Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 269
Beer Avg: 3.87
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
4.26/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Go to this place all the time to pick up home brew supplies. They are always very helpful when it comes to brewing concerns/what to do. Sell some pretty damn good beer kits as well - still enjoying a barleywine that i brewed from them a year or so ago. They teach some great all-grain classes. had a blast at their starck bier fest (celebration of strong ales) a few months ago. They've got a decent selection of brews, with a tap room sampling triple digit beers as well. They're brewing up a few experimental batches of chickow right now, or so I hear, so if you're in Cincinnati get there!
06-04-2013 00:27:20 | More by Lukass
4.31/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Good old world renowned Listermann's. Great selection of ingredients - lots of malts, lots of hops, lots of different yeast strains. They've got all the necessary hardware - both to get started and to put a substantial homebrew setup together.
The staff really knows their stuff and, collectively, have a great deal of experience.
Be that as it may, they've got everything you need and at a reasonable price.
Edit (1/17/2012): After voicing some issues with customer service, I was quickly and respectfully contacted by the store. I have great appreciation for an establishment that takes customer feedback seriously and acts in a manner affirming to that customer. Thank you.
11-03-2011 19:11:31 | More by quaybr
4.86/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A: From the outside it looks seedy, however, the inside is a different story. Right when you enter the scent of malted barley hits your nostrils and makes your mouth water. When you enter the store the first thing that hits your eye is shelves and shelves of products and ingredients.
Q: Every piece of equipment I have bought from this place is durable. I have never run into an issue with anything bought from here. Their kits are exemplary; they come with everything except the bottles.
Serv: Everyone here is extremely helpful. When I first entered the store me and my friend were given a mini crash course on what we would need to begin brewing. They provided helpful answers to questions that to them were proably obvious and were extremely patient with us. I got lucky once and was allowed to see their brewing facility and get a run down on how to do all grain brewing. They also offer classes for a cheap price ($20) and you get the money you paid back in the form of a gift card. Flat out awesome.
Sel: Wide range of products and ingredients. My only complaint is I wish they had more mash and lauter tuns in stock on the premise. This is not a huge problem because they re stock quickly.
V: Slightly pricey, however, every dollar you spend is money well spent.
10-25-2011 17:37:17 | More by brown2cu
4.64/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is my home away from home! i can spend a few hours just talking to everyone there. great selection of malt extracts, speacialty grains, brewers grains...and some adjuncts. they have pretty much everything to get started with extract stove top, they offer out side burners, 10 gallon pots...keggle converter, draft systems, wort chillers... you name it. also they are a nano brewery with some good beers. the location isnt the best but it is very close to me(greater cincy/nky)if you are a homebrewer within 20-30 miles i suggest you get out there. i prefer to take the trip spend 10 in gas rather than spend 15-20 on shipping and waiting a week for my grains. they also have on site grain crushing for those who do not have a mill.
all in all this place is an a in my book.
great people great supplies.
08-01-2011 23:01:42 | More by jonandhisflask
4.28/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Ok so it looks like Listermann's is on BA in three different places, but from the point of view of homebrewing, these guys are the local standouts. The only way I wouldnt go to them for supplies is if they didnt have something I needed and couldnt wait for them to get it in.
Word to the wise, do not base their inventory off their website. They carry more yeasts, hops, grains, etc. in house than the website/online store lists.
Dan and the crew are happy to help you through any recipe, technique, or answer general questions. They respond by email quickly as well.
Prices are great and very comparable to the online shops plus no shipping fees. Self-serve grain makes it nice to get exactly what you want and be able to mill it on the spot.
Listermann's is a no frills place, located in an old manufacturing plant, where you walk into what looks like an empty old class room, up a couple stairs, past some offices, into the main store. I love that it smells like bourbon barrels when you walk in which turns to more of a grain smell when you get into the store.
Plus they brew good beers themselves!
