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Old 11-25-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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I am asking for a homebrew kit for Christmas. With a 2 year old at home, and twins on the way, what better way to spend time at home.

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on homebrew stores/shops in the Bay Area, or East Bay?

Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving!

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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I honestly don't know if they have a storefront or not, but Williams Brewing is in San Leandro and I've ordered online from them several times with great results. Very quick and friendly, good prices.

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:06 PM   #3
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Hi,
I'm new here too and I live in San Ramon as well (small world). I went to:

MoreBeer!
995 Detroit Ave. Unit G
Concord, CA 94518
Phone: 925-671-4958
Fax: 925-671-4978
Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm
Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm

Based on a recommendation from one of the guys I started brewing with 2 weeks ago. They are friendly and have a lot of stock on hand. In fact we spent about an hour in the store just talking about the brewing and what to expect.

Good luck!
Dave

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:07 PM   #4
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Try Oak Barrel in Berkeley. Oak Barrel Winecraft
They're knowledgeable and friendly. Prices on equipment are a little high though.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:14 PM   #5
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oak barrel is the best shop on the planet. support them.

tell them deathbrewer sent you.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
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More Beer has a store in Concord, but the Oak Barrel is the best.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info about Oak Barrel.




sorry about hijacking the thread, carry on.

 
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:26 AM   #8
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Personally my favorite store is San Francisco Brewcraft.

 
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:30 AM   #9
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Oak Barrel.

I've also been to Hop Tech in Dublin and thought that the guy there was really really helpful.

Williams Brewing does have a store front, I've never bought from there though.

 
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:43 AM   #10
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I don't think Williams has a storefront anymore. I may be mistaken, but I think they are warehouse online now.

Oak Barrel is the only way to go, anyway...absolute best shop on the planet (and the fact that I haven't gone to many other places doesn't factor into it )
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