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.

Give The Gift Of Gnome Brew

Stop by to learn about how easy it is to make beer, wine, cider kombucha and mead at home!

We have fun and unique gift ideas including our Simply Brewing kits which are perfect for the craft beer fan or DIYer on your shopping list.

Now through December 24th, buy any 1 or 3 Hour Simply Brewing Equipment Kit along with a corresponding Recipe Kit and get $5 or $10 off.

1 Hour Kits use code simply1 for $5 off

3 Hour Kits use code simply3 for $10 off

See Our Gift Guide For More Ideas

Help Ravenswood Community Services Help Our Neighbors In Need

This November we are collecting food and personal care items for Ravenswood Community Services who provides meals, groceries, basic health services, and life-skills education to our neighbors in need.

Bring your donations to the store and we will also accept donations on deliveries.  Let us know in a note in the Special Instructions on your order, leave your items at your Drop Location, and we'll pick it up.

Donations of the following are particularly appreciated

  • Reusable bags and paper grocery bags with handles
  • Ready-to-eat healthy snacks such as granola bars, nuts & dried fruit
  • Pop-top canned soups and proteins
  • Personal Hygiene items:
    • New, Unopened toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Dental Floss
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Deodorant, etc.
  • Thank You!

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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

    December Bottle Share

    December 9th, 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 about once 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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