Gnome Brew, Chicago's Local Homebrew Store

The Brew Log - July 2019

Issue 5

Note: We Will Be Closing at 4:00 PM July, 4th


Gnome Brew at Ravenswood On Tap

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit us at Ravenswood On Tap. It was wonderful to meet and talk to so many new people. Our Farmhouse Lemonade keg kicked early the second day, but given the enthusiastic reception, we'll be sure to have it on tap again at the store this summer.



New at Gnome Brew

Bottle Share on July 11th



Come out for our monthly bottle share on Thursday, July 11 at 7:15 PM. We had a great turn out last month, lots of fun, and lots of great beer!

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.

Address and Directions

Recipe Builder Is Here!


Order Online. Pick Up At Your Convenience.

The Gnome Brew Recipe Builder allows you to order your recipe from home, work, or on the train using our real-time inventory. We'll put together your ingredients, mill your grains, and have it ready to pick up at your convenience.

If you prefer to put your recipe together in person at the shop, you can still use the tool to check our selection of ingredients when you're writing your recipe.

And for even more convenience, later this summer we'll be rolling out a same day delivery option for Fridays and Saturdays. Delivery area will be limited and delivery fees will apply.


Pound Bags Of Whole Cone Cascade & Centennial Only $14.99


Stock Your Kettles and Freezers

We have a limited quantity available. Pick some up while supplies last.

Order Now On Our Recipe Builder


Introducing the Hop Sampler Series


New Rotating Single Hop Beer On Tap

We've launched our Hop Sampler Series--an exploration of single hop beers all with the same base recipe. We’re dedicating a tap handle to always have a hop sampler pouring.

On Tap Now: Centennial


July Beer and Homebrew Events

July 4 - Indepence Day - Closing at 4:00PM

July 11 - Gnome Brew Bottle Share

Our monthly bottle share. All are welcome.

July 13 - Class: Brewing Beer in 1 Hour

Our most basic class is perfect for those who want to try brewing beer at home without committing too much time or acquiring lots of brewing equipment. Visit our class page to learn more and register Only $30

July 18 - Evanston Homebrew Club Meeting

Evanston's homebrew club meets monthly on the third Thursday. For more information call or email us at gnomes@gnomebrewshop.com, or visit Evanston Homebrew on Facebook

July 25 - Square Kegs Homebrew Club Meeting

Lincoln Square's homebrew club meets monthly on the last Thursday at Empirical. For more information call or email us at gnomes@gnomebrewshop.com, or visit Square Kegs on Facebook

July 27 - Class: Brewing Beer in 1 Hour

Our most basic class is perfect for those who want to try brewing beer at home without committing too much time or acquiring lots of brewing equipment. Visit our class page to learn more and register Only $30

If you have an event you'd like us to consider listing, email us at gnomes@gnomebrewshop.com

What's Ahead

We have a lot of plans for making Gnome Brew the best homebrew store and your home for homebrew. Here's a few things in the works:

  • New Classes
  • New Malts, Hops and Yeast
  • More Brewing Basics items
  • Home Delivery

We'll be announcing everything here on this newsletter as well as on Instagram or Facebook