Valley Brewers Opens in Solvang, CA

Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Home brewers are rejoicing in Santa Barbara County. Finally there is a local store to purchase home brew supplies. The purchasing possibilities don’t stop with beer. Home wine makers and cheese makers can also pick up ingredients and equipment at Valley Brewers in Solvang, CA.

Upon first glance, Valley Brewers looks like a beer and wine focused gift shop with gifts, books and kits on sale. Continue downstairs and find a large open room with shelves of wine and beer kits, brewing ingredients, kettles, burners, bottling equipment, a fridge for yeast and hops and much more. Around the corner is a freezer room dedicated to hops and cheese cultures.

If you’re new to home brewing, take advantage of owners Chris Kelly and Sandy Harrison’s vast knowledge in the field. Chris is an experienced home brewer who can walk you through the basics or help seasoned home brewers choose the right ingredients for a custom recipe. The owners welcome requests from customers who are looking for specific items.

In addition to selling supplies, Valley Brewers is home to the Valley Brewers Home Brew Club. Local home brewers meet once a month to share their brews and swap advice on problems they may encounter with their latest batch.

Valley Brewers is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 5pm and closed on Tuesdays. They are located at 515 Fourth Place in Solvang, CA around the corner from four Santa Ynez Valley beer tasting venues.

More information about Valley Brewers can be found on their website, by calling (805) 691-9159.


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dou4now (anonymous profile)
June 15, 2012 at 10:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That links to some place in Stockton? Not the same place.

cycleboy (anonymous profile)
June 20, 2012 at 6:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Cycleboy: I'm not sure if the link is to a separate, or the main outlet.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 21, 2012 at 2:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Anybody know where I can buy a Cornelius "Corny" keg locally?

Corny kegs are the old pressure tanks that soda bottlers distributed. Now used for home brewing, etc.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
January 11, 2013 at 11:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I've been getting my supplies at Surf Brew in Ventura, and i've always been satisfied. They may have corny kegs, or be able to direct you to a source...

I look forward to checking out Valley Brewers too.

hodgmo (anonymous profile)
January 11, 2013 at noon (Suggest removal)

Thanks hodgmo, will give them a call.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
January 11, 2013 at 5:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't drink alcohol, but I like root beer. Do they produce it? By the way, why am I blogging on a story from last year? Hank?...Pinatubo?...

billclausen (anonymous profile)
January 11, 2013 at 6:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Best of 2012

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
January 11, 2013 at 8:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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