badgerben (97) Saint Paul, Minnesota | September 24, 2005| Updated August 14, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
First homebrew store Iíve visited in person and I must say, itís quite a nice selection. Staff is helpful and I think they all hombrew themselves so experience is all around you. The kits seem great and there are quite a few of them. Also has a variety of wine supplies, kegging gear, books, and glassware.
tapthis (101) Baytown, Texas | April 10, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
great place to order online from. they ship your order quickly. and respond quickly to questions
sbaumhover (3) Minnesota | February 5, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
emeinz (47) Minnesota | July 13, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite hombrew store ever. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable and their kits are solid. Iím a big fan of the pro series.
Gar4016 (10) , Iowa | May 10, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
I have been brewing with their mail order stuff for years. The entire online catalog(good website by the way) is onsite as far as I could tell, and the service was excellent. I was looking for an outdated recipe of theirs and the staff was able to find it right away in their computer system. The prices are cheap and if youíre in town itís worth it to stop by.
rm0312 (9) Idaho | August 22, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ambiance is based soley on their website...very easy to search and find what youíre looking for. The forum is invaluable for rookie homebrewers like myself. The products Iíve ordered have always been sent quickly and with all items included. As I have a local homebrew store, I probably wonít use Northern Brewer for small things but I prefer their extract kits to those I can get locally.
laymansbeerfan (16) Rosemount, Minnesota | July 6, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
These guys were great when I went to purchase my first kit. I had questions that were answered completely by the staff. Very friendly and enthusiastic about helping people understand the different aspects of brewing. Will return here as soon as I need more brewing materials!
poolsk8r (2) California | October 19, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
packaging and directions are top notch. Website is very straightforward and well designed. New to homebrewing, but am a fan of Northern Brewer.
BBB63 (146) La Porte , Indiana | January 24, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Review based on mail order only: For ambiance I put the ease of use of the website and the accuracy of information. The service is good and orders shipped within 24 hours.
What I like is freshness of ingredients (they do their own malt liquid extracts), standard shipping fees and labeling of grain bags. Good kits selection and they are fresh as well.
What I do not like, some items are out of stock for a long time, lack of ordering speciality grains by the ounce, and the cost of some items.
Overall, I will continue to use them as a source for liquid extracts, liquid yeast and large orders of grains and supplies due to the flat rate shipping. One of main two on line sources for homebrew.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | September 18, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I have ordered from these guys on many occasions. They usually ship within 24 hours and have a great selection. Their prices are a little higher than Morebeer, but still affordable. My one complaint is that they tend to run out of items for long periods of time. Otherwise, a top notch online vendor of homebrewing supplies.
OhioDad (38) Hilliard, Ohio | July 28, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Well Iíve ordered twice from this place now and twice theyíve filled my order and shipped the same day!! They guarantee their yeast live and so far everytime iíve ordered it it has been. They include the yeast in their kits unlike some other shops and the customer service is second to none!! Iíll be putting lots of orders into this place for years to come!!