Chicago's Home For Homebrew and Craft Beer Lovers

With an emphasis on supporting the homebrew community, great service, and a quality selection with essential brewing supplies in stock as well as equipment and parts for brewing and kegging. We're located in the Ravenswood neighborhood on Chicago's North Side near Montrose and Damen.

Gnome Brew Wants To Be Your Local Homebrew Store

Get started with a hands-on class or with our Simply Brewing ™ Equipment & Recipe Kits. Or if you already brew, check out our full inventory or try our easy to use recipe builder to order your next brew.

3rd Annual Cider Day — October 23rd

Join Us All Day To Celebrate Apple Cider

The Gnome Brew Bulk Cider Buy Is Still Open

Gnome Brew is getting a whole load of fresh apple cider from a farm in Michigan . This cider is:

  • Fresh pressed at the orchard
  • Organic
  • Unpasteurized with no preservatives
  • An award winning blend of cider apples
  • Perfect for making hard cider or drinking fresh

Learn More About Our Favorite Fall Tradition

Check Out Our 2021 Cider Buy Special Release 1 Hour Recipe Kit

Don't Miss Out On What's Happening At Gnome Brew

New Recipe Kits

New Ingredients

New Equipment

Bottle Shares

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Simply Brewing ™ Equipment & Recipe Kits

Brew Great Beer At Home Simply

Brew beer that you'll enjoy drinking and be proud to share.

Gnome Brew's Simply Brewing™ Equipment and Recipe Kits are straightforward enough for a first-time brewer but engaging enough for intermediate brewers. Choose from a large selection of recipes or create your own. We're always here to help you find a recipe you'll like or build your own.

Learn More About Simply Brewing Equipment and Recipe Kits

October Non-Virtual Bottle Share

October 14th, 7:15 PM at Gnome Brew

Our Monthly Bottle Share In Person At Gnome Brew

Join us for our monthly bottle share back at the shop. Just bring a couple bottles of your homebrewed beer, cider, wine, mead, or whatever to share with others. If you're new to homebrewing or just don't have any spare bottles, don't worry—you're welcome to come.

Bottle shares are a great opporunity to try others' homebrews, get feedback on your own homebrew, and trade tips, tricks and stories. But mostly, it's a time to hang out and have fun with fellow beer lovers.

This is a free event. No registration required.

Home Delivery Each Tuesday & Friday

Order Online. We'll Deliver To You

Can't make it to the store to get your brewing supplies? We offer delivery each Tuesday and Friday. Just order online with the Recipe Builder by 5:00 PM, and we'll have it to you that same night!

Delivery is available for customers in zip codes 60202, 60610, 60613, 60614, 60618, 60622, 60625, 60626, 60640, 60642, 60647, 60657 and 60660. We’ll expand service based on demand, so let us know if you’re interested. No minimum order. Fee is only $5.95.

Classes and Events


Come learn about beer and brewing at our class, Brewing Beer in 1 Hour class. It's a fun and educational 2 hour class. We have classes at least twice a month.

Monthly Bottle Shares and Special Events

At Gnome Brew, we think the homebrew community is the best part about homebrewing. Everyone is welcome to the store any time to sample beers and talk homebrew. We host a monthly bottle share at the store that open to everyone. Also, we host special events about once a month featuring special guests and fun activities. Events are usually free but require pre-registration.

Support Your Local Homebrew Club

Gnome Brew additionally supports the local homebrew community by partnering with homebrew clubs such as Square Kegs in Lincoln Square, Evanston Homebrew Club and C.H.A.O.S.

Brewing Basics

Guaranteed In Stock

A trip to Gnome Brew is never wasted with our Brewing Basics program. Brewing Basics are the foundational ingredients used in building most recipes. Come in with a recipe using Brewing Basics and we'll have it guaranteed.

Learn more about Brewing Basics and check out our list of malt, hops and yeast guaranteed in stock.

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