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$$ - reasonable
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251 Lamp And Lantern Village
phone: (636) 230-8277
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quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I am still loyal to the Home Brewery in Ozark but this place is good. It was a little smaller than I had thought it would be but they pack a lot in. There is a huge selection of tools and gadgets. Almost everything is out where you can get to it. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The gentleman that was working that day was helping several people that were in the store at the same time and didn't even blink. It was like he was having several discussions at once and it did not phase him one bit. I would say the best service I have had in a homebrew store. He was even giving out tips. The store is clean and has a great selection of ingredients. I did have a little bit of a hard time finding at first but it was worth it this place is a treasure. The prices were very reasonable and they seem to want to help you budget.
12-23-2008 11:45:11 |
More by MTNboy
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Koelle and Roy at St. Louis Wine and Beermaking have been my local homebrew store since I started brewing in 1994. I can not recall an instance where I was given any bad or wrong advice from either of them. Both have always shown genuine interest and care in answering questions, or just discussing brewing - whether its truly a unique question, or one they have heard from every new homebrewer.
The selection is miraculous for the size of the store, and the quality of the ingredients are never compromised - the yeast, grains, hops and extract are always very fresh. If you can't find something, just ask - its probably there somewhere. If it isn't there ask why - there is usually a reason why the store does not stock a particular product - it may be that it offers poor value, fails to perform as well as other products, or the supplier/company might be unreliable.
Everything I could want from a local home brew store.
01-20-2003 13:02:00 |
More by Realale
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
With extended hours for the holiday season (open mondays and 9 am - 6 pm Sat. - call or email email@example.com for details. As I moved a $100 of homebrewing supplies and materials for culturing yeast slants - I got to know David Deaton and share a couple of homebrews from the nitro tap. No dust on ingredients that are priced reasonable. Selection of malts and yeast is excellent, may need to call ahead to arrange you hops as someone is likely to buy out the smaller amounts that they keep on hand to insure freshness. Saw large CO2 cylinders - did not ask but it looks like they refill smaller tanks.
A excellent cross section of supplies for those new to homebrewing.
An excellent homebrew shop overall.
12-12-2006 21:49:06 |
More by karst
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The original shop was small and seemd to be priced a little high, and the selection was not so good. The new owner(s?) and larger location in essentially the same plaze have made a huge difference. Prices are much more competitive, and the selection of hops, yeasts, and malts are very good. they also have a very good supply of other brewing hardware and seem pretty knowledgeable if you ask questions. They also host learn to brew seminars which are great for beginners or folks wanting a taste of what homebrewing is all about.
05-20-2011 17:45:44 |
More by tripelhops
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place in Lamp and Lantern Village is pretty far from the City, where I live, but it's established itself as the go-to retailer for homebrewing in the area. I've been twice now and have been greeted at the door, helped with everything I need, and given suggestions and ideas. The selection is very good and the place seems relatively new and clean. The prices were just a bit higher than what I expected based on my small amount of past homebrewing experience. Otherwise, great place and highly recommended to any homebrewers in the St. Louis region.
05-18-2011 19:17:46 |
More by phaleslu
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great place. Little bitty shop with somewhat odd hours. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable service from the couple who owns the store. The ingredients are kept in good shape and the prices are reasonable. Selection of malts and yeast is excellent, hop selection is a bit small, but that's understandable as they're trying to keep their stock fresh and high quality.
A full selection of gear, all kept in good working order. Again the prices are reasonable. It cost me no more to purchase my party pigs from the store than it would've to order them online fromt he manufacturer.
Just about everything I could want in a local homebrew shop.
12-22-2005 16:23:21 |
More by nogoodreason
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I think this is the best place to go in St. Louis, they have a good selection of supplies and equipment all seem to be high quality. The owners are are very helpfull and Roy really knows his stuff, I highly recommend this place if in St. Louis, otherwise you might have to order from out of town.
02-07-2003 16:12:37 |
More by maxpower
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Quality: I've never seen (or heard of) anything there that wasn't fresh and in tip-top shape. Good lay-out of the product as well, as everything is easy to find.
Service: Top notch. The couple that runs the place have been in the biz for what seems like forever and are always extremely helpful. They were especially helpful when I was starting out with homebrewing.
Selection: Although the store is fairly small, they have quite the selection of goods. If they don't have something you want or need, they can probably get it for you quickly and for a fair price.
02-04-2003 16:47:23 |
More by MJR
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Got my first homebrew kit here. Even though I was told it was near end of year inventory, and they were "really low" on stock, they still had everything I needed. They helped me quickly and gave me a card to call if I had any questions. The kit they sold me was pretty complete, I haven't had to buy but a couple of small pieces to make improvements since I bought it. The beer kit they sold me came out quite good, even though they were out of one of the hops varieties and one of the specialty grains, and had to adjust the recipe to match their current stocks. Overall I was quite pleased and plan to buy more stuff from them in the future.
02-15-2012 14:37:21 |
More by AlCaponeJunior
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Quality - Good. This has started to become a regular stop for me on my way home, not really on the way, but you know....
Service - Dave is really helpfull when he isn't boged down with phone calls and other orders. He is always willing to give out samples of what they have brewed on site.
Selecation - Okay. Not a lot of options on the extract side, which is waht I do. Just the normal Muntons and thats about it. I prefer Breiss for some reason but Muntons is growing on me. I did notice that there is no fruit puree's in stock. Mike, one of the guys there, said to use the wine fruit base instead.
Value - Prices are average/little pricey. Dave has things that are cheaper than the other HBS in town, like grains and extract, but bottles are higher and fermenters cost about 50 cents more. In the end it all balances out with gas prices anyways.
This is deffinetly a place to stop by if you are in the West County area and need some homebrew supplies. Dave is always doing demonstrations and on Big Brew Day he will be brewing up 31 gallons, 1 barrell, of Griffen Spit IPA and will be giving away 20 gallons of it. 4 lucky people will get to take a 5 gallon fermenter home of the all grain brew, fermenters not included.
04-23-2007 14:40:23 |
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