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Bev Art Brewer & Winemaker Supply

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Bev Art Brewer & Winemaker SupplyBev Art Brewer & Winemaker Supply

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
[ Homebrew Store ]

10033 S Western Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60643-1925
United States
phone: (773) 233-7579

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Photo of Inglewood
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Inglewood, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of birdsellam
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

birdsellam, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of ChicagoNick
4/5  rDev -3.4%

ChicagoNick, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.72/5  rDev +14%

A tiny space but the service makes up for it. All ingredients one will need to brew can be bought here. Some gear might not be able to be purchased, but basic gear such as fermenters, air locks, caps, etc. They make their own mead too and it's very good!

NewGlarusFan, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Agold
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%

I've been to this place a few times now, usually just picking stuff up for a recipe. When you walk in, the store is a little cramped. The space is full of a bunch of different odds and ends, seeming to have almost one of everything I could possibly need. The man who I have seen up front each time I have been there (I forget his name) is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and has been great when they were missing a hop variety suggesting replacements. Great guy and a great store. I would much rather go here than the one up north. Love this place.

Agold, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of dcsoke
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%

Great home brew shop and wine making supply store. This small shop has been in the southside Chicago's Beverly neighborhood for a few years now. They hold classes, sell equipment, ingredients, and offer plenty of free advice for the newbies and experienced brewers too. They have everything you could need to do extract, partial mash, or all-grain brewing with experts helping you along the way. Only downside is a limited selection of grains, but I always try to buy from here when I can to help support the local stores.

dcsoke, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Sallerj
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

The people at Bev Art are great. They're knowledgeable, helpful, and patient. When I was a new homebrewer, they walked me through equipment, counselled me over the phone when I had brewing problems, and helped me design recipes. As I got more advanced, I always found that they knew what they were talking about. If I've needed an ingredient that they don't have in stock, they've been willing to get it for me. If I'm in Chicago, I'll go to the store even though the internet is easier for me, just to make sure my dollars go to such a great organization

Sallerj, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of RockerD
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%

All the props to Bev Art they started me homebrewing. There class was great. Greg is a passionate mead maker and knowledgeable home brewer. I really enjoyed the lager I made in the class.

The service is good here yet it's always difficult to have great service when there is no solutions. I often find that they don't have what I want in stock. I'll stroll in for a keg part or a specialty grain and they won't have it. They're always friendly on the phone and genuinely want to help you. It's just lacking beer stock.

All in all Bev-Art is a cool place to stop in and visit in their antique-esque shop. Thanks for all the help. Cheers.

RockerD, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of mdwalsh
4/5  rDev -3.4%

This place is right around the corner from my Mom's house, and is where I got my first homebrew kit. It was a basic "vitner's" or something kit that they had suped up, which was nice. The staff was really helpful in what kit to use for the first time and offered tips. They also have a great selection of other general DIY stuff like cider, wine and all that good stuff. The selection wasn't terribly large, but I could see it sufficing for a neighborhood shop. I know they teach classes both on site and to larger groups off site, which are supposed to be great. One example of a great thing the customer service there...We stopped in to get ingredients for a recipe in How to Brew, but forgot to bring our copy. He just opened a new one in the store and made a copy of it to make notes on it for us for our first partial mash. A place I would visit frequently if I lived in Beverly.

mdwalsh, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of JamnesCameron
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%

One of the best homebrew shops around. I went there years ago when I lived in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. A very small shop, but the place is packed with supplies in every nook of the store. Selection is great as well. And the owner is a great guy, willing to talk to you and help you with any questions. They do classes on beer, wine and meads. My only complaint is the prices are a little high, compared to other shops. I paid about $50 for a sack of base malt that I usually get from another place for about $35. But they always have fresh yeast and hops and just about every grain to fit your bill. I still go occassionally when my usual shop is out of something, even though it's an hour drive each way.

JamnesCameron, Jun 22, 2009
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Bev Art Brewer & Winemaker Supply in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.