Best Place for Beer-Making Supplies
For DIY beer folks, MoreBeer! is a frickin' Valhalla. Everything you would ever want for making beer is at this store. And although making beer can be a ... heady experience for a new-timer, the helpful and "hoppy" (sorry, couldn't resist) staff makes sense of words like "counter flow chillers" in lay terms that even a non-mechanically inclined novice can understand. Besides the essential beer-making machinery, the store also offers beer trips, beer gift ideas (lots of talking beer bottle openers are favored, for some reason), and, of course, a great selection of beer books. The web site is well-designed: one can find beer-making podcasts, get technical advice, and check out beer-making tutorials. And if beer don't float your boat, it also offers DIY stuff about wine and information about roasting your own coffee beans.