Best Brew Shops

tumblr_inline_mkfu2p1Csf1qz4rgpMany brewers depend on their local home brew shop (LHBS) for fresh supplies, helpful advice, and even critiques on their latest creations.  Sure, online shops can often win on price and selection… but there is something great about being able to see/smell the different malts and ask the owner questions in person.  Sometimes just shuffling around in the shop long enough can inspire your next great recipe idea.  Also great – NO SHIPPING!  With this in mind, and some help from my friends at Reddit Homebrewing and HomeBrewTalk, I’ve compiled a list of the best LHBS’s around the country.  If you know of an awesome LHBS that belongs on this list, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.  Cheers!

**Italics below are reviews submitted by brewers via Reddit or readers of this blog.

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ALABAMA

Wish You Were Beer (WYWB) – (256) 325-9992

7407 US Highway 72, Suite G, Madison, AL 35758

Although primarily a craft beer store, the back third of the store has a good selection for the homebrewer (including liquid yeasts, hops, extract, and some speciality malts). Bulk grain can be purchased at local micros. Owner is at the store most of the time and is VERY good with customer service. The homebrew part of this store will be moved to a new location and greatly expanded by this summer (2015).


ALASKA

ARIZONA

Brew Your Own Brew – (480) 497-0011

525 East Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233

They have an amazingly vast selection, well-labeled and organized, for both novice and seasoned brewers. They stock even some of the higher end Blichmann 8 Gal. kettles and conical fermenters. The owner is a super nice guy and definitely knows his stuff. On more than one occasion I’ve brought in a recipe and showed me the ingredients (DMEs, whole grains, hops, and yeasts) that would work well or even better for the recipe. There’s a nice all-grain room in the back with a scale and crusher. Periodically they’ll have brewing classes that are always a joy to attend.


ARKANSAS

Fermentables – (501) 758-6261

3915 Crutcher Street, North Little Rock, AR 72118

The guys there were knowledgeable about everything, even answered my water chemistry questions when I had just moved to the area and didn’t know the water well. They were up to date on trends in homebrewing and were familiar with and active in the local club. They do want you to call ahead and place an order to come pick up, as they get really busy (only store in Central AR).


The Home Brewery – (479) 587-1440

455 East Township Street, Fayetteville, AR 72703

There is only one guy that works there that is great.  He is very knowledgeable and does a really good job of keeping eveyone up to date on club meetings. He offered to take my 3rd batch up to the meeting and legitimately called me back the next day to let me know what was wrong.

CALIFORNIA

Addison Homebrew Provisions – (714) 626-0265

1328 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831

Full-service homebrew shop and the only place you will get expert opinions, fair prices, and free resources.


American Homebrewing Supply – (858) 268-3024

9535 Kearny Villa Rd. #104 San Diego, CA 92126

Vance has been running his homebrew store for 30 years. He is in there 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, but even on the last hour of the last day of the week, he never loses his enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and guidance.  He can throw together fantastic recipes for any set of equipment, any style of beer, and any level of expertise, right off the top of his head. He has a very ‘K.I.S.S.’ and skeptical attitude towards brewing techniques, which I appreciate.


The Brewmeister – Folsom – (916) 985-7299

802A Reading Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Brewmeister is a great neighborhood homebrew shop with reasonable prices and plenty of great ingredients.  The staff is very friendly and they’ve always been more than willing to answer my questions and help me get the most out of my brew.


Brewtoys – (951) 352-2739

11626 Sterling Ave Ste G, Riverside, CA 92503

The owner of Brewtoys is extremely helpful. He is seriously one of the best dudes out there. The staff in general are well educated. While they are still a growing store they are my go to store in Riverside.


Culver City / Eagle Rock Home Brew Supply – 323-258-2107

4981 N. Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041 -or-

4234 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

These guys always help me come up with tasty new recipes. I love this place a lot.


Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop – (818) 884-8586

22836 Ventura Blvd Unit 2, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364

One of the oldest brew shops in the country.  Never short on selection, and very patient in dispensing advice for all brewing levels, a place to learn or learn from the best! A nestled spot in the valley with employees eager to make you the best brewer and provide the best ingredients.


Home Brew Express – (805) 955-9777

Home Brew Express, Inc 80 W. Easy St. Unit 6 Simi Valley, CA 93065

Everyone is extremely knowledgable and nice. They have everything you need to get started or to supplement your own equipment. Its a one stop shop. They also offer cheese making, wine making, and home brewing classes.


The Homebrewer  – (619) 450-6165

2911 El Cajon Blvd #2, San Diego, CA 92104

The guys here are great, friendly and always willing to look over recipes that I come up with.


J&M Brewing Supplies – (415) 883-7300

101 Roblar Drive, Novato, CA 95476

Very friendly and very knowledgable staff. Great selection and fair prices. Best in the North Bay.

These guys are great.  Ask about the beer they are brewing and they’ll let you pour yourself a sample, usually some interesting stuff! One of the owners is a retired sound engineer who has won a Grammy for several albums from the 70’s I believe. He has the Grammy on the shelf and is usually down to show it.


MoreBeer/MoreWine – (925) 771-7107

995 Detroit Ave. Unit G, Concord, CA 94518

Ingredient selection is fantastic; everything is self-service, though employees will help you find what you’re looking for. Everyone is super friendly, and they will recognize you even if you only come in sporadically. They’ll let you use their mills, and the wall of yeast is truly excellent. Building is clean, reasonably sized, and well-organized.


Murrieta HomeBrew Emporium – (951) 600-0008

38750 Sky Canyon Drive Suite A, Murrieta, CA 92563

This store in Murrieta is the first homebrew store I ever walked into. The owner, Jim, is amazing. Extremely helpful and he knows what he is doing. He has demonstrations on brewing at least once a month. If you have any doubts about brewing, go talk to Jim and pick his brain if its not busy. He will help out no problem.


NorCal Brewing Solutions – (530) 243-2337

1768 Churn Creek Road, Redding, CA 96002

Victor and Jay run this shop very well. They reach out into the community and really help out new brewers and have an amazingly well organized shop. Their online prices are some of the best in the business too.


O’Shea Brewing Co – (949) 364-4440

28142 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

This is a great shop in Orange County that I go to with my dad for brewing supplies and advice. They are very friendly and always offer tips when we are brewing. I was purchasing my first batch of their Beach Blonde recipe and the owner asked if I would like to experiment. I said sure, and he threw in a bag of chamomile to dry hop with. It came out great and I brought it over for them to try it and know they have included it in a new kit at their store.  They also know many of the brewers at other local breweries and are helpful when I want to try to make something similar to what I’ve tasted at other places like Left Coast Brewery.


Phantom Ales – (714) 630-9463

1211 N Las Brisas St, Anaheim, CA 92806

It’s a brewery, winery, and homebrew shop so you can get a pint while you shop! Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Plus they will price match anyone in California. Great people and a really good shop.


Rok House Brewing Company – (909) 981-0020

1939 West 11th Street, Upland, CA 91786

Homebrew shop and brewery under one roof.


Seven Bridges Cooperative – (831) 454-9665

325A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

They are always very helpful, to new and old Brewers alike, everything is absolutely organic (meaning it’s slightly more expensive, but the ingredients are always good), the service is great, they crush the grains for you every time and they have amazing deals on hardware.


Smoking Beaver  – (760) 742-2739

146 North Kalmia Escondido CA 92025

The owners are very friendly and always willing to answer questions. Well stocked inventory, with a great selection of grains. I live 5 minutes from 2 different brew shops, but drive 45 minutes out of my way to goto Smoking Beaver.


Stein Fillers – (562) 425-0588

4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808

I’m always amazed at there Grain, Hops, and Yeast selection. Never have I gone and they didn’t have what I wanted. They also have a great selection of parts needed, and can also get anything if they don’t have it.  The website isn’t much, but they don’t do mail order, just walk in.


Surf Brewery Homebrew Shop – (805) 644-2739

4561 Market St Suite A, Ventura, CA 93030

Friendly staff, decent selection, and brewery under one roof.


Valley Brewers – (805) 691-9159

515 4th Place, Solvang, CA 93463

Super friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff. Into to brewing classes available as well as more advanced all grain classes. Huge selection of parts, ingredients, and other supplies.


COLORADO

Bald Brewer – (303) 682-4314

651 8th Ave, Longmont, Colorado

Small local home brew store. Stocks a good selection of equipment, grains, and yeast.


Barley Haven – (303) 936-2337

1050 South Wadsworth Boulevard Lakewood, CO 80226

Friendly and helpful staff, good selection of grain, hops, yeast, and equipment.  Across the street from Caution Brewing.


Brew Hut – (303) 680-8898

15120 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014

Best brew store I have ever seen. Everything is clearly organized, labeled, clean, and most importantly in-stock. Dry Dock Brewing Company is connected to this brew shop and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. Most people in Denver know this store as the best brew shop around.

Best brew shop in the Denver area for sure, plus dry dock is basically part of it. Which is my favorite brewery in the area as well. Everybody is knowledgeable, beer meet ups, recipe of the month, great selection. I’m not sure if they still do this but they had an emergency line of sorts, where if it was after hours you could still call and they would help you with your questions. 


Grainy Days – (720) 441-3882

12445 E 39th Ave Unit 301, Denver, CO 80239

Knowledgeable and passionate owner. Excellent grains. 


Hops & Berries – (970) 493-2484

130 W. Olive Street, Unit B, Fort Collins CO 80524  -and-

1833 E. Harmony Road, Unit 16, Fort Collins, CO 80528

They always have an excellent selection of malts, hops and equipment, and have surprisingly competitive pricing with online shops. Employees are always happy to answer my questions and were very helpful when I was getting into wine and later beer. When I first started out I knew a lot less than I should have, and they were very honest in critiquing my recipes and process. I’d say that I’m a much better brewer than I used to be because of their feedback.


Quirky Homebrew Supply – (303) 457-3555

425 W 115th Ave Unit 6, Northglenn, CO 80234

Owner is an ex-pro brewer. He has the largest selection of grains and hops anywhere.  If you can find something he does not have, he will start stocking it. He beats internet pricing on almost everything. Gives back to the community — hosts local  homebrew club meetings and educational events. There are other homebrew stores in the area, but once you go here you’ll never go anywhere else. Cannot say enough good things about this store and the owner!


CONNECTICUT

Brew & Wine Hobby – (860) 528-0952

12 Cedar Street, East Hartford, CT 06108

This is one of the few shops in CT I’ve been to where everybody who works seems to *really* want to help you out, answer any questions you may have and give you tips on how to make your brews better. Their self-service grain room is terrific, great hop/yeast selection AND they offer brewing classes. Top Notch!


Maltose Express – 800.MALTOSE (Out of State) or 203.452.7332 (In CT)

246 Main St., Monroe, CT 06468

These guys know their stuff and have published several books on clone brews. You may actually know these books: Clone Brews & Beer Captured.  Plenty of kits ready to go and can you help you with any type of beer your trying to brew. Highly recommended.

This HBS is IMHO one the best out there! The staff is knowledgeable and super friendly! They have beautiful very well trained golden retrievers who are always happy to welcome the customers in!


DELAWARE

Dover Homebrew Supply – (302) 270-8466

4000 S. DuPont Highway Suite 203, Dover, DE 19901

Cliff opened this shop a couple years ago, he’s been brewing for a long long long time. He’s very passionate and knowledgable, has a great shop in Dover. He’s always getting in new products and gets super excited about every little one. He is retired Air Force as well, so you can go talk to him about that too.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

3 Stars Brewing Company – (202) 670-0333

6400 Chillum Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20011

One of the only (if not the only) homebrew shops in DC. Housed in the same building as the 3 Stars Brewing Company, so you can have a pint while picking out some grain!

FLORIDA

Brew, Bottle & Tap – (904) 375-9123

835 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073

It is a new start up I go to that has the basics and is steadily growing. The owner has some ambitious plans and I can’t wait to see how far he can go.


