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Beer Available At Blockader Homebrew Supply (arranged by most recent)
Hoppstir (1) Georgia | January 27, 2014
20 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
BREWERS BEWAREI first went here to start homebrewing, the owner seemed to genuinely care about customer satisfaction as he was helpful and gave plenty of advice. Well....I went back for my second brew supplies and he was very short and rude as if he was having a very bad day so I purchased the ingredients and went about my business. So I went back today for ingredients for my third brew. Evan was short and absolutely disrespectful again but this time I asked to sample one of his IPAs with Spruce and he looked me straight in the eye and said "NO!, didnít have time for that". To my surprise he grabbed a glass and poured him one instead! The guy behind the counter is very kind and helpful and felt bad but I wonít give this guy any of my money ever even if my love for beer depended on it. No thanks, you guys should do yourself a favor and find a nicer place to buy your supplies.
calgone (1) Athens, Georgia | April 25, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Blockader is great. The store is very sparsely decorated, as a brew shop should be. Justin is very helpful, offering advice and shortcuts to save a little money. Heíll taste your brews if you think something is a little wrong and will tell you how to improve it. Sometimes he is a little short on ingredients or equipment.
bootlegsbandit (2) Athens, Georgia | February 21, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Blockader has recently moved and its definitely for the better. The service remains top notch but the location is more attractive, better organized, and easier to find. the owner is rather eccentric so donít be surprised to hear communist rap and see anarchist propaganda in the store, but he is also the most helpful and knowledgeable person i have ever encountered at a brewshop. i hope the move works out for Blockader and they continue to keep our thirsty town brewing.
chumbucket (1) | June 14, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Iím happy have Blockader in Athens. I was a big bummer to lose Normal Brew Shop. As stated in previous reviews, Justin is very helpful and pleasant to talk to. Iíve been happy with the selection most the time. I often have to make substitutions for my recipe because he is either out of what I need, or has never heard of what I need. Justin ALWAYS takes time to look up the sometimes obscure things I ask for and helps me make an informed decision about what the sub should be. Overall, a great LHBS!
jimevans2000 (1) | May 10, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great place, great attitude, great service, very knowledgeable. Fantastic to have it in Athens!
beerist (10) Athens, Georgia | April 19, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Ahhh, Blockader. I could go spend hours and thousands of dollars in here now that my homebrewing addiction has taken full hold of me (wait I already have...). They have pretty much everything that youíd expect in a homebrew store with the exception of a few odds and ends. The selection is pretty good, but heís occasionally out of certain things. What Blockader occasionally lacks in selection it more than makes up for in service, however. This is like the direct opposite of everything that WalMart is. Justin, the "proprietor" is a super nice guy and is really helpful, not just to me, but to anyone who walks in the door. Heís totally willing to help out with any questions and will help you put together the kind of beer and/or wine that you want. Prices are really quite reasonable when you consider the quality of service that you get. You can probably find most everything 5% cheaper online, but you wonít get near the service that youíll get here locally. Definitely worth a visit if youíre in Athens or the surrounding area. Itís refreshing to see an emphasis on service and customer satisfaction.
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