William's Brewing


2594 Nicholson St
San Leandro, California, 94577-4217
United States

(800) 759-6025 | map
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Reviewed by marknu1 from California

4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
I recently started using William's (about three orders so far), and have been very happy with them. Their prices are right in line with most other online retailers, and shipping is very reasonable. They're in Northern California, and I'm in Southern California. The three orders I've placed have shown up the next day, which is even faster than morebeer, so I'll definitely be using William's as often as I can.
Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
I needed some yeast for a recent batch and decided to check out the limited strains available by searching online. I wanted to try Denny's favorite which is a Wyeast product and found it at William's. I noticed they had some hops on closeout too which seemed reasonable for Noble variety. I placed my order very easily and was able to navigate their site without any problems.

I did not realize I had ordered from a place in California until later, but was pleased when the box showed up the day before brewday. The selection of merchandise is good- they have some equipment I have not seen elsewhere which is why I rated them so highly. I found the value to be very reasonable and will probably order from them again.
Nov 20, 2010
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
William's was the first mail order place I used after I moved to a location that did not have a local homebrew shop. That was about 10 years ago in the Mojave Desert of California. Their zoned shipping policy worked well for me in California and their selection was excellent. I especially liked their 5-liter minkegs and accessories. Today I don't use them very often because I now live in Florida and their shipping is pretty expensive and slow to my area.

I still consider their selection and pricing competitive with other mail order houses, and I use them occasionally.
Nov 14, 2010
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
I did alot of searching for homebrew supplies and for the prices and shipping William's is a great bargain. Selection is good, they have everything I need from DME or LME (cheaper to ship DME), hops, (selection is good for the current shortage), many kinds of yeast and even a great bargain on their t-shirt. The site is easy to navigate. Shipping is fast as can be expected and I have never had a problem. Alot of homebrew supply houses don't have really user friendly sites but this one is a piece of cake. They also have a cool catalog if you want to order one (I did) and flip through it and look at all the cool equipment. I'll be a steady customer there, no doubt.
Aug 15, 2008
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Reviewed by JoEBoBpr from Missouri

4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
This is one of the 3 main places were I've done my online hombrew shopping (since there are no shops on the isle of Puerto Rico. i like this place beacuse they ship down here and it doesnt take too long even when its cross country. I've only ordered their beer quits and no equipment but i like the way kits are packaged and how their insturctions are the clearest of the ones ive seen. Im not experienced at all so its good to have a place online that can be so user friendly. I enjoy going back to theri website every once and a while evn though i wont get anything; just to browse around.
Mar 20, 2007
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Reviewed by ViveLaChouffe from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
I have ordered from Williams Brewing online several times now and it has always been a hassle-free experience. Although I would like to support a local homebrew shop, well there isn't one that is really "local" to me anymore. The nearest are about an hour drive each way depending on traffic and while I'll hit them if I happen to be in the area, it's typically too far to drive just to go to the homebrew store.

For that reason, Williams Brewing has been my "go-to" as far as online purchasing for my recipes. They have everything from extract kits all the way up to gear for all-grain brewing. They have any kind of malt or yeast you need and it is always FRESH. They must turn over alot of stock.

Prices are good, shipping is fast (all the way from CA to ME/GA in less than a week). I'll call that good service.

Now if only my brewing could stack up...
Dec 12, 2005
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Reviewed by bigbeerdrinka from Germany

4.85/5  rDev +9%
I actually had no clue about this store until someone mentioned on the homebrewing forum about a great deal on some airstone equipment. I quickly followed the link and found a great homebrewing supply store with all the gadgets and supplies that I could possibly want. The prices were right on, and delivery of my product took only two days. That is by far the fastest shipping of a product I have ever had from an online retailer and I would definetly suggest ordering from them. A great website with great deals
Dec 31, 2004
William's Brewing in San Leandro, CA
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 7 ratings