I have been going to SF Brewcraft for several years, and it is my home shop. All the guys in there including Griz have been more than helpful, and show a real passion for brewing. I have progressed in my brewing and have built a lot of homebrew projects with their help and expertise over the years, and am confident that I wouldn't have been able to complete them without the guys at SF Brew. I take pride in supporting their business, and find the "organized chaos" of the shop endearing.
If it doesn't suit your style, there is a great brewshop that is all organic, and very organized down in Santa Cruz called Seven Bridges. That shop is amazing, and they coach you through the process every step of the way.
Hope this helps.