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Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies

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27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.78
pDev: 6.49%
$$ - reasonable
[ Homebrew Store ]

407 Park Ave
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895-5339
United States
phone: (401) 765-3830

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rickcampie

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

this homebrew shop is one of the best ive been to the owner steve is so knowledgable on the subject and takes his time to make sure the homebrewers in his store has a grasp on what there doing.they sell every style of beer some kits are pre made, if you dnt see what you want steve can put together any kit you can think up. prices are good, product even better. if you nd brew supplies for beer wine or soda this is the spot and steve the friendly storekeep is your man. shop is easily located right on park ave woonsocket.

02-19-2007 22:02:45 | More by rickcampie
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jlaplume76

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

The BEST shop I have ever shopped in. Steve, the owner, is incredible, his knowledge on the craft seems to know no bounds. His ability to pull a recipe out of thin air is incredible. Just walk in and say "what you have for a Marzen" and you'll walk out with the ingredients, the knowledge and a smile. Another great feature. His box of toys. I tend to have my 5 year old with me and the box of kid toys keeps her occupied so I can concentrate on beer. His selection is always great, the prices are good and the knowledge and atmosphere make this place the best around, I know of people who drive an hour plus to see Steve. If you haven't been here and you are a brewer, you must go!!! If you can, stop by on a Friday afternoon, there is always a group of brewers eager to talk beer. See ya there.

08-26-2008 23:50:13 | More by jlaplume76
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falco522

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I just got back from our first visit to Blackstone. When I walked in, I was surprised to see about a dozen of Steve's buddies/customers sitting around enjoying their homebrews. My girlfriend and I tried a raspberry lambic, a pale ale with brown sugar, and an English ale--all fantastic.

Steve helped me pick out ingredients for a cherry wheat beer recipe I brought in, tweaking the recipe and offering great advice. The price was only a little more than what I paid for an off the shelf kit at Brew Haus last time around, including the cherry extract.

For those in Providence, this place is well worth the drive. Basement Brew Haus is good if you've forgotten something basic, but the service at Blackstone was phenomenal. From the reviews, I was expecting to have a great conversation about homebrewing with Steve. What I got was even better--an introduction to the great homebrew community that a place like this engenders.

06-26-2009 23:21:53 | More by falco522
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raspy87

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Great place to get started!! I'd always had an interest in home-brewing but never knew where to start. A friend of mine referred me to Steve at BVBS. Despite knowing nothing Steve willingly answered all of my questions and was patient with me. During the brew process I had some questions, called the shop up he walked me through the question. Choose from one of the many recipes he has already made up, or talk with him about creating your own. Bounce ideas off of him, get ideas from him. All he asks in return is that when the beer is done you come back and share it. I cannot praise this place or Steve enough!

12-27-2010 22:41:02 | More by raspy87
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PawtucketPat

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I've been a homebrewer for over 3 years and I got my start here. From the first time me & my buddy walked in, Steve has been exceptional. We've received everything from advice to education, you get it all here.

Over time I've bought things online and have gone to other brew shops when in a pinch, I have never received the superior service that I get EVERYTIME I come here. The shop carries a wide variety of homebrew/wine supplies to cover the needs of a novice through a seasoned vet. Prices here are always a value, the place is clean, and stock rotates quickly so your never buying out of date items.

You know your going to the right place when even the other customers want to hang to talk about beer and even more, want to help you. It's an overall great place and even a greater experience.

07-22-2009 22:58:38 | More by PawtucketPat
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RhodyBrewzah

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Blackstone Valley Brewing Supply is definitly the place to go if you are in need of anything homebrewing or kegging. Steve, the owner, is just ridiculously helpful to everyone and creates such an enjoyable atmosphere. His knowledge and willingness to help is far and beyond many salespersons, in whatever it may be, period. I encourage anyone having just a whisp of a thought about homebrewing to visit and i'm sure they will be excited and anxious to start. steve is a class act and mostly anyone in there is just as cool. GREAT GREAT PLACE. Thanks Steve for all your help with me!!

01-07-2008 00:40:14 | More by RhodyBrewzah
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Reiksguard

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I have to say that I have become more and more a fan of this shop. Its not the most convenient location (if you live in Southern Rhode Island), but I will drive the distance because of what you get. Steve is always full of information and has a laundry list of "good" recipes he can make for you on the spot. I say "good" because the more I have gone to other local shops for recipes, the more I realize how much work Steve has put into his. They are succinct, style-appropriate, and very adaptable. Unlike some of the crap-shoots I have gotten at other places, I know I'll get a good brew with Steve's.

Double thumbs up to Blackstone. They are not as cheap as some of the mail-order houses, but there are many ancillary benefits for supporting the local brew scene.

04-20-2009 15:29:56 | More by Reiksguard
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Burt

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

Quality here is top notch, everything that I have bought here has been fresh and top of the line.

Service is the best that I have encountered out of all the other LHBS that I have been to. Steve the owner is one of the most helpful and knowledgeable person that I have dealt with. Steve takes his time to help you and offers to call him if you have any questions. Nobody better. PERIOD

Selection is small due to the size of the place but has all the basics that you need. I have asked for brands that he does not sell and he has gotten them for me. Anything that I have needed he has ordered for me. So for me the selection is unlimited.

Value his prices are better than buying them on the internet before shipping and handling.

Overall: I have been to most if not all the LHBS in the area and have bought from the internet, this is the place to get your home brew supplies whether you’re a novice or a pro. Overall the BSVB is the best place to buy and learn about home brewing.

02-25-2006 23:34:06 | More by Burt
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CrazyIrishman34

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I have been a homebrewer for about 10 years off and on. When I moved down from the Boston area I decided to start up again. And finding this store has been the best thing to happen to my brewing since I started. Steve has helped me with a ton of info and great prices. One thing that internet buyers need to look at is the total price of an order. On most things I find that Steve has internet pricing beat. Also you know that the ingredients are fresh. Steve is a good guy all around and doesn't sell just for the sale but to make you a better brewer. So do yourself a favor and get to the store and brew better beer.

01-10-2011 22:13:15 | More by CrazyIrishman34
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Pegli

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies is defintely Top Shelf. The owner, Steve is extremely knowledgeable, enourages you to call anytime with questions, helps create new recipes on the spot, and makes each visit a joyous event. The house recipes are exceptional. All of the ingredients are of the highest quality and super-fresh. BVBS has recently moved next door (adjacent to the old shop) into a bigger venue - much better suited for beer advocacy !

If you have any interest in homebrewing, this is THE place to go.

04-06-2007 15:19:43 | More by Pegli
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Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies in Woonsocket, RI
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