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

The 2020 Cider Buy is Open!

Gnome Brew is getting a whole load of fresh pressed apple cider from a farm in Michigan

Check Out The Details And Pre-Order Now

The 2020 Cider Buy Is 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

See Pricing and Details

Mash & Boil In Stock

Our Favorite New Equipment

Now Only $349.99

We're loving using the Mash & Boil at the shop. It reliably hits and holds mash temps, makes step mashing a breeze, recirculates your wort with a built-in pump, and boils all in the same unit. It's also incredibly portable so you can brew anywhere.

At $349.99, it's the most affordable all-in-one brewing system out there.

Order a Mash & Boil with Pump today under the "Featured" tab on the online store

Also available for pre-order without pump for $299.99. Order by Thursday any week, pickup it up Tuesday.

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.