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What's Brewin'

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What's Brewin'What's Brewin'

Type: Homebrew

2860 Bluff St
Boulder, Colorado, 80301-1227
United States

(303) 444-9433

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Reviews by cncbofh:
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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

Hell yeah. A homebrew store where the owners and employees actually no a thing or two about homebrewing!

I wandered in here because I was sick of visiting another homebrew shop that will go "unnamed" due to cocksure employees who told me that Cooper's canned kits are a surefire way to make a great brew - and then fumbled when I had questions regarding mashing.

I found all the grains I needed here. They had PhTest kits, every yeast imaginable, lots of grains... you name it. The service is friendly and helpful and they will spend tons of time with you when you have questions about a recipe.

The only complaint I had after a couple visits is their grain mill. It is a bit flimsy and didn't crush my grains very well. Hell, since that is my only complaint, I say tilt back a pint to What's Brewin'.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

Now this was a quality stop. I wish we had a place like this around here. These guys really knew what they were talking about. I wish I still lived out ere cause they would literally walk you though everything. Stopped in on my last trip and it was still as cool as ever. A great homebrew shop that has pretty much everything you could ever need and if not, tey will get it. I would defintly recommend making it into here if you can. This is the stop for a beginner or advance homebrewer and the prices were not bad by any stretch, I would definitly recommend this place.

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Photo of rowew
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

This is actually the only homebrew shop I've ever been in, but they've treated me well. Why go looking elsewhere? Good supply of ingredients and equipment. Grains and malt (both DME and LME) are available in bulk, as well as many kits for both wine and beer. They also rent some equipment like a grain mill and cappers, etc. Employees are definitely brewers at heart - always willing to share advice. Knowledgable about the brewing process and the wares they carry. Hours can vary at times - so if you're travelling it may be a good idea to call ahead.

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Photo of mentor
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

This review was written after a visit to Boulder in November, 2004. I enjoy travelling as it gives me the opportunity to stop into homebrew shops to talk to experienced brewers and pick up ingredients I can't get here in Iowa. What's Brewin' is located in a strip mall on a side street just a few hundred yards off the main north-south thoroughfare in Boulder. It's perhaps two miles north of the main downtown portion of Boulder. What's Brewin' consists of a single room that's probably 30 feet by 30 feet. upon entering, a nice selection of equipment is located to the left and a great selection of grains is available to the right. Pre-measured packages can be purchased or you can scoop out of the bulk containers. Further into the store are shelves with cans of extract (for wine and beer), a book shelf, and a cooler with a great selection of yeasts and a large (but not huge) selection of hops. Canisters of bulk liquid extract are located behind the counter and the clerk said that it takes only a couple days to go through a 5-gallon tub, implying that the extract is quite fresh. To say that I had good service would be to put it mild. I'm thinking the clerk probably sat in there all day with few (if any) customers and he was really happy to see another living human being (a bit disconcerting, but nice to have his full attention). He was knowledgeable about brewing, down to nitty gritty details of hop profiles and characteristics of different yeast strains and appeared to be genuinely interested in talking about it. I'll be moving to Boulder this summer and can't wait to live near a fully functioning and full serviced homebrew shop.

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What's Brewin' in Boulder, CO
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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