Homebrew Classes & Events at Gnome Brew

Special 2nd Anniversary Bottle Share

February 20th at 7:30 PM on Zoom

This year our Anniversary Party is going virtual. In lieu of our normal monthly bottle share, join us on February 20th to celebrate 2 years of Gnome Brew.

Party starts at 7:30 PM and we'll be opening the Zoom doors at 7:15 PM. Grab some of your homebrews and show us what you've been brewing and drinking.

First 20 to sign up get a sample of Gnome Brew's 1st Anniversary Beer, our Oud Bruin brewed during our 1st Anniversary party last year!

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Learn about beer and brewing, and have fun!

Gnome Brew is Chicago's home for craft beer lovers of all kinds. We offer fun and educational classes and events for anyone interested in beer and brewing.


Our classes are great for anyone who wants to learn how to make beer at home or just wants to learn about how beer is made. You'll learn that homebrewing is fun and easy!

Our class, Brewing Beer in 1 Hour, is great for people curious about craft beer and homebrewing. See below for a complete description and upcoming classes.

Private Events

Host your company or club event, Bachelor, Bachelorette or Birthday Party in a fun and unique way. For information and booking contact events@gnomebrewshop.com

Public Events

We love the homebrew community. Along with our monthly bottle share, we host events featuring special guests or fun activities. See our upcoming events below.

Our special events are usually free, but require registration.

All classes and events are BYOB, though we do serve some homebrew beer samples

Sorry—due to COVID-19, we are currently not scheduling events

Homebrew Classes at Gnome Brew

Brewing Beer in 1 Hour - [Beginner] Lasts about 2 hours

Upcoming Classes:

Sorry—due to COVID-19, we are currently not scheduling classes

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.

Complete Brewing Demo

In this class you will help brew a beer using Gnome Brew's 1 Hour Brew system from start to finish, just like you would at home, to make 2.5 gallons of beer--about a case of 24 12 oz. bottles.

Take Home Beer When It's Finished

We'll watch over the class beer while it ferments then bottle it when it's ready. Participants will be able to take home a few beers when they are ready to drink--in about 4 weeks from the brew day.

Beer And Ingredient Tasting

Participants will also learn about the basic ingredients that make beer--malt, hops and yeast--through smell, touch and taste. We will sample several common beer styles brewed at Gnome Brew and discuss what choices of ingredients go into making each beer style taste the way it does.

Beer samples will be provided, but all classes and events are BYOB (and sharing is welcome!)

$30 - inludes beer samples and a few bottles of the beer you make for pickup later. This class runs about 2 hours.

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