Brew Story – (239) 494-1923

20451 S Tamiami Trl Suite 11 Estero, Florida

Don has a large grain supply along with everything from starter kits to kegging equipment.


Brock’s Homebrew Supply – (321) 473-3846

245 East Drive, Unit 101, West Melbourne, FL 32904

They are a good shop and very nice. I never stuck around for classes or anything since I live 45 minutes away, but from what I understand, the shop was run by the two guys that started the shop and have recently started hiring more staff, not sure how many though. I especially love Roscoe the brew dog, he’s a sweetheart. 


Funky Buddha – (561) 368-4643

2621 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33431

The shop is next to the brewery, they make their own beers, it’s a great spot to hang out and there are always a number of home brewers there trading recipes and techniques. Lots of good people, casual atmosphere, all the grains, hops, and yeast you ever need.


Just Brew It – (904) 435-4767

1314 North 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

Super helpful and knowledgeable staff.  You can go in there and talk about beer with them for an hour before you even know it.  I’ve shown up with a laundry list of grain/hops/yeast, you name it, and they’ve always had everything I needed.  The Jax Beach shop is small, but to the point.  Couldn’t ask for a better LHBS!


Sanford Homebrew Shop – (407) 732-6931

115 Magnolia Ave, Sanford FL 32771

Aaron and Gary are very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They even have brewing classes at the store.


Southern Brewing and Winemaking – (813) 238-7800

4800 North Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL

Shop and microbrewery that sells its own beer right in the store. Mill your own grains in the shop. Employees crazy knowledgeable. They have an outdoor beer garden and local homebrew club brew days. Sponsored a local women learn to brew day which was pretty cool. All in all, amazing spot in Tampa!


GEORGIA

5 Points Growlers – Tap and Homebrew Shop – (706) 316-2369

3685 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30606

Friendly, knowledgeable staff willing to help you craft a recipe.  Nice selection of equipment to expand your home brewery.


Brewmasters Warehouse – (770) 973-0072

2145 Roswell Rd. Suite 320 Marietta, GA 30062

These guys are awesome!  They are super knowledgeable and very helpful.


Wine Workshop and Brew Center – (404)228-5211

627 East College Avenue, Suite-F, Decatur, GA 30030

The family that runs this homebrew shop is really nice and helpful. I took a weekend class there a while ago, and kept coming back for ingredients and good advice. Their home brewer starter/deluxe kit is great and has everything you need to start brewing except a pot and ingredients. The kit is really well thought out and all the components that come with it have been personally tested/hand-picked out by the owners. The store is nicely organized, and they have a wide selection of specialty malts, yeasts, and grains. I cannot reiterate enough how friendly and help these people are, and I highly recommend checking out their store.


HAWAII

IDAHO

Brewer’s Haven – (208) 991-4677

1795 S. Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705

Staff is super nice and always looking to help. There is a tap room, decent selection of bottles and great selection of homebrew supplies and ingredients. All the homebrew shops in the Boise area are down to earth and should be visited before buying from larger online retailers.


Home Brew Stuff – (208) 375-2559

9165 W Chinden Blvd #103, GardenCity, ID 83714

They have a great selection of products and really good prices. The stock everything from simple kits to all your kegging needs. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable about home brewing.


Nampa Brewer’s Center – (208) 468-7724

115 S. Westwood Blvd. Nampa, ID 83686

Honest and personal service with pretty good prices to boot. Great place to source local ingredients, like honey.


ILLINOIS

Brew and Grow – (773) 463-7430

3625 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL

HUGE grain selection, measure, bag and mill your grains yourself.  Very large selection.  Free parking in back.  Somewhat limited yeast selection.


Brew Camp – (773) 784-2400

4639 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

Helpful staff, great selection, semi-regular classes.  Website features “recipe builder” where you can input ingredients and quantities.  Pay for your ingredients online and pick them up at the store, all milled, and waiting for you in a bag.


Chicago Brew Werks – (815) 531-5557

14903 S Center St, Unit 107, Plainfield, IL 60544

Small business whose owners are very active in the community.  They are also members of the local brewing club P.A.L.E. where they routinely offer items for the in house raffles.  The store has an awesome selection of ingredients with bulk options for base grains all at fair prices.  Where possible they try to carry products from other small businesses like Hop Head Farms, a local hop farm and Omega Labs, a local yeast lab.  They also recently opened a brewery and have a tap room in the store.

Chicago Brew Werks has the most extensive inventory in the Chicagoland area. The prices are great and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. On top of that they run their own brewery on-site.


Home Brew Shop – (630) 377-1338

225 West Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174

These guys have some of the most knowledgeable staff in the Chicago area, and a very nice selection with great prices. I have never walked out of there without all that I need, which I cannot say about any other shop in the area.


North Shore Brewing Supply – (847) 831-0570

1480 Old Deerfield Rd., Suite 15  Highland Park, IL 60035

Great knowledgeable guys (many classes available), good selection, good prices, and always willing to share a sample or two while you chat about your latest brew day. Extra 20 min drive for me vs. another local shop and I make the trip for anything bigger than an extra air lock or a yeast I “knew” I had.


Perfect Brewing Supply – (847) 816-7055

619 E Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048

They are always improving their selection and store.  They do regular brewing classes and are enthusiastic as well.


Somethings Brewn’ – (309) 341-4118

401 E Main St. Galesburg, IL

Jim and Mary are a great resource for any local home brewer. They are always there to help and love educating anyone that has any questions. They maintain a great supply of all materials and equipment, and at a reasonable price. They also have great knowledge in wine and mead making. They are actively involved in the beer and wine making clubs in town and in the surrounding towns. We are very fortunate to have such a great supply store in town.


Windy Hill Hops Farm and Brew Shop – 312-834-HOPS

75 Hopyard Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966

Great Southern Illinois brew shop that has a good selection of grain, extracts, kits, and hops. Owned by professor and director of the Fermentation Institute at Southern Illinois University, so he KNOWS HIS STUFF.  Very helpful in discussing techniques or theory of your brewing from basic to advanced. They also grow hops on site that are for sale. Highly Recommend.


