Black Is Beautiful

The Black is Beautiful initiative was launched by Weathered Souls brewery in San Antonio. The initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily.

Homebrewers Can Participate

In support of the initiative, the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee member and past Homebrewer of the Year Annie Johnson worked with Weathered Souls to scale the recipe down to a volume suitable for homebrewers.

We Are Supporting Crossroads Funds

Through the end of July, Gnome Brew is packaging 1 Hour Brew (1 Gal.), 3 Hour Brew (5 Gal.), and 5 Gallon All-Grain kits of Black Is Beautiful, an Imperial Stout.

For each kit sold, we will donate $5 to Crossroads Fund whose mission is to support community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area.

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Brew Your Own

Gnome Brew is Donating $5 For Each Kit

Black Is Beautiful was designed to be a moderately high ABV Stout to showcase the different shades of black.

  • ABV: 9%
  • IBU: 65
  • SRM: 50

1 Hour Extract Brew Kit $39.99

Our 1 Hour Brew Kit is an extract recipe with steeping grains. 1 Hour Kits make 2.5 gallons of beer—about a case (24) of 12 oz bottles. All you need to brew is a 1 Hour Equipment Kit, an 8 quart or larger pot, and an hour. The Recipe Kit, Equipment Kit and Brew pots are available on the "Featured" tab on the online store.



3 Hour Extract Brew Kit $69.99

Our 3 Hour Brew Kit is an extract recipe with steeping grains. 3 Hour Kits make 5 gallons of beer—about 2 cases (48) of 12 oz bottles. All you need to brew is a 3 Hour Equipment Kit, a 16 quart or larger pot, and 3 hours. The Recipe Kit, Equipment Kit and Brew pots are available on the "Featured" tab on the online store.



5 Gallon All Grain Kit $59.99

The 5 gallons kit makes about 2 cases (48) of 12 oz bottles of beer. You'll need a 5 Gallon Equipment Kit, an 8 Gallon Brew Kettle, and a mash tun or Brew-In-A-Bag bag. The Recipe Kit and Equipment Kit are available on the "Featured" tab on the online store. Call or email us to order a brew pot, mash tun, and/or Brew-In-A-Bag bag