Best Place To Buy Brewing Supplies (USA)- Busy Brewer Tips


It’s a fact, your beer will only be as good as the ingredients you make it from, so getting a supplier who is up to scratch is essential.

Nowadays you have a lot of options out there from brick and mortar stores, to online stores and even the guy down the pub who’ll sell you hops from a truck.

So below is an extensive list of where to get your brewing supplies almost anywhere in the world.

Buying supplies for your first batch of beer

Best Place To Buy Brewing Supplies  (USA)

If this is your very first attempt at brewing beer and you all buying ingredients for your first all grain batch, I really recommend you buy from a local brewing store. This isn’t necessarily because the ingredients will be better, but rather the information will be.

By going into your local brewing store in person you can ask questions and get advice so that your first attempts at brewing will be even more successful. So, just bear that in mind as you read the rest of this article.

Online Homebrewing Stores – USA

In no particular order, here are the top suggestions for online homebrewing stores in the USA as chosen by the homebrewing community.

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MoreBeer!

MoreBeer was started by its founders in a shed in the backyard back in 1995 but over the decades they have grown their business beyond recognition. With large warehouses on both the East and West coasts, Morebeer can serve the entire country with ease.

MoreBeer! has a wide range of brewing ingredients and equipment and because of their sister businesses, have access to European imports of malts and hops. Expect fast shipping (1-3 days) and free shipping on orders over $59 dollars. However, this isn’t the case for Alaska and Hawaii.

Check out the website.

Midwest Supplies

Midwest supplies is based out of Minnesota but do business on a national level. The company was also founded back in 1995 and have recently partnered with Northern Brewer back in 2018 to sell some of their starter kits.

With a wide range of beer brewing, winemaking, and even hydroponic supplies, there’s a lot of stock in their warehouse. Shipping is done through UPS and is calculated based on their rates and delivery times (up to 5 days to the West Coast, delivery to Alaska and Hawaii could take up to 10 days) However, there is free shipping if your order goes over $125.

Check out the website.

Northern Brewer

Northern Brewer was founded back in St. Paul, MN in 1993 and has since grown to another location in Milwaukee, WI as well as a partnership with Midwest Supplies in St. Louis Park, MN.

Northern Brewer has an excellent range of brewing equipment but also has a very decent selection of ingredients that can be delivered to your door.

As with Midwest supplies, Northern Brewer uses UPS so expect shipping to the lower 48 states within 5 days and Alaska and Hawaii up to double that time. Northern Brewer offer free shipping on orders over $59 for the contiguous U.S. or a flat rate of $7.99 for an order under $59 (and all deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii).

Check out the website.

Rebel Brewer

Rebel brewer is also based out of Minnesota but is perhaps a smaller operation than its local competition. In fact, this site was recommened because it can compete well with the big boys.

Expect a good range of ingredients and fast shipping times, although you may have to add an extra day if you are making a particularly large order.

Check out the website.

Austin Homebrew Supply

As their name suggests, this is a supply store straight out of Texas and they are one of the longest established homebrewing supply stores in the state. You get a real sense that this store, certainly before the full advent of the e-commerce age, was the heart of its local brewing community. Perhaps that local commnity just got bigger over time!

This store has a good selection of ingredients that will enable you to brew pretty much any beer you might like to think of. In addition they have a lot of free learning materials, which is a great bonus.

They offer fast and free shipping (over $55) to the lower 48 states but there are some exceptions to this offer both in terms of products and locations, so be sure to read the terms of service.

Check out the website.

Williams Brewing

Based in Northern California, this store has also been around for a long time. They cater to the homebrewing community who like to make beer, wine, spirits, and even coffee.

In terms of homebrewing ingredients, the choice is quite wide and the pricing is very reasonable. In addition to that, shipping is fast, especially on the West coast. They offer a same day shipping service and use usual shipping carriers which will give you a delivery time within 5 days even over on the East coast.

Check out the website.

Grape and Granary

Grape and Granary is a passion project which began in the late eighties with the founder John being a enthusiastic beer and wine maker. Despite the look of the site, it actually functions really well and it’s covering up a hidden gem.

The prices are great, delivery time (as I’m told) is really good and economical. All in all, this is a nice family run business that you can patronize while receiving an excellent service. Ideal for East coast brewers too as they are based in Akron, OH.

Check out the website.

