South Hills Brewing Supply - Greentree


12 Ratings

Type: Homebrew Store

2345 Noblestown Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205-4147
United States

(800) 417-2904 | map

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of OGFGabv
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Staff is always very friendly and helpful. Good selection and reasonable prices.

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Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of StevensBrewing
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Everyone in the store is very nice and very helpful. They were very much appreciative of my business knowing full well the options for buying everything you need to brew anything you could ever want on line. Their prices are very competitive so in my eyes it is much better to keep it local!
I bough my first brew kit from here and I would go back again and again.

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Photo of Dafixa
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I was just in town and wanted to check it out.

This is about the only place near Pittsburgh. We walked in just before closing. They let us look around but really wanted to close shop.

Having said that, they had a nice clean store with some high end equipment. Didn't appear to have to many specialty items but did stock some normal grain,yeast and general everyday equipment. They also had some stock of Blichmann products I haven't seen in larger stores. Seemed as though they had more wine items than beer.

Sorry to say but if your In a pinch in Pittsburgh I think you will have to wait and order it online.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kbuzz
3/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I occassionally shop at the South Hills Home Brew Supply Shop in Monroeville.

The guys are nice enough. Selection is okay, although I typically have to substitute at least one thing on my recipe every time I stop by. I don't like that I have to buy grains in 1 lb increments. I have a huge stack of little grain bags with old unusable cracked grains in various measurements just because I can't simply buy 8 or 12 oz of something. Most of all, I feel that their prices could be better and every time the owner of the chain is there, I get a sales pitch on something or other...most recently the Blichman beer gun. I made my own for less than a quarter of what they were charging for the thing.

The two guys that are typically at the shop are nice enough, but their knowledge isn't the best. If you're not going to carry everything, then at least have a suggestion for a replacement.

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Photo of N0AH
2.1/5  rDev -49.9%

On my fifth visit to this place I went in with a typical all-grain recipe and left with nothing but a scolding from the employees. First the good news - the place has a standard selection of grains/hops/yeast and has a decent selection of equipment and parts.

The bad news - every walk-in order comes with a surcharge for cracking grains and a heavy dose of sass and backtalk from the employees/owner. I realize that not every LHBS has the time to fulfill every walk-in order and that pre-ordering is helpful - but to charge a fee to crack grains... and then to enforce a rule about only selling grains by the pound and not the ounce? The rule seemed especially ironic considering I was the only customer for the four employees there at the time, and yet they still scoffed at the notion of spending their precious time measuring grains for my recipe.

This is practically the only game in town for Pittsburgh but I am done messing around with this place. If you are in dire need of something on short notice - go for it. Otherwise, save yourself the trouble of fooling around with people that are more concerned about profit than they are about brewing.

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Photo of Stigs
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

This was the first (and so far only) homebrew supply store I have visited since I took up brewing a couple months ago.

Everything inside is pretty well organized, and I havent gone and looked for anything that I havent been able to find. There are tons of carboys, adapters, hoses, accessories, extracts, grains, hops, yeasts, etc... As well as a lot of wine and cheesemaking (which we are getting into soon) and kegging supplies.

Everyone there has been very helpful, offering to help me carry or cart my larger orders out to my car for me, and have answered any questions I've had. They also crush all my specialty grains for free and offer recipe suggestions.

Being pretty convenient to my home (about a 10min drive) I will surely be frequenting this place more often not just for supplies but ingredients. I think the prices are about the same here vs online when you factor in shipping but I'd rather support local buinesses and not have my yeast get cooked in the mail.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

Stopped here on Friday needed a shank for my draft system was having a hard time finding the part. Had a hard time calling this place long distance they had a new toll free exchange that wouldn't let me get through. Have the wife call the local number at work in Pittsburgh and got through and they had the part.

They had a lot of parts for draft systems on hand all the fittings,washers,couplers,taps and used corney kegs for homebrew and bottles of CO2 they were 5lb bottles and were full.

The place was very well organized,very neat and clean. The store was good sized nice and spread out everthing was easy to find. Very good service and expert advice.

The store was 1/2 beer supplies and 1/2 wine making supplies they had a nice glass selection as well a tap handles,custom labels and even had a humidor with a good selection of cigars.

Lots of different types of liquid yeast and hop pellets which were all refrigerated. A nice selection of grains, speciality grains beer additives, brewing kits,brewing equiptment, extracts dryied and canned.

This is the only homebrew store i've been to in Pittsburgh, don't think it gets much better than this. Check this place out a great place for homebrew supplies.

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Photo of dawg
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

My LHBS. Good selection. Not far from home. Stuff for all levels of home brewing. Bought most of my brewery there at the old place in the mid '90s.

Good service. Lost of yeast strains. All major equipment for brewing, kegging, and wine.

Nice selection of beer glasses, yeast starter kits, bottles, etc.

Employees help with recipe suggestions, hop and grain substitutes if they don't have what you're looking for. Nice selection of base malts. They have a barleycrusher mill but request that you call in ahead of time for 10# or larger crushes. They also sell the barleycrushers there.

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Photo of BigSipper
4.15/5  rDev -1%

South Hills Brewing Supply is clean, well-lit, and well organized. They have a good selection of beer and winemaking supplies and related products. The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They also manufacture extract kits for beer styles that aren't typically commercially available, such as Belgian Abbey style Dubbel, and Dobbelbock.

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Photo of aaronh
4.15/5  rDev -1%

This sort of non-descript looking store offers a wide range of products and services for the home brewer. DME by the pound, grain that can be crushed on site, and a great selection of hops are but the start. Equipment for brewing and winemaking are also available, along with a full line of products for home wine-makers. This is a huge step beyond the home-brew supply stores I was familiar with from the early 90's. If you're south of Pittsburgh in PA, this has got to be the place to buy your supplies and equipment.

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South Hills Brewing Supply - Greentree in Pittsburgh, PA
4.19 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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