INDIANA

Great Fermentations – (888) HME-BREW

7900 E US Highway 36, Avon, IN 46123  -or-

5127 E 65th Street Indianapolis, IN 46220

They are a great homebrew shop and seem to have everything you’d need when you need it.  They have employees that are active in Reddit Homebrewing.


Hops and Harvest – (260) 918-3035

10812 Coldwater Rd. Suites 100-200, Fort Wayne, In 46845

No story, just nice people seem relaxed and enjoy talking about brewing.


IOWA

Beer Crazy – (515) 331-0587

3908 NW Urbandale Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322

Best selection of specialty beers in Central Iowa. The employees are approachable and friendly and definitely know their stuff. Grain selection and pricing is great, and they charge by the weight bought (not only by the pound like lesser shops.) They must watch equipment prices online, because everything is very competitive.  They have a good selection of everything you would ever need.  The best brew shop I’ve been to in my travels.  Wine making equipment is also available but I can’t comment on that, as I’m a beer fiend.

Has a great selection of home brewing gear and ingredients…and beer. The staff have been really helpful and knowledgeable whenever I visit. Absolutely 0 complaints.


BIY Homebrew Supply – 319-373-BEER

147 Marion Blvd #C, Marion, IA 52302  -or-

7 Hawkeye Drive, Suite 105 & 106, North Liberty, IA 52317

Very nice folks running the place; always helpful. Good stock of grains, hops and equipment.

Great selection, very helpful staff who are just as enthusiastic about your next brew as you are.


C and S Brew Supply – (515) 963-1965

315 SW Maple Street, Ste. E, Ankeny, IA 50023

Doesn’t have quiet the extensive stock as Beer Crazy.  They do; however, have all the essential equipment and a good selection of hops, yeast and grain. Grain is also charged per .01 lbs and crushing is free. Operated by the two owners, husband and wife, and they are full of knowledge and are willing to go the extra mile. They live 2 blocks from the store, and if there’s a HB emergency, they will come down and get you what you need when they are closed.


KANSAS

Brew Lab – (913) 400-2343

8004 Foster St., Overland Park, KS 66204

Great support, super friendly, always willing to help. The selection isn’t huge but very seldom do they not have what I need.  


KENTUCKY

My Old Kentucky Homebrew – 502-589-3434

361 Baxter Ave. Louisville, KY 40204

The owner and one other guy run this place, and they are both super nice and super helpful.  The selection is fantastic, and the prices are reasonable. Plenty of harder to find european grains as well as domestic.  Great yeast selection.  An awesome locally owned small business that I’m proud to support.


LOUISIANA

Brewstock – (504) 208-2788

3800 Dryades St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Great source for supplies for beer, wine, and cheese makers. Staff is always friendly, knowledgable, and easy going. If you don’t know what to brew next, they have monthly recipes and will gladly put something together for you on the spot. Great supporters of the community and a hub for all things beer related in New Orleans.  Tip– join the Buyer’s Club (it’s free) and they’ll keep an order history for you. Eventually you’ll start getting discounts if you spend a certain amount.


LA Homebrew – (225) 773-9128

Address : 7987 Pecue Lane Suite 8-H, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Very knowledgeable staff who are always willing to help, and they always seem to have everything I need in stock. If they don’t have it, they’re more than happy to get it for you if you let them know. They have brew days on Saturdays if you want to see the process and ask questions or just want to hang out. By far the best homebrew store that I have been to.  

Tons of grains in stock always has fresh liquid yeast and a huge hops selection. Owner and employees really know their stuff and host brew day every SaturdaySuper easy to order supplies online and pick up on way home. Very helpful staff.


MAINE

MARYLAND

Maryland Homebrew – (888)-BREW-NOW

6770 Oak Hall Ln. Suite #108, Columbia, MD 21045

I’ve been shopping at this (very clean and well maintained) shop for about two and a half years now. They have helped talk me through every question, problem, concern, off-flavor, and growth in both my beer brewing and wine making practices. I have yet to have any kind of problem when shopping with them, but I’m sure that they would handle it as they do with everything, with exceeding amounts of grace.

I have been shopping there for going on five years now. Great selection, great service, knowledgeable staff. Definitely doing it right.


Nepenthe Homebrew – (443) 438-4846

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 130A, Baltimore, MD 21211

Great selection of everything you need from start to finish. Friendly and knowledgeable people. In-store brewing if you don’t have equipment/space, new to the hobby, or want to brew for a party.


MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Homebrew Supply – (617) 879-9550

1378 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Knowledgeable and friendly owner, great selection, well priced ingredients kits/equipment, and beard!

First of all the store is super clean and non-cluttered. Second, he answers every question you have, big or small, and gives you honest answers about what equipment you need or don’t need, and where to go next.


Cambridge Modern Homebrewing Emporium – (617) 498-0400

2304 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

Nominating the Homebrewing Emporium in Cambridge! As a new brewer they’ve been endlessly patient with me, and have taken time away from their day to answer any of my endless multitudes of questions, make suggestions, share recipes, and even give demos. They offer demos to the public for a range of brewing styles for $10 that get given back to you as store credit.  Their prices are also pretty good, and I’ve never had any problem finding something. I routinely tease my brewing inclined friends abroad with shots of the shop and the sort of variety that they keep there.

I came here to nominate them too! I haven’t even really started brewing yet, but when I visited, they offered all the advice I wanted, and recommended some yeast (and nutrient, which I wouldn’t have even known to get) for what I was planning.

This place is great for several reasons. You can buy exactly the amount of malt you need (you weigh and package your own malt). The employees are an endless wealth of knowledge and are more than happy to help you with anything. Compared to my past LHBS experiences, the staff actually wants to help you make great beer, instead of belittling your ideas and talking down to you.


DIY Brewing Supply – (413) 459 1459

289 East St., Ludlow, MA 01056

The owner Mike Bernier is awesome. He is super knowledgeable about both wine and beer and is always willing to help out. He’s even opened the shop for me once on his day off just so I could get some supplies. Overall it’s an A+ store.


