• Gift Certificates are a 'light' way to Ship Beer
    Do you have someone on your holiday list who likes beer? Are they too far away to ship beer to them? No problem! Gift certificates from Home Sweet Homebrew are light and easy.

    You can purchase Gift Certificates at the bottom of any page. We'll take care of the rest.


  • 12 Hops of the Holidays
    Try something juicy with all the new hops that are available! With ’12 Hops of the Holidays’, we'll feature new hops each week. Buy the featured hops, and take 10% off the batch you’re brewing with them. Surprise Bonus for brewing with them all!

    This week's Hops for the Holidays featured recipe is Session IPA, using Summit and Ella! 20% off your batch! Collect them all!


  • Time to Get Small! Half-Batch Brewing Equipment Kits
    Our half-pint version of our basic beer equipment kit, these new half-batch kits are perfect for brewing in small spaces, with no sacrifice in flavor or quality. You can purchase a 2.5 gallon brewing equipment kit with everything you need to brew one case of beer. Just $74.95. Ingredient packs start at $21.95. Call or email us for info or to order. Or order a Gift Certificate (see the bottom of this page) for $100 that we'll send to your gift recipient. They'll probably share their beer with you, so how can you go wrong?


  • We've got some NEW HOPS varieties.
    Come in and check out Comet, Idaho 7, Medusa and Southern Cross.


  • Wyeast 4th Quarter Private Collection:
        Wyeast 3789 - Trappist Style Blend (Belgian yeast with kiss of Brett for an Orval-like flavor profile),
        Wyeast 2487 - Hella Bock Lager (most lager yeasts go to 9% abv; why get one that goes to 11 when there's one that goes to 12%!)and
        Wyeast 1203- Burton IPA Blend (for balanced IPAs).
    See www.wyeastlab.com for more info.


  • NEW! Gluten-free American Pale Ale
    A gluten-free version of a classic American Pale Ale (APA) is now available in both the full 5 gallon ($39.95) and half-batch 2.5 gallon ($21.95) ingredient packages. Gluten-free yeast is included. Come in or call the store for more info and brew a gluten-free beer.


  • Beginner's Pubkits and Intermediate Recipes
    You get all the pre-measured and easy to use ingredients to create 5 gallons of beer for only $39.95! Ramble on Rye, Onkel Fester and Brother Thomas and more!

    Also, we've added White IPA and Belgian Chocolate Stout recipe packages to our list of partial grain/extract beer recipes. See our Beer Store page for the full list.


  • Brewery Memorabilia - unique gifts for beer lovers!
    We have a fun selection of breweriana, including vintage and retro beer T-shirts (starting at $10), Dogfish Head ball caps, collectible trays (from $15.95), bar mirrors - perfect for mancaves, collectible pint glasses from Heavyweight & Youngs, and collectible growler koozies from the Sam Adams Brewhouse.

    Most of these items are 1-of-a-kind, so obviously quantities are limited. Call us at 215.569.9469 or visit the store for pricing.
    Here are a few pics............
    Young's brewery. Worthington


  • George's Fault Full Batch Ingredients on Sale.
    The homebrew version of Nodding Head's Great American Beer Festival Gold-Medal winning Belgian grand cru style beer was $77.95 but is now just $63.25. See our beer store page for our beer equipment and ingredient package info.


  • George Hummel & Nancy Rigberg in Home Sweet Homebrew, Philadelphia, PA. "Good taste, good timing: How Philly became the best beer city in America"
    You're going to love this fully developed BillyPenn.com article on the history and current state of craft beer in Philadelphia, which (of course) includes the role of Home Sweet Homebrew owners George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg. Just a few of the other players in this article include Tom Peters of Monk's Cafe, Standard Tap's William Reed, Dock Street Brewery's Rosemarie Certo, distributor Ed Friedland, and the Philadelphia Inquirer's Craig LaBan. These people and more have contributed to Philly's beer renaissance, with GQ, Esquire, Frommer's, the AP and Forbes recognizing Philadelphia as an excellent beer city.


  • "Meet the women brewing up the local beer scene"
    "From owners to homebrewers, six ladies talk beer, business & the boys' club."

    In this phillyvoice.com article by Aubrey Nagle, you can read about Home Sweet Homebrew's Nancy Rigberg, and five other influential women in Philadelphia brewing: Carol Stoudt, Rosemarie Certo, Christina Burris, Jamie Queli and Gina Vasoli.


  • New Hops and New Malts are in Stock – some intriguing high alpha German varieties, as well as some new US and New Zealand types. (We've also got a good stock on those high alpha US hops your IPAs love!)


  • George Hummel on WHYY's "The Pulse" in "How science saved beer"
    George Hummel added his brewing knowledge to a segment entitled "How science saved beer". Learn a bit about bacteria and the beer industry.



  • Video with Sam Calagione, George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg. Take a moment to view this video conversation among George Hummel, Nancy Rigberg, and Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione (founder and President) as they reminisce about the old days of brewing in Philadelphia.


  • Every few days we post something new on Facebook or Twitter, so visit us often.

  • Order Beer Ingredient Packages online for yourself or as a gift on our Beer Store page, or come in and pick it up.


  • George Hummel on WHYY: Keeping the craft beer flowing in Philadelphia
    Listen to George on Philadelphia's WHYY radio station in an interview with NewsWorks Tonight's host, Dave Heller.

  • Gift Certificates are perfect all year long.  Beer brewing ingredients, brewing books, kits, etc. are great present ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's or Father's Day, ... or just because.. A HSH gift certificate says that you care about the recipient, and "please, may I have some of your homebrewed beer?". Easy to order at the bottom of every page.

  • Expand Your Beer Horizons: Check out our latest catalog. See some of the many beer brewing and wine making ingredients that we can supply you.



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Mon Noon - 5
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Wed 11 am - 7 pm
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Thur 11 am - 6 pm
Fri 11 am - 7 pm
FREE Happy Hour Tastings
Sat 11 am - 5 pm

George's latest book, "The Complete Homebrew Beer Book"




Elwood Enjoys Retirement
Elwood, retired and sleeping.
Elwood sends his regards, saying he's missed seeing everyone and having lots of people pet him this holiday season. He'd write more, but it's nap time again.



Hops.


GIFT CERTIFICATES:  Our gift certificates take the guesswork out of what to give! You can order a gift certificate in popular amounts below, or contact us for a different dollar amount. Click on the "Mail to this Person, not me" link at checkout to have us mail it directly. (NOTE that later in checkout, it'll say the certificate will be mailed to you, but don't worry - we'll send it to the address you specify.)

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