This is the third iteration of this store I have been to over the last 18 or so years, back when St. Patís was the only other player in the area. It has slowly declined each time they have moved. No exception this time. Grain used to be easily accessible, and cheap. They also used to have the best sack prices around, especially when they ran the sister full sack site. The store now is very sparse on items it used to stock daily. I asked for several items but was met with the; we donít have that. Didnít even offer to get it. Oh well, all good things must come to an end I guess.
Iíve ordered from Austin Homebrew in the past, but finally got to stop by. Industrial lot space. Very large homebrew store and shipping area. Hugely expansive selection of both ingredients and equipment. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Easily one of the better homebrew stores in the country.
Short and sweet review- dropped by yesterday to get some CO2 carts filled, and was extremely impressed. Selection for homebrew supplies- if they donít have it (which I highly even doubt that), chances are they can get it for you. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff. Prices are well within reason. And itís a five minute drive from the house. Now if I only had the time to get back into homebrewing...
This is the best homebrew shop iíve been to in the country!!! OK, iíve not been to any of the other big boys. But this place is pretty cool, and the folks will spend the time you want with you... Very knowledgable... very giving with there time. Wish this was closer... wish I lived in Austin.
The staff is well-versed in brewing and happy to share info and tips. Good selection. Prices seem reasonable, especially considering the supplies are readily available and you donít have to wait/pay shipping. Theyíll have my business as long as Iím in Austin.
They have just about everything you need for a price. The experienced staff here will help you with whatever you need or direct you in your adventures in to homebrewing with advice.
They have some of the freshest supplies around also.