Beer Selection at El Segundo Whole foods
I was pretty impressed by the beer selection in a special display by the fish counter at the El Segundo Whole Foods (checked the 3rd and Fairfax location, and they didn't have the same display).
I picked up the Pliney the Elder from Russian River (sold at many of the whole foods locations), the Stone 13th anniversary ale and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (aka Stone 11th anniversary ale).
As a fan of IPAs and Arrogant Bastard, these are a godsend.
I have never seen the self-righteous ale in any local stores nor some of the other stone offerings like the cal-belgique.
I also just noticed that a bev-mo opened up down the street on Rosecrans, so I will have plenty of options to get my drink on.
The Stone bottles are closer to an arrogant bastard or a double IPA than a true IPA. High alcohol content, very hoppy, but also very balanced with malt. Both are dark in color and very creamy. I'd prefer the Self-Righteous if I had to choose one, but the 13th anniversary is limited edition. A similar beer to these is the Alesmith Yulesmith (either july or december variant)
Find Wild Devil if you can. Had it at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, and can't get the taste out of my mind/mouth. Went back for it a second time last week, and am ready to go yet again. For a wide selection, also look at Bevmo, which I generally abhor, yet their beer selection is better than it should be, unlike nearly everything else in the place.