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Wine Barrel Plus

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12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

30303 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, Michigan, 48150
United States
phone: (734) 522-9463

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Frozensoul327:
Photo of Frozensoul327


3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

This is mostly a homebrew shop. I'm not really into homebrewing, but I can make out that the selection was pretty average; crystalized malt extract, a fair selection of hops, yeast strains and liquid yeast. One kudo point is for the homebrewing books they had. Nice. Looked like they had some items for those who brew in bigger quantities as well (Keggin' supplies). A fair selection of Michigan brews and regional micros filled the shelves. Service was fair. Not overly helpful, but friendly enough. I guess i'm biased; once you've been in Brewing World by Kuhnhenn, everything else really pales in comparison.

04-09-2006 17:47:51 | More by Frozensoul327
More User Reviews:
Photo of midlifec


4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-09-2014 18:35:11 | More by midlifec
Photo of Drk93TT


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-18-2013 02:43:35 | More by Drk93TT
Photo of Orion901


4.42/5  rDev +17.6%

My favorite shop in southeastern Michigan. I have been living in North Dakota for almost a year, so I really miss this place. Has the most helpful staff of the places in this area. A good atmosphere and good selection, coolers and shelves. I'm not really into homebrew but if I was this is the place to go. Their homebrew guy is super passionate and is always encouraging me to give it a shot. Great wine and cigar selection also.

05-17-2013 22:08:33 | More by Orion901
Photo of camil1mj


3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

I have been to the Wine Barrel many times. The owner Mark can be very helpful once you get to know him. They have a huge selection of craft and import beers. They have a very cool beer cellar with quite a bit of rare aged beer. They are average priced on most things, but very pricey when it comes to the rare stuff. Mark is always willing to try and obtain hard to get items for his customers. Overall this is a good place to try and good a hold of things that you can't find in many other stores if you are willing to pay the price.

05-17-2011 18:00:34 | More by camil1mj
Photo of fishtremble


3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

I have been making a point of trying to get out once a week on lunch and try a new place to see what is out there. Wine Barrel Plus did not disappoint and I managed to walk out with a 6 pack of Left Hand Milk Stout which I have not been able to find at any of the stores I regularly shop. Selection on Michigan beers was very solid and a very decent selection of more rare beers as well. Could definitely use a better selection on the single beers but few places I have gone has been strong in this area. The owner does have a cellar in back with some very nice aged beers so he was very nice about taking the time to show me some of his stuff. Prices were average and slightly cheaper than some of the area craft brew stores. I will certainly be a returning customer.

02-01-2011 17:59:27 | More by fishtremble
Photo of h00dak


4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

My friend and I just went here a few days ago to buy our first homebrewing supplies. Good selection of homebrewing stuff. Probably everything you need (although I am new so I don't really know for sure).

They have a huge selection of beers to buy. Very good variety. The guys that ran the place were friendly and knowledgable. They also keep beer in a cellar to age.

It's a nice store (don't let the website fool you) and if you are looking for homebrew supplies and you are in the area, look no further.

02-02-2010 19:45:29 | More by h00dak
Photo of jaxxzero3


2.6/5  rDev -30.9%

This establishment has a great selection of craft beer. Much of which is well aged judging by the dust.
This establishment has a decent selection of hombrew supplies, however much of the equipment is dusty/dirty, the hops are not in good condition, and ingredients are in disarray.
The service here is not good, help is usually non-existant. The owner (or at least that's who was able to help me the most) when helping me made me feel like a dumbass, which isn't helpful IMO.
I won't be going back here. I will be looking for other homebrew and beer stores right down the street.

03-18-2009 14:49:13 | More by jaxxzero3
Photo of thebolt


3.28/5  rDev -12.8%

OK place to stop in and view there selections if you are in the area. They have a lot of bombers to choose from. Michigan brewers are well represented here and they do have the "hard to find" beers as well. Last time I was in there they had a decent selection of things for the home brewer. I did feel as if the place was a little disorganized, dirty and cluttered. When I went in there half of the lights where off and it was cold. Maybe they are saving money not sure on that one. I must say there prices are very high. So I would not make this a place to make my regular stop. But you may find that beer that you have been looking for, just hope that it is fresh!

03-17-2009 15:24:48 | More by thebolt
Photo of Baileyuk


4.3/5  rDev +14.4%

Very good outlet. As everyone a little affected by the current adjunct shortage.

That said is they know there stuff and are on top of the game. Had a decent selection and were knowledgeable enough to work with you to locate what you need. I wish the display was easier to locate what you were looking for easily although it was not that hard to find.

Prominently located near the front of the store. Although not included in the rating the selection of craft brew was excellent. They could do with a little more of it in the cooler but apparently they turn it over fairly quickly.

05-27-2008 01:24:44 | More by Baileyuk
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Wine Barrel Plus in Livonia, MI
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.