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Hopman's Beer and Wine Making Supply
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$$ - reasonable
[ Homebrew Store ]
4636 W Walton Blvd
phone: (248) 674-4677
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Hopman's has a complete monopoly on homebrewing supplies within a 10+ mile radius of Waterford. They would probably do decent business even if the place was a dump.
Thankfully the exact opposite is true. It's probably the most well put together supply stores I've seen. Everything is extremely clean and organized in a nice, bright well thought out space. I've been to some of these shops that feel like dungeons.
The service is the highlight here. The owner, or the Hopman, as I refer to him is extremely knowledgeable and more than happy to answer any questions you may have. If you can brew it at home he knows how, does it himself and well give you as many pointers as you need. As a beginner I've called the store while brewing to get a question answered and they are always happy to help. I would give them a 6 for service if I could.
The selection is great. Several different hop varietals available. A whole cooler full of different yeast strains. A wall of different whole malts. Plenty of kits for the newbie brewers. Left .5 off because I'm sure they are missing something an advanced brewer may be looking for. They also have quite a wide range of wine making supplies and even mead making kits that are very reasonably priced.
Overall a great store. If you put a premium on service you've found your homebrew shop right here.
08-08-2011 05:06:16 |
More by DrDoitchbig
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Hopman's has a nice homebrew selection with grains, yeasts, hops and brewers best kits nicely displayed in a clean setting.
The prices are fair and the service is top rate. Beyond the ingredients they also have many books, a large selection of bottles and a wide variety of homebrew equipment. Kegging supplies can also be found at Hopmans.
I would recommend any homebrewer stopping buy even if it's to just browse and chat with the knowledgeable staff.
The also carry a wide selection of wine making equipment and supplies.
02-12-2008 16:11:32 |
More by Rickk
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I recieved a beginning brewing kit as a gift, purchased through the mail. The instructions were very vague and some crucial equipment was not included. I went to Mr. Hopman's store and asked his advice. He was extremely helpful and knowledgable. He walked me through the entire process. He sold me the extra equipment I needed at a reasonable price and even offered to trade in some of the stuff I got in the kit for some that would work better. As a result, I was able to brew my first successful batch! I definitely recommend this store. His customer service is excellent and his prices are reasonable.
12-30-2006 18:47:23 |
More by moralDK
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I just walked into this place today. It was more than I expected. First thing I noticed was that it was clean and organized. So many homebrew shops have dated items or is very dusty or has scattered merchandise. This place had some unexpected items such as herbs, grain, and a wide selection of yeast. I really didn't expect much at the location but I think it is a very good place. Nothing else is in the area and so a vacancy has been filled. The owner was very friendly and made suggestions but was not pushy. I noticed the customer ahead of me got a discount for being in a local club. I really hope this place sticks around.
09-22-2006 01:43:17 |
More by mjohn27603
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Hopman's is new to the Waterford area and a sorely needed addition for homebrewers. It is located on Walton just east of Dixie Hwy. I've been in there a couple of times already to purchase some malt and yeast for some brews I'm making. They have very good prices on malt, star san, yeast and bottles (what I've bought so far). They carry all the standard homebrewing supplies. As their name implies, they also offer wine kits and supplies for making wine. The owner is very friendly and knowledgable.
They are open Thurs - Sun. There is no website yet, but I'm told it's in progress.
09-14-2006 19:17:47 |
More by mwinnie
Hopman's Beer and Wine Making Supply in Waterford, MI