Beverage People, The
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
3.86/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Well, they should have an aroma rating for homebrew shops, because this place smells awesome.
Its located in the same industrial park type of area that bottle barn is in. Somewhat tough to find, no sign off the main street, you kind of have to guess. I would venture to say that it has more homebrew gear than your average homebrew store. I was really impressed with their hop selection. Citra and Amarillo at a good price.
Being that you are in the heart (or at least right outside a ventricle) of wine country, they have way more winemaking gear than you'll be used to finding at a homebrew shop.
Pretty helpful, leave you alone if you don't need help. I'd recommend. Only downside, I like homebrew shops that have a small selection of 'pro' beers available for purchase, and I just didn't see that here.
08-31-2012 00:30:06 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.21/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What a great find - this seems to be a really good homebrew shop. It has a huge stock of equipment and supplies and an equally good offering for wine and cheese makers (they even have an informal grape exchange system, where producers with excess stock after the harvest can cut deals with enthusiastic home winemakers). The staff is extremely friendly and appears to have a deep knowledge of the products they sell. They're also good at upselling and probing for your interests without being obnoxious. The one downside is that this place is fiendishly hard to find - it is in the back of a little complex of small stores and there is no outward sign on Piner Road of what's back in there. But it is well worth the effort to find it.
05-13-2011 23:47:35 | More by Seanibus
4/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Beverage People have a good supply of malt, hops, and yeast. They can special order anything it seems, and they are very helpful. I don't feel like they are trying to change my ideas or technique when I ask questions, which is refreshing for a LHBS. If I do ask for info though, they usually point me in the right direction. They have a lot of wine making equipment along with beer. They seem to have good turnover as nothing is too dusty or stale, and they have a dedicated hop fridge and yeast fridge. I rely on them for random last minute ingredients or for sacks of malt.
05-05-2011 07:48:37 | More by hobojon
Beverage People, The in Santa Rosa, CA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.