Chicago Brew Werks
Chicago Brew Werks
14903 S. CENTER STREET, UNIT 107
PLAINFIELD, IL 60544
TUE-FRI: 12PM-7PM | SAT: 10AM-5PM | SUN: 11AM-3PM
This weekend Paul had a brew day, and we can never ever have a brew day here without him realizing he’s A.) Missing ingredients. B.) Missing tools. C.) Really wants to check out new ingredients and tools to plan for the next time he has a brew day. What this means to me is that he’s going to find a way to get himself to our Local Brewery Supply Company Chicago Brew Werks.
I don’t blame him at all. (Namely I’m the same way with crafting, cooking, and omgggg yarn!) When you have a hobby, especially one you love, you need to have a reliable place to get materials. It’s even better if the person who owns the shop is knowledgeable about their trade, friendly, helpful, and is willing to do what they can to get you what you’re looking for or find a great substitution to get you to the place you need to be.
The store itself is impressive. I’ve never seen so much stocked grain in any brew shop I’ve been to (and there’s been a few!). Yeast, Hops, tools, chemicals, bottles, carboys, gorgeous wooden mash paddles, boil pots…. The list can go on and on, there’s everything you need for starting beer (or Wine!) making, plus tons more to tempt the more experienced brewer. The only thing better than the stock is the people. Brandon (the owner) and his staff have created an environment of brewing creativity and camaraderie that you can’t find in most stores.
If you’ve ever been curious about brewing beer, you should check out CBW. Often there are learning to brew events, or if you can’t make those talk to the guys in the store they can demystify the science behind brewing and have you making your own beer in no time! (If you don’t live in the Chicagoland area, Chicago Brew Werks has a website for online orders.)
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