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.


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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.

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Virtual Bottle Swap Returns For January Bottle Share

January 13th, 7:30 PM via Zoom

We're back to a virtual bottle share for January, but we will be pairing it with a bottle swap!  While this is optional, we encourage everyone to participate.

Here's How It Works:

  • Bring in 6 bottles (or cans) of homebrew to Gnome Brew anytime by Friday January 7th
  • We will build mixed 6 packs to pass out
  • Pick up your mixed 6 pack starting Friday, January 7th and ending 6 PM Thursday, January 13th
  • Log onto our Zoom bottle share and enjoy sharing physical beer across virtual space!

6 beers is optional, and more or less is fine. We’ll do our best to get everyone about the same amount of beer. Homebrew is best, but if you don’t have anything ready to share and you’d like to participate, commercial beer is fine.

Wine, mead and cider are of course also welcome.  We can provide you with small bottles if needed.

Please note that when In-Person bottles shares return we will comply with the City's Vaccine Mandate which applies to any establishment which serves beverages.  Please be prepared to send us a photo of your vaccine card or other valid record.  Refer to the Order for more information.

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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

Classes

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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