jessilea (12) edinboro, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2011
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 1/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 7/20
i’ve tried this place twice, and was very unimpressed both times. the first time was two years ago when i bought my equipment kit. One problem is that everything is behind a counter so you can’t really look at it and compare prices without the owner (who is usually behind the counter) going and grabbing everything for you to look at. I found that to be a major downfall. The other major downfall was the owner’s response to a few questions i had as a new owner of an equipment kit. all i could get were impatient, short, basically one word answers that were extremely uninformative, and even when i let him know i was interested in spending more money if he had suggestions, he had none to give me.
I went back a year later for a emergency ingredient we had forgotten at our regular homebrew shop. I went in and saw something that interested me, but when i tried to ask about it, once again he was very impatient and uninformative.
I especially don’t suggest this place for a new homebrewer who may have questions, or might not realize what "toys" may be out that make brewing easier or more fun. If you’ve been brewing a while, know exactly what you want, and don’t have an urge to look around, then bierhaus should be sufficient to your needs.