Being lucky enough to have a HBS close by that has good stuff like wyeast and a great selection of hops & grains I have yet to buy from the Grumps. Also being in WA it is definatley easier to go local.
That said the grumps are probably indirectly responsible for me becomming a brew addict ... looked up their site after doing some of their K&K brews to see what was there. Read the board and there was no turning back...
Anyway don't know the politics of all this but the board has been a great resource to me. The HBS's the better in my view.
There seems to be a few posts that dissappear from their site lately.
I think they may be having trouble with content or just a problem with their board.
There has certainly been some strange posts on their board recently.
I am lucky I guess that I am not as remote as some and while freight is a pain in the a$$ my goods seem to get here in the end.
I would love the convenience of just being able to call in after work or on the weekend.
I have found that all brew suppliers that I have dealt with over the years both
from Adelaide and from other states have been quite good with their orders.
I would assume that there is a settling down period needed at Verdun after the recent changes and I'm sure things will go back to normal in due course.
Took the family, and a visitor from the States to Grumpy's today for pizza. The place was jumping! Adelaide Hills Harvest Festival weekend and lots of beer and wine tasting, with a jazz band on the verandah.
For a home brew shop and micro brewery, they sure make fine pizza! And the Adelaide Hills Pale Ale slipped down a treat too. :chug: :chug: :chug:
Also picked up some fresh 1728 Scottish yeast slurry and the makings of my next couple of brews. All fences well and truly mended.
Deebee - glad you like the signature. They may be one hit wonders over here, but they're actually a damn fine band.