Chicago's Home For Homebrew and Craft Beer Lovers

With an emphasis on supporting the homebrew community, great service, and a quality selection with the essentials always in stock. Learn about out Brewing Basics In-Stock Guarantee program and our Brewing Beer in 1 Hour class. 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

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Recipe Builder is Here!

We're excited to have launched our Recipe Builder. Now you can place your order at home, work, or even on the train and we'll have it ready for you to pick up at your convenience. If you want to assemble your recipe yourself, you can still use the Recipe Builder to check our ingredients and stock before you come in.

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Brewing Basics

Guaranteed Instock

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.

New Brewing Basics: Caramel 40 and Amarillo!

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

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!

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 montly bottle share and other events at the store open to everyone.

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.

Same Day Home Delivery

Coming This Summer!

On Fridays and Satudays, order by early afternoon and we’ll deliver to your door that evening in select zip codes. We’ll expand service based on demand, so let us know if you’re interested. Minimum order and fees may apply. We'll be announcing more details in the newsletter.