I am moving from the east coast to Santa Barbara, CA after the holidays. Does anyone know what the LHBS situation is around there? Also - any good beer establishments I should know about?
Looking forward to California Beer!!
Have fun with that drive. Done it from DE a few times to north WA. Crazy.
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Isnt really much in the way of LHBS places the closest decent place i have found with a good selection is in San luis Obispo a place called Docs cellar. When you get to SB let me know i havent been able to find many home brewers in this area.
I'm get my stuff from Surf Brew in Ventura. It's a brewery and has homebrewing supplies.
It's about 30mins south of Santa Barbra
A year late but I use Valley Brewers up in Solvang. Not a bad drive from SB plus it is an excuse to go to Figueroa Mountain Brewing, love their stout.
The guy who runs the brewery at Santa Barbara Brewing Co is a BJCP Grand Master IV.