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6307 Platt Ave
phone: (818) 887-9463
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quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Last stop before going back home tonight, another big place, lots of beer fridges in the back, some decent glassware too, immediately found two things I have been looking for, they were Fish Tale's Poseidon Stout and Leviathan Barleywine, each was $4.49 per twelve ounce bottle, they also had four different Hair of the Dog brews that were fairly prices, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale for four bucks, lots of Rodenbach Grand Cru for $9.99 per 750 ml bottle, this stuff is getting hard to find in the Southern California area, other things consisted of Port stuff, Stone, Floris Apple, Unibroue brews, Rubcion, Allagash, Flying Dog, and many more, probably close to five hundred different bottles, big place, was looking for that banana lambic the previous reviewer mentioned but unfortunately came up empty handed, guy at register was nice but did not know much and was trying to sell me other things I was not interested in, will go back to this place if around here, cool stop!
07-24-2008 04:55:17 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Green Jug is a great bottle shop in the Valley. I stopped by yesterday to check it out again after coming 2 or 3 times in the past. They sell a wide variety of liquor, but the beer is in the back of the store and almost all of it is in coolers. They have a great selection of beer from around the US and from other countries. Some harder to find stuff was available as well (50/50 Eclipse, Fantome). Service was average but that really doesn't matter to me when they have a selection like they do. Overall, this is a great store and I would come here more often if it wasn't so far away.
03-25-2012 00:55:04 |
More by UCLABrewN84
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Right around the corner from my local Homebrew store of choice.
I agree with the mac that the prices can be a bit much at this establishment, but this really is a good one stop shopping experience for all you need. Beers are always reasonably fresh and they carry the major names you'd think of in micros and imports available here in LA. Sometimes they make arbitrary decisions. (eg. I know at least 5 people who asked if they were going to get any Unibroue Ephemere, but they would only get it for private sale to the purchaser in a case lot. Yet Unibroue Terrible was on the shelfs faster than anywhere else in LA).
11-27-2003 18:46:39 |
More by drewbage
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I used to live in Woodland Hills and this was my primary liquor store.
They are fairly near the BJ's in Woodland Hills and the Maltose Falcons hangout, but, as others have noted, they have a only a good (not mind-blowing) selection. They do occasionally have something off the beaten path, like a Chapeau Banana Lambic (I had consumed at a beer tasting and found myself wanting another bottle).
They had a decent little walk-in humidor last time I was in, but I cannot vouch that it is still there.
So, not worth going out of your way for, but, if you live in the San Fernando Valley, this should be your first stop.
03-17-2008 19:34:27 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Green Jug is about 25 mintutes from me, so I do not get out there too often. However, their service is exceptional for a bottle shop. Why? Rare limited releases. If they know, or are pretty confident they will be getting a case or two of something, and you call and ask, they will put you on a list...a legitimate list. They are not just B.S. Case and point, Abyss 2010. It was way overdue in the SFV, and they called me two months after the release when they finally got some in. Second time, more recently, Abacus. I called if they had any, and they said yes, but what they had was reserved, but they would add me on a list for their next shipment. Same day, a few hours later, they called me back saying they had two bottles free up! Needless to say, I was there that evening, gave them my name, and they brought the two bottles up. Great service, honest, professional, and fair.
The store itself is well stocked for it's size, like a mini total wines. They do tasting events there as well, but I not yet had a chance to attend one. Have picked up some great seasonal, and other limited beers off the shelf here as well, such as Eclipse Evan Williams for example. One of the few gems in the SFV.
03-23-2011 00:10:44 |
More by Retsinis
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
[04-16-2011 edit] I have to update this score to reflect how this place keeps getting better. They get tons of stuff from RR (literally everything they bottle), Sculpin now (first in the valley to carry it), they had Eclipse back in December (picked up Elijah Craig 2009, Heaven Hill 2009, and Evan Walker 2010), and just keep getting more and more special stuff as time goes on. I have gotten to know the staff pretty well and they are always just insanely friendly. I am going to miss this store when I move back to Chicago at the end of May. A definite place to stop if you are around area.
Started coming here a couple of months ago. Before this I only really went to one other beer store around the area so it was nice to find another close by. In the few short months I have been going to Green Jug their selection has improved quite a bit. They have some decent hard to find beers, along with the other staples one would expect. As of yesterday they still had plenty of Parabola, Cotton, some RR brews, etc. They just got in a few new JP beers also. Essentially, if there is a good beer the distributer has, Green Jug will get it. Matt, the beer guy, is extremely helpful and will give me updates on when certain beers are in stock. I am yet to go to a tasting (was suppose to go this Friday but it looks like I may miss it) but I look forward to going to them in the future. A good beer store (that also has plenty of other types of alcohol).
