Robert Lamb of Silver Lake brews his own beer as a hobby. But buying supplies often meant shopping online or driving across town to Culver City to stock up at Culver City Homebrewing Supply, one of the few places in the area that sells the malt, bottles and other supplies used by beer makers like himself. But, as of last Saturday, Lamb has a choice closer to home after Culver City Homebrewing opened a second outlet, Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply, at 4981 Eagle Rock Blvd. “Glad to see them finally opening up on the Eastside, since it’s nice to get personal attention, and their prices tend to be better than what I’ve found online,” Lamb said via email.
Kevin Koenig, c0-owner of Culver City Homebrewing, said the Eagle Rock store in a former contractor’s showroom is designed to cater to the many customers that drive in from Pasadena, Burbank and Echo Park. “This will be a closer place for all of them,” Koenig said of the 1,500-square-foot shop.
In addition to home beer brewers, Eagle Rock Homebrewing, which Koenig opened up with partners Greg Geron Thomas Galvin, also caters to makers of homemade wine, cider and other fermented beverages. Items include beer and wine kits as well as specialty grains, yeasts, hops and even bottle caps. “Our business has grown steadily and that’s why we have decided to give it a shot at another store,” Koenig said.
Eagle Rock Homebrewing will eventually expand its hours and plans are in the works to offer classes. Click here for hours and other details.