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$$ - reasonable
[ Homebrew Store ]
995 Detroit Ave
phone: (925) 771-7107
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 20
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Walked around into the shop area and ale industries before we were directed across the way to the actual homebrew shop. Smelled just like an ale american ale was being made.
Lots of brew supplies refrigerated yeast, hops etc. . . Lots more gadgetry than most shops. Jockey boxes to the left. Cooler w some beer, wish they carried some wine racks or coolers. They have their own, one full size, one wine fridge, but none for you. Lots of kegs, even some w pro beer in it.
Help was helpful, asked if we need some help, chill w u if u dont.
Worth visiting for the barley aroma alone.
08-15-2011 18:40:58 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Stop two of the return leg of the great 2004 Sonoma County Beer Run. (Stop one was a repeat trip to Russian River to say hi to Vinnie as he bottled some of their Belgian-style beers)
More Beer is located in an out of the way location in Concord in a series of light industrial warehouse units.
The actual retail footprint for the shop is relatively small for the size of the operation. Located behind the shelves of gear and yeast samples is a giant mailorder operation with tall shelves filled with supllies. In yet another unit was the real heart of the operation, the machine shop with a veritable playground of high end fermentors, brewing systems and other gadgets.
The other bits of the business include an inventory station, etc. But its clear these guys have cornered the market on making new spiffy beer gadgets and mail order.
For a relatively stranger, they also gave me the guided nickel tour and man was that a fun thing to do.
11-15-2004 05:50:42 |
More by drewbage
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I ordered some stuff from these guys on line. Their web page was easy to navigate. They have a huge selection of homebrewing equipment. I didnt order any ingredients though, because I didnt want anything to go bad. Also, I want to support local business as often as possable. They have a lot of items that I didnt even know that I needed until I saw them. Now I have an extensive Christmas list. Some of the items are a little pricy, but most everything it fair enough. I ordered my stuff about a week ago, and I recieved it today. I think that is reasonably fast. I think, if I cant find what I am looking for in town again, I will go through these guys.
09-10-2005 01:45:28 |
More by OStrungT
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
One of the best mail order homebrew shops in the country and probably the best homebrew shop in the Bay Area. Located in an industrial area of Concord. Well stocked showroom. Big selection of ingredient kits. They make a lot of their own homebrew equipment themselves so they know what works and what doesn't. They likely have what you are looking for, and if they don't, they can get it. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. This place is highly recommended. Just around the corner from Monument Liquor as well!
04-06-2009 15:26:50 |
More by willjschmidt
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Review of the on-line shop.
Beer, beer and more beer is one of the better on-line homebrew supply stores. Everything Ive ever ordered from them has been fresh and prompt with few problems. Selection is good and the free shipping on orders over $49 is a big plus.
The beer ingredient selection is decent and at first glance looks impressive but whenever I go to make a beer, especially from a recipe, they always seem to lack key ingredients in the beers Im making. Of the 2-½ dozen malts, most are either basic base, crystal or common specialty malts. Hop selection is actually pretty good but Im always surprised they dont carry styrian goldings which seems to hinder a lot of my attempts at making Belgian beers. Beyond that though, its definitely more than adequate for making most standard beers. A full range of hops, yeasts and all the other ingredients.
The one thing that really sets Beer, beer and more beer apart though is their selection of brewing equipment. Its simply out of this world. Everything from basic kits to full blown brewing sculptures and everything in between. Really an amazing selection for anyone doing all grain and looking to modify or upgrade their setup.
The beer kits here need to mentioned as they have a lot of really impressive special kits including a great clone kit of the rogue I2PA.
Overall I have very mixed feelings about ordering on-line from here. If I want to convert my apartment into a brewery or brew a straight-ahead American Ale its a must visit, but for brewing most any other things I usually pass.
05-20-2005 09:10:37 |
More by taez555
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
As most people know or have read this is a mail order place mostly.
I witnessed this as orders came in employees came out from their place in the back and grabbed items and scampered off quickly.
It was impressive to watch everyone at work.
Service was great there was only one guy but he was answering the calls, helping me and other customers.
Prices are mostly fair but some things I can find slightly cheaper.
I wish there wasn't a max on characters because now I'm just writing because I'm told I have to . Ultimately I wanted to write this review because it's the least I can do for this store since they have provided me with years of great service.
04-07-2008 03:38:22 |
More by Inflames
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have made several orders from More Beer since about 2002. They have a great selection of ingredients, but their selection of hardware is their strong point. I am not a "gadget" oriented homebrewer, but that is definitely their focus.
I have been satisfied with their ingredients and their quality. When I order from them I am usually able to buy everything I need for a batch from them. Their shipping prices are decent and their turn-around time is good. I have not had a need to use theri customer service because I've always gotten exactly what I wanted when I ordered it.
11-30-2010 05:52:06 |
More by Radome
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went here to check it out since I haven't been there in like 12 years. They have moved since the last time I was there. They had a huge selection there. I didn't even know where to go when I first walked in. For a while I was just exploring. It was pretty sweet. I was checking out the kits and one of the guys helped me find the kit I wanted. He looked in the back for me and found the one I wanted. He was very helpful. I ended up picking up a kit for a Double IPA and a Brew Your Own magazine. Excellent Service and selection there. Obviously I have to come back in a few weeks for the bottles so I will be back again and again.
02-21-2012 03:34:38 |
More by jeffjeff1
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
I took my non-homebrewing friend there recently and he was amazed at the selection of this place. The sheer size of the showroom is certainly amazing.
Then again, B3 is probably the largest homebrew shop in the country/world though they might be outdone by Northern Brewer.
Pricing is hard to beat. Items are cheaper than you typically pay at a smaller homebrew shop.
Selection is incredible. You can find anything and everything homebrew-related.
Service is personalized and very knowledgeable. Every singe worker here has an extensive knowledge of brewing and they take this hobby seriously.
JP, John Plise, Reagan, and the gang are all great folks.
I wish I lived closer. Well, I wish they were closer, actually. I like where I live.
12-12-2008 00:00:25 |
More by BrewerB
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've made several (>6) orders through More Beer for both equipment and ingredients. I have always received my goods in a reasonable time and haven't experienced any problems. They have been very timely with shipping out my orders even though I use the free shipping options. The goods have been appropriately packed.
Additionally, I find the themes and selection of their kits to be above average. They have a good selection of equipment such that it's nearly a one-stop shop. I also appreciate their support of the homebrew community and brewing education. They have helped with the Jamil Show, which has been a great educational tool.
08-11-2009 13:49:31 |
More by joebrewer
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