Best of Boston

1997 Best Home-Brew Supplier

Barleymalt & Vine

Quality ingredients, a full line of equipment, and expert (if sometimes grumpy) advice have made BM&V the preferred training ground for hordes of thirsty home-brewers. A tiny commercial brewery and a winery specializing in mead will open sometime next year.

26 Elliot St., Newton, 617-630-1015,