Northampton Beer & Winemaking
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
2.73/5 rDev -35.9%
The place is ok if you're in a jam and need something quick and don't have the time to run to a bigger store. The times I've been in there it seemed as though the guys there couldn't be bothered to help me. Being kind of a newbie, I had a lot of questions. I swear I got a couple of eye rolls. This weekend I went there to get some pitchable yeast for a new batch of mead that I'm making. They had the one I was looking for. I got it home, got my must ready for pitching then I noticed the best by date on the vial...TWO weeks past its prime. Shame on me for assuming that they sold yeast that wasn't outdated. Needless to say I won't be going back there again. I'll go to Ludlow or Marlborough where they're actually HAPPY to help their customers.
08-18-2012 22:53:28 | More by MrMead
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
One of the only homebrew shops in the area. It's a rather small shop to go visit because they keep most of their stock in the back of the store. It's really a small store-front. They do have a great website to show you everything they have. ( http://www.beer-winemaking.com/ ) You can really get anything you want for homebrewing from them, you just may want to call first to make sure they have what you're looking for because they only keep a small stock out front where the customers would be. They carry a lot of grain choices, you just need to give them a heads up for large grain bills before hand to give them time to gather and mill everything.
The associates here are very helpful and willing to get you something that they may not immediately carry.
Some of their prices seam a bit steep, but then other items may be less.
Overall a good homebrew store for being the only one in the area. I recommend stopping by if you're into homebrewing or looking to get started, they're very helpful.
09-17-2011 21:18:44 | More by ccm414
4/5 rDev -6.1%
Very nice selection of equipment and supplies for beer and wine making. the owner is very knowledgeable and is more than willing to work with n00bs and help select recipes. Seems like he is always busy with customers (in-person or over the phone) which is absolutely a good thing, but may be hard to hold his attention for more than a couple of minutes. Prices seemed to be a bit high although I don't have much else to compare too. Overall I would definitely recommend this place to home brew veterans or n00bs.
05-12-2011 12:57:10 | More by monsterzero
4.15/5 rDev -2.6%
One of the few stores to buy beer making supplies. A small shop on the side of a major road, not much space in the actual store. Usually crowded when i go in there, most of their supplies are in the back. That being said, they have a very nice supply of items, especially on their website. You can order supplies ahead with no problem. The only knock being that their prices are increased compared to other supply companies online.
That being said, their service is excellent. They will go out of their way to help you and suggest alternative ideas. Truly a plus. I bought my beginners kit there and i go there often to support their company. Keepin it local.
All in all, a good place for help and starting kits. However, their prices are slightly inflated, so i don't use their service as much. Unless its liquid yeast, or need something on the fly, or if i havn't purchased something for a while there, i will at least support as much as i can as a poor college student. Would highly recommend for beginners.
01-28-2009 05:00:24 | More by bum732
4.7/5 rDev +10.3%
Most homebrew shops just buy their kits from wholesalers, offer the normal stuff and call it a business. These guys on the other hand use their own recipes, and put the kits together from bulk bought products. Damn, not many do that I can tell you that.
They do tend to charge more for their kits but they are like their babies, and who could put a price on their baby? Anyone? I would highly recommend this business, you won't find another like it for a long time.
They offer essentially any type of beer kit you could dream up. Thats the beautiful part of their business. I have calle d them up before had some wacky idea in my head, and they put together my hair brained scheme in a heat sealed bag and sold it to me for under 40 bucks. I'd say thats service.
01-25-2008 04:19:08 | More by currysage1
Northampton Beer & Winemaking in Northampton, MA
93 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.