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4935 McConnell Ave
phone: (310) 306-2822
(Place added by: insomnboy)
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| Reviews: 38
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have to start with the fact that I've never had a bad beer from this establishment. It is mainly a wine/soda warehouse. On weekends they have samplings of soda in the front of the building, they have some really wild soda's. I sampled a few and some of them stung my palate into remission.
Huge selection of brews. The usual domestic macro's bud, miller, coors, and some imported macro's, corona, pacifico, heinekin, etc.
Some hard to find imports including some beers from tawain, south korea, china. If you look hard enough you will find beers from all over the world. You really do have to look around the entire beer selection as it can stretch into the next aisle when they are fully stocked. The only downside is in the quality department because there are no coolers for the beer and if there is A/C they don't use it too often as its usually on the hot side. With that being said I haven't had a truly bad bottle of beer so in my book it hasn't been an issue.
Full selection of belgium imports consisting of the usuals and some hard to finds. Fullers vintage 2005 was on sale!
Micros from all the locals that distribute. Moylan's, Marin, Stone, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Alesmith, Pizza port etc etc....the list goes on and on and on. Avery, North Coast, Russian River. Don't forget to ask management whats new coming their way. They will give you the rundown and even the day he expects it so you can get it fresh.
Large parking lot is condusive, especially on the weekends. You will not be dissapointed. Even the veteran BA's would enjoy this venture.
Edit: Nov 1 2006. Making friends with the Rick is a good idea. He has ordered many brews that I made him aware of and he's happy to do it.
10-23-2005 18:22:03 |
More by DogFood11
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Oh man, a review already mentioned this, but this place is the proverbial "kid in a candy store". Just go to the website and take a look at the selection. I mean, they have a lot of beers.
It has the usual california fare: Stone, Sierra Nevada, Bear Repub, and some alesmith, plus a few Rogues (Shakespeare Stout) plus beers from around the world including Chiamays, La Fin Du Monde, Duvel, Paulaner, St. Bernardus. As you can see its got some really great stuff.
The thing I don't like is that it's a Warhouse (they weren't kidding) so nothing is refridgerated. So therefore you can't really be sure of any freshness because quite simply, they have so much stuff. So be wary of some of those bottles. But getting past that, it truly is a wonderful place and one of my favorite places to be. If you live anywhere near the area, check this place out.
03-31-2005 00:16:13 |
More by shalowlou
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
Coming from northern california, this is a great beer store tucked away in a warehouse mini-mall. I should say that this is a great liquor store since they seem to stock tons of wine, hard liquor and sodas. On my recent haul I picked up Stone Imperial, the summer Yulesmith, Three Philosophers, Avery: Milk stout, IPA, Belgian white, Petrus aged pale, and Merz Rauchbier. Now I know where the Stone Imperial bottleneck is. They also had the alesmith barley wine and horny devil but no speedway. This is a great store to pick up some rare ales and always find stuff that I can't find even in northern cali. Oh yeah, the prices - excellent. Stone IS was $3.99, yulesmith $4.49, and three philosophers was $6.66. I went to the wine warehouse next and I'm glad I did. Service was average since they left me alone which is what I like.
07-12-2004 16:36:38 |
More by lou91
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A large un-decorated space that sells all kinds of liquor. A great selection of spirits and wines. It has a humidor and they sell all types of glasses. They have large grocery style shopping carts so be careful. A person could spend quite a few dollars here with a cart that large.
The beer selection is very nice. A large selection of California beers and some offerings from a few other states. Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Pennsylvania and others. The import selection is well stocked. Australia is included, Canada is well represented and a nice supply of English and German beers. They also have plenty of Belgians and beers from many other countries.
The service is okay. Nobody really offers any help. If you ask they will try their best. The prices are better than many other places that sell the beers we are all looking for and this place probably has the best selection on the west side of Los Angeles. The Wine House comes close but they are unpredictable lately. Their selection seems to be dwindling.
BW is tucked away in a mini mall whrere no one would think a mini mall would exist. Be sure to check the maps on how to get there.
09-22-2003 23:18:48 |
More by Rumrunner
District of Columbia
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
The Beverage Warehouse, henceforth BW, probably boasts the largest beer selection of any liquor store on the Westside. That said, said variety is not actually that great -- I would estimate it at a 150 or so (a solid portion of it typical macro stuff) -- nor that unique. Most offerings are easily found at nearby venues (e.g. the Wine House, Whole Foods or Bristol Farms) and at fairly comparable rates (but note below). The usual California brews/breweries (Stone, AleSmith, SN, Anchor, Moylan's, Bear Republic, etc.) are well attested and reasonably priced -- and there is an ok to decent smattering of German fare (Ayinger, Paulaner, Allgäuer) -- but "extra-Californian" domestics are few and far between (a few Rogues, some Victory, DFH and Ommegang) and the Belgian selection is a whit inferior to that found in, say, the Wine House or even the more recently constructed Whole Foods stores. (Great draw of Unibroue products, though). Where BW does make a niche for itself is probably with its Baltic porters (only Saku and Okocim), a style not othwerise found on the Westside, as far as I've been able to make out. Pricing, on the whole, is fair, with a good number of bombers coming in anywhere from $.20 to $.30 cheaper than elsewhere, six packs $.50 to $1.00.
08-13-2003 03:20:49 |
More by Mustard
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Wow! I used to live about one mile from this place and didn't know it existed. It's almost worth moving back. In a somewhat run-down commercial park, it doesn't look like much from the outside. What's inside more than makes up for the exterior. This place has everything: wine, cigars, distilled spirits, oh and beer, beer, beer. In addition to the stuff that's pretty easy to find in these parts (e.g., Stone and Alesmith), BW has a good selection of beers I've seen nowhere else in southern California. I finally tracked down Victory Old Horizontal at BW. The prices are good and the service is friendly. Thanks to BA lupulin for pointing me in the right direction.
05-14-2003 16:17:19 |
More by mickeymac
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
good selection, ranging from swill to great. my local store with good selections of imports and micros. the beer buyer, rick deyo was super helpful and very interested in what i thought of certain beers. he was definately looking to see what he didn't have that he thought would sell in the area. i asked how stone and alesmith was doing, he said very good, i suggested a few and he said he would do his best to get them in. so it is good now, but i can't wait to see what it's going to have in the coming future.
01-17-2003 01:18:19 |
More by Myk
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
A veritable "kid in a candy store" kind of place for beer lovers.
They have everything and at very reasonable prices. Beers I read about here on BeerAdvocate that I wanted to try I found at Beverage Warehouse (Arrogant Bastard and Hop Rod bombers fer instance). If you live in West Los Angeles and want to find the best selection of beers, you cannot go wrong at Beverage Warehouse. My only gripe? Most of the beer is room temp. so you have to wait while your tasty purchases chill in the fridge. Unless you're getting a keg, those are always nicely chilled. Probably the best keg prices around the area, got a half barrel of Anchor Steam for $125 there last year.
08-30-2002 11:20:57 |
More by insomnboy
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