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KettleCorn 01-19-2013 02:02 AM

Vanguard AKA SoCalHomeBrew....?
 
Looks like Sean closed up show at Vanguard AKA SoCalHomeBrew, anybody know if they just moved or if they are gone for good. Like the selection and Sean was a good guy. He mentioned something about Monrovia, but who knows.....

Let me know if anyones has any intel.
Thanks

stvo 01-19-2013 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KettleCorn (Post 4801600)
Looks like Sean closed up show at Vanguard AKA SoCalHomeBrew, anybody know if they just moved or if they are gone for good. Like the selection and Sean was a good guy. He mentioned something about Monrovia, but who knows.....

Let me know if anyones has any intel.
Thanks

Agree Sean was very cool.... He had mentioned opening a brewery in Monrovia in Feb so this may be taking a lot of his time?? No mention of anything on the FB page either?

KettleCorn 02-11-2013 06:15 AM

He had some trouble with his partner and I asked if I could help make it work. I do not know if the brewery deal fell through or just got postponed.
Hope he is ok.

Went to MoreBeer in Riverside last Sat. Veru busy store, I guess it was slow at Vangaurd. Hope Sean works it out.

If anybody hears anything, please let us know. I'd buy from Sean agian to help him out.

Thanks

jedi_2000_14 02-11-2013 09:42 AM

I agree Sean was a nice guy! I only went once and regret not going again.

stvo 02-12-2013 01:25 PM

Yeah agreed Morebeer is busy, and way too far, was there on Sun needed a vial of yeast (emergency) the smack pak the shop sold me (close to work) was almost 7 months old. Kind of shocked that MB had so many kits just sitting around at room temp with the hops n them for who knows how long?! I hear the shop artached to the wine store in Upland is pretty good haven't been there myself yet, planning on going Fri for supplies.

KettleCorn 02-12-2013 05:33 PM

I have been to the store with the wine store attached. I only have one datat point for costs. We bought empty bottle and they were ~$18 for 12... After we thought about this we decided to buy bottles with beer in them for less. Of course, we have the burden of drinking the beer ;)

Vangaurd sold Empty 12 packs for $10.50... but still prefer the one with beer instead.

Not sure there prices on other items but we found Vangaurd and Morebeer to be the best. Of course, Vangaurd is no longer an option.

Like you in Covina, we are in San Dimas. Let me know what you think of the store attached to the wine shop. I'm interested in a closer to home option too.

mrwizard0 02-14-2013 12:12 AM

I wish I had seen this thread a few days ago. I just ordered something on the website. Which is still taking orders, so I hope they aren't closed since they took my money. I saw this and tried calling them, texting them, and emailing them. But no love, it's really upsetting

stvo 02-14-2013 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by mrwizard0 (Post 4901078)
I wish I had seen this thread a few days ago. I just ordered something on the website. Which is still taking orders, so I hope they aren't closed since they took my money. I saw this and tried calling them, texting them, and emailing them. But no love, it's really upsetting

I think you should be ok, I think Sean lives up in the little loft above the shop, one of the times I was at the place, I could hear a tv up there blaring over the flat screen he had inside the shop.

jimmarshall 02-14-2013 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KettleCorn
I have been to the store with the wine store attached. I only have one datat point for costs. We bought empty bottle and they were ~$18 for 12... After we thought about this we decided to buy bottles with beer in them for less. Of course, we have the burden of drinking the beer ;)

Vangaurd sold Empty 12 packs for $10.50... but still prefer the one with beer instead.

Not sure there prices on other items but we found Vangaurd and Morebeer to be the best. Of course, Vangaurd is no longer an option.

Like you in Covina, we are in San Dimas. Let me know what you think of the store attached to the wine shop. I'm interested in a closer to home option too.

18 dollars for 12 12 ounce bottles?

KettleCorn 02-14-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmarshall (Post 4901505)
18 dollars for 12 12 ounce bottles?

Yea... Crazy right.

I bought a 12'er of Sam Adams Winter Variety PAck for $12.99 (that was on sale at the Groc Store)... But that is 12 bottles with BEER IN THEM!

One might complain that they would have to go through the effort of drinking the beer and then rinsing, and washing the bottle. Sam Is very easy to peel off the label after about 10 minutes of soaking in the sink. I think they know....

Red Trolley is good too, but they use NASA rated glue on the label ;)


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