Best Damn Beer Shop experiences

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SDDLSK, Dec 6, 2015.

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    SDDLSK Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2015 Minnesota

    Found the website for this store based in San Diego that says they ship beer. Anyone have any experiences with them? Is the stock fresh, do they ship in a timely fashion, things like that. Seems like a great way for me to get my hands on some things that don't distro here in Minnesota if it all checks out. Cheers!
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  2. crowellbw

    crowellbw Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Washington

    No idea about their shipping, but when I lived in SD, it was one of the best beer stores in town and never had issues with old stock.
  3. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 California

    Highly recommended.
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  4. mwa423

    mwa423 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Ohio

    Hmm, I'm not in any of the states where anything from Best Damn Brewing Co. is being distributed right now, so I suppose not...
  5. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Grand Pooh-Bah (3,192) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Had no issues great selection, fast shipping still use the site quite frequently
  6. Jtweezy211

    Jtweezy211 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2015 Oklahoma

    Great store but they do not ship to Oklahoma yet
  7. jstigen

    jstigen Aspirant (214) Jul 4, 2015 Minnesota

    Looks like we're out of luck here in MN.

    Below are the ONLY States we ship to

    Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
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  8. beersnobraven

    beersnobraven Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2014 Illinois

    I heard they were good, but Craftcity are my go-to guys. (Who is also based out of San Diego oddly enough.)
  9. colin_osito

    colin_osito Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2015 California

    Great shop. The owner is a cool dude and really cares about the beer.
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  10. SDDLSK

    SDDLSK Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2015 Minnesota

    If I do this, and its sounding like I should I will ship it to a buddy in CO and then get it from him. Otherwise the gf has a son in the Marines in San Diego and I will have him bring home stuff when he gets leave.
  11. JISurfer

    JISurfer Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina

    Oh! They ship to Hawai'i! ...for at least $60. 8(
  12. Brent212

    Brent212 Pundit (868) Jan 13, 2014 California

    Anyone know if their Nelson is Alpine Nelson or Green Flash Nelson?
  13. colin_osito

    colin_osito Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2015 California

    All Nelson is now being brewed at green flash. Duet as well.
  14. Betolito

    Betolito Initiate (0) May 20, 2012 Nevada

    Man, I miss that place...One of the greatest bottle shops ever.
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  15. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    Still don't get how they have this huge disclaimer with various states they ship to. Shipping beer in general across state lines without liquor licenses is sketchy. They've probably found the few states that are more "strict" than others and are still trying to skirt the law with those that are "more open".

    Even trading is questionable (and I do that).

    Prices seem solid though. Best of luck
  16. Homers_Beer_Odyssey

    Homers_Beer_Odyssey Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 New York

    I know it's just a big chain supermarket, but high praise to Raoul of C-Town Astoria. He drives into Manhattan with 4-packs of hard-to-get-stuff and drops them off at my place.
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  17. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Pooh-Bah (2,773) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    I just made my first online order and it was with them. All aspects were excellent. Order was correct, beer was fresh, pricing was reasonable, a Styrofoam wine shipper was used and shipping for 12 bottles to SC was $27. In my opinion, BDBS is world class.
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  18. docoman

    docoman Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2014 Michigan

    I've been to the store in person great selection. I've also ordered from them via their online store and shipping was fast, stock all seemed fresh, I would highly recommend them. Only thing is you need to have someone available over 21 to sign for the shipment (they ship FedEx and big sticker requiring someone over 21 available at time of delivery at least in Michigan).
  19. Treyliff

    Treyliff Grand Pooh-Bah (4,654) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Have ordered around 6 times, always went well. Their shipping is cheaper than Craftshack & Craft Beer Kings as well (at least to WV).
  20. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Grand Pooh-Bah (5,806) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Thanks for the above input!
  21. TreBonez

    TreBonez Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2014 Virginia

    Nothing but positive things to say. Tried them because craft city is overpriced. (Selling helldorado for 40+ bucks. Ridiculous.) ordered the Alpine stuff from them and the Nelson had leaked. I called them to inform them of the leak and the guy instantly refunded the money without me even asking and said it should still be fine and to enjoy it. My brother in law and I have made several orders and they've all been great!
  22. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Pundit (908) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    I've visited their store a bunch of times while in SD and it's been great. Haven't experienced any old stock there. I think they get a large volume of customers so it seems like it's constantly turning over.
  23. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Pundit (888) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    getting a shipment from them tomorrow..lot of stuff they have is out of stock..but the stuff they have will get to me in a week.
  24. jws7968

    jws7968 Zealot (616) Dec 5, 2014 Illinois

    Recently ordered from BDBS and received the package yesterday. Package took a week to arrive from Fed Ex. Their website said packages may be delayed because of the attacks in Belgium, so on a normal day may be quicker??? When I opened the package, one of the beers was not included. However, before I could email them, they had already sent a refund with the explanation of why it was not sent. I would not hesitate to order from them again.
  25. SpoiledInVT

    SpoiledInVT Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2016 Vermont

  26. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Pooh-Bah (2,842) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland

    $150 for a 750 of Hommage? :astonished:
  27. Betolito

    Betolito Initiate (0) May 20, 2012 Nevada

    Sid is a pretty good honest guy. Used to go there every week when I worked downtown, but anytime I go to SD, I make it a point to stop there. The selection is incredible. I might now have to place an order since I moved!
  28. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    Very cool...too bad I live on the OPPOSITE coast!...shipping seems a little high and thank god some of these beers are showing up in SC.
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  29. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Every Place I've ordered from has that disclaimer, it sucks that no one in my house is home during the day, so I have to have the package sent to either a FedEx or UPS location (different shops use different carriers)
  30. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    I didn't think Idaho allowed this, great to see.
  31. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    You live in HAWAII, you're not allowed to complain :wink:
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  32. RogelioRodriguez

    RogelioRodriguez Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2015 California

    My favorite store is closed...I miss the rows of Cantillion and JW Lees Harvest Ale. Those were the days.
  33. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    That is the first reasonable shipping cost I have seen. I checked their prices briefly and the individual prices do not seem too inflated.
  34. IceAce

    IceAce Pooh-Bah (2,158) Jan 8, 2004 California

    I've known Sid for four years and have never heard a single complaint. The store isn't huge, but is well-run.

    Shop with confidence BA's!
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  35. Crackerbarrel

    Crackerbarrel Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2014 New York

    He's the man. I always buy twice what I planned after talking with him.
  36. spartan1979

    spartan1979 Pundit (924) Dec 29, 2005 Missouri

    I've ordered from them twice. I've been satisfied with both transactions and will order from them again.
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