Corvallis Brewing Supply
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.53/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Great little home brew shop. friendly staff. great beer selection. lots of fun beer events throughout the year. worth your stop if you find yourself in small town Corvallis. They Have the best selection of hard to get beers in town. The shop owner is involved in the local beer community and contributes a lot of time and donations to local events.
03-24-2014 06:17:14 | More by HOTVbeerTrader
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
They don't sell brew kits. This said. They sell brew grains. Staff is amazing at helping you, and will guide you if it is a mistake recipe you have found. They do not carry Wyeast. Pity... The beer selection is beyond amazing. There have been comments about room temp storage. They keep the store down to a temp via air conditioning that is appropriate for good wine and beer. Let's face it, coolers are for American commercial beer. My only complaint would be on hops. You have to buy 2 ozs of hops of any given type. This gets really expensive if brewing a 3 or 4 diff hop beer. The hops are vacume sealed fresh hops. No pelets, though on occasion I have found 1/2oz plugs of limited selection. Over all I would rate this as a superior brew shop. Especially for the experienced brewer.
07-27-2012 03:45:33 | More by Beachtime
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited the store today with a two-fold mission: (1) buy some beers otherwise unavailable to me, and (2) buy ingredients and supplies for my third homebrew.
As a beer store:
They have a great selection of many fine beers and their prices are reasonable. On the downside most of it is stored on shelves at room temperature. There is only a small selection (shared with wine - why?) in a cooler. The store needs to learn about merchandising. Not customer friendly. I was there on a busy Saturday afternoon. There were no baskets for accumulating my purchases. I kept going back and forth and putting bottles on the counter. Service was mixed. I had to wait a considerable time to pay and it was difficult discerning who were employees from customers. I handed cash to someone who knew how to operate the register and left the store with my product.
As a positive, I bought Peche Mortel and saw several other beers for the very first time anywhere.
As a homebrew supply:
Store is very small, cramped, and definitely oriented to the experienced homebrewer. I was looking for ingredients (including Munton's Old Ale Kit) to brew a specific recipe from Charlie Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and didn't see the Munton's extract and quickly lost interest as a beginner. It is unlikely I will ever go back for several reasons. I rarely go to Corvallis, Oregon. I go through Portland much more frequently and John's Market is my favorite bottle shop. And Above the Rest Homebrewing in Tigard is now my favorite homebrew supply store.
11-07-2010 01:06:27 | More by velosuds
4.85/5 rDev +10%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
On my last visit up to Oregon I got the chance to shop around with Reino, one of the awesome employees at Corvallis Brewing Supply. This is a great homebrew supply shop, full service with everything you could need. They alwo have a very impressive bottle selection - some killer beers I can't find out here in Southern California. Drew (Reino) has a wealth of knowledge about the beers they stock at CBS, and was very helpful in finding everything I needed (including some killer vintages).
I highly recommend that anyone visiting the area stop by CBS and check out the shop, pick up some beer, and chat beer with the awesome staff.
06-20-2010 21:58:54 | More by OhHerrooo
4.41/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was very impressed with the selection. They had multiple cantillon, drie fonteinen and russian river sours, an impressive selection of imports and us brews. Nothing exceptionally rare, but a lot of solid beer.
As for the homebrew supplies, a good selection of white labs yeasts bulk malt, hops and rhizomes as well. The staff was great. Very laid back, knowledgeable and approachable.
I guess the only concern i would have is that ipas weren't stored in a cooler. There was limited cooler space. Everything else was room temp, which was fine for everything except ipas, dipas, etc. Although in the summer i imagine it gets hotter than ideal for the rest of the beer also.
06-14-2010 23:02:35 | More by DaveJanssen
Corvallis Brewing Supply in Corvallis, OR
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.