NFG Homebrew Supplies – Phone Number: (978) 840-1955

72 Summer St Leominster, MA 01453

Broad selection of ingredients for wine and beer. A little hard to find. It is on the second floor of a two family.  You go in the side door and up the stairs. They have it all except evening hours. A crap website but a good, well-stocked store.


Plymouth Homebrew Supply – (508) 746-2515

32 S. Park Ave, Plymouth, MA

Plymouth Homebrew Supply always has what I need, and the owner is super nice and extremely helpful. Pricing is competitive, and their grain room/storage and mill are awesome! The Bulk LME was awesome while I was doing extract beer. She runs a great shop. Friendly shop golden retriever too!


Strange Brew – (888)-BREWING

416 Boston Post Road East (Route 20), Marlboro, MA 01752

Great group of guys here. The store itself is huge, and it is stocked with pretty much everything you could need. Also they have a grain program that helps really lower the price per recipe if you get into it.


MICHIGAN

Adventures in Homebrewing – (313) 277-2739

23869 Van Born Road, Taylor, MI 48180

Awesome staff and a great selection. Love having them as my LHBS.


Bell’s General Store – (269) 382-5712

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.,  Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

Excellent and knowledgeable customer service. Plenty of products and equipment.  Great prices, and huge bonus for being attached to one of the best breweries in the world!


Cap N’ Cork – (586) 286-5202

16812 21 Mile Road, Macomb, MI 48044

The closest Home Brew store to me, and luckily it’s a good one. They have a great selection and make their own brew in a box, which is my go-to now since I don’t have the experience to brew my own recipes yet. The employees really know their stuff too.


Cork ‘n Cap – (517) 784-0687

904 Lansing Avenue Jackson MI 49202

Awesome customer service with a very knowledgeable staff when it comes to all forms of brewing. A good selection in the store and the ability to order in pretty much anything you want. In addition they have a great selection of wine and beer.


Hopmans Beer and Wine – (248) 674-4677

4690 West Walton Boulevard, Waterford Township, MI 48329

Very knowledgeable staff and great product selection. They even put together some of their own extract/partial mash kits. They also offer classes on brewing, wine making, and even cheese making. Got to check this place out!

Got my first kit here. They always answer my noob questions and are super friendly.


O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply – (616) 635-2088

619 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

This place is pure homebrew and fantastic at it. Their employees love what they do and they love to help. Got questions on a recipe or a gadget or even the process? Or something much more advanced? They are there for you.

This shop is awesome. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, you can email them a recipe you want which they will put together for you to pick up, and they have an excellent selection of ingredients and equipment.


Michigan Brew Supply – (989) 486-9265

126 Townsend St. Midland, MI 48640

Cool shop with knowledgeable employees and a great selection. Seems like they are adding more stock each time I stop in.


Siciliano’s Market – (616) 453-9674

2840 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

In addition to the good selection of homebrew supplies, they also have an enormous selection of craft beers.


Wine Barrel Plus – (734) 522-9463

30303 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150

Huge selection of beer, wine, cigars, brewing supplies, sausage making supplies, growing supplies.  Great guys who know their stuff.  They also host a home brewers club!


MINNESOTA

Brew and Grow – (763) 780-8191

8302 Minnesota 65, Minneapolis, MN 55432

With two home brew giants within driving distance (Northern Brewer & Midwest) I still prefer this store, they have one of the cleanest grain rooms I have ever seen. They have a great selection always find what I am looking for.


Northern Brewer – Minneapolis – (612) 843-4444

6021 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Even though NB is a known giant in the homebrew world, their local shops are great.  They have everything you could possibly need, but in a compact and easy to navigate space. It’s not overwhelming for newbies, but it doesn’t lack anything for advanced brewers either.  On top of that the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable – ready not only to answer questions about stuff in store, but ready to just chat about homebrewing in general.


MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

Apex Brew Wares – (816) 313-5039

4380 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055 (map)

Jeremy runs a great shop, and he is currently expanding ingredient selections.  I once contacted him about a problem with the crush on my grain.  He apologized, checked his mill, and fixed the issue.  He then offered me a full refund, and my next recipe on the house!  Jeremy stands behind his products and cares about his customers.  Highly recommended in the Kansas City area.


MONTANA

NEBRASKA

Kirk’s Brew – (402) 476-7414

1150 Cornhusker Highway, Lincoln, NE 68521

Small shop that has enough to keep you brewing. Owner doesn’t impress a lot with his personality but is more than pleasant.


Patriot Homebrew Supply – (402) 991-6655

2929 North 204th Street, Elkhorn, NE 68022

They’ve been open for a little over a year but by far one of the best little brew stores i’ve seen! Thanks to this group my brewing has taken flight!

Friendly, knowledgeable stuff. Space for brew-on-site. Monthly classes.


NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The HomeBrew Barn – (603) 601-2548

861 Lafayette Road #6, Hampton, NH

I’m new to brewing so this is the only shop I’ve been to, but the staff was really helpful about getting me started. Bonus points for convincing me not to buy things I wouldn’t need instead of trying to up-sell me.


Jaspers Homebrew – (603) 881-3052

522 Amherst St. Nashua, NH 03063

Very engaged, helpful staff who just want to get you brewing.


NEW JERSEY

Brew Your Own Bottle – (856) 858-6000

162 Haddon Ave Haddon Township NJ 08108.

This is a local guy from my hometown, really smart and helpful. I just started brewing and he calls every now and then to see how it is going and asks if I need any help. 


The Brewer’s Apprentice – (732) 863-9411

865 Route 33 West,  Freehold, NJ 07728

The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and offer many custom brew kits for beginners, or you can pick and choose what ingredients you want and they can source them for you. They sell top-notch equipment and will gladly answer any questions you might have. They offer brewing classes (you can brew both beer and wine on-premises guided by a pro or by yourself using their equipment). They publish their recipes online for anyone to download, which is pretty cool if you don’t live in the area. Check out the recipes here, they have some decent stuff. I came here for my second brew and got a lot of tips and pointers, and I have been going back ever since.  Occasionally, the staff will hand you a sample of a test beer they brewed on-site so you can taste while you shop, but they don’t publish any kind of schedule, it’s luck of the draw.


