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Nepenthe Homebrew

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4.2/5
Exceptional
4 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew

3600 Clipper Mill Rd
Baltimore, Maryland, 21211-1948
United States

(443) 438-4846 | map
nepenthehomebrew.com

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Added by jillantos on 01-14-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
12.38%
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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3.57/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

It's primarily a (very expensive)* BOP but it's also a (merely somewhat expensive) homebrew shop. The supplies and selection are solid, but not as robust as what you find down in Columbia's Maryland homebrew store.

The vibe is upper middle class and causcasian but much more gender inclusive than the homebrew enclaves I frequented in the midwest--which, at least at the time, had a very similar demographic makeup to the Devo fanclub. Same skin problems, too. Anyway, it looks as if Mid-Atlantic home brewing popular among women as well as men, and that's a good thing. It helps lessen the stigma, make drinking seem more like a hobby than a problem.

The staff is friendly and helpful--again, avoiding much of the Comic Book Guy-esque condescension I associate with the midwest homebrew scene. There's also a large and friendly dog who usually hangs out here.

So it's not the very best place mostly due to high prices and middling selection. But it's totally solid.

*$160 bucks to brew a 5 gallon batch? And that doesn't include DME or liquid yeast? And they charge an additional 35 bucks to dry hop?!? What the hell, guys?

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Nepenthe Homebrew in Baltimore, MD
Place rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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