Reno Homebrewer

Bar, Homebrew

2335 Dickerson Rd
Reno, Nevada, 89503-4905
United States

(775) 325-2357 | map

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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Go down to the end of Second Street in Reno and you'll come to a bunch of industrial type warehouse looking buildings, Reno Homebrewer is easy to find once you've been there just once, but the first time, you're kinda looking, looking looking since nothing is all that identifiably marked in the area. Once inside, you can smell all the hallmarks of beer making: malt, hops, coffee etc. . . but did I mention dogs? There's always one running around and he's pretty cool, very nice. You understand why he gets to kick it.

They seem to have everything one could need. Very chatty if you want, leaves you to your own if you aren't into getting chatty.

The selection of finished brews is pretty good, about 10% more than you'd pay at other craft (no pun) options in town, but the cool part is they usually sell out of their high end stuff last in town. So Cantillon has been unavailable in Reno for almost 6 months now. Guess who scored lots of bottles of Classic Gueuze 375 for $10 and 750s of Kriek here for $22 lately? You dig it the most.

Dec 24, 2011
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Cinderbike from Nevada

4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went in here to pick up a couple things. Quick note: cash only! They have an ATM in the back though.

They carry pretty much anything you can think of for the average homebrewer. Kegs, grain, yeast, etc. They carry White Labs and Wyeast too, which is nice. They also have a selection of beer in the back. It's no BevMo or Total Wine, but the selection is pretty good for a homebrew shop.

The people working there are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I was impressed. I'll be shopping here from now on.

Oct 26, 2011
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Genericiz3d from Nevada

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I went in here knowing absolutely nothing about what I was trying to do, but the 'ma and pa' vibe of the store, golden retriever on the front porch included, was more than welcoming. The gentleman who runs the store was exceptionally helpful and acts like he would rather help someone out than make a sale. As soon as I told him my goal was to make mead, he escorted me around the store pointing out things that I would need, things to avoid, gave me tips on things to look out for, and even gave me like 20 empty wine bottles no charge. Easily the best place in Reno for this particular hobby. (perhaps the only place?)

Jan 27, 2011
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Inflames from California

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I wish I would have come later in the day. They were gonna tap a keg of Sierra Nevada Nautical that evening, which happened to be the friday of Memorial weekend.
I was excited to finally shop this place, I've been trying for awhile, travel always saw me passing through on their closed days. I was not disappointed(other than missing the nautical).
Awesome stockage of all things a homebrewer could want or need. I got some plugs,pellets, peppercorn, s/s faucet w/ shank for a fair price and also stocked up on some dogfish brews and black cauldron.
I haven't gotten in to wine making but if your interested in such I would say shop this place, huge selection of kits.
If you don't see it in the store make sure to ask, they probably have it hiding behind the counter or something.
Great experience, thanks Reno Homebrewer.

Jun 07, 2010
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malmquna from France

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This warehouse building on the old western frontier of Reno is a local mecca for homebrewers and beer enthusiasts alike. Don't expect any frills, just shelves of equipment and ingredients and a couple of refrigerator cases of beers.

Homebrewing supplies range from beer to wine, malt extract to a varety of adjuncts, packets to fresh strains of yeast, empty flip-top bottles to filled bottles from around the world.

Excellent place to start and continue to homebrew. Brewing equipment, ingredients, and help are always in abundance.

Beer selection is remarkable for a homebrew shop, and there's always a couple of guest beers on tap as well as some possible homebrews on tap in the back cooler.

Sep 06, 2009
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Tbone from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The bottle selection was very good for the area (although we'll see if the soon to open Booze Brothers gives them some competition).
Represented breweries included unibroue, Rogue, New Belgium, Anchor, Lost Coast, Sierra, Mendicino, Deschuttes, Lagunitas, North Coast, and numerous Belgians.

There were 5 beers on draft including Sierra Celebration and Spring Bock, Bigfoot, Lost Coast Alley Cat, and Guiness. After you buy a pint, be sure to ask the guy for a sample of his homebrew. He can't sell it to you, but he'll give you glass. When we were there he had a very interesting and very unfiltered IPA. I wish more beers were available unfiltered. It lends much to the mouthfeel and flavor. Clarity is highly overrated.

It's a homebrew shop, so your basically drinking in a warehouse, but we liked it and there are chairs and a picnic table out on the loading dock.
They close at 6, but if I lived there, it would be a regular spot for a Saturday afternoon pint.

Apr 18, 2006
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KoG from Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Large selection of wine, extract, and grain kits as well as individual grain. Good selection of hops in pellet or whole leaf as well as a great variety of yeast for just about every beer style as well as mead and wine yeasts.

Plenty of microbrews and beers that cannot be found in this area elsewhere as well as rotating taps. Wine presses and grain mills are available for use, as well as beginner kits and kegging equipment for sale.

A good store that I visit on a regular basis and one to check out if you're in the area.

Jul 26, 2005
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RenoZymurgist from California

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection of extract kits and grains, hops, yeast, and beer. Lots of information about brewing available and a relaxed atmosphere. They have a good stock of brewing equipment available as well as having brewing classes where they brew a beer during the class while teaching you about different grains, malts and the way different yeasts affect the beer. A nice place to pick up some brewing supplies and pick up a couple of bottles of microbrew or a fresh belgian abbey ale.They have equipment to crush grapes and press apples available for rent as well as a bunch of honey available for making meads and an isle full of different wine kits. Definetly worth checking out if you are in Reno.

Nov 22, 2003
Reno Homebrewer in Reno, NV
Place rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 8 ratings