Cask & Kettle Homebrew – (973) 917-4340

904 Main Street, Boonton Township, NJ 07005

Joe and his staff are a great value for supplies and information to all levels of homebrewers.  Cask & Kettle offers a wide variety of grains with the option to mix and mill, the largest variety of hops and yeast in the area, and even have Brew on Premise for those wishing to try without investing in their own equipment.


Love2Brew – (888) 654-5511

1583 Livingston Avenue #2, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Great prices, comparable to all the best online stores. Ron and Mark know their stuff and take their time with everybody to make sure all questions are answered.


The Thirsty Quaker – (201) 659-2304

492 Monmouth St., Jersey City, NJ 07033

Incredible shop that is always fully stocked with everything you need. In addition to brew supplies they sell 100’s of craft brews at good prices. The staff are super knowledgable too. 


NEW MEXICO

Southwest Grape and Grain – (505) 332-BREW

2801 N Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

Very nice and knowledgeable staff.  They are very helpful for beginners and dont talk down to you.  Also, they have brew clinics at least every couple months.


NEW YORK

Arbor Wine & Beer Making Supply – (631) 277-3004

184 Islip Avenue, Islip, NY 11751

New owners have brought a welcome improvement to the shop as a whole. Great selection of beer, wine and distilling equipment and ingredients, and a very helpful staff.


Bitter and Esters – (917) 596-7261

700 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

NYC’s (and possibly NY State’s) only Brew On Premise / Homebrew shop in one. Great knowledge staff who go out of their way to create a welcoming atmosphere for homebrewers of all levels. They host a great bottle swap on the first Wednesday of every month along with lots of classes and other events.

The owners John and Doug are very friendly and helpful.  Have a wide and fresh selection of ingredients as well as the only Brew on Premise in NYS.  They also participate in a ton of community events and have an awesome monthly homebrew swap.

These guys carry a wide range of hops and yeasts and they really know their stuff. They offer great classes and lectures for new brewers and experienced brewers. They’re constantly running events and they even offer Brew On Premise. A big plus if you want to do a larger batch than your tiny NYC apartment will allow.


Brooklyn Homebrew – (718) 832-2739

164 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

My go-to LHBS; plenty of supplies, decent prices, great variety of grains available for for a reasonable price, accessible by subway, knowledgeable staff.


Half Time Beverage – (914) 341-1666

139 Hoyt Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Beer store nearly the size of a Wal-mart.  Extraordinary beer selection and a surprisingly good home brew section as well.  Basically, it’s a happy fun place for me though much less so for my wallet.


Homebrews and Handgrenades – (516) 223 9300

2378 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510

They carry just about anything and everything a home brewer needs.  Staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

The owner is super helpful and knowledgeable, has a large selection of everything you might need for your brewday.


Karp’s Hardware – (631) 261-1235

2 Larkfield Road East Northport, NY 11731

Housed in the back of a hardware store, Karp’s has a decent selection and a knowledgeable and helpful staff. Most of the necessary supplies are either on-hand or can be ordered for you, including a large selection of dry and liquid yeasts and most hops you can think of.


NORTH CAROLINA

American Brewmaster – (919) 289-4090

1008 SW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511

The new Cary location of American Brewmaster is much larger than the Raleigh location. The staff are friendly and helpful, the selection of ingredients is good. They have several rotating taps as well so you can have a beer while you shop. They share a building with Fortnight brewery so you can grab a pint there as well, and there is usually a food truck outside too.

(919) 850-0095

3021-5 Stony Brook Dr Raleigh, NC 27604

Their kits are amazing, the staff is knowledgeable, and the ingredients are awesome.


Atlantic Brew Supply – (919) 400-9087

3709 Neil Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Extremely friendly and helpful staff, even when I went in there a year ago having no clue about home brewing – they pointed me in the right direction. Great hop, yeast, grain, and equipment selection at very good prices. It also does not hurt that they are connected to one of my favorite breweries: Raleigh Brewing Company.

Friendly staff, great grain selection, fresh ingredients, spacious store.  They always have everything I need.  Bulk grain pricing is great too.  Best of all, it is connected to Raleigh Brewing Company so you can shop and then drink a couple pints, or drink a pint while shopping.


Hops and Vines – (828) 252-5275

797 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

All the staff is great. Alex, the owner, is a knowledgeable and helpful homebrewer. Great place to just hang out and learn.  Decent selection of ingredients and commercial beer and wine.  Weekly beer tastings. Monthly homebrew tastings.


Wilmington Homebrew Supply –  (910) 392-3315

824 S. Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403

John and Michelle are amazing.  There is always a nice mix of people there, and the customers are just as helpful as the staff.  They literally have everything in stock.  They also have a brewery, you like the beer they make, they’ll give you the recipe and you can make it yourself.  It’s an adult Disneyland.

The owners and employees are kind and knowledgable. Huge selection of items. You can sample beers from the attached brewery (Wilmington Brewing Company) and get the recipe to try at home.


NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

Buckeye Brewcraft – (614) 440-8854

33 N. State St. Westerville, OH, 43081

Amazing selection for homebrewing and winemaking. The staff are so helpful, if you have ANY questions they will put you on the right track!


Cleveland Brew Shop – (216) 574-2271

4146 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, in-house made brew kits, and a great selection of ingredients and supplies.


The Grape and Granary – (330) 633-7223

915 Home Avenue, Akron, OH 44310

Impressive selection of everything homebrew and very helpful staff.


Listermanns – (513) 731-1130

1621 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Great prices! Always helpful when asking questions and they have tap room!


Titgemeier’s Feed & Garden Center – (419) 243-3731

701 Western Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43609

Titgemeier’s has great prices, knowledgeable staff, and will special order things not carried. The owner supports and is active in the local homebrewing community.


The Winemaker’s Shop – (614) 263-1744

3517 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

The business is run by a mother and her two son’s, one of which brews for a local brewery.  They are extraordinarily knowledgeable and always helpful.  The store carries everything from grains to kegs as well as a wide selection of wine making supplies as well.  Just a great friendly environment.


