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Jaspers Homebrew & Winemaking
$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]
522 Amherst St
phone: (603) 881-3052
Reviews prior to November 2013 are in reference to the older, smaller, storefront.
(Place added by: Bierman9)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 32
Reviews by deg:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
What can I say about Jasper's? Jeff is a good, friendly guy. Easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable about beer. He's got a wide selection of recipes in the store. I've tried one, his Decadence Stout, which I highly recommend. Prices here are reasonable.
Selection is a problem, but that's not Jeff's fault. Blame the State of New Hampshire. Jeff can only sell what the state lets distributors bring into the state. He does the best job he can given the limitations he has to work with.
In addition to beer, wine, beer and winemaking supplies, Jaspers also stocks coffee, spices, and hot sauces. For a little while he stocked coffee roasting equipment and green coffee beans, but I didn't see them last the last time I was there (a week ago).
02-22-2008 03:20:37 |
More by deg
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located off of Main St in downtown Nashua; rather convenient despite less than ideal parking amid a ton of one way streets. The only real knock to the atmosphere at Jasper's is its size. Walking through the 4 aisles is a bit cramped especially if there are more than 3 or 4 other customers present.
Quality in terms of both home brew ingredients, materials, and equipment and craft brew is quite impressive. The craft beer selection is primarily single bottles, but some four and six packs are present as well. Offerings are impressive in both quality and selection. Some specific offerings include the full line of Smutty big beers, DFH, Rogue, White Birch, Allagash, and a large selection of Belgians (Scaldis, Corsendonk, Affligem, Chimay, and many, many more).
One of the real positives about Jasper's is their service. Staff is attentive, down to earth, and available. One nice bonus is their recipe collection which makes everything from deciding on a style to grabbing all of the ingredients rather fun and unbelievably convenient.
Definitely the best home brew shop that I have yet to visit.
06-22-2012 01:31:39 |
More by NEhophead
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Jasper's is a hole in the wall from the outside, but stuffed with great beer and brewing supplies. The owner, Jeff, will talk with you at length about whatever beer-related topic you are there to pursue. We probably talked for 20 min during my most recent visit, I had to run because I had only paid the meter for 15 min!
I was looking for some of the newer hop varieties. One he had not heard of, one he had well stocked for the same exact price as the online vendors. I also picked up some supplemental brewing supplies for very reasonable prices.
He has a very good stock of bottles, most everything that one can expect to find distributed in NH. In particular, his stock of NH breweries seems exceptionally good.
Parking can be an issue, it's on street on downtown Nashua, but it's not a far walk at all from the municipal lots behind the downtown frontages. Also, just a block for Martha's, if your visit made you thirsty.
Highly recommend a stop in at Jasper's, it's the kind of place we need more of.
12-28-2011 21:19:50 |
More by ghostwalker
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This hidden treasure is one place that for any one who loves beer and is in the neighborhood should definitely check out. If you are a home brewer and need advice or supplies you are in good hands at Jaspers. The owner Jeff is always helpful and willing to share his beer knowledge. The store is very small and feels like a friendly corner store. It can get busy on weekends so weekday visits can help assure helpful advice and one on one attention.
I'm lucky to live nearby and work even closer. I try to make a stop here as often as I can whether it's to pick up brew supplies or just some of the many craft beer selections.
10-02-2011 03:10:05 |
More by MightyMonk
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I try to get up to Jasper's at least once a month to talk beer and home brewing with the owner and to pick up one of their excellent store recipes. Their in-house dubbel recipe is one of the best beers I've made. I am somewhat biased to this store since they are the ones that helped me fall in love home brewing and craft beer.
They are located in downtown Nashua center. While their store front is somewhat small, they have an excellent selection of craft beer, home brewing equipment and ingredients, as well as wine equipment and ingredients. If you don't see what you are looking for, be sure to ask and they WILL get it for you.
07-11-2011 17:28:38 |
More by ActonBrewer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in to Jasper's for the second time today, for assistance with my very first foray into home brewing. Jeff, the owner, is so supremely knowledgable and helpful it is so great to have him for a resource. I'm a Nashua resident so I feel spoiled to have such a great store so close. Jeff helped me formulate my first home brew (IPA w kit). I look forward to going back for all the ingredients and help I will need on my next batch (next time w/o a kit). I would recommend Jasper's for any one in Eastern New England or Southern NH looking to do home brewing or just looking for a great selection of craft beers.
06-29-2011 01:25:21 |
More by NashuaDan
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Jasper's Home Brew was the first place I went when I started homebrewing (thanks BA). It was a good environment for a novice, and I hope to get back there some day.
The vibe is nice. The store itself is quite tiny, but it feels cramped in a charming way. The selection of brewing gadgets and brewing ingredients is very good. If you can't find something in this store, you probably don't need it. In addition to the brewing supplies, Jasper's has a nice selection of beers. I recall the owner telling me that it was his goal to stock every craft beer available in NH (although that may not be true anymore).
One really great thing about this store is the file of recipes. You can browse through all of the styles at your leisure, and the ones my friend and I used were quite tasty. The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone, for example, is simply fantastic.
The store owner is a friendly and helpful guy. Unfortunately, mostly due to the size of the store, you can't simply walk into the store and dive into a group discussion about brewing. But if you need something, you will get help.
05-26-2011 19:34:37 |
More by angrybabboon
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is pretty convenient for the home brewer / beer enthusiast. they have a good selection of all the home brewing supplies that you will need, to get started, or to upgrade. they are very knowledgeable of the home brewing process and are more than willing to talk and give advice. they also have a small but high quality selection of craft brews from the US and abroad. the prices here are also very reasonable. They carry quite a few of the white birch beers, and These beers are usually harder to find at bottle shops. if you are in the are stop by and check it out.
01-24-2011 18:44:35 |
More by rowingbrewer
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Jaspers is a great little hole in the wall in the beginning of downtown Nashua. The owner (I believe) is full of information. I mean real full of everything about beer. They have a recipe file that you can pick a beer and assemble all of the ingrediants yourself. It's really cool people working there are very helpful and friendly and will talk about styles and ferm temps and anything beer related pretty much. Great selection of craft beer too. Feels great walking out of there every time. Great prices on malts, grains, hops, you name it.
10-20-2010 20:06:23 |
More by MaliciousBot
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is my local homebrew shop. Pretty good selection of everything you need for homebrew supplies. Prices are very reasonable. I find that I can get my base grains here cheaper than any outlet online, including the ones that provide free shipping. Jeff is usually the only one working in the store, so if you have a question, you may need to wait if he's helping someone else. But this is a great time to check out the extensive beer selection available in NH. There are somethings I do need to get elsewhere ( White Labs yeast for example, although he seems to carry a good selection of Wyeast products ). Parking is a hassle sometimes since he is in downtown Nashua. Jeff is very knowledgeable and will suggest substitutions for hops and yeast if he doesn't have what you are looking for.
08-05-2009 20:39:24 |
More by stevo155
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