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Brew And Grow - Chicago
3625 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 463-7430

latitude: 41.947453
longitude: -87.707476
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overall average: 85.00

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Value: Moderate
Based off of 1 review.

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Ingredients: 4.5 | Equipment: 4.75 | Service/Helpfulness: 5
saugbrewer's (2) view saugbrewer's forum profile send saugbrewer a private message Overall Score: 95.0
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A much upgraded and (relatively) new location at Kedzie and Addison with a better homebrew focus, including extensive malt, hops and yeast selections. Also, they brew right in the store and have brewing classes. The staff is knowledgable and helpful, which is also a welcome upgrade from the old location. My only beef: they can run out of hops between shipments so plan ahead or be prepared to tweak your recipe if you're shopping last-minute.
reviewed on: 2012-04-17 11:56:36 this review is based off of 10 or more visits
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Ingredients: 4.25 | Equipment: 4.25 | Service/Helpfulness: 4.25
emerge077's (340) view emerge077's forum profile send emerge077 a private message Overall Score: 85.0 this is the low score for this location

Wandered in here today, noticed they have free Intelligentsia coffee (and sell beans), which is a bonus.

Everything is well lit and well organized. The brewing supplies are all in well defined areas, the space is big and feels like a mini-Home Depot. To the immediate right when you walk in are restrooms and tropical plants, but beyond that are separate coolers for yeast and pelletized hops. To the left along the wall are assorted grains, and further up are books about brewing, including my favorite, Wild Brews. Hop selection was pretty varied, noticed full bins of Mosaic and Falconers Flight, no Citra (none to be found anywhere of course).

There was a guy on the floor helping a customer with a recipe, and at the counter they let me know when the next homebrew class was (March 7th). They had some modified keg kettles set up under a hood for brewing indoors, and an inspiration shelf of assorted empties of hard to find commercial beers. A great spot for homebrew supplies, literature, and coffee, just a short skip away from Revolution and Beer Temple.

reviewed on: 2014-02-25 15:35:45 this review is based off of one visit