The Brew Log

January 2020

Lagering With Dovetail

Thursday January 30 at 7:15 PM

Dovetail Brewer Hagen Dost will be coming to Gnome Brew to talk lagers, something he's proven his skill at with the amazing classic beers coming out of Dovetail's tanks. He'll also talk about how you can lager at home in winter without temperature control. This is a great opportunity to get all your lager questions answered by a pro.

Free event. Registration is Required

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Bottle Share on January 9th

Come out for our monthly bottle share on Thursday, January 9 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

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Hop Sampler Series - Featuring Rakau

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: Rakau

Grown in New Zealand, this hop shares a similar profile to other Kiwi hops, but is noticeably more subdued when compared with other hops from the region. Along with tropical fruit flavors and aromas, it offers citrus (lime zest) and stone fruit, most notably apricot, along with some subtle pine character. Works well in hop blends.

On Deck: Idaho Gem

Another game changing hop to recently come out of Idaho right after Idaho 7, Idaho Gem is a powerful, fruit-forward hop that features juicy, fruit flavors reminicent of jolly rancher candy supported by gentle citrus.

Come in and try it for yourself!

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New Omega Yeast Coming Soon

9 New Year-Round Strains From Omega

We love Omega Yeast and soon we'll be offering 9 more year-round strains.

We're expecting to be fully stocked in the next week or two—watch for an announcement.

Order On Our Online Store

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January Homebrew Events

January 9 - Gnome Brew Bottle Share

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

January 18 - Sunnyside Mall Brewers Guild Meet & Greet

Learn more about Uptown’s neighborhood brewing organization and how you can get involved. We will also be raffling off a few prizes including brewing classes from Gnome Brew.

More info on Facebook

January 25 - 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

January 25 - Winter Brew

This annual Lincoln Square beer festival also features the awards ceremony for the Winter Brew homebrew competition.

More information on Facebook

January 25 - CHAOS Stout & Chili Night

In the depths of winter when you need it most, our 9th annual Stout & Chili Night is here to turn the heat up for 2020! You get to vote for your favorite chili, and pick your favorite beer in the Pilot Project Challenge — 6 CHAOS brewers will be competing to get their beer brewed by Pilot Project Brewing.

Info at

January 30 - Lagering With Dovetail

Dovetail Brewer Hagen Dost comes to Gnome Brew to talk lagers.

Free Registration Required

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