HomeBrew USA

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HomeBrew USAHomeBrew USA

Type: Homebrew

5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Ste 115
Norfolk, Virginia, 23502-2475
United States

(757) 459-BREW | map

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of oldn00b
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in here to get set up to work on a homebrew project with a friend. I used most of his equipment but bought necessary components for kegging/serving home brewed beer on my kegerator as well as the ingredients for a brew.

Staff was very nice which is great. When you're new and have stupid questions it's really nice to not be made to feel like an idiot for asking. There aren't many homebrew shops around, this is definitely one to check out.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ebby82
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

This is actually a review for the new Hampton location, which isn't listed on this site. Be that as it may, although it was difficult to find this place, a small house by the side of Magruder Boulevard, I was glad I did.

I went here to buy ingredients for my first ever homebrew. I bought a reasonably priced kit from their store after speaking to the knowledgeable, friendly, and decent staff member. I requested one of their brown ales, and the staff member weighed and measured all of the ingredients to order. He also answered all of my questions capably. I enjoyed this place and I will return there again.

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Photo of Tiderion
4/5  rDev -8%

The big deal with these guys is selection in ingredients. The equipment and kits are one thing and can be made from scratch but very few of us are willing to grow our own barley and hops. The selection of hops, yeast, and barley was quite impressive. They have mostly pelleted hops but there was a decent selection of grains in general. I was able to get some good advice on yeast which there is a phenomenal selection of at this location. Pricing was nothing out of the ordinary. I got a batch of ingredients for a pils recipe for around $45.

Now, I understand another one of these will be opening up in the Newport News side of the water. So brewing is definitely taking off in the area. Means that their stock will always be fresh.

If you brew in Hampton Roads, check these guys out.

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Photo of gambleb
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%

Nick and Elizabeth are wonderful people. They have done a complete 180 with the place since they took over ownership a year or so ago. I remember going in there once after I first moved here and the selection was minuscule at best. Now they have a great selection of ingredients and equipment. Freshness has never been an issue for me.

Prices are reasonable, and if you're an avid homebrewer, you can't beat the convenience of having a local homebrew shop. My favorite part is the 10% military discount on Wednesdays.

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Photo of mrjimcat
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Being from Norfolk originally, when I went there over Christmas I decided to pick up a few items for brewing. I checked out Homebrew USA and was glad I did. The folks there were knowledgeable and very helpful. The prices were reasonable considering the way prices have escalated recently. I ended up picking up half a trunkload of malts and other items including a 55# bag of Maris Otter for around $62.
When I am down that way again I will definitely stop in. I only wish I had a LHBS like this near me in NY.

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

stopped in here a little while ago to begin my homebrew journey. with only a little introductory knowlege about homebrewing, i was hoping for a helpful, informative experience and the owners of homebrew usa delivered. the guy there (sorry, not good with names) seemed to be very experienced as he used to be the head brewer at hilltop brewery and now brews for st. george from time to time. he took me around the shop explaining equipment and ingredients to me while putting together the package i needed. i wasn't sure which ingredient kit to make first, so he let me try a sample of his dumpster dog stout from the back (excellent by the way) and i was sold. his wife seemed to be very knowlegeable as well and she informed me of a local brew club to become involved with. they also give free intro and intermediate brewing classes (i think once a month). overall, a very good experience and i'll be back for more, i'm sure.

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HomeBrew USA in Norfolk, VA
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