cblack85 (21) Fort Mill, South Carolina | September 21, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
They have a really good selection of homebrew supplies that they seem to keep well stocked. Employees are friendly and seem to know their stuff. It is a little frustrating that most items are not priced, so you have to keep asking, or looking at their website on your phone while you shop.
I have been to this location as well as the wharehouse in Belmont, and have found the employees to be very helpful and knowledgable at both locations. Overall a very good place to get your brewing supplies...
HoosBrews (10) North Carolina | August 6, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great selection and expert knowledge. Store is more of a warehouse than a store, but that doesn’t bother me. A must for homebrewers in the Charlotte region!
tallboy2 (8) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 31, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been homebrewing for a few months now and have gotten all of my supplies from Jess at Alt Bev. Jess, as well as the rest of his staff that I’ve dealt with have been very helpful. Extract kits have produced solid results and selection is pretty varied. The biggest negative is the new location in Belmont, so think about stocking up when you go.
donrajin (47) Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina | October 9, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This is a decent homebrew store, but not overly impressive. I just picked up some kegging parts and asked a few questions. The answers to my questions were still a little vague and unanswered. Decent at best.
SynergyXJ (9) Blacksburg, Virginia | August 15, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Kits are great! Good service and knowledgeable staff. No beer here, just homebrew and wine supplies, but it is a good selection.
Ibrew2or3 (341) Tempe, Arizona | August 14, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I’ve made a couple of online orders for brew hardware and software from Alternative Beverage. The service has been very timely. They’ve answered my email questions same day. They have been very helpful and knowledgeable. Pretty good selection. Far better than what I can get locally.
tomhenderson (3) Charlotte, North Carolina | July 1, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
An outstanding homebrew shop. Now that they’ve combined forces with Homebrew Adventures (homebrew.com), they’ve got the best in retail as well as online shopping. Jess’s staff is generally knowledgeable but it varies person by person. Jess himself has been involved with homebrewing since the 1970s when Carter legalized it. He is not only an expert but also open to new ideas from his customers. His kits are mostly outstanding!
Johnjljr (2) New Jersey | April 8, 2006
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I have been shopping here, first locallly, now online, for about 15 years. The service is simply outstanding. When I messed up a batch, I called the advice line and not only got good advice but the owner also sent me a replacement package of ingredients.
ross (57) weddington, North Carolina | March 11, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
No problems with this place. This place and Homebrew Adventures iin Charlotte combined forces. Good selection and quality materials. Recommended.
malty (2) North Carolina | October 13, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
its a homebrew shop no beer sold on site ..owner jessie i think thats his name extremly knowledable on both beer and wine shop well stock for both beer &wine making.. from the simple pour water.. wait6weeks bags to the most comlex systems a masterbrewer would be proud of.. a little store off south bvd. if your in charlotte look him up... best selection of beer though... BRAWLEY’S... MALTY OUT