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BX Beer Depot

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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 21.71%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

2964 2nd Avenue North
Lake Worth, Florida, 33461
United States
phone: (561) 965-9494

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(Place added by: gunnerman on 07-03-2007)
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xpdrinker

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Being part of the south FL craft beer scene, I had always heard about BX Beer Depot from other beer geeks, but living about a half hour south of their Lake Worth store made it difficult for me to stop in. I finally got a chance to pop in on the way back from West Palm Beach. I was on the way to a party and in need of a good bottle of craft beer to share. Lake Worth isn't the most well-groomed area south Florida has to offer, so I assume this location was chosen for the cheap real estate. When you walk in, you immediately notice all the homebrew equipment and ingredients. Kits, parts, hops, malts, etc all line the well-stocked shelves and it'd be hard to not find everything you're looking for here. I wanted to browse more but it was late in the evening and like I said, I needed to get to a party. They fill growlers off their taps, but the beers they had earlier listed online had already kicked and I was forced to choose a bottle. The selection was very good but it was hard to browse because a gentleman seated at the bar across from the refrigerators kept hounding me about what I was looking to buy. They're also a little pricier than Total Wine when it comes to bottles. Since it's not conveniently located for me and the Funky Buddha now has a homebrew supply shop, I don't have much reason to go back to BX Beer Depot. They do host various beer education events and also teach homebrew classes, which is a big plus.

10-07-2011 04:39:45 | More by xpdrinker
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-19-2014 15:53:28 | More by TheSamKuehn
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nmbr0ne

Florida

4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Atmosphere: Great beer drinking environment. A lot of other beer enthusiasts to talk with. The workers are also great company and very friendly. They also have several events every once in awhile. There is a tiki bar style seating area in the back plus an actual bar. They have live music too.

Quality: Good craft beer and they take care of their tap lines. They know how to pour good quality brews.

Service: No wait, fast, friendly. It's also a home brew supply shop and they go out of their way to help you out. They answer any and all questions that you may have always.

Selection: The taps are always good craft beer. Not that many taps in general, but what they have is always great. The beers rotate frequently also. They also offer dozens of bottled beers as well.

01-23-2012 00:18:06 | More by nmbr0ne
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hmf05

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Very interesting place. Very small and feels dirty (even though it really isn't). Beer selection was nothing to write home about and the prices were too high. They did have a solid selection of HB supplies though. I know this place gets a lot of hype and I just don't understand why. I was expecting a grandiose home brew store with a wide variety of beer. All I got was a tiny store HB with a good selection of supplies and a subpar beer selection. Overall, not worth the one hour drive. In the future I will go to Funky Buddha for my home brew supplies.

10-21-2011 10:31:20 | More by hmf05
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Heatwave33

Florida

5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Stopped by with my brother and a friend of mine to check the place out. The guy working there was very knowledgeable and helpful. He explained to us about home brewing and the supplies we will need to get started. He also told us he holds a brewing class once a month if we wanted to stop by and check it out. Then he explained about the beer tastings they do and gave us a schedule of events. One them was with Cigar City Brewery! He had several tasty brews on tap and for sale in a couple coolers. Also had a great variety of home brewing equipment and supplies. The shop is very tiny and looks a little run down on the outside. But once you get inside it is a great place. Cheers!

10-02-2011 15:41:57 | More by Heatwave33
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Jhaysohn

Florida

4.94/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I was first introduced to BX Beer Depot roughly 2 years ago. It was the first and ONLY place I have been to since I moved to Florida. I have been going back ever since for small microbrews, 5 gallon kegs, supplies, etc. The people are always super friendly and it's a great place to go, sit down and have a few beers before you make a purchase. They always seem to have an excellent selection on tap, as well as a great selection in the walk in cooler adjacent from the bar. They also have an excellent live music and party in the back every so often which I have attended.

Overall a great place to go for homebrewing needs or for microbrewed beer.

08-10-2011 20:14:30 | More by Jhaysohn
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Jdecarol

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Very nice home feel inside with a few a tables made out of barrels and a small 3 seater bar inside with lots of extra room out back with a much bigger bar and tables. I started coming here last March and every time I'm greeted by name even though I can only make it up ever 2-3months.

I've always had good yeast, good grains that tasted fresh and excellent fresh beers on tap, including the occasional home brew thrown in too. Really cool and laidback monthly tastings of certain styles with comparisons of regional/local/homebrew interpretations.

The local craft brew selection is very good, I just had a Tequesta Kolsch on draft today when I stopped in to get supplies for wine, and they also had two Cigar City taps running. I would like more yeasts options but what they have is all very solid and good performers and fresh.

Also for the group brew days and tastings someone usually brings in food of some kind. Had a very nice cream stout ice cream the last tasting I made.

04-13-2011 22:36:37 | More by Jdecarol
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jspina

Florida

1.33/5  rDev -67.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | $$$$

Horrible customer service... upon walking in I tried to make small talk and ask questions yet they gave me an attitude with each response, so I walked out. They obviously didn't want my business and in an economy like this its surprising to see there is such a lack of customer service. Look online and you'll find companies willing to go above and beyond to assist you and the prices are better too. If you're concerned about taking a class, don't. It's not that hard and is part of the adventure of homebrewing. You'll really get more knowledge from reading a book and using resources like youtube. Austinhomebrew online helped answer any questions I had. By no way do I endorse this vendor, I'm just saying that there are good companies out there and I'm sure plenty of them actually want your business and will be willing to help you. Homebrewing should be inexpensive and for some people may be the reason they do it, so go elsewhere and not only will you save money but youll also have all your questions answered professionally rather than condesendingly. Trust me, don't go here.

04-05-2011 04:17:46 | More by jspina
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hophead5353

Florida

5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is a local gem! The staff at BX are very helpful and know their stuff about beer, wine and cheese. They have a nice selection of beer but they could add a few more coolers to provide a better selection. Bx also does a fantastic job by bringing in craft beer reps to do tastings. I recently attended a Sierra Nevada tasting at Bx it was a pleasant night with lots of good conversation and of course BEER! BX is a great spot in Lake Worth i hope they have good luck with their business in the future!

02-27-2011 01:01:36 | More by hophead5353
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

What a neat little shop. Homebrew supplies, a little bar with a few taps and a shelf/couple coolers full of great beer. If a beer store could get points for atmosphere, I would give this one a 5. Bless their hearts for setting up where they have. I went to more than a few other spots close by looking for beer, and although their selection is small, it was pretty much all fantastic (save the fact that the only lambics they had were Banana and winter geuze from Chapeau). Awesome. Thanks guys for a great experience and for being so far ahead of the curve down there. See ya next time!!

01-12-2011 13:51:38 | More by timtim
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BX Beer Depot in Lake Worth, FL
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