One of my favorite places now is a small place just outside of San Diego called Rip Current. One of their newer ones Vanilla Storm is one of the best stouts i've had. My favorite beer at the moment however is Old Chub Scotch Ale from Oskar Blues, can't go wrong with it.
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Ok, I've just visited beer drinker's heaven. Half Time Beverage on Hoyt Ave in Mamaroneck. The link to their website is a couple of posts above. This is the largest beer distributor in the world, they have a 150 foot walk in cooler, they have beer clubs that they will ship to your home. The place was amazing though somewhat overwhelming. Aisles upon aisles of craft beer, domestic and imported. Multiple beers on tap from which you could fill a growler. Descriptions next to each beer, and a friendly helpful staff. As we were finishing up our cart filling, my son was with me snapping pics away on his phone, a young guy asked if he could help and I asked to see the glassware aisle. He walked us there and said it was with him. I assumed this to mean he was in charge of that department when it turns out he was in fact an owner. He gave us free glasses and t-shirts and a behind-the-scenes tour.
All in all a fun place I can't recommend high enough...the tough part now is deciding on whether to try the Leg Hummper IPA or Monty Pythons Holy Ale first lol.