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Aug 24, 2011 11:48 AM

Best price for Tsingtao beer in the East Bay?

Our staff back to school party will have Chinese, so I wanted to provide Tsingtao as the beer. Does anyone in Berkeley/Oakland/Albany/Richmond carry it in decent quantities at a good price?

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  1. does that beer come in 12-packs ? for mass produced, commercial brews, Safeway runs regular specials on imported 12- packs. otherwise, you're probably going to run into a pretty standard lowest price in the places that buy and retail in huge quantities, like Safeway or Bevmo. a local brew that sometimes gets overlooked for how well suited it is for Asian foods (had it recently at the newly reopened Phnom Penh) is Anchor Steam -- probably close to Tsingtao in price and a much higher quality, fresher product.

    Phnom Penh Restaurant
    3912 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

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    1. re: moto

      Bevmo has horrible beer prices!
      Full pop retail!

      How much beer are you buying?
      Unless you are buying 10 cases its hardly worth shopping around to save a $1 a sixpack.

      Best bet:

      Oakland Chinatown.

      There are one or two markets that sell booze and beer...some of it at great prices.

      One is in a newer building on 7th or 8th near Webster, just a block or two from the Trappist.

      The front of the store faces the Bay.

      Anyone know the name?

      1. re: Mission

        Try the Asian supermarkets like 99 Ranch in Richmond.

        1. re: baron45

          Sale $2 off, 12 botltes $14, Richmond.