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Beer Selection at El Segundo Whole foods

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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.

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  1. Good to know, my husband LOVES a good IPA. So, how does the Stone 13th & Self-righteous compare to their green label IPA? Even tho I don't live in the area, when the kids are in school, I would gladly drive down there, I love surprising him with new IPAs he hasn't had. TIA!

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    1. re: Phurstluv

      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)

      1. re: theboatmanscall

        Thanks for the info. I will pass it on to my brewmaster!!

      2. re: Phurstluv

        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.

        1. re: carter

          Really?? Never been there, may have to make a special trip. Thanks for the info, the hubby will appreciate it for sure!

          PS _ Remember who makes Wild Devil??