OKLAHOMA

The Brew Shop – (405) 528-5193

3624 N. Pennsylvania Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Owner is helpful and polite.


High Gravity – (918) 461-2605

7142 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, OK 74133

Great Shop, great owners and employees. They do a lot of business through their online shop. They have it all.


Learn To Brew – (405) 793-2337

2307 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Moore, OK

Learn to Brew is way more than just a brew supply outlet. LtB’s proprietor Chris is extremely helpful regardless of whatever your skill level is. They offer regular classes for beginners and intermediate brewers (wine makers as well) and specialty events like beer pairing and tasting events.


OREGON

Brew Brothers – (971) 222-3434

2020 Northwest Aloclek Drive #107, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Voted best homebrew store in Oregon multiple times, ‘nough said.


F.H. Steinbart Co. – (503) 232-8793

234 Southeast 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Best selection I’ve come across for ingredients in Portland. 9/10 times I can get all the ingredients and equipment I need by just walking in the door. The staff is pretty knowledgeable, however some say they are too set in their ways. They also bring in local brewmasters for classes and tastings. I’d wager these guys are the center of the home-brewing scene in Portland.

They claim to be “America’s oldest homebrew supply store”. They have EVERYTHING for the homebrewer and also supply several northwest breweries.


Home Fermenter Center – 541-485-6238

123 Monroe St. Eugene OR, 97402

I’ve gone in their multiple times. They always have what I need, are super helpful, and always friendly. I’ve also communicated with them about how my brewday is going/went on twitter (@Home_Fermenter). Great grain crush, great yeast, great everything.


Mainbrew HBS, Pub and Bottle Shop – (503) 648-4254

23596 NW Clara Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Out of all the HBS in the Portland, OR area, these guys struck me as having the best advice when I was starting out. They have a great selection of grains, quality gear, and fresh hops and yeast. They also have an amazing bottle shop and pub next door with some choice and rare brews. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.


PENNSYLVANIA

Artisan Home Brew – (610) 873-4677

128 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335

Super awesome owner, not a huge shop but it has what you need to get started or to grow your supply. Minutes from West Chester, Exton area.


Home Sweet Homebrew – (215) 569-9469

2008 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Incredibly knowledgeable staff. Always able to find what I’m looking for. Started brewing less than a year ago with nothing but the help of this shop. Now I’ve got 6 beers under my belt!


Northeast Hydroponics and Homebrewing – (570) 209-7924

221 Scranton Carbondale Highway Scranton, PA  18508

Very friendly. Just started a few years ago and is building up a nice inventory. My go-to shop for “hard to find” ingredients. They always stock new hops. If they don’t have something in stock, he will order it for you and have it in a few days. Prices are fair.


Philly Homebrew Outlet – (215) 755-4556

1447 N. American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Nick and Jimmy are awesome, very knowledgable guys and always willing to help. Every time I go in there they are helping customers with their questions, and always willing to offer help and advice.  They run really cool events throughout the year as well as the Philly Homebrew Club.  If you sign up for their newsletter they will send out pretty good deals throughout the year and a handful of competitions.  There is another LHBS in center city, but PHB blows them out of the water.

I love those guys. Not only are they knowledgable and friendly as stated but they keep a stocked kegerator and are very happy to share their own brews with customers. When I lived in Philly this was my go to shop.

Nick & Jimmy are great. They taught me how to brew & have been encouraging since day 1. Every time I go in there I’m treated like an old friend. They always want us to get better and will always make sure to give your beers good constructive criticism.


South Hills Brewing – (412) 937-0773

2212 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can order stuff on their website and it will be ready for pickup the same day!


RHODE ISLAND

Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies – (401) 765-3830

403 Park Ave, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Simply a great store. As an all-grainer I appreciate their extensive inventory of malts and liquid yeast strains. The friendly and helpful owner-operator also has endless enthusiasm for beer & brewing along with great patience with all the newbies. There’s a wide compliment of house-made extract kits too along with a big supply of fittings, tubing and taps for both homebrew and commercial kegs.


SOUTH CAROLINA

Thomas Creek Brewery – (864) 605-1166

2054 Piedmont Highway, Greenville, SC 29605

The staff is awesome they are always happy to provide advice and suggestions for recipes and equipment set ups. They are in a brewery and have fantastic beer on tap. You can drink a pint while shopping for supplies, where else can you do 


SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE

All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply Co. – (615) 214-5465

924 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

All Seasons has a great selection of equipment and ingredients for all-grain or extract brewing. Their staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They also have a great rewards program for loyal customers. There is no better homebrew shop in Nashville.


Bernoulli Brew Werks – (256) 273-9766

2881 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

This store is exactly what Memphis was missing as far as a quality, easily-accessible brew shop. It’s like the folks at Bernoulli knew my complaints about the other local brew shop and fixed all of them! Open 7 days a week and open late during the weekdays so normal, working people don’t have to leave work early just to pick up their supplies. Various grains available for tasting and large hop selection. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and more than happy to answer any questions no matter how novice or advanced. Their mill is also top notch and my efficiency has improved because of it.

The whole staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.  The pricing is competitive.  It is by far the most clean and organized homebrew shop I’ve been in.  If you bring a few homebrews, they’ll be glad to sit around, taste, give you tips/feedback, or just watch some football.  They reach out to the community with fundraisers.  They organize and host a Big Brew Day in their parking lot.  Overall, just a wonderful addition to the Memphis community.

Their hours are a good compliment to the other brew store in Memphis. They have everything you could possibly need and their store is immaculately clean. All of the people that work there are very knowledgeable about beer, cider, and wine brewing. It’s great!


Midsouth Malts – (901)682-1293

741 North White Station Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Mike, and really the entire staff, is extremely knowledgable and always willing to talk shop. I have gone in there many times with a shopping list only to have Mike suggest other items that ended up saving me a ton of money, while still being able to get the job done. As a new home brewer having access to someone with that kind of knowledge is a HUGE help. I cannot recommend this place enough.


