The Brew Log

February 2020




Gnome Brew is Turning 1!

Saturday, Feburary 22 from Noon to 5 PM

Local Breweries, Homebrew Clubs, Door Prizes, Special Beer and Cider Releases!

We can't believe it's almost been a year! Thanks for all your support to make this past year a great success.

Come out and help us celebrate!

Free Event. No Registration Necessary



New at Gnome Brew

Bottle Share on February 13th



Come out for our monthly bottle share on Thursday, February 13 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 opportunity 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 Idaho Gem


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: 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.

On Deck: Hallertau Blanc

Grown in the Hallertau region of Germany, this hop was only released in 2012 and was bred from Cascade. It has white wine-like character, particularly of Sauvingnon Blanc, such as gooseberry, grass, elderflower and grapefruit. Good in Pale Ales and IPAs, but also American Lagers, Brut IPAs, Wheat Beer and more.

Come in and try it for yourself!


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New Malts In Stock


We Have the Complete Line of Simpsons Crystal Malts

We've come to love the rich, complex flavors of Simpsons Crystal malts and are using them more and more.



Also New--Simpsons Peated Malt

An intensely aromatic smoked malt can transform any beer into something extra special.

Order On Our Online Store


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Mash & Boil In Stock



Our Favorite New Equipment

We're loving using the Mash & Boil at the shop. It reliably hits and holds mash temps, makes step mashing a breeze, recirculates your wort with a built-in pump, and boils all in the same unit. It's also incredibly portable so you can brew anywhere.

At $399.99, it's the most affordable all-in-one brewing system out there.

Pick one up today.

Also available for pre-order without pump for $299.99. Order by Thursday, pickup Tuesdays.

February Homebrew Events

February 13 - Gnome Brew Bottle Share

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

February 15 - 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

February 22 - Gnome Brew Anniversary Party

Local breweries, homebrew clubs, door prizes and more. Come celebrate with us! You're welcome to bring some homebrew to share.

Noon to 5 PM

February 27 - 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 Website

March 7 - 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

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