Austin Homebrew Supply

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90.6%
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4.41 w/ 53 ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew

9129 Metric Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78758-5992
United States

(800) 890-2739 | map
austinhomebrew.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
53
Liked:
48
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
9.52%
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by jasonjlewis:
Photo of jasonjlewis
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

A nice sized store with tons of supplies. Lots of hops, different malts, and very very fresh yeast. My oktoberfest yeast is about 1 week old.

Service is exceptional and the staff is very helpful and pretty knowledgable.

There are a very good amount of malts and hops and yeast here, but there are a few malt types and hop types that aren't available (although it's very few). For the most part I can get whatever I need here.

The prices are fair on hops and malts. I got some average prices on equipment too. I think they could go a bit cheaper with their hops and certain specialty malts. However, I got a 50 lb bag of grain in store for 40 bucks! It cost me 60 to get it shipped, so every time I'm in Austin I'll pick up a bag of grain.

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Photo of Tstromer
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A++ This is truly the staple of what a home brew store should be. They had everything I needed to start a good quality home brew with all the grains, hops, yeasts or supplies. And the workers are very knowledgeable and friendly . I live in San Antonio, but I would travel to Austin for the store rather than a local shop.

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Photo of Jaydizzle78727
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It's hard for me to rate anything perfect but these guys are pretty close. Their prices are fair, staff is 99% of the time friendly and knowledgeable, and their kits are always top notch. even with my amatuetish skills my beer always comes out great. Plus their buy 10 kits get one free promotion is just a cherry on top. I don't have a bad thing to say about these guys...

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Photo of cr250r1
3.1/5  rDev -29.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Purchased 2 beer kits from AHS. Wanted a Dos Equis and they had 3 kits. No info of what ingredients were in each kit. The kit I ordered I would have not ordered if I could have seen what was in the kit. So I have a kit that I have to use and am not happy with because they do not show whats in the kit. Also purchased 2 used 5gal kegs and one of the lids will need to be replaced. With all of the homebrew suppliers I will no longer purchase anything from AHS. It did ship quickly.

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Photo of OldBrewer
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nice store with a pretty good variety of equipment and ingredients to choose from. Really helpful staff, they were patient and helped me pick out what I needed to get started. They also maintain a database with a ton of recipes and don't seem to have any agenda to sell you one thing over another.

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Photo of stumac
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of dhfreak
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great place! Recently brewed my first two beers and they were extremely helpful.

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Photo of CheChe
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Realbeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

It has been getting better lately mostly because that Harry and the hendersons-Sasquatch looking owner has kinda stepped aside and let someone with real business ownership knowledge take control and run it how it should be run. I think if you completely remove him from the picture this place would be top notch.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mwgroove23
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I thought that the customer service was very impressive. The selection was like nothing I had ever seen in a homebrew store. However, I did find the prices to be a bit higher than that of the homebrew shop I used to work for. Overall a good experience. I will shop there again.

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Photo of fizzgig
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

So lucky to have AHS just a few miles from home. Always helpful, never been rude. There are a few things I wish they on display like an all grain tower but they have literally many hundreds of recipes both in house and commercial approximations. I'll never get through it all in my lifetime at my rate of brewing. Disappointed by their mini mash class though, was just talk no helpful demo.

Overall everything I could want from a homebrew shop. So much to brew so little time money and space.

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Photo of CLBizzle
4.72/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I quickly forget the lack of a homebrew store in my city with austin homebrew just 60 miles down the road. It is worth the drive to see all of the latest in brewing up close. However, the shop also makes it easy to keep my supplies stocked with free and timely shipping with orders over $100. I have never had an issue with an order and every time I make the drive down the staff is always helpful. I receive their monthly emails to see what is new and on sale. I feel blessed to have such a premium store so close.

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Photo of jamescain
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

When ever I'm in Austin and I need something for brewing I try to make a stop at AHS. They have probably the best selection in the state and one of the best selections in the country I would assume. If you are a seasoned home brewer or just starting you can probably find what you are looking for, if not they will order it for you. Their store is large and very clean. They have a separate room where you can find the grains you need and even mill them yourself. The employees are very knowledgeable and are willing to offer advice if you seek it. They have a vast selection of clone recipes for purchase, many of which I have heard are very good. If I lived in Austin there wouldn't be any other place I would need to shop for all of my home brewing needs.

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Photo of ActonBrewer
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have been a customer of AHB for the last four years using their website to order, and have also had the pleasure to shop there while in Austin for my brother's wedding.

Their store is extremely well organized and almost everything was right where it should be (on the shelves and not outback). Their website is also extremely easy to navigate. I would suggest that any homebrewer sign up for their mailing list to get word on their monthly sales. They consistently have the best prices on the web, and have some of the best service I have encountered in the homebrewing community. Their shipping prices are also extremely competitive. I will continue to be a customer for as long as I am brewing.

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Photo of CONOR8832
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Being new to home brewing, these guys made me feel right at home. I just started home brewing about a month ago and bought all my equipment from AHS. Delivery time with the internet order was extremely fast. They have all kinds of equipment to choose from, they have a tone of recipies for every type of brew imaginable. One of the great things is all of the clone brew recipies that they have from many micro/craft breweries.

The people that work at AHS are extremely helpful and are willing to go out of your way to help you find something and your questions no matter how simple the question is. The customer service is out of this world. Some companies out there could learn a thing or two about customer service from AHS.

I highly recommend using AHS for all your home brewing needs, big or small. These guys are great and you will not be disappointed.

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Austin Homebrew Supply in Austin, TX
Place rating: 90.6% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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