Gnome Brew, Chicago's Local Homebrew Store

The Brew Log

November 2019




Beer Journalist and Author Josh Noel

Wednesday, November 20th at 7:15 PM

Chicago Tribune Beer Journalist and author of Barrel Aged Stout And Selling Out is coming to Gnome Brew this November. Josh will be reading from his book that covers the history of Goose Island through its sale to Anheueser-Busch and grapples with issues arising from the mainstreaming of Craft Beer.

Free event. Registration is Required

Register Now


November Holiday Hours

Wednesday November 27th — Normal Hours

Thursday November 28th — Closed

Friday November 29th — Normal Hours



New at Gnome Brew

Bottle Share on November 14th



Come out for our monthly bottle share on Thursday, November 14 at 7:15 PM. We had a great turnout 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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Hop Sampler Series - Featuring Lemondrop


Our Rotating Single-Hopped Beer Series

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

On Tap Now: Lemondrop

Lemondrop is an American hop bred from Cascade and a USDA male. As it's name suggests, it has a bright lemony-citrus profile with subtle herbal notes. It's great alone or in almost any hop blend, while being subtle enough for lagers or hefeweizens. At 5-7% alpha it's has enough strength to bitter, but it's delicate aroma and flavor are best captured with late and dry hopping

Come in and try it for yourself!


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New Malts In Stock


Weyerman CaraRed and BestMalz Red X

We're always adding more ingredients so you can perfect your favorite recipe or build a new one.

Order Now On Our Recipe Builder


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November Homebrew Events

November 2 - 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

November 14 - Gnome Brew Bottle Share

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

November 21 - Twisted Hippo Welcome To The Jungle Winner Release Party

Join us to taste the Welcome To The Jungle Homebrew Competition winner's beer brewed by Twisted Hippo. Start time TBD. Information will be available at Twisted Hippo's Event Page

November 21 - 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

November 21 - Square Kegs Homebrew Club Meeting (Early due to Thanksgiving)

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

November 22 - 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

November 27 - Normal Hours

November 28 - Closed for Thanksgiving

November 29 - Normal Hours

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 the next month:

  • New Recipe Builder Features
  • New Malts and Hops

We'll announce everything here on this newsletter as well as on Instagram and Facebook