I travelled out to Noe Valley on Sunday to visit Plumpjack wines on a tip from nja. When I walked in the door, I was so happy that I almost cried. This is the best place to buy high-end beers in the Bay Area. They carry many beers that you will never find in Nor-Cal. The selection is excellent. Although they specialize in Belgian beer, they also carry some rare British, German and Czech beers.
The man at the counter was very knowledgeable. He had tried most of the stock and his opinions were helpful. He told me that they attract customers from all over the state; a couple of months ago two guys came in from Chico and spent $700 on beer.
Thank you, nja, this was exactly what I was looking for. I would never have found it without ChowHound.
Plumpjack Wines is in Noe Valley, on 24th st., near the corner of Noe. Make sure you go to the Noe Valley location - that's where the beer is.