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154 Pierre Rd
phone: (909) 595-5412
(Place added by: koolchas on 03-25-2007)
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quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Getting to Lone Hill Liquor was a victory in itself, so I was really excited to stop in at Walnut Liquorette, which is like a Lone Hill clone. On second thought, it really is! I talked to Joe, the guy who runs the beer here, and found out this is a sister establishment to Lone Hiil. Good for me, because I can cut out 6-8 minutes of extra driving from my home.
Tons of beer to be found here; they had AleSmith Decendance, the full line of Moylan's and Marin, single bottles of seven or eight Victory products, gift sets, and too many more beers to name off. The fudge and whipped cream topping to this selection is the availability of several unavailbale brews in SoCal, which are Founders, some Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Three Floyd's, Southern Tier, and I think a couple others. When I came to the cash register to pay for my beer, Joe threw in a bottle of Great Lakes Commodore Perry for free, which was the last bottle available in stock. I gave the Selection a 5.0 for one reason: the scale doesn't go any higher.
I've had a couple bottles that were outdated still being sold, so be careful what you pick out. Other than that mild criticism, you're going to love this place.
07-11-2008 01:15:56 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped here on the way back out to the Inland Empire last night and this place was amazing
The owner was super cool and even picked a beer out of his own private stash for me and I was stoked to grab a bottle of Russian River Temptation
The place has twelve fridges of microbrews and imports=craziness
The first fridge is filled with 6 different Ommegangs, 7 Three Floyds, some Founders, 3 Great Lakes, 5 Victory, some Great Divide, Goose Island, and a few Russian Rivers
Next to this was most Stone brews from the past year as well as 8 different Rogues and a ton of Belgians
I got some Hop Wallop and a Gumballhead bomber to go along with my RR for about 25 bucks total
The owner gave me a free lager from Great Lakes Brewing because it was my first time there
Not the nicest area at night, but totally worth a stop
Most 3 Floyds are 15-25 for a bomber, six packs of Alpha King are 14 dollars
This place is the mecca for hard to find brews from back East
I cannot wait to get back to this place and stock up big time, the only problem is that I can expect to pay 200-300 dollars when I do this
Expensive, but everything else is pretty much perfect, not a nicer guy who is also a beer aficionado, talked to him for over an hour
Go here ASAP
09-20-2007 21:37:25 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Looks like a regular convenience mart from the outside. Tons of trash in the adjacent empty lot next to it.
Lots of coolers worth of beer, if I recall correctly, all, or a substantial majority of the beer is in the coolers. No help from employees. No offerings of the 'secret' beers.
Selection was decent, saw GI BCS and Mikkeller Brunch Weasel out here, easily the furthest west I've seen that stuff go. Way overpriced though at the same time.
Alpine Nelson I found there was horribly out of date. I find this place to be decent, but overrated on BA.
04-09-2011 22:17:16 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been to Lone Hill Liquor and was looking for a store of equal quality that's a little bit closer (I go to school at Cal Poly Pomona). I found this place after a search on here and figured I'd give it a shot; I was not disappointed.
Joe was very friendly and helpful, and we had a good chat.
The selection was great, and this is my main concern. The prices were very reasonable (from what I could tell), especially when you consider some of the beers that are being offered.
I'll be making frequent trips here as I live only a few miles away.
06-22-2009 05:17:14 |
More by womencantsail
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally got off my lazy ass and made the 4 mile trek to Walnut.
Its a very unassuming little place in the middle of no where. Not on a major road and hidden in a little shopping center. Once inside though, its a different story. Lots and lots of fridges full of good stuff. Basically all the same stuff that Stan has over at Lonehill Liquor but a couple less. The cool part is that they have a lot less traffic through there and so you talk to Joe and get some good info about the beer.
Good prices on all the local CA stuff and they have plenty of hard to find stuff. When I was there I saw Founders, FFF, HOTD, Jolly Pumpkin, and even a little Southern Tier. If you get lucky you can find older versions of some Stone seasonals and maybe even some older Alesmith Decadence. Theres something there for everyone. Plus cheap beer, some wine, plenty of higher end liquor, and some tobacco products.
