Gnome Brew, Chicago's Local Homebrew Store

The Brew Log - August 2019

Issue 6


Omega Yeast is Coming to Gnome Brew

Join us August 21st as we host Chicago's own Omega Yeast Labs who will be presenting a talk on the future of brewing yeast. You'll get an opportunity to learn more about Omega's products and get your questions anwered by an expert in the field.

Omega is a leader in brewing yeast with their groundbreaking yeast hybrid program and Kveik strain banking.

This is definitely an event you shouldn't miss.

Free Registration Begins Next Week Online

Watch your inbox for an invitation to register.



New at Gnome Brew

Bottle Share on August 8th



Come out for our monthly bottle share on Thursday, August 8 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.

Let us know you're coming on Facebook

Address and Directions

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Pound Bags of Hops in Stock


Stock Up And Save

Grab a bag of Citra for brewing your hazys (you'll need a lot!), or Hallertau for your Oktoberfests, Bocks, and German Wheats.

Get your pound bags of pellet hops locally at prices that are competitive with online retailers.

We even have pound bags of whole cone Cascade and Centennial—only $12.99 for a limited time!

Order Now On Our Recipe Builder


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Recipe Builder Home Delivery Is Coming This Month!


Order Online. We'll Deliver To You.

Gnome Brew is about to get a lot more convenient.

Can't make it to the store to get your brewing supplies? We'll be offering delivery each Friday evening so you can get brewing on the weekend. Just order online with the Recipe Builder by 3:00 PM Friday, and we'll have it to you that same night!

Delivery will only be initally available for select zip codes. We’ll expand service based on demand, so let us know if you’re interested. No minimum order. We'll be announcing more details in the newsletter.


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See Us at CHAOS's BrewBQ


Saturday August 17

Don't miss one of the best homebrew events around! 14 homebrew clubs will be there with jockey boxes fully loaded with homebrew. We had a great time last year and can't wait for this one.

The event is from 2 PM to 7PM at the CHAOS clubhouse, 2417 W Hubbard. Admission is free (donations accepted). More information on facebook


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Hop Sampler Series - Featuring Chinook


Our Rotating Single-Hopped Beer Series

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: Chinook

Chinook is a classic American hop most known for its use in Northwest-style pale ales and IPAs, but has often been used in almost any American beer style including porters and stouts. It is known for its soft piney and earthy aroma and flavor, but also has citrus notes, particularly grapefruit. At 12-14% Alpha Acid, it can be used for bittering.

Come in and try it for yourself!


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August Homebrew Events

August 8 - Gnome Brew Bottle Share

Our monthly bottle share. All are welcome. Starts at 7:15 PM Let us know you're coming on Facebook

August 10 - 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 $30

August 15 - 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

August 17 - CHAOS BrewBQ

Join Gnome Brew and 14 homebrew clubs at the CHAOS clubhouse for an epic event of homebrew and BBQ. More information on facebook

August 21 - Omega Yeast Labs - The Future of Yeast

Gnome Brew hosts Omega Yeast for a talk about The Future of Yeast. Starts at 7:15 PM. This is a free event but tickets are required. Registration begins next week on our website.

August 29 - 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

August 31 - 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 $30

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

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What's Ahead

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

  • Special Hop Guest Gnome Brew Event
  • New Homebrew Competition Hosted by a Local Partner
  • New Malts and Hops

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