Main Street Homebrew Supply ( | Hillsboro, Oregon
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Main Street Homebrew Supply (
Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Homebrew Shop

23596 NW Clara Lane
Hillsboro, Oregon United States 97124 [ print map ]
503 648 4254 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 10am - 6pm Mon - Wed, 10 - 8pm thurs - fri, 10 - 6 sat, 11-3 Sun

Taps: 5 | Bottles: 500

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9 reviews for Main Street Homebrew Supply (
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  87%
 Selection  86%
 Food  10%
 Value  83%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  81%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv  (25) Portland, Oregon | November 19, 2013
Iím not a brewer yet, but oh, I want to be. The people here at Mainbrew are always helpful with their free samples of sometimes special nights, and always of their 5 beers on tap, always changing. They have a varies selection of refrigerated bottles of all styles around the store, and are willing to help me select something new to try. Theyíre knowledgeable, helpful, have always answered my questions about brewing, and I just love this place. Iím sure when I finally go to brew my first batch, this is the place Iíll go to for all my supplies. Their pub next door is soon to open with 32 taps and bar food - Iím looking forward to a successful expansion for them (and me).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Blackdogclancy  (1) , | April 28, 2013
Main Street Home brew has been our brewerís club go to for 10 years. Mr. Bertrandís comments are opposite to what we have observed over ther years. You cannot find a better selection or more customer involved store anywhere.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Bill1138  (1) Oregon | April 22, 2012
For I can raise no money by vile means. William Shakespeare I do believe that the quote by Mr. Shakespeare addresses Alex cited Feb 1, 2012 below...since I do believe he is trying to drive business away from the best brew shop on the west side ...and probably to his own that heís been nursing along...but alas, the teet must be running dry if heís resorting to negative reviews of Main Brew. Iíve been in Main Brew when it was absolutely FILLED with customers and while I was a beer-making-baby compared to the Maestros of Mead behind the counter, they took the time with ALL my questions. Yes they were busy, but never once did I feel rushed or pushed out of the way for a "larger order to fill". I saw the owner furiously helping WITH his employees; answering questions, filling orders (big and small), and recommending yeasts right and left...All the while treating EVERY customer as though their question was important, regardless of their level of brewing ability. I think the negative review is...well...a cry for attention from a lost non-native... No, I donít work at Main Brew...
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 1/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 1/20
alexbertrand  (1) , | February 2, 2012
Main Brew has a great selection of grain, yeast, equipment, and cold beer ready to drink! However, I went to this establishment to buy ingredients for a 3 gallon batch and was at one point talking to an employee about the diversity of grain and yeast, the conversation got pretty in depth, and we talked a while, roughly 20 minutes. That is until the owner or manager (donít know which, but my gut says owner) comes over and right in front of us (no discretion at all!) basically says "forget this guy, he is only buying a 3 gallon batch worth of grain and one packet of yeast... so stop talking to him. We got orders to fill" at this point the worker is clearly in trouble, hangs his head low, and gives me the cold shoulder from thereafter whereas prior we were really clicking, he was imparting vast knowledge on me, I was very grateful, and really digging Main Brew. So basically I feel that this place has great selection, great staff... but unfortunately a money hungry, letís move lots and lots of grain, but disregard community, and disregard the art of the brew type of boss. The soulless feeling of ďall that matters is the moneyĒ emanating from the owner hit me hard and has been really bothering me for weeks now. I wonít name any of the other brew shops around town but at these other places I have always felt a part of a community that appreciated the art of the brew first and was happy to make money only second. Keep Portland Weird, keep people like the boss man at Main Brew from bastardizing our diverse and vibrant brew community where we look out for each other, converse with one another, learn together, and grow together. I partly came to this city for the beer culture, years ago. It has since grown vastly which is awesome but let us please push back against those who want to rob it of its genuine worth and corporatize our beer!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ethereallight  (1) Portland, Oregon | January 6, 2012
One stop shopping for all things beer, Mead and wine? The nicest and most knowlegable staff in the country. Hard to find beers and Meads, and the best stocked and most well organized homebrew shop in Oregon. 420 plus beers (never warm) massive selection of kegs to go and growler filling...
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
authenticmead  (11) West Coast, Oregon | July 19, 2011| Updated April 21, 2012
The best homebrew supply and bottle shop on west coast, best, friendliest and most knowledgable staff in the business. 450 plus cold beers in stuck and growing. Over 100 kegs of beers to go. 5 growler taps... Note: mainstreet homebrew supply has moved from downtown hillsboro to 23596 NW Clara Lane, Hillsboro, 97124 btw the "reviewer" Alex is making a complete fabricated "review" and should be removed from this place rating.
PatriotBrew  (1) New York, | March 31, 2008
I have been brewing beer for nearly seventeen years and Kevin has taught me everything I know. He takes his time with every customer because he wants to make sure that they make the best beer possible, which is why his store can get crowded on weekends but I find his knowledge is worth the wait. If you canít wait, visit him during the week and heíll literally spend the whole day helping you perfect your beer. He has taken special orders from me, located hard to find equipment and has shipped. He truly wants me to make a great beer. His website is also key as everything I have ever needed to know can be found on it. He has a great store and I have found that his operation is key to making great beer. Great place!
adamczak  (1) Aloha, Oregon | March 31, 2007
This is the only place I will shop for my home brewing needs. Kevin has great advice and his recipes are the best. Very friendly and helpful overall, with a great selection.
BrewDad  (453) Olympia, Washington | February 24, 2006
Kevin at Mainstreet is awesoe and the store has it all. He is very helpful and friendly and you can get almost anything you need for brewing. If not he will order and is helpful in any questions. Can be a very busy place at times. Weekends are always packed. Good prices and parking out frint or back is awesome. Worth the drive. I drive 20 miles to go there and it is better by far than the shop only 6 miles away. A must go to shop.

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