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Austin Homebrew Supply

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

37 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew Store

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

(800) 890-2739 | map
austinhomebrew.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
50
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
7.32%
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%

Great place to buy homebrew supplies. Swung by AHS after finally getting settled into my apartment & catching the brewing itch. Consider that itch scratched. The store is a mecca for homebrew supplies, with everything from kettles, all-grain setups, TONS of hop, yeast, and malt varieties (plus huge drums of LME that are poured & packaged fresh), homebrew t-shirts, books, magazines, and more. The selection and quality are top-notch, and our DFH India Brown Ale clone is happily bubbling away as I type.

The one "complaint" I have about AHS is that if you go in with a recipe, a worker usually will take care of you, measuring out and assimilating all your ingredients. Now, this isn't a complaint about the service, but I sort of miss perusing my LHBS and compiling the ingredients myself. Next time I'll probably do that, but this time I would have liked the worker to show me around and given me the chance to get the ingredients myself...okay, rant over. Lastly, the prices were very reasonable--only $38 for a 5-gallon recipe. Easy to see why this is the premier homebrew shop of the Southeastern United States.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OldBrewer
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of dhfreak
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -19.9%

Photo of Realbeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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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Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cfrobrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of nneighb33
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of charleslueg
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Getalegup
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of longmire
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Fabiand
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mwgroove23
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
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 +7.8%
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 +8%
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 -1.6%
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 +10.8%
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 +9.4%
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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Photo of Fenris244
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

First off the size of the place caught me off guard, it's huge compared to how I thought it was. I liked the layout, everything was easy to find and more importantly clearly priced and labeled.

Everything in Austin home brew seemed of good quality, I was looking for some growlers and found what i was looking for and was very happy that they were the flip top kind and that they even had 2 types of handles.

Service was great, the guy who helped me was really helpful and full of information, he even showed me the best way to clean a growler out and talked beer with me for a while

Had to rate price higher cause most of the stuff they carry is a bit pricy but the staff, service and selection make it worth it you can even order online and pick it up at the store, I thought that was pretty cool

Definitely going back for all my brewing related needs

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Photo of kjyost
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Purchased a number of items online from them (temp controller, oxygenation system & grains) online as they were the cheapest for the order with their free shipping.

The grains come vacuum sealed in individual bags as requested. The other items were great, and quickly shipped. The service was good, as I had my credit card compromised, and they informed me of it and I was able to get them an alternative payment arrangement without major issue.

They have most things, although some other online guys have more and cheaper grains. The big difference maker in this purchase was free shipping (which was quick). I will use them again if they are the cheapest!

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Photo of SSW117
4.5/5  rDev +3%

I have never been to another homebrew shop, but I know how to appreciate good service. The folks that work there do so because they care about beer and brewing, and are very knowledgeable. I owe a lot of the development of my knowledge and understanding about brewing to these guys. They also get involved with the beer community, not only putting how to brew videos on the website, but they also contribute at beer festivals around town. I have only brewed a handful of batches, but every time I have been I have gotten an excellent answer for my sometimes difficult questions. Love this place.

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Austin Homebrew Supply in Austin, TX
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