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Keystone Homebrew Supply
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$$ - reasonable
[ Homebrew Store ]
435 Doylestown Road
phone: (215) 855-0100
(Place added by: Todd)
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| Reviews: 40
quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
The store itself is a bit beat up, let me be perfectly honest, however the guys that work there could not be more helpful.
They seem to have pretty much everything a person would need to get started with extract and partial grain, especially when it comes to ingredients and yeast (not positive about a complete brewing equipment kit but I am sure they could set you up). Also not to sure about all grain equipment, I did not really see much of that kind of equipment, but again I am not sure. The guys that run the place really do know there business though, and are all brewers themselves, always happy to lend a hand. They also produce a newsletter as well as host brewing events and get togethers.
They also have a descent selection of glassware and pub signs etc.
09-30-2002 14:02:33 |
More by bmills1608
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have ordered most of my brewing supplies online, but have stopped here on a few occasions. They have always had what I was looking for (bottles, books, cleaning agents, yeast, etc.). The store is well stocked and prices are reasonable. The employees were helpful and friendly and answered questions I had concerning batches I was brewing from kits I bought online. I'll continue to stop here to pick up supplies for homebrewing as needed.
The inventory consists of beer and wine brewing supplies, bar ware, glass ware, and books.
04-01-2008 02:50:49 |
More by KOPBeerDrinker
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just wanted to state that the new place is bigger and much needed. The few times I've been to the 'old' spot I was cramped next to hop pellets and boilers and various equipment. The new spot, everything is laid out nice and all your homebrewing needs are at your fingertips. There were about three people working there on a slow tuesday afternoon. Also a nice glassware selection at pretty good prices. Im picking up a Allagash glass next time im in. Also tons of empty bottles to stick ur homebrew in. Not sure if he still works here but ask for Aaron, super nice guy that knows his stuff.
03-26-2011 10:24:35 |
More by BARFLYB
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Love this place. I don't know what else I can say here that hasn't been said before. Service- great. Staff is knowlagble, and, if you are a newbie, they are more then willing to help out. Not only that, they seem interested in what you are doing, no matter what you are brewing, a true customer service mark if you ask me.
Prices are reasonable compared to other places I have seen. Nothing much more I can comment on that. Overall, the family atmosphere, the prices, everytying makes this place greet. Other hombrew shops could learn so much from keystone
11-11-2005 05:09:21 |
More by PSUDREW
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Having not visited too many brewshops, my comments can only be based on the brewing podcasts I listen to and my experiences at this shop. They seem to have a decent variety of extracts, grains, hops, wine supplies, equipment and books/magazines. There hasn't been anything I needed that they couldn't supply. The prices seem reasonable to me, but again, I haven't shopped anywhere else. The service is first rate. Everytime I visit the staff are very helpful and always willing to answer questions. They even offerred to answer any questions I may have when I'm brewing (provided they're at the shop).
Their newsletter and e-mails are always full of information. The shop also hosts the local homebrew meetings. They often hod events at the store and even have classes for first time homebrewers.
11-24-2008 01:49:10 |
More by trekbiker3000
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Keystone Homebrew Supply is a great local shop that has just about everything.
This location is right on the corner of North Wales Rd and 309 in Lansdale/Montgomeryville, Pa. This place has a great selection, whether your looking for supplies to make your homebrews, ingredients to put in your homebrews, or books or other such items needed to make or enjoy beer. This place has it. They also have other novelities as well that are great for those looking to add things to a basement bar or great gifts for your friends that enjoy homebrews as well.
This location also has some great literature, if your looking to just start home brews, or if you have been brewing for some time and you want to challange yourself with new harder brews.
The staff is super knowledgable, and most brew themselves. These guys know there stuff. So if you ever have a question about home brews, seek these guys out. If they don't have what your looking for, they can most likely get it.
This is a great place. Check it out. Take a stab at home brews.
12-27-2010 02:36:17 |
More by mattgreger
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is cozy to say the least (often crowded on weekends) but they manage to fit quite a selection in there. Good grain selection, and they mill it there for you which is very convenient. Pretty good selection of hops too, I especially like the American Hop Plugs. I've used their boxed recipe kits a few times and they've never disappointed.
I've never been to another homebrew shop, but I can't imagine a staff being any better than the guys here. Often times I end up talking with them for quite a while after I'm done, and usually they have good ideas to improve my recipes. They all seem to be very enthusiastic brewers, and it shows in the service.
04-28-2009 01:52:54 |
More by AlexCuse
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Looking at some of these other reviews, my few experiences may be a bit of an outlier, but nonetheless I am compelled to report. The first time I went, I went with the bare bones of a smokey English ale in my head. They gave me the specs of a kit they had, and i asked to substitute amber for light malt extract and up the crystal from 1/2 to 1#. They changed the AME to LME, but when i got home and weighed my malt, they did not up my crystal (i guess i should have caught it at the store, but i guess i missed it. I checked the receipt and was not overcharged). I went back a second time for another recipe and the staff was again very friendly and helpful, but I was given some poor advice on a minimash which sounded off to me, but as an inexperienced brewer, I accepted. Turned out to be a bit of a disaster.
Despite the above, the staff was very kind, helpful (regarding their product), and attentive. I would definitely go back because they seem to be a good place, I would just have a better idea of everything I want to do before I go in.
Just went to their new location and was blown away. One of the best selections I have ever seen. Just about anything I could want, ingredient wise or equipment wise, was there. They carry a ton of both Wyeast and Whitelabs strains, a ton of different malts, both in small amounts and in 55lb bags, a large variety of hops, and shelves full of different equipment. They also have a large selection of glasses, steins, tap handles, and t-shirts which are pretty cool. Guys were very cool and helpful and attentive. Definitely one of the best homebrew shops I have ever been to. (Previous experiences notwithstanding)
07-08-2010 06:48:35 |
More by Agold
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Along Rt. 309 you'll come along this very old shack-like house and notice that it's a homebrew shop. If you like to brew-your-own, you must stop in. They have everything imaginable in the very small and cramped store which is sometimes hard to move in. Special orders are not a problem at all if they are even neccessary due to their great selection and inventory. Prices are great and the service is very good and the staff is very friendly. If you have any issues with your beer, these guys can help.
02-11-2006 20:52:01 |
More by evh883
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is my local homebrew shop. The guys here are knowledgeable, helpful, and always willing to answer your questions no matter how stupid you might think they sound. The store features supplies for various homebrewing adventures--wine, beer, etc. You can also buy glassware, neon signs, shirts, books on homebrewing and the like. They offer classes and have a homebrewing club. I just moved back to the area from Boston so I'm hoping to get more involved in that. My owner complaint about the place is that the parking situation is less than ideal. There is a lot, but I usually wind up parking at the nearby Borders and walking over.
07-14-2008 02:16:14 |
More by tomthumbsblues
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