the trendy California breweries.)

    Plus you can pick up some Saison/Sour bottles to go, or their other beers in a growler.
     
  6. buschwhacked

    buschwhacked Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2014 California

    Best places in Campbell: South Winchester BBQ (great tap list and BBQ, plus some bottles and local cans) and Spread (sandwiches, taps, and bottles to go).

    Maplewood and Cask n Flask are two liquor stores with a huge selection
     
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  7. genog

    genog Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2006 Ohio


    I would love to have the time to make that drive. Their hours are a little difficult, but will try to make the trip.

    Thanks for the tip!

    If there are any bottle shops that would be a consolation prize, I have heard that ISO and Taplands are good options
     
  8. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (233) May 2, 2016 California
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    Never hurts to try and setup an IP trade...
     
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  9. DudeBeerYaBro

    DudeBeerYaBro Initiate (182) Nov 3, 2014 California
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    Maplewood often has shelf SARA. Not sure about Cask n Flask, but Cask n Flask often has some good, if not shady, stuff (i.e. $40.00 westy 12 singles).
     
  10. JonEleven

    JonEleven Initiate (59) Apr 13, 2016 California
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    ISO is hands-down the place to check out to buy cans/bottles in that area. Good Karma Cafe also sometimes has local stuff that ISO doesn't, though their selection is pretty small.

    Check for whatever Alvarado St they have. Other good things to find there include Temescal, Barebottle, and Modern Times.
     
  11. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    I live in Campbell, and the closest with a good bottle selection is Spread. But they are a deli, and their to-go prices are pretty steep. I usually go to Maplewood, which is very close. You'll find stuff like 2015 Stickee Monkee, 20th Anni Firestone, Sucaba, plus all the normal stuff we've been getting. Cask n' Flask is their sister store with a very similar selection (less Firestone), but about a 15 minute drive from Campbell.

    Also Santa Clara Liquors (15 minute drive) has a huge selection of barrel aged beers right when you walk in the door. The other day I say CBS, KBS, Parabola, 20t Anni, Mother of All Storms, Black Tuesday (in a box sort of hidden :wink:), plus all the bay area usuals.

    If you're near downtown San Jose. ISO does have a good selection for on-sight and to-go. Just around the corner from them is the must stop Good Karma Cafe if you're staying for a glass of something.

    Alright I'm rambling a bit.
     
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  12. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (21) Apr 3, 2017 California

    Nice to see Moonraker cans at City Beer. There are more Sunny Hours cans sitting around too.
     
  13. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Whoa seriously, what beer? Any other sightings of Moonraker cans on shelves?
     
  14. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (21) Apr 3, 2017 California

    Citra Double Crush. I haven't heard of any other places in SF getting Moonraker cans this week.
     
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  15. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Nice, my favorite of the Double Crush series. Hope this is a sign of more things to come. If I can start finding cans of both Revision and Moonraker stuff in beer store coolers, my days of brewery-only releases will definitely be dwindling substantially.
     
  16. thuey

    thuey Defender (639) Nov 13, 2015 California
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    K&L SF has a bunch of Jai Alai in case people are interested.
     
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  17. cal_golden_beer

    cal_golden_beer Initiate (34) Feb 27, 2014 California
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    I just saw Maine Beer Company at Whole Foods in SF. Anybody know if this is going to be a regular thing?
     
  18. Beerbom

    Beerbom Crusader (778) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    I dunno but they had Lunch on weds afternoon and it sold out within no more than 10 minutes then they had more of it released Fri AM.
     
  19. beermeplz

    beermeplz Aspirant (286) Feb 13, 2015 California

    tried lunch - very unimpressed. plenty of better, fresher stuff on the shelves and in better formats around here.
     
  20. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (21) Apr 3, 2017 California

    Nice to see Blind Pig bottles at City Beer today, and with no limit. My only regret is not also grabbing a bottle of Ron Mexico while I was there.
     
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  21. SDReaper

    SDReaper Crusader (715) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    wat??? Oh man I hope they sent some down here in SD.
     
  22. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (573) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Anyone know if KBS will be making it out soon?
     
  23. redeemer

    redeemer Initiate (21) Apr 3, 2017 California

    According to Beermenus, it's on tap at Beer Basement, and Ales Unlimited has bottles.
     
  24. judasofjericho

    judasofjericho Initiate (88) Sep 20, 2010 California
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    Saw KBS bottles at whole foods on haight street this afternoon. Not sure of the price, I was busy loading up on drie fonteinen
     
  25. Beerbom

    Beerbom Crusader (778) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    What drie fonteinen did they have. We’re they 375 mL bottles or 750’s?
     
  26. judasofjericho

    judasofjericho Initiate (88) Sep 20, 2010 California
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    Last week they had both 750s and 375s, but I thimk 750s are gone now. 750s were $24.99 and 375s are $12.99. Best prices I've seen
     
  27. Beerbom

    Beerbom Crusader (778) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    Awesome, thanks man. So the 750’s were Oude Geuze...not Oude Kriek or Armand & Gaston??
     
  28. judasofjericho

    judasofjericho Initiate (88) Sep 20, 2010 California
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    yeah, just oude geuze
     
  29. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (168) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    KBS is in the south bay today.
     
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