What's Hoppening at Home Sweet Homebrew.
  • Did you get a HomeSweet Homebrew Gift Certificate?
    Lucky you! Come on in and we'll help you make a great brew.

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  • Anytime the weather is iffy, please call ahead to check our schedule (215.569.9469).

  • In-Store Pickup   If you order something online but want to pick it up in the store, we'll reimburse the charged shipping cost with Bonus Beer Bucks. (PayPal doesn't allow an in-store pickup option with our shipping calculation method.). Just write in the checkout comment section for us NOT to ship your order. We aim to please.

  • 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.

  • First Bierfest "Home Sweet Homebrau" Taste-Off Competition
    Bierfest 2015; brew for the Home Sweet Homebrau competition. How would you like Free Will Brewing Company to make a brewery-scale batch of your German beer? Come visit us and buy your ingredients to brew an entry now, or enter your already brewed German-style beer for bottle drop-off by Jan 30 at Home Sweet Homebrew.

    Sat, February 21 is the 2015 Bierfest hosted by the German Society of Pennsylvania where you can participate in their first Home Sweet Homebrau. Fun for the whole family, you'll love the German food, music, dancing and beer-related activities. See our "What's Hoppening" page for more info on this German-style beer competition and event.

  • 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 a new special on Facebook or Twitter, so visit us often.

  • Two New European Intermediate Beer Brewing Recipe Packages added to our Beer Store page. Wouldn't you like your own Belgian Honey Saison or Rye Wheat Saison?

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

  • Philly2Night Says "Give the Gift of Beer and Cheer!" from Home Sweet Homebrew!
    They liked HSH's total brewing package and said "For anyone that's always wanted to try their hand at Brewing or Wine Making, HSH is the perfect place to start!" Read the full Philly2Night article "Give the Gift of Beer and Cheer!".

  • Join our New Mailing List powered by MailChimp. Every month or so you'll learn what's hoppening at Home Sweet Homebrew, including special varieties of hops, store hours, Philly beer events, etc. We won't share your email address, we promise!

  • Beer tank named for George Hummel at 16 Mil Brewing. 16 Mile Brewing's "HUMMEL" Beer Tank
    It’s not a tankless job writing about beer - the guys at 16 Mile Brewing in Georgetown, DE appreciated George’s help formulating their Smoked Oyster Stout and named this tank (right) after him!

  • 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.

  • Philadelphia ranked first for best pub crawl city and third for the best U.S. beer brewing city by AMOG.com. Come visit Home Sweet Homebrew to learn more about brewing and join the fun.

  • Gift Certificates are perfect all year long.  Great present idea 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 beer?". Easy to order at the bottom of every page.

  • Expand Your Beer Horizons: Check out our latest catalog. See some of the many brewing ingredients we can supply for you.

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

Jake admires George's book - The Complete Homebrew Beer Book

Jake, of Home Sweet Homebrew's Jake & Elwood duo, admires George's homebrewing book.

If you'd like Jake (or George) to autograph a copy for you, you can buy a copy online or in the store.

Anytime the weather is iffy, please call ahead to check our schedule (215.569.9469).


Sun Noon - 4 pm
Tues 11 am - 6 pm
Wed 11 am - 7 pm
Thur 11 am - 6 pm
Fri 11 am - 6 pm
Sat 11 am - 5 pm


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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