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Good Places to Buy Beer in Alameda, CA

By William Brand
Saturday, July 8th, 2006 at 11:55 am in Uncategorized.

Here’s an update to our San Francisco Bay Area list of stores with a good stock of beer. A reader suggests the following in Alameda:


South Shore Liquors, (510) 521-7254, 549 South Shore Center West, Alameda, CA 94501. A reader reports this store has the best beer stock in Alameda, Several beer coolers with a wide selection.

Encinal Market, (510) 522-7171, 3211 Encinal Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. A reader reports the market has a good stock of California craft beer, plus Belgians and English beer. Also, he says, the store has the best butcher shop in Alameda (Joe Scalise Jr. and Sons).

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