Looking For a Bottle shop in Modesto or Surrounding Area

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by No1Smitty, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    I am wondering if I am missing a great bottle shop within my town. I usually have to harvest my finds at bevmo in town. Or if I can drive to Tracy to Pete's or Perry's in Livermore. What something more sustainable. Can anyone give me a tip ?
     
  2. Shackman

    Shackman Dec 19, 2006 California

    I'm sure you already figured this out but Stanislaus County might have the worst beer distribution in the state. I usually have to go with BevMo for the standards and wait for a Bay Area trip to hit Perry's or Pete's. You've also probably realized that Perry's usually runs a bit more expensive while Pete's doesn't seem to have much of a markup (the exception here would be Pliny which seems to be consistent at both places). I have had some luck from time to time at Liquor Locker on Standiford and Prescott. Not a crazy selection but they do get some one-offs. For instance they got a couple cases of the Ruination 10th Anniversary. I think they have Lagunitas Sucks there right now but I didn't see any Bigfoot when I was in last Thur.
     
  3. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    Hey Shackman. That's what I had kinda figured. I really have just those spots ,but was wondering if I was missing something. I can't justify driving 60 plus miles to maybe get one bottle of a rare if at all. If it was for sure that would be a different story. :)

    Finding a anything close to Modesto is like spinning my wheels. Lol !
     
  4. Shackman

    Shackman Dec 19, 2006 California

    Well lately it has been hard to find a better deal then growlers at Dust Bowl in Turlock. They're actually doing some exciting things there and with most beers only available at the brewery I find myself making growler runs more and more. Food is very good, too.
     
  5. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    Shh ! We'll keep dustbowl our little secret. All these other areas have theirs ;)
     
  6. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    In Tracy and Livermore we already know about Dust Bowl. And I personally love it. But if there's ever anything rare that I can get multiples of and you can't make the drive, I have no problem muling for you if I can grab it. I'm in Livermore for work but live in Tracy. That way you will only have to make the drive if its a certainty that you get the bottle.
     
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  7. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    That is awesome Johnny !
     
  8. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    Had I known before that you were close I would've got you a BA Bigfoot at cost. Unfortunately the ones I have are all accounted for already. :/
     
  9. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    Np. I have got some goodies coming from Michigan today. Maybe we could trade something else? I'll let you know.
     
  10. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    You do bottle shares? I'm always up for sharing my bottles with others.
     
  11. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    Are you talking about a group getting together or just a couple people? I'm down, just not sure how its done in the area.
     
  12. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    Either or. I've never seen a tasting in the Central Valley. But if we can set something up, it'd be awesome
     
  13. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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  14. Alincider

    Alincider Jan 29, 2013

    Does anyone know of a brew supply store near Lancaster? I have been searching the web and the nearest I can find is Santa Clarita. I'm finding it hard to believe that the Antelope Valley or Acton doesn't have one.
     
  15. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    Like home brewing?
     
  16. sloelco

    sloelco Dec 25, 2012 California

    Hey guys,

    Used to live in Modesto and still am in town often. I found Sprouts Market at Briggsmore and McHenry to have a pretty good selection. Not mind blowing and might be pretty similar to Bevmo though.
     
  17. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Sprouts is decent for the town. Bevmo definitely has more though. What are your options like now?
     
  18. sloelco

    sloelco Dec 25, 2012 California

    I live about 45 minutes east of Fresno in Oakhurst. Really limited options here, basically one decent shop. Getting the Boulevard beers and Lagunitas Sucks were pretty suprising.

    Fresno has a 3 beer spots with Eureka Burger, The Yardhouse, and Spokeasy.

    What keeps me sane is that I drive all over for work. I cover a territory from Stockton to Bakersfield including the foothills. I also frequently go to Mammoth and other destinations on the 395 corridor and over to Monterrey and San Luis Obispo. it allows me to seek out some good finds.

    I frequently pick up beers from Kern River, Alesmith, Hair of the Dog and some others. I'd be interested in a bottle share if one comes together.
     
  19. Alincider

    Alincider Jan 29, 2013

    Yes, for home brew. I have been searching the net and all I can find is a place in Santa Clarita. Hoping for a place closer to home. Maybe someone can recommend and online store that is close by so shipping will be quick and cheap.
     
  20. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    I think there was another topic in this specific forum but there's a shop opening soon in Lancaster for homebrew. Don't know the name but Im sure I read it on this forum
     
  21. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    There is a Modesto home brew "store". I drove by it and frankly it is in one of the worst parts of town. And ran out of an apartment complex? Needless to say I kept driving.
     
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    They are home brewing like Walter and Jesse.
     
  23. digitalbullet

    digitalbullet Jul 15, 2008 California

    If you mean barley and wine it's actually pretty good homebrew shop. Little more expensive than more beer, but you are not paying for shipping.
     
  24. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
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    No Trust me it's not barley and wine. It is in an apartment complex off of Carver. Called Modesto home brew
     
  25. digitalbullet

    digitalbullet Jul 15, 2008 California

  26. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    That is a homemade sign that they must of painted. I don't have a clue as to where to go. And don't feel like going and knocking on people's doors to see if they are the brewstore.
     
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