This is mostly just a place tick for the sake of a place tick. This is next door to the new Mother Earth brewery and tasting room. Coincidentally itís in the same building as the newly opened Wavelength Brewing. This isnít bad for a homebrew shop, though admittedly Iíve only been to a dozen different ones ever. What makes this one good is the fact that they have plenty of equipment to pick from in addition to ingredients. On the subject of ingredients they have plenty of those as well. Iím guessing that itís because they buy so much for the brewery and just sell the rest at the homebrew shop. Service was friendly and the prices were average. I have no need to come all the way to Vista for malt and hops with so many other homebrew shops closer to me, but itís not bad.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (161) Mission Viejo, California | January 26, 2013
Right in downtown Vista, this is a good stop. Decent beers, friendly staff, and good ambience
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly a homebrew store, but they do sell some Mother Earth merchandise (and possibly some Mother Earth bottles). Pretty decent selection of equipment and ingredients, prices were nothing out of the ordinary. Didnít interact too much with the staff, but they seemed friendly enough. Pretty convenient location, too.