Most professional brewers had their start as knowledge-less homebrewers. But luckily, local homebrew shops are able to offer the equipment and education to turn even the most hapless weekend warrior into a knowledgeable beer geek capable of creating any style of beer he or she may wish. For Brewmaster Jack founder Tyler Guilmette, that homebrew shop was Beer and Winemaking Supplies on King Street in Northampton, MA. Owner Mark Larrow purchased Beer and Winemaking Supplies in 1988 at age 27 and has been helping fledgling brewers ever since. In the twenty four years Larrow has owned it, the store has become a landmark for homebrewers in Western Massachusetts. And unlike online brewing supply giants, Larrow and his counterpart Michael Edwards can provide customers with anwers to an endless number of questions.