02-16-2009 23:08:05 |
More by t0rin0
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First visited on 02/10/08. Ambiance: it's a liquor store and convenience market, an old school version of 7-11 without the steam tables, soda fountains or hot dog rollers. Service: Joe is da man. He spotted my Stone T-shirt before I was even fifteen feet inside and was very helpful and talkative. I could tell this is a guy I would love to share a few beers and afternoon with at a backyard BBQ. Selection: awesome. Worth the 25 mile drive from where I live. Lots of Dogfish Head, Great Divide and some Three Floyds were the hard-to-find-in-California highlights. Also fully stocked on Stone, Alesmith, Sierra Nevada, etc... Everything is refrigerated. Neck and neck with Lone Hill Liquor as best beer retail in the greater L.A. area.
03-10-2008 22:53:36 |
More by charlzm
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I was doing some research on BA a while back and being a recent craft beer head, I heard a lot of noise about PTE. I called everywhere in So. Cal and found out that Walnut had it. Took a drive over and sure enough he wasn't lying. Picked up 2 bottles and have been going back for hard to find things all the time. The other day went back for PTE, Damnation, West. Vitus and a Sculpin all in the cold case. Has a vast selection of single bottles and 6 packs. I had my 4 y/o with me so couldn't spend all the time in the world but I saw some wonderful things. It can be a bit pricy as some have noted but its only because he carries some great beer. I found the 3rd bottle of SN 30th Barleywine for 15.99 here, called around and found it for 9.99. So it's worth it on some items and not for others. Just be selective. Still a GREAT beer store. Joe is really the man when it comes to customer service as well.
10-24-2010 18:02:19 |
More by FosterJM
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Yet another nice bottle shop tucked away in Southern California. This is one of about 3 bottle shops I make a point to check out on my treks between the Bruery in Placentia, and my lair in Northridge, since their along the route and not out of the way, but also carry great stock.
Nearly all of my experiences there have been on a sunny Saturday afternoon, so the place always seemed clean and well lit, and not busy. I'd say about 90% of the beer is kept inside of coolers, which sprawl along the back wall, and there are about 10 or more cooler doors filled with craft beer.
While some of their prices may seem a bit high, I’m typically not going there for stuff I can get for cheaper, before a coupon at Total wine, but more for some of the great gems I’ve picked up here, since they get in some great stuff, and often sell only a few at a time, with a one bottle limit. This includes seasonals, once a year releases, and some newer once only releases. They do keep some of this stuff in the back from my experience, but you have to ask what it is your looking for in that case, and they will let you know if they have it, and the price.
I appreciate this policy here more that at some shops. At some other shops, it seems like it's about knowing the owners, and dropping lots of cash there to get access to a "cellar reserve" or something. I can understand such polices for the shops it works for, it's their shop, but it makes it hard if your not local and don't know, but still want to find great beer to drink that is hard to come by due to both batch size, and small distribution area.
In Walnut Liquorette's case, their method does not seem to be in any effort to hoard or hide stock, but rather prevent just one person from clearing out very rare limited releases, but also from those that don't really want beer to drink, but to re-sell it. Anyhow, in short, clean shop, great stock of craft beer, kept cold, and they limit purchases on the rarer stuff, so that the love is spread.
06-07-2011 19:50:44 |
More by Retsinis
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
A little jaunt up the 22/57/60, takes me to Walnut Liquorette. It's a little bit of a drive, but worth it. It is set up in a little unassuming shopping center, but once you walk in through the front door, you see the giant wall of beer and know you have come to the right place. As many have said before, this place has the elusive East coast and Midwest brews - Selections from DFH, FFF, Great Lakes, Great Divide, Founders, and Goose Island are here. In addition, they have a huge selection of U.S. micros and world beers that could rival Hi-Times, even some rarer local stuff, like Yulesmith, Bigfoot, and Celebration in the summer. The rare bombers are very expensive about $12-15, but the smaller singles are more reasonable from $2.99-$4.99. I can get most of my regular beer locally, but this is a great place to try the rare out-of-state beers that you can't get anywhere else. Great selection, this is LoneHill South, and only 25 miles from my house. Oustanding. Plus, the drive up the 57 is fun, you can see Angel Stadium from the freeway, a nice bonus.
07-10-2007 20:54:47 |
More by Halcyondays
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