• We have a new forum and it needs your help! Homebrewing Deals is a forum to post whatever deals and specials you find that other homebrewers might value! Includes coupon layering, Craigslist finds, eBay finds, Amazon specials, etc.

Ohio Akron, Ohio area homebrewers

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

treacheroustexan

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 17, 2013
Messages
4,730
Reaction score
3,834
Location
Cleveland
I'm in Cleveland near the airport, but work in Medina. Get all my supplies at Vine N Hop in Brunswick. I'm lucky to pass it everyday on my commute. Worth the trip regardless of your location!
 

bowman5150

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
123
Reaction score
15
Label Peelers in Ravenna they have good prices on their grains and hops.I save on shipping costs because I’ll go pick it up only 20 minutes away
 

aaron_m

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Apr 17, 2013
Messages
41
Reaction score
30
Location
Akron
I'm in Cleveland near the airport, but work in Medina. Get all my supplies at Vine N Hop in Brunswick. I'm lucky to pass it everyday on my commute. Worth the trip regardless of your location!
I just went to Vine N Hop yesterday to get some yeast. I never knew it was there and it's a pretty easy drive for me. I'll definitely be going back.

I've been wanting to check out Label Peelers too but it's a bit of a drive.
 

Hobby brewer

Will work for beer
Joined
Sep 13, 2018
Messages
38
Reaction score
9
Location
North Canton
Well, you piqued my interest in vine and hop. I'll have to check it out. I've hit up label peelers 3 or 4 times, saves money not having it shipped. They usually have what I'm looking for. I ordered from ritebrew.com last for an exact recipe of grain, that was kinda handy, guess my next purchases will have to be from vine and hop and grape and grainary. Thanks for everyone's input
 

u81doughboy

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Messages
108
Reaction score
34
Location
Cleveland
I live in Solon area. Grape and Granary has a great selection of grains to choose from. They are fairly convenient. Occasionally I pick up grain from Cleveland Brew Shop on Lorain in Cleveland. It depends on what area of town I'm in on that day. If you're picky about yeast, Grape and Granary carries Wyeast as well as White Labs and others. Cleveland Brew Shop carries White Labs and I think Omega as well as the dry brands.

Good Luck.
 

aaron_m

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Apr 17, 2013
Messages
41
Reaction score
30
Location
Akron
I went up to the Cleveland Brew Shop yesterday since I'm off work this week. I'd never been there before but wanted to check it out. Not a big selection of equipment but the guy working was very friendly and it seemed like a pretty cool place.
 

u81doughboy

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Messages
108
Reaction score
34
Location
Cleveland
I went up to the Cleveland Brew Shop yesterday since I'm off work this week. I'd never been there before but wanted to check it out. Not a big selection of equipment but the guy working was very friendly and it seemed like a pretty cool place.
Yeah they're nice people. Their cat, Saaz, is really nice also.
 

nick sekerak

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2018
Messages
189
Reaction score
55
Location
Valley City
I am from Valley City(just outside of Brunswick).

Between Cleveland brew shop and Hop & Vine I like hop and vine the best so far. Both have great service and friendly peps, just Hop and Vine is closer and has more of a selection and also they stock more quantities. Last brew i had to go to both places because clev brew shop was sold out of some grains i needed.

One other place i just discovered is West Branch Malts - Ohio grown malts https://www.westbranchmalts.com/our-malts/
I have not been there but I am want to check them out. Has anyone purchased grain from them??? Share your comments.
 

Silver_Is_Money

Larry Sayre, Developer of 'Mash Made Easy'
Joined
Dec 31, 2016
Messages
4,631
Reaction score
1,359
Location
N/E Ohio

treacheroustexan

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 17, 2013
Messages
4,730
Reaction score
3,834
Location
Cleveland
Vine N Hop carries West Branch and I've bought it a few times with great experience! My current New Albion Pale Ale clone I have on tap uses their Pale malt. I haven't actually purchased directly from West Branch though.
 

aaron_m

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Apr 17, 2013
Messages
41
Reaction score
30
Location
Akron
I picked up a bag of West Branch pilsner from Vine N Hop when I was out there a couple weeks ago. First batch is still in primary so, haven't been able to taste it yet.

I took a drive out to Label Peelers yesterday since I had the day off work. It's kind of far for me but it looked like they carry a lot of stuff from looking at their website. I was a bit surprised to find that it was just a warehouse and they don't really have a storefront anymore. They said that most of their business is mail order and maintaining a retail store lost them money. They don't stock a lot of the stuff that is on their site but can have it in store within 24 hours. The guy working was really friendly and he let me wander around the warehouse picking out stuff that I wanted. I was happy to see that they still had a few pallets of refurbished ball lock kegs for $40. I also picked up a sack of Avangard 2 row (read mixed opinions on this one, anyone use it before?) since they were out of Briess and a couple pounds of hops.

I'll probably opt for going to Vine N Hop in the future since it's much closer and they have a pretty nice selection but, Label Peelers might be a nice option if I want to place a large order online and pick it up to save on shipping.
 

Chris Nabakowski

New Member
Joined
May 13, 2019
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
I'm a bit west of ya, but I'm in Lorain and enjoy messing up (and occasionally nailing) a home brew or two! lol

Also, if any of you are interested (not trying to hijack the thread), here's a link to a home brew competition I'm overseeing at a local beer festival this summer.

If any of you is interested in being a part of it, I'm the guy to talk to!

https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/...front-district-2019-home-brew-brewoff.666025/

~Nabs~
 
Top