Gentile’s, The Wine Sellers
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerBelcher:
3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
I really want to like this shop, but there are better beer-stores in Columbus, and Cleveland and Cincinnati both offer better than the best Columbus has to offer. Still, this is one of a few games in town for homebrew supplies, and probably has the most comprehensive assortment in town (that I've seen), although it is no great shakes and Listermann's in Cincinnati blows it away from that perspective. Still, it's respectable for this town, and I am grateful to have a place for homebrew supplies.
Like all homebrew shops, it is not in a glamorous part of town. A good 20 feet of cooler space, all devoted to craft beer, yet I couldn't find anything interesting enough to buy.
Homebrew supplies took up a full aisle, but there was hardly a limitless selection. Turn seemed a bit limited.
This place is nice inside and the staff seemed helpful. The cashier I chatted with was also a homebrewer, which is a nice thing.
I'd recommend it, but only as a "local recommendation." If you're just passing through Columbus, this place is probably not worth getting off the interstate to hunt down.
04-26-2011 15:15:51 | More by BeerBelcher
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +15.7%
Gentiles is a great place to go if you are interested in home brewing. They have an excellent selection of yeasts and hops, and a good selection of malts. They have a malt grinder available for use if you don't have one, so you don't have to buy the pre-ground stuff which might have lost some potency because of storage time. They have just about all of the equipment you might need to start brewing with or without a kit, so you can customize your setup a bit. They also have a good amount of flavoring, hard to find herbs, and water treatments if you are doing that sort of thing.
The beer selection is excellent, but due to space, they may not have a huge volume of beers available.
Everyone here has been super cool and friendly, and if ever I couldn't find a certain malt or hop that I planned on using, they can help find adequate replacements so you don't have to tweak your recipe much.
Before you collect your homebrew stuff, order a pizza at momma mimi's - then cook it while you homebrew...so good!
06-24-2014 14:45:03 | More by BigAlofOrion
3.65/5 rDev -6.2%
Due to the lack of beer stores on the west-side of Columbus, I usually stop here on my way home from work, as it's somewhat on-the-way. It's a decent option if you're in the area, but there are better options worth going to if you're from out of town.
The service is usually pretty decent, however, you can get snarky remarks if you're asking a question they're heard several times throughout the day, or if someone is in a bad mood. It really all depends on who you're talking to. I will say I've received excellent help on a few homebrewing questions when I've asked. Their selection of ingredients is fairly decent, and by far the best option for me convenience wise. The beer selection isn't overwhelming due to a lack of space, but there are good options available, and they seem to get small amounts of limited releases. The wine selection seems to be exceptional - if it matters to you.
The shop is a little cramped for me, being a big guy, but they have a pretty good setup for the small area they have available to them. In the end, if you're driving by, stop in.
03-04-2014 16:12:37 | More by zimm421
Gentile’s, The Wine Sellers in Columbus, OH
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.