Local Homebrewing Stores – USA

Although there is nothing wrong with buying your supplies online, and often it’s just more convenient, we mustn’t forget the local homebrewing supply stores. Below is a list of some suggestions for the larger cities in the USA.

New York City/ New York State

#1 Bitter Esters

Address: 700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Telephone: (917) 596-7261

Website: https://bitterandesters.com/

#2 Long Island Homebrew

Address: 12 Bayview Ave. #649, Lawrence, NY 11559

Telephone: 516-500-7299

Website: https://longislandhomebrew.com/

#3 Cornell’s Hardware

Address: 310 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709

Telephone: (914) 961-2400 

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#4 KARP’S HOMEBREW SHOP

Address: 2 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY 11731

Telephone: 631-261-1235

Website: http://www.homebrewshop.com/

#5 Pantano’s Wine Grapes & Home Brew Shop

Address: 249 Rt. 32 South, New Paltz, NY 12561

Telephone: (845) 255-5201

Website: https://pantanosbeerwine.com/

Los Angeles

#1 Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply

Address: 4981 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Telephone: 323-258-2107

Website: http://www.eaglerockhomebrewing.com/

#2 Home Beer Wine Cheese Making Shop

Address: 22836 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, California 91364

Telephone: 818-884-8586

Website: http://homebeerwinecheese.com/

#3 South Bay Brewing Supply Company

Address: 1311 Post Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

Telephone: (310) 328-2133

Website: http://www.southbaybrewingsupply.com/

#4 Monrovia Homebrew Shop

Address: Monrovia Homebrew Shop, 1945 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

Telephone: +1 626-531-0825

Website: https://monrovia-homebrew-shop.square.site/

Chicago

#1 Chicago Gnome Brew Home Brew

Address: 2026 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Telephone: 773.961.7750

Website: https://gnomebrewshop.com/

#2 Brew & Grow

Address: 3625 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Telephone: 773-463-7430

Website: http://www.brewandgrow.com/

#3 The Pursuit supply company

Address: 4316 W. Irving Park Rd., Floor 1, Chicago, IL 60641

Telephone: 312.985.6652

Website: https://www.pursuitsupply.com/

#4 Chicago Brewing Supplies

Address: 4866 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60639

Telephone: (773) 442-2455

Website: https://www.chicago-brew.com/

#5 Chicagoland Beer and Wine Makers

Address: 11 W. Park Blvd., Villa Park, IL 60181

Telephone: 6308340507

Website: https://chicagolandwinemakers.com/

#6 CHICAGO BREW WERKS

Address: 14903. S Center Street, Unit107, Plainfield, IL 60544

Telephone: 815-531-5557

Website: https://chicagobrewwerks.com/

# 7 Rainmakers

Address: 14730 S Cicero Ave, Midlothian, IL 60445

Telephone: (708)-925-9046

Website: https://www.rainmakerssupply.com/

#8 What’s Brewing Supply

Address: 335 W Northwest Highway Palatine IL 60067

Telephone: 847-359-2739

Website: https://www.whatsbrewingsupply.com/

Houston

#1 Farmboy Brew Shop (Houson)

Address: 3814 N Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77018

Telephone: 832-667-8081

Website: https://farmboybrewshop.com/

#2 Farmboy Brew Shop (Katy)

Address: 19909 Morton Rd. #100 Katy, TX 77449

Telephone: 281-717-4011

Website: https://farmboybrewshop.com/

#3 The Grain Cellar

Address: 240 1st St. W., Humble, TX 77338

Telephone: 832-777-0857

Website: http://thegraincellar.com/

Phoenix

#1 Brew Your Own (Scottsdale)

Address: 8230 E Raintree Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Telephone: (480) 625-4200

Website: http://brewyourownbrew.com/

#2 Brew Your Own (Gilbert)

Address:  525 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Telephone: (480) 497-0011

Website: http://brewyourownbrew.com/

#3 Brewers Connection

Address: 1350 E. Broadway Rd. #102 Tempe, AZ. 85282

Telephone: 480-449-3720

Website: https://www.brewersconnection.com/

#4 What Ales Ya

Address: 4925 W Bell Rd Suite D3 – Glendale, AZ 85308

Telephone: (623) 486-8016

Website: http://whatalesya.com/

Buying in supplies in bulk

Sometimes it’s much cheaper to buy your grain, as well as other brewing supplies in bulk. This is particularly good if you have your own grain mill (seem my article for more details).

If you would like to find suppliers for large quantities of malts and hops, check out the site below:

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