Originally Posted by Daddymem
If you are truly on the South Shore area these aren't too far but are on the South Coast and the Cape:
Pioppi's in Plymouth and Tamarack in Lakeville. Those are both package stores with supplies too.
Cape Cod Beer over the bridge in Barnstable also sells supplies. (Grab some awesome brew while there!)
Also you can knock on the door at the Crosby and Baker in Westport.
None of the above will save you much money, the prices are a bit higher than mail order.
I went to Pioppi's a couple months ago for bottles. They quoted me 10 bucks a case . Picked up 2 cases and didn't notice till after I got home that they charged me 13.95 a case. I called and was told 13.95 was the right price. no biggie , but while there I checked out the brewing supplies.
Every thing they had could fit in a shopping bad and looked like it had been there for a long time.
The yeast wasn't refrigerated and was about 6 months out of date.
They did have a good selection of craft brew in stock , so it's still worth the 15 minute trip for me when I need bottles but would not recommend any of their actual brewing supplies.