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Sep 10, 2009 12:25 PM

where to find home beer making kit between napa and sf

I know its taboo its not food but goes well with sausages and so much more anyone know of a store in the bay area or is everything online

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    1. I'm a big fan of the Oakbarrel in Berkeley. 510. 849. 0400. They have everything you need to get started and are super friendly and helpful.

      While I've never been, I've heard good things about MoreBeer in Concord.

      1. Despite the name, Oak Barrel is about 50/50 wine and beer supplies.

        There's also the Homebrew Shop in Concord and Great Fermentations in Santa Rosa.

        San Francisco Brewcraft
        1555 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA

        Oak Barrel Winecraft
        1443 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Since you mentioned Napa, there is an excellent homebrew store located at the fairgrounds in Napa called Napa Fermentation Supplies.

          All 3 stores mentioned above are great and have excellent staff that can guide you through what you need. MoreBeer in Concord has the largest selection of supplies and equipment, but I find Oak Barrel has better hop varieties. MoreBeer is also down the road from Monument Wine and Spirits which IMHO beats out City Beer and Ledger's as having the best beer selection and prices in the Bay Area.

          ***EDIT-Meant to reply to the OP.

          995 Detroit Ave, Concord, CA

          1. re: pininex

            I have a coworker who s a homebrewer and he gets his supplies at Morebeer in Concord. He really likes the people there too. I have looked through the catalogue and it's entertaining in itself.

            1. re: pcdarnell

              SF Brewcraft is great, if not for the supplies; the experience. There's an old guy who sits in the back with his dog; you tell him what you want to make, and he'll write down all of the ingredients, instructions (even specific gravity) from memory.

            2. re: pininex

              Morebeer has a location on the Peninsula in Los Altos as well.

          2. Shacksfords in Napa would have everthing you need.