06-23-2010 20:43:13 |
More by SpdKilz
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Interesting architectural building with a stone facade, huge dark windows, tiny porthole windows, a marquis (sp?) listing some notables.
It's not a huge place, but the inside is spaced well and not crowded even though they carry a sizeable selection of beer, wine, hard liquor and soda.
Their beer selection was decent if not mind blowing. There was a cooler of Belgiums and German beers, about 2 or 3 coolers for American craft with English ales mixed in. About 2 coolers had six-packs of Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Firestone, Stone and Rogue. There were also a few coolers of macros in cases and six-packs. The prices were uniformly on the low side. 22s of Chimay for $5-$6, Alesmith and Bear Republic for under $3, for example.
Although I didn't need any help, all of the employees were very welcoming and friendly.
If you're in the west part of the San Fernando Valley this is a decent place to check out.
05-20-2006 23:16:51 |
More by JayTheFinn
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
This place has expanded their craft beer section and definitely stepped their game up in terms of quality over the last year. They hold good tastings and strive to get the highest quality craft beers that So. Cal has to offer. It is now one of my go to stores. Good job Green Jug!
Original Review 02-09-10
I went in here on a Tue. night, there was nobody in there at the time. It basically looks like a Bevmo, only half the size, and with Green shelves rather than Red.
All the beer is in the coolers to the back, they have an ok selection including Stone, DFH, some RR, etc. also a decent selection of Belgians.
The thing that really made it stand out to me over Bevmo is the option to break up 6'ers for a mixed 6 pack. It appears nobody before me was aware of this because none of the 6 packs had missing bottles, I double checked their policy with the clerk and went at it. All bottles are priced separately for the mixed 6. Some of the beers don't have single bottle SKU's in the computer so they won't let you break those ones out.
Prices seemed in line or better than most other places, I will be back when i'm passing by, but the lack of a great selection will keep me from going out of my way to come here.
02-09-2010 22:28:42 |
More by tjensen3618
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Green Jug is a full-service liquor store in a clean and modern facility. In addition to a terrific selection of spirits, wine, and cigars, the beer selection is among the best in the San Fernando Valley. Green Jug stocks the full range from Alesmith, Stone, and Bear Republic, as well as more difficult to find domestics like Dogfish Head. They've also got a nice selection of Belgian, English, and German beers. The shop has a resident experts on beer and wine for the curious. The prices tend to be a bit high, but that's the only (minor) gripe I have.
02-24-2003 21:07:59 |
More by mickeymac
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Green Jug is a good unpretentious local alternative to BevMo and other wine/liquor store chains. While primarily a well priced and well stocked spirit shop (lots of high end bourbon, rye, scotch, tequila etc), they have a decent selection of wine and beer as well.
The walls towards the back are lined with refrigerators, about half of which are loaded up with beer (the other half with soda, mixers, cider, perry, etc). In the very back fridge, you'll find 40s of malt liquor, 24-packs of BMC, etc - and as you walk towards the front of the store, the selection quality improves with each fridge - going from 4 and 6 packs of mostly California beers (Firestone Walker, North Coast, Stone, etc) to 4 and 6 packs of out of state craft beer (e.g. Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues) to single bottles of California beers (e.g. Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Marin, Mission, Bootlegger's, Moylan's, Green Flash, Russian River, Stone, etc) to single bottles of out of state craft beer (e.g. Avery, Hair of the Dog, etc.) before finally hitting the imports which range from novelty selections from Tibet, India, and China to a decent selection of English, German, and Belgian beers (e.g. Corsendonk, Kwak, Trappistes Rochefort). On the ends of the nearby aisles there are also temporary displays of single bottles (including some that should have been in the fridge - which is annoying since the fridge has bottles that don't really require refrigeration), and seasonal offerings. They also have a small but decent glassware selection ranging from Chang mugs to Delerium Noel tulips to Cali pint glasses.
The staff is friendly and fairly helpful, though far from being enthusiastic experts about anything in the store.
Worth stopping in if you are in the area, but not worth going out of your way for unless you are looking for some harder to find spirits.
01-03-2010 01:53:41 |
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