What is the best homebrew shop in the Chicagoland area?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by BreakingBad, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    Just wondering what people suggestions were for the best/most informative/ best prices were in the chicagoland area including burbs.
  2. mikehartigan

    mikehartigan Disciple (328) Apr 9, 2007 Illinois

    Depends on where you are - I'd prefer not to name places that are an hour or more from you. That said, there's the Home Brew Shop on Main St in St. Charles - always good conversation, good selection, and very reasonable prices. The Brewers Coop attached to Two Brothers Brewery in Warrenville has a fair selection and ok prices. The staff doubles as hosts for the adjacent Taphouse, so they're not nearly as conversant (not their fault). The best part is that you're in for a real treat if you enjoy great pub food and some mighty fine craft beer. Then there's Brew and Grow. I've only been to the Roselle location. Excellent selection of equipment and ingredients at some pretty decent prices.
  3. mattvaletudo

    mattvaletudo Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois

    brew and grow in bollingbrook has the best prices compared to the shop in st charles and 2 bros - and the old dude working there is really knowledgable. the chick at 2 bros that home brews knows her stuff but isnt always there and the other kids that host the restaurant and sell the home brew products arent old enough to drink and dont homebrew so good luck with that. the pub grub is great there but the beer is meh - imo
  4. trbcrx123

    trbcrx123 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2011 Illinois

    Hands down CBW Chicago Brewwerks. Brandon Wright gives great advise and has the best prices. Located in Plainfield, www.chicagobrewwerks.com
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