07-21-2011 17:09:02 | More by phiberoptik
4.36/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I can't believe I've never reviewed this place; I was even featured as homebrewer of the month in the past. This place has everything a homebrewer could home for:
plenty of hop varieties in a temperature controlled room. Many types of dry and liquid suspension yeast. Most any grain with a grain mill for cracking the grain. Bottles, fermentation vessels, kits if you're interested, and even their own brand of beer that's great for trading.
They've also got hop rhizomes in the spring for planting.
In short, this place has everything you need to get into brewing and to continue to do so for many years.
Prices are a bit high on some items (compared to online prices), but it's so damn convenient (10 min.s from my house) that price never factors into my decision.
05-05-2011 00:54:04 | More by BeerAndBourbon
4.44/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
So I'm relatively new to homebrewing, have done most of my shopping on-line, haven't visited that many brewshops, and the one's I have been to aren't legends of the hobby...for example I haven't driven up to St. Paul to go to the Northern Brewer store. With those qualifications, I will say that this is the single most impressive homebrew shop I've yet seen!
This shop (like all homebrew shops) is in a low-rent part of town. This one is in an old warehouse in the process of remodeling. There is a seating area downstairs...looks like the local homebrew club meets here.
Upstairs is a shop entirely dedicated to homebrewing. A very good selection of yeast and hops (each in their own cooler) and a few beers in a cooler (but selling other people's beer obviously isn't their focus). The really bright spots here are equipment (they've got quite a bit) and grain...they have a very good selection.
Like beer, homebrew supplies are perishable, and this place seemed to get a lot of traffic...makes you feel good about buying stuff from here.
I chatted with the sales staff...the owner gave me a card and offered to order stuff for me. I emailed him yesterday to see what kind of deal I could get on bulk extract, but I haven't heard back yet.
A very cool place - I am impressed.
04-26-2011 15:23:22 | More by BeerBelcher
4.15/5 rDev -9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Now I was none to sure I had the right place here, and actually passed it up twice before I finally saw the sign on the roof (see picture). Not the greatest part of the city that I saw on my trip, but thats fine, no worries. I pulled into the little parking lot across the street by the railroad tracks and walked across to go in. This has got to be one of the most expansive stores I have seen. Now I am relatively new to the whole homebrew scene, but this place seemed to have it all. The stores by me have no where near the ingredients they had here, and I just was amazed and did not even know where to begin. I browsed through their kits and was equally amazed. The staff was beyond friendly and easy to deal with. I spent a good 30 mins there just getting tips and tricks for what I was going to start doing when I get home. Overall this was definitely a quality stop, but you need to know what you are looking for. The place honestly looks abandoned from the road. Just look for the sign on the roof, and if you get to Xavier College, you went way too far.
01-22-2008 00:08:51 | More by mikesgroove
4.85/5 rDev +6.4%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I've been brewing for about three years now, and have always found what i've needed here. The staff isn't overly attentive but will gladly help out with any questions you may have. I started out with their extract brews. I've just started all-grain brewing, and there is quite the selection in the self-serve grain area. I've had no problem finding the yeast strains and hops I've needed. Their prices seem very reasonable, and its always a fun trip. It's in a rough neighborhood, but who needs a great location when you've got such a great store? They've got a wine tasting / selling area as well, but I've never made my way in there.
10-20-2007 21:42:15 | More by telefrog
5/5 rDev +9.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
WOW! I was like a kid in a candy store! I LOVE Listermann's. I wasn't quite sure that I had the right place. The building is an old (early 1900's)... looks like an old garage with an warehouse attached. Kind of a cool old building! I walked in the door and it looked like I was in the break room... actually a place where they hold meetings for beer enthusiasts!
The staff was VERY helpful... as I am a complete NEWBIE. I was just looking to score the basic starter kit so that I could brew my first batch of beer. Everything was right there at my fingertips. They gave me all the time I wanted to just browse around and take it all in.
The prices were very reasonable. I will be using Listermann's for virtually ALL my homebrewing needs. GREAT PLACE... I feel fortunate to live in an area with such a great resource!
01-09-2007 00:32:04 | More by TheBierBand
Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg in Cincinnati, OH
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