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25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 17.97%
[ Homebrew Store ]

995 Detroit Ave
Ste G
Concord, California, 94518-2530
United States
phone: (925) 771-7107

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @morebeer_b3

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Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Stop two of the return leg of the great 2004 Sonoma County Beer Run. (Stop one was a repeat trip to Russian River to say hi to Vinnie as he bottled some of their Belgian-style beers)

More Beer is located in an out of the way location in Concord in a series of light industrial warehouse units.

The actual retail footprint for the shop is relatively small for the size of the operation. Located behind the shelves of gear and yeast samples is a giant mailorder operation with tall shelves filled with supllies. In yet another unit was the real heart of the operation, the machine shop with a veritable playground of high end fermentors, brewing systems and other gadgets.

The other bits of the business include an inventory station, etc. But its clear these guys have cornered the market on making new spiffy beer gadgets and mail order.

For a relatively stranger, they also gave me the guided nickel tour and man was that a fun thing to do.

drewbage, Nov 15, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of benpage
1/5  rDev -77%

They have terrible customer service and their website has issues. Here's how my experience has gone:

1. I placed an order online and change my billing and shipping addresses because I moved.
2. Then next day, I receive an email from Keith Klingler saying that I didn't enter any shipping information for the order.
3. It's impossible to place an order without entering shipping info, but I'm not that bothered. I just email him the correct address.
4. Six days go by and more order hasn't shipped, so I email asking for a status update.
5. Keith inform that my credit card was declined. (It's because he didn't change the billing address only the shipping.
6. I ask why they didn't inform me there was a problem and Terry simply apologizes and offers to cancel my order.

7. I realize I need a few additional items, I just place another order. Also, I notice their site has turned my original order into a quote, so I know it's dead. BTW, this time the website addresses has no address saved (old or new), so I enter them again.
8. This time I get an email from Terry Howery saying that I didn't enter a shipping option. (Again, it's not possible to place an order without choosing a shipping option). I choose the free shipping and my order total reflected that. Terry's email included an invoice that still had the old, original addresses on it!
9. So I emailed Terry. I said that I would like free shipping and to please correct my addresses.
10. He emailed me back with a corrected invoice.
11. 4 days later I receive my order.
12. 3 days later I receive the order again.
13. I email Terry them to inform him that I received double orders, asking for an RMA.
14. He replied and said that it''s my fault.
15. I'm contacting my credit card company.

I will never do business with them again.

benpage, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of JDelder
5/5  rDev +15.2%

JDelder, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of atpca
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of BeerisUber
5/5  rDev +15.2%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Skunkdrool, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of jmlewisjr
4.86/5  rDev +12%

This is for MoreBeer's web operation...if they were my local store I'd probably be broke by now. Prices and selection are the best you will find. I've brewed two of my own recipe extract batches with their exctract and it is fantastic. Also brewed their Pliny Extract kit and it was awesome. Not big on kits, but like the Pliny kit so much that I've got their Pizza Port Shark Bite Red fermenting away now.

I've also bought a bunch of equipment from them and everything comes fast and is shipped for free if your order is over $59. You can't ask more than that. My go-to for equipment and any ingredients I don't buy locally.

jmlewisjr, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of mxchap
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

This has been my homebrew shop in the east bay for the past two years.
Great place overall, and right next door to a local brewpub = win

They have a great selection of malts and other grains. They have two mills in shop for customer use. They also have a couple flavors and types (liquid and dry) extract if you aren't brewing all-grain. Pretty diverse selection of hops and yeasts as well.

The major draw of this store is the brewing equipment though. Their starter kits are fantastic and they almost have all the incremental upgrades to get you to nano-brewery status. AND their prices on most these items are incredibly low. I highly recommend this brewstore for east bay brewers.

mxchap, May 19, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

I went here to check it out since I haven't been there in like 12 years. They have moved since the last time I was there. They had a huge selection there. I didn't even know where to go when I first walked in. For a while I was just exploring. It was pretty sweet. I was checking out the kits and one of the guys helped me find the kit I wanted. He looked in the back for me and found the one I wanted. He was very helpful. I ended up picking up a kit for a Double IPA and a Brew Your Own magazine. Excellent Service and selection there. Obviously I have to come back in a few weeks for the bottles so I will be back again and again.

jeffjeff1, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%

Walked around into the shop area and ale industries before we were directed across the way to the actual homebrew shop. Smelled just like an ale american ale was being made.

Lots of brew supplies refrigerated yeast, hops etc. . . Lots more gadgetry than most shops. Jockey boxes to the left. Cooler w some beer, wish they carried some wine racks or coolers. They have their own, one full size, one wine fridge, but none for you. Lots of kegs, even some w pro beer in it.

Help was helpful, asked if we need some help, chill w u if u dont.
Worth visiting for the barley aroma alone.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 15, 2011
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