Fifth Season Gardening Co.

BA SCORE
4.43/5
4 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew

900 Preston Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903-4422
United States

(434) 293-2332 | map
fifthseasongardening.com

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Added by Seanibus on 12-12-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
11.51%
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of vwbus7
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place to get ingredients for brewing. Nice grain selection. Nice hops selection and nice yeast selection. The gardening department is amazing!!

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Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of jaymo18
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Seanibus
3.85/5  rDev -13.1%

This looks like a nice little brew shop. It is mostly an organic/hydroponic gardening shop - an extension of a small chain from North Carolina - but they have devoted one sizable room to home brew supplies. They have a large number of Brewer's Best kits, of which I am not overly fond, but they do have a decent selection of loose grains and adjuncts, in both small lots and bulk sacks, and lots of equipment, at least all of the basics you'd need, plus a couple of higher level pieces, like equipment for making starters. I didn't delve deeply into the prices, but what I saw looked fairly priced. The hop and yeast selection is a little weak. There were no fresh hops or plugs, but they had an adequate selection of pellets, including a few of the more difficult-to-find varieties, like Warrior and Simcoe. Prices looked good - around $3 per ounce. The yeast selection was the major weak spot - they had perhaps a dozen varieties of White Labs test-tube colonies, but no Wyeast at all. Still, there was plenty to get started and had I been stopping in to buy serious supplies, I could have found plenty to keep me busy.

I didn't test the staff's beer making knowledge, but they seemed extremely friendly, attentive, and eager to help. Had I been seriously buying rather than just looking when I visited, I would have been glad for the attention.

And the gardening stuff looked really amazing, but that's another website.

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Fifth Season Gardening Co. in Charlottesville, VA
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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