I renew my objection to leaving homebrew stores off the map here. I only found this place because I accidentally drove by C Mini Mart next door and was turning around in the parking lot here. This is a fairly small time homebrew shop. The prices were pretty high on most everything they had and they didnít have a lot. I guess thatís one of the major challenges that these little shops face: carrying a good selection and keeping prices reasonable. It sounds like theyíre doing what the rest of them do now, which is do online orders to stay in business. The guy that was checking out was chatting up the clerk the whole time I was there and somehow managed to spend $100 on ingredients for a single batch of beer plus a little bit of equipment (some star san and a racking cane). Jeez. Besides a quick hello by the lady at the counter there was no real service, which doesnít bother me all that much but canít be good for business. My brother was talking about trying a batch and heís just down the street so Iíd consider sending him there once for ingredients but he (or anyone else) would be better served ordering online or waiting until theyíre near another homebrew shop to buy anything.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great homebrew shop. Jade and Roberto are very friendly and helpful. The selection of equipment is not as good as some of the other larger stores, but they do well with the space they have. The ingredient selection is very good. Iíve got hops here that I havenít found at other locations. Good prices too, compared to other places.