Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > South West USA > California HomeBrew Forum > What's the best lhbs in SoCal? La/oc
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
chevyblazer5150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: garden grove, ca
Posts: 11
Default What's the best lhbs in SoCal? La/oc

The one I've been going to (won't name names) just seems to be too cool, or busy, or whatever to spend time helping a noob. I've already dropped well over $200 getting started and just didn't get that feeling you get when someone actually appreciated your patronage.

So what's your favorite lhbs??

__________________

Does a fish piss in its drinking water?

chevyblazer5150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
seanoj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 60
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

http://www.maltosefalcons.com/ - Currently a member
http://pacificgravity.org/ -Was a member
http://yeastsidebrewers.org/ - Thinking about joining

Maltose Falcons are hard core. Oldest club in the nation. Lots of events. Super smart brewers. Helpful and friendly. Unfortunately, I usually brew on Sundays and that is when they have their meetings. Have not made a single meeting yet.

Pacific Gravity was a fun club. Lots of west side events. Geographically inconvenient to me so I am not involved.

I have met a bunch of the guys from Yeastside Brewers and they seem cool. I see them at the Eagle Rock Brewery often. They are a newer club, but seem to have the right focus.

You should join one. Saves you 10% off your stuff at the usual home brew shops. Would have saved almost enough to pay for the membership with your initial investment.
seanoj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
seanoj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 60
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default HBS in LA Area

Just realized you were asking aobut stores (listed by club associated with store):

Maltose Falcons - home beer wine cheese in Woodland hills. - I go here a lot. very good http://www.homebeerwinecheese.com/

Pacific Gravity - Culver City HBS - Have been here infrequently since I moved away from the beach. http://www.brewsupply.com/

Yeast Side Brewers - Eagle Rock HBS - Owned (at least partially) by the guys who own Culver City. All new/fresh ingredients as the place has been open less than a year. Variety is limited, however, especially for hard parts. http://www.brewsupply.com/

Long Beach Hombrew Club - I don't know about the club, but their home store is StenFillers. This place is great. Lots of ingredients (and they will measure it out for you if you call ahead). Tons of keg and serving parts too. http://www.steinfillers.com/


Last edited by seanoj; 07-19-2012 at 06:52 PM. Reason: Retarded earlier reply...
seanoj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
MaltnHops
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 286
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I go to Beer Beer & More Beer in Riverside and love it! The guys there are super friendly and helpful!

__________________

Bottled: Udder Nonsense Milk Stout, Off Your Rocker Cider
Keg #1: Udder Nonsense Milk Stout
Keg #2: Explosive IPA
Keg #3: Explosive IPA
Keg #4: Nothing
Fermenting: Nothing
Next On Deck: Maibock?
Brewed in 2012: 65 gallons
Brewed in 2013: 55 gallons
Brewed in 2014: 25 gallons

MaltnHops is offline
dirtyhalos Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
jkings52
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 19
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

The primary shop I go to is Addisons in Fullerton Eric is super helpful and friendly. The address is 1328 East Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton, CA 92831. Plus they have club meeting there usually first Monday of the month.

__________________
jkings52 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 05:17 AM   #6
polvofiloso
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
polvofiloso's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Menifee, CA
Posts: 122
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaltnHops
I go to Beer Beer & More Beer in Riverside and love it! The guys there are super friendly and helpful!
I'll second B3. Very helpful and always have what I want. Saturdays are very busy tho, especially during their demo's so the service can be a bit less personalized on those days.
__________________
polvofiloso is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,033
Liked 145 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I've always had good luck with Steinfillers in Long Beach,

__________________

Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.

arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #8
terrapinj
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,412
Liked 167 Times on 124 Posts
Likes Given: 533

Default

you can't start a thread and not name names

I suspect you are talking about Culver although geographically not sure if it makes sense

there is another place in Torrance that i've heard great things about but haven't been down to check it out yet
http://www.southbaybrewingsupply.com/

i've been to Steinfillers and had a good experience but its also a bit out of the way for me

__________________
terrapinj is offline
DadOfRad Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #9
BeerBrent
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerBrent's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 78
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

i go to southbaybrewing.com. they have a nice little store. i get all my 50lb sacks from them and most of my replacement supplys, hoses, clamps etc. i would get my yeast from them if they were closer to where i live but the timing seems to always be off. ie. gotta make a starter in the middle of the week if i'm going to brew on the weekend. so i get my yeast from the culver brewshop b/c they are down the street from where i work.

__________________
BeerBrent is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #10
cknittle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 74
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Only thing down by me in Laguna Hills is Osheas. Cool little store. Guys are really helpful. Grain selection is good and so is hops. Have the basic necessities for equipment too. Small store though, and awesome beer selection.

__________________
cknittle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Since we have a pile of Socal members TomSD California HomeBrew Forum 116 06-28-2013 09:36 PM
Beachwood Sour Beer Fest Sep 6-11 (SoCal) arturo7 California HomeBrew Forum 0 08-30-2011 03:33 AM
Lake Arrowhead BrewFest (SoCal) -TPM- California HomeBrew Forum 1 09-15-2010 04:31 PM
SoCal - Beechwood BBQ arturo7 California HomeBrew Forum 1 03-13-2010 12:49 AM
SOCAL San Diego Stone 13th 08/20/09 - 08/25/09 olllllo's Alegust Beer Trek Part II olllllo California HomeBrew Forum 25 08-27-2009 06:46 PM