What's Brewin'


575 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, Kansas, 67213-4701
United States

(316) 263-1342 | map

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Quaffer:
Photo of Quaffer
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%

I have never bought ingredients other than yeast at this store, so I cannot comment on their selection of grains and hops. I have, however, found every strain of Wyeast that I have ever needed here. And it has never even been close to expired.

Don't expect a homebrewing superstore. But they have had anything that I have needed equipment-wise that I went looking for. I find it to be a great place to pick up those odds-and-ends between large on-line orders. My experience is limited, however. They might be able to supply a person with everything that they need.

Their hours are VERY limited so call ahead. I have only seen one person working there (owner?) each time that I have been in. She is very knowledgeable and has helped me out with any questions that I have had.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jaydoc
3.39/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of hopstradamus
2.4/5  rDev -17.5%

Q. As far as quality is concerned, this is like any other small homebrew store- be careful what you buy as you don't necessarily know how long it has been there or how it has been stored. I know people who have purchased out-dated yeast here, and everything has a thin layer of dirt on it.

S. The only person I have ever seen here is the owner, and she tries to be helpful. Word to the wise- when you shop here, make sure you know what you need and that you get exactly what you came for. If they don't have exactly what you are looking for they will suggest an alternative, it may not be a suitable alternative but you can bet it is something they have in stock.

S. As mentioned before, this is a small store so they don't have everything you will ever want but they have most of it. The prices are a little high but not outrageous.

I used to buy everything here, but the limited selection, higher prices, and the issue of trying to sell me alternative ingredients that were not right for the beer I was making have forced me to make most of my purchases online. It is still a good place to go if you need something on a brew day and obviously don't have 3-5 days for shipping.

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Photo of Kickass
2.55/5  rDev -12.4%

My first impression when walking into What's Brewin' was "Wow"! The entry way of the store was loaded with empty beer and wine boxes scattered in no orderly fashion. I felt like I was walking through someone's messy house. The shelves were semi orginaized, but the clutter and junk everywhere was annoying. The service seemed better than the store's appearance, but the prices were more than what I expected. The store's selection was ample but I would prefer shopping online. Needless to say, I don't frequent this store very often.

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What's Brewin' in Wichita, KS
Place rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 4 ratings