Larry’s Brewing Supply was founded by Larry Rifenberick in 1990. After initially selling supplies out of his garage, Larry soon opened the Kent location that we occupied for 25 years. We have always been a family owned, and mostly family run company for 3 generations. Larry’s son Vance helped out in the early days, and Larry’s wife Bettie, and daughter Heidi have been here continuously since 1993. The Impaling Alers homebrew club was established in 1991, and still holds their monthly meetings here at Larry’s. Our wholesale department started in the mid 1990’s. We supply many of the small to midsize breweries in the northwest, and Alaska, along with other homebrew shops. Beer brewing supplies have always been the core of our business, but we also carry supplies for wine making, cheese making, and coffee roasting among other things.
The summer of 2015 saw some big changes for Larry’s Brewing Supply. We moved to a new location in Tukwila. Vance and his wife Angie officially bought the company allowing Larry to finally retire. Plans are in the works to add a contract brewery and taproom at the new location. The new larger space has allowed us to expand our grain selection, and begin to carry some new equipment lines.
The most important things have not changed a bit. Friendly, personal service has always been at the core of what makes Larry’s Brewing Supply special. No matter what level of brewer, we take considerable pride in making sure every visit is a good experience.
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