TEXAS

Austin Homebrew Supply – (512) 300-2739

9129 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

I love these guys. Quick to help and knowledgeable. Pricing is generally spot on.


Backyard Home Brewers – (832) 644-8082

802 East 1st Street, Humble, TX 77338

Good supplies, small shop, personal feel.  Guilermo and Adam are awesome!


Fine Vine Wines/Dallas Homebrew – (972) 323-7921

1500 Interstate 35E #116, Carrollton, TX 75006

Started out as a wine supply shop, but hired a beer guy and now have any grain you could possibly need.  Dry/liquid yeast.  All equipment in stock.  Fantastic prices as well!


Homebrew Headquarters – (972) 234-4411

300 N Coit Rd, Richardson, Texas

Staff here is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell they are very interested in the craft. Additionally, they’ll talk slow and clearly explain everything to us newbies. Their supply is great and prices are competitive with the online retailers. Hands down the best homebrew shop in the Dallas area.


My Brewing Solutions – (903) 576-1876

2910 Gilmer Rd., Longview, TX 75604

Very Friendly, knowledgeable, always has several brews to taste. Supplies the greater Longview, TX area.


Texas Brewing Inc. – (682) 647-1267

5200 Airport Freeway Suite B, Haltom City, TX 76117

Large store front with helpful and friendly staff.  Vast grain, hop, yeast selection, they have kegs and fill Co2 on site. Wine supplies as well. They are always willing to chat about brewing and are able to assist with most questions. Classes on most Saturdays for just starting out all the way to all grain.

Always has great stock and helpful staff.  Will answer any questions and spend the time to explain everything to a beginner or discuss anything with the more experienced.  You can order grain by the ounce and they offer free milling.


UTAH

Salt City Brew Supply – (801) 849-0955

723 E. Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, UT 84047

Helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff.  Store is well stocked and very competitively priced.  Huge grain, extract, wine, and equipment selection.  Great homebrew supply shop!!


VERMONT

VIRGINIA

Homebrew USA – (757) 459-2739

5802 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502

Friendly knowledgeable staff, huge selection, and they really give a lot back to the homebrewing community and are active in the wider craft beer community in the area.  Plenty of stainless hardware for building out systems once you go all grain, all the way up to the shiny Blichmann toys and SS Brewtech equipment.

Very helpful staff. Great inventory selection. Well designed website.


Kettles & Grains – (703) 777-2332

161 Fort Evans Rd NE, Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 20176

Great selection of everything. Laid back owners who are happy to help or happy to let you weigh out and mill your own grains. Awesome beer selection. Also, they have a really nice brewing setup in store, in case you want to go through the brewing process with them on their equipment.


Original Gravity – (804) 264-4808

6118 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228

Knowledgeable and helpful staff, relaxed friendly environment for newbies and experts alike, with a great selection of ingredients, books and gear. They recently expanded into a larger space, with a dedicated grain room which, in addition to allowing three people at a time to weigh out their grain bills on a busy day, simply smells awesome!  Also soon to be licensed as a nanobrewery, so you’ll be able to have a beer and talk beer while you buy ingredients for your beer and geek out about making beer. Beer.


Valley Homebrew – (540) 868-7616

199-1 Sulky Drive Winchester, VA 22602

The owner is very knowledgeable and helpful. When we were first starting out, he helped us with everything and didn’t pressure us into buying expensive equipment. He just pointed us to what we needed. They also have all the ingredients you could need and will answer any questions you might have.


WASHINGTON

Bader Beer and Wine Supply – (360) 750-1551

711 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661

Excellent Selection of Quality Ingredients – lots of different grains, hops and yeasts to choose from. Helpful, Friendly, Intelligent Staff. Great Selection of Equipment. I actually don’t use my LHBS I drive 40 minutes south to Bader because it is that awesome.


Homebrew Heaven – (425) 355-8865

9121 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA  98204

Great selection and a crew of good knowledgeable people. Self serve grain room and mill. They also allow the local home brew club to meet there.


Micro Homebrew – (425) 892-8425

17511 68th Avenue Northeast, Kenmore, WA

Friendly and helpful staff, clean and open. 


Mt. Si Homebrew Supply – (425) 292-9752

8032 Falls Ave, Suite A, Snoqualmie, Washington

Knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly staff. Very competitive pricing.  They have a great selection including Extract and Grain, Beer, Wine, and Cider ingredients. They offer plenty of other equipment including starter kits, Stainless Steel equipment for All Grain, BiaB materials, Kegs, co2 tanks. They offer tank exchange on site and are cheaper than other area homebrew stores.


WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN

Brew and Grow – (262) 717-0666

2246 West Bluemound Road, Waukesha, WI 53186

Large selection of grains, many of which are available in bulk.  Friendly staff.


Northern Brewer Milwaukee – 414-935-4099

1308 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214

All the great things about the online retailer except the prices on some items are lower than they are online. Plus 20% off after Packers wins helps. The staff is knowledgable and have helped me through a few issues that I’ve come across in random situations. Always approachable, very clean and fun to just wander around and talk with other homebrewers.

Staff is always super helpful – never judgmental, and they seem to have all levels of people. Depending on what sort of brewing you’re doing there is someone to grow with you.


Rite Brew – (920) 687-2533

1700 Lamers Dr., Little Chute, WI 54140

The pricing really cannot be beat.  I know Neil is a Redditor and has answered questions in on Reddit Homebrewing before.  They also have online ordering, and shipping is done in a timely manner and I get my goodies quick.


Wine and Hop Shop – (608) 257-0099

1931 Monroe St. Madison, WI 53711

The staff are super helpful and friendly. I brewed for the first time in December and they helped me put together and mill the grain bill I needed for my recipe, got me the hops and yeast, an appropriately sized fermenting bucket, and helped me load it into my car. The place smells so damn good.

This place is an institution in the Madison area.  Really helpful staff, good selection, and they always have free homebrew samples on tap.  I highly recommend it!

Great grain selection. Knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly staff. Large assortment of homebrewing and wine making hardware and supplies.


WYOMING

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