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Old 03-01-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
jimmywit
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For anyone that lives in Central IL, a great new brew store just opened up in downtown Bloomington IL. I went and checked it out today and finally we have a store where we can all go. He has everything you need. It is called the Hop Shoppe. I was just thankful that I don't have to pay shipping costs anymore. Just wanted to let everyone know if you live near by.

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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That's good news. Someday I would like to open a LHBS but you never know what the interest is going to be. I guess maybe a good starting point would be checking to see how many homebrew clubs are in the area.

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:09 AM   #3
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This is our first one. So it is great news to finally have a local place to go.

 
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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There is also 1 in Normal too! They have only been open for about a month. They still need to get a couple things in, but they do have a bunch of grain and liquid yeast . I stopped in there last Sunday and the owner and his wife are both very nice. I sampled some of his Irish Red...tasty!

http://www.tchomebrewing.com/

+1 for The Hop Shop...the owner has been very helpful and reassuring to this new home brewer. It's great that we have more options than just Friar Tuck.


 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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Well that is great news as well. That new shop in Normal is only a couple of blocks from my house.

 
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