Gnome Brew

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Type: Homebrew

2026 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-1748
United States

(773) 961-7750 | map
gnomebrewshop.com

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A new homebrew shop in North Center, just down the street from Fountainhead on Montrose. It's smaller than Brew & Grow, but packed with lots of good stuff. In the front window there was a carboy bubbling away. Malt bins, a cooler for hops and yeast, wood chips, canned yeast starters, and more. I always gravitate towards the literature section at HBS's, and found a new copy of Farmhouse Ales that i've been meaning to read for years now. They had the whole series, and I highly recommend Wild Brews if you have any interest in spontaneous & mixed fermentation beers.

David was the staff member on duty, likely the owner as well. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, and offered free samples to try. They offer classes and small kits to get started without a big investment in equipment. There's also a small section of local brewery merch, shirts, signs, and glassware.

Overall this is a very handy option to have in the area, with great specialized service. A nice DIY addition to the burgeoning local beer landscape of North Center.

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Gnome Brew in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1 ratings