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Reviews by Floydster:
4.6/5 rDev -0.4%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped here on the way back out to the Inland Empire last night and this place was amazing
The owner was super cool and even picked a beer out of his own private stash for me and I was stoked to grab a bottle of Russian River Temptation
The place has twelve fridges of microbrews and imports=craziness
The first fridge is filled with 6 different Ommegangs, 7 Three Floyds, some Founders, 3 Great Lakes, 5 Victory, some Great Divide, Goose Island, and a few Russian Rivers
Next to this was most Stone brews from the past year as well as 8 different Rogues and a ton of Belgians
I got some Hop Wallop and a Gumballhead bomber to go along with my RR for about 25 bucks total
The owner gave me a free lager from Great Lakes Brewing because it was my first time there
Not the nicest area at night, but totally worth a stop
Most 3 Floyds are 15-25 for a bomber, six packs of Alpha King are 14 dollars
This place is the mecca for hard to find brews from back East
I cannot wait to get back to this place and stock up big time, the only problem is that I can expect to pay 200-300 dollars when I do this
Expensive, but everything else is pretty much perfect, not a nicer guy who is also a beer aficionado, talked to him for over an hour
Go here ASAP
09-20-2007 21:37:25 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
I visited Walnut Liquorette after reading reviews here and other sites.
I was disappointed with the selection based on reviews I read. If this place wasn't hyped up then it probably would have been a different experience for me. Virtually all, if not all beers were stored in coolers which is a good thing. They had many common craft beers you would expect from the Los Angeles distribution area. What I didn't see were the more difficult to find shelf beers that I routinely find at my other bottle shops.
The prices were a little higher than other places I shop. Since it's not that close to where I live, I have better selection at bottle shops closer to me, and the prices being higher here means I probably won't be returning.
As disappointed as I was, this is a quality liquor store that is heads and shoulders above your typical liquor stores. It just didn't live up to my expectations, again mainly due to reviews I read beforehand. I will add that I sensed something odd was happening around the time I visited the store, so I may need to re-visit the store again to see if what I experienced was just bad timing.
10-15-2013 07:04:58 | More by mrcraft
4.55/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Ive been here a few times and they have great service and a great selection. Joe knows his beer and will help you find what you need. Some of the beer is a bit over priced but yyoi can also find some great deals. If your in the area stop by and check them out
08-10-2013 01:59:32 | More by Javi_bobby
4.78/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
My parents were in SoCal and I did some research here on BA as to where (in the area they were visiting) they could stop and pick up a few things that aren't distributed in my state. They received EXCEPTIONALLY friendly and helpful service from Joe when they stopped at the Walnut Liquorette. Joe assisted them in grabbing me Victory at Sea, Pliny the Elder, Old Numbskull, Sculpin IPA and a few others.
A Dream Come True!!!
03-07-2013 14:09:51 | More by Kranin
4.86/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I was recently introduced to Walnut Liquorette. I'm new to the craft beer world and fell in love with super HOPPY beers (IPA). I was referred to Joe, and he's been real helpful on which IPAs to try. Every week, I visit Joe and ask him what new IPAs to try. He'll then recommend me a few to try.
I went from a Stone Ruination lover, to newly discovered, Avery Maharaja, Ale Works Noble Nobility, Ballast Point El Dorado, Ale Smith Yule Smith, Port Brewery Mongo, and lastly Russian River Piney the Elder. Been going there once a week for the past 2 months. I love the selection, service, and everything about Walnut Liquorette. Joe has a customer for life!
10-12-2012 03:31:15 | More by ac419
4.61/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
man where and how can i start. first thing is walnut liquorette is a world class store and the selection is outrageous, but prices are to high i saw parabola for $26.99 when regular price is $15. second joe knows his beer he has all kinds of surprises in the back if he knows you are willing to spend money joe could hook you up. make sure joe is there cause the other staff dont know that much about craft beer. they have hard to get beer here and alot to choose from. good service if joe is there and clean store.
06-26-2012 17:43:56 | More by CEDAMA
4.45/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally I made it to Walnut Liquorette, after 5 years of intentions. Most often I don't drive this direction when in LA, luckily I had business in Pasadena this time.
First off, Joe is awesome. Very friendly and helpful in every way. I told him I was from OH and he made a point of asking what breweries I couldn't get back home. Reason being he has some good stuff in back that he has no problem offering to a beer geek.
All the beers are in coolers, separated by brewery. After stopping at a number of other places I was really happy to see several selections from Russian River. Prices were average on some beers and maybe a little high on others, nothing crazy though.
Next time I'm in the area I'll be sure to stop here again (although it might be another 5 yrs).
02-08-2012 04:34:49 | More by TurdFurgison
4.39/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
I have been visiting (and patronizing) Walnut Liquorette for the past couple years and have been consistently impressed by the quality and selection.
From the outside (and, frankly, from the inside) it looks like a fairly standard, albeit a bit dingy, liquor store. The beer, however, is all very well displayed and most importantly, is all in coolers in the back.
Selection is about as good as you can ask for. Not only are the standards there (Stone, Russian River, Lost Abbey, et al.), but if you're looking for something special, theres a good possibility that Joe has it hiding in the back.
Speaking of Joe: he's awesome. Always ready to talk beer, sports or whatever. He'll answer any questions you have and will gladly make suggestions.
One one pretty big criticism is the skyrocketing prices of some beers. It's been fairly well established that the prices here are a couple dollars more than other stores, which I'm ok with. You pay for quality. But I take issue with charging $40 for Old Stock Cellar Reserve, $28 for Abyss and overall outrageous prices on other "rarer" brews. It makes it prohibitively expensive to pick these up. I will say, however, that this is more the exception and not the rule to most of the prices.
Overall, I'd say that Walnut Liquorette is one of, if not the best choices to find a consistently excellent selection of beer in the North OC/East LA area. Just check the prices before you buy!
01-19-2012 23:11:19 | More by Barchetta21
4.1/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
I have been dropping into Walnut Liquorette here and there for a while. Joe seems like a nice guy who knows his beers, for sure. My only issue with the place is the consistently rising prices. Since I am a sporadic customer, I could see just how absurd his pricing was. The minute bevmo sold out of a beer, it went up 30%. next time I went by... 60%, Next time double.
The very first time I went in, we talked for a while about how the big stores kill the little guys and the distributors will shut his little store out of good stuff. It made me want to drop in when I can and buy some beers. Recently I dropped by and couldn't help comment on how much he was selling Butte XXIII ($22)and Abyss ($26) for and he just shrugged and said "nobody's got em"
I think that about sums it up. Support local within reason.
12-16-2011 22:17:36 | More by gregmoscetti
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Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
100 out of 100 based on 47 user ratings.