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Jaspers Homebrew & Winemaking

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Jaspers Homebrew & WinemakingJaspers Homebrew & Winemaking
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35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.47%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

522 Amherst St
Nashua, New Hampshire, 03063-1019
United States
phone: (603) 881-3052

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Notes:
Reviews prior to November 2013 are in reference to the older, smaller, storefront.

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Reviews by gameface23:
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gameface23

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I stopped in and wound up talking to the guy behind the counter (who I believe is the owner) for 20 minutes about homebrewing and different types of beer. I walked out of the store with a bunch of great beers and a much better grasp of how to start homebrewing. The beer selection is first rate (Allagash, Brooklyn, DFH, Ommegang, Pennichuck, Rogue, St. Ambroise, Samuel Smith, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Unibroue, Victory, etc). I was surprised to see 4 or 5 different releases of the Smuttynose Big Beer Series (I wound up buying the Imperial Stout, Wheat Wine, and Big A IPA). Prices were very reasonable and all of the beers could be broken into singles, which is a major plus. The store is really small and cluttered... I can't imagine how more than 4 people shop in there at the same time.

11-30-2008 23:43:24 | More by gameface23
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slheinlein

New Hampshire

4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great homebrew shop. Jeff is always extremely helpful. They recently moved and the store is much bigger. Great selection of craft brew, some cold as well now. They also have a great website with a lot of tips in the Knowledge Base. If you live in the area, this is the place to go.

06-14-2014 04:17:41 | More by slheinlein
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-08-2014 21:05:33 | More by Stoutmeister
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-03-2014 23:32:28 | More by BierBliss
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Located off of Main St in downtown Nashua; rather convenient despite less than ideal parking amid a ton of one way streets. The only real knock to the atmosphere at Jasper's is its size. Walking through the 4 aisles is a bit cramped especially if there are more than 3 or 4 other customers present.

Quality in terms of both home brew ingredients, materials, and equipment and craft brew is quite impressive. The craft beer selection is primarily single bottles, but some four and six packs are present as well. Offerings are impressive in both quality and selection. Some specific offerings include the full line of Smutty big beers, DFH, Rogue, White Birch, Allagash, and a large selection of Belgians (Scaldis, Corsendonk, Affligem, Chimay, and many, many more).

One of the real positives about Jasper's is their service. Staff is attentive, down to earth, and available. One nice bonus is their recipe collection which makes everything from deciding on a style to grabbing all of the ingredients rather fun and unbelievably convenient.

Definitely the best home brew shop that I have yet to visit.

06-22-2012 01:31:39 | More by NEhophead
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Jasper's is a hole in the wall from the outside, but stuffed with great beer and brewing supplies. The owner, Jeff, will talk with you at length about whatever beer-related topic you are there to pursue. We probably talked for 20 min during my most recent visit, I had to run because I had only paid the meter for 15 min!

I was looking for some of the newer hop varieties. One he had not heard of, one he had well stocked for the same exact price as the online vendors. I also picked up some supplemental brewing supplies for very reasonable prices.

He has a very good stock of bottles, most everything that one can expect to find distributed in NH. In particular, his stock of NH breweries seems exceptionally good.

Parking can be an issue, it's on street on downtown Nashua, but it's not a far walk at all from the municipal lots behind the downtown frontages. Also, just a block for Martha's, if your visit made you thirsty.

Highly recommend a stop in at Jasper's, it's the kind of place we need more of.

12-28-2011 21:19:50 | More by ghostwalker
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MightyMonk

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

This hidden treasure is one place that for any one who loves beer and is in the neighborhood should definitely check out. If you are a home brewer and need advice or supplies you are in good hands at Jaspers. The owner Jeff is always helpful and willing to share his beer knowledge. The store is very small and feels like a friendly corner store. It can get busy on weekends so weekday visits can help assure helpful advice and one on one attention.

I'm lucky to live nearby and work even closer. I try to make a stop here as often as I can whether it's to pick up brew supplies or just some of the many craft beer selections.

10-02-2011 03:10:05 | More by MightyMonk
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ActonBrewer

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I try to get up to Jasper's at least once a month to talk beer and home brewing with the owner and to pick up one of their excellent store recipes. Their in-house dubbel recipe is one of the best beers I've made. I am somewhat biased to this store since they are the ones that helped me fall in love home brewing and craft beer.

They are located in downtown Nashua center. While their store front is somewhat small, they have an excellent selection of craft beer, home brewing equipment and ingredients, as well as wine equipment and ingredients. If you don't see what you are looking for, be sure to ask and they WILL get it for you.

07-11-2011 17:28:38 | More by ActonBrewer
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NashuaDan

New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I stopped in to Jasper's for the second time today, for assistance with my very first foray into home brewing. Jeff, the owner, is so supremely knowledgable and helpful it is so great to have him for a resource. I'm a Nashua resident so I feel spoiled to have such a great store so close. Jeff helped me formulate my first home brew (IPA w kit). I look forward to going back for all the ingredients and help I will need on my next batch (next time w/o a kit). I would recommend Jasper's for any one in Eastern New England or Southern NH looking to do home brewing or just looking for a great selection of craft beers.

06-29-2011 01:25:21 | More by NashuaDan
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Jasper's Home Brew was the first place I went when I started homebrewing (thanks BA). It was a good environment for a novice, and I hope to get back there some day.

The vibe is nice. The store itself is quite tiny, but it feels cramped in a charming way. The selection of brewing gadgets and brewing ingredients is very good. If you can't find something in this store, you probably don't need it. In addition to the brewing supplies, Jasper's has a nice selection of beers. I recall the owner telling me that it was his goal to stock every craft beer available in NH (although that may not be true anymore).

One really great thing about this store is the file of recipes. You can browse through all of the styles at your leisure, and the ones my friend and I used were quite tasty. The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone, for example, is simply fantastic.

The store owner is a friendly and helpful guy. Unfortunately, mostly due to the size of the store, you can't simply walk into the store and dive into a group discussion about brewing. But if you need something, you will get help.

05-26-2011 19:34:37 | More by angrybabboon
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Jaspers Homebrew & Winemaking in Nashua, NH
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