Beer and Winemaking
ingredients are non-taxable!
So why not enjoy your own
is the art of producing handmade, individual beers in small batches.
Some of the world's finest beers are produced in the basements of
homebrewers, and you can easily join their ranks! Before getting
started, you'll want some questions answered:
IS IT LEGAL?
Yes, it is. A federal law permits any adult to make up to 100
gallons per year, or 200 gallons in a two-adult household. Most
states (including Massachusetts) have followed suit.
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
No! You'll brew premium beers at much less than the cost of many
commercial brands. Once you've made an initial investment in
reusable equipment, you need only replenish ingredients each time you
brew. Most of the expense of commercial beers is in the bottle,
label, distribution, and advertising. You put all the cost into
creating a great brew!
IS IT DIFFICULT?
Again, no. The brewing process is a simple one of attention to
cleanliness, combining good ingredients, and letting brewing yeast do
its magic. Our ingredient kits make it even easier by providing
all the supplies necessary in convenient pre-measured quantities, plus
clear step-by-step instructions.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
Absolutely! A good homebrew rivals the world's finest beers.
Plus, they are made precisely to your taste with only the finest
ingredients, never travel, and condition naturally .
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
It's easy. You buy two boxes: One contains all the equipment
you'll need, and the other contains all the ingredients for your choice
of beer style.
Come in and browse our extensive assortment of brewing supplies, from
starter kits and ingredient kits to fermenters, bottles, malt, hops, yeast -
everything you'll need to start (or keep) enjoying the homebrewing hobby. Here are some photos
of our brewing section to give you an idea of the extent of the equipment
and ingredients we carry: