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Vendor Spotlight – Home Brewed Outdoors

Home Brewed Outdoors started as Home Brewed Tackle.  Over the years, my wife and I spent time traveling around the south east, fishing and just having fun.  In our travels, we were always talking with tackle stores and local fishermen, trying to find what the hot baits of that area were.  Many times though, finding out the hot bait is only half the battle.  Sometimes if feels like you have a better chance of finding a unicorn, than that perfect color, hand poured worm, or custom carved crankbait.  Having been on many of these quests, my wife and I wanted to put together a site that specializes in those “local favorites,” making it easier for everyone to find and get their hands on.

To get the ball rolling, we started with what we knew, and that was the North GA, Alabama area.  Teaming up with a local soft plastics manufacturer, we started Home Brewed Tackle.  As the site grew in popularity, we began to expand our product line, but came across one major issue.  We were finding a lot of great products, but being a small business, we simply did not have the capital to purchase the amount of inventory we wanted.  As time went on, we began developing a list of vendors, and as we were able to grow, that became our “go-to” list for which products we wanted to stock next.

That worked for a while, but it also created another problem!  The list was growing much faster than the new inventory!  My wife and I got to thinking and knowing there had to be a better solution, Home Brewed Outdoors was born.  Now, we have created a place for these vendors to create their own “Storefront” and sell directly to the public!  We still carry inventory in house, but this new approach has provided an avenue to showcase much more product from a wider variety of vendors!

With the new site, we decided to also change up the name.  Since day one, we have wanted to expand into hunting and marine products.  Now we are able to offer products for any form of outdoor activity, and are no longer limited to just freshwater fishing!

As we developed the Home Brewed site, we were also approached by a local distributor, who asked if we could help in liquidating some overstock inventory.  Always being up for a challenge, we said, “Of course!” and Excessive Outdoors was born.  Since most of the products we come across on liquidation are name brand, we did not want to list them on Home Brewed, fearing they would tarnish the original intent of the site.  We launched ExcessiveOutdoors.com in May of 2014, specifically for selling liquidation and overstock products.  While our true passion is the “home brewed” products, who doesn’t love a good deal?