Boston Area’s Best Resources For Brewing Beer At Home

October 2, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo from Beer & Wine Hobby)

There is a sense of pride when making your own beer at home. Head to these Boston-area stores to pick up all the supplies and to chat with some experts for advice, whether you are a newer beer brewer or experienced. There are even spots where you can make the beer on the premises or order online and have everything you need sent to you.
(Photo from: Modern Homebrew Emporium)

(Photo from: Modern Homebrew Emporium)

Modern Homebrew Emporium

2304 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 498-0400

Featuring three locations in Massachusetts with an online store coming soon, Modern Homebrew Emporium has all the beer-making supplies you need. Open daily, it has plenty of options for beer and even supplies for producing wine and cheese as well. Stock up on hops, beer-making kits, yeast, parts or whatever else you need. There are also reasonable prices and an extremely knowledgeable staff, so you are sure to find what you’re looking for.

(Photo from Beer & Wine Hobby)

(Photo from Beer & Wine Hobby)

Beer & Wine Hobby
155 T New Boston St.
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 933-8818

The Beer & Wine Hobby, located in Woburn, offers a range of items for beer-brewing enthusiasts. Keg systems, thermometers, grains and bottling kits are just a few of the many products within its selection. It has an extensive website for ordering online too, with reviews and plenty of details on each item sold. Though you can stock up right from the website and have it sent to you at home, the warehouse and showroom is open daily for a visit.

(Photo from Deja Brew)

(Photo from Deja Brew)

Deja Brew
510B Boston Turnpike Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 842-8991

If you don’t really have the space to brew at home and cannot seem to find the motivation at home anyways, you can brew beer right at Deja Brew instead. You pick your recipe, purchase you bottles and materials and make up a batch with the help of the experts. There are a range of brewing options including wheat beers, pilsner, stout and other styles. Deja Brew makes brewing easy by providing you with all the steps, ingredients and equipment to craft your own beer.

Related: Boston’s Best Brew Pubs

(Photo from Barleycorn’s Craft Brew)

(Photo from Barleycorn’s Craft Brew)

Barleycorn’s Craft Brew
21 Summer St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 651-8885

Located in Natick, Barleycorn’s has a few options available as well. You can brew right there on the premises, purchase home-brew kits and materials and even make your own wine or soda. Just make an appointment or drop on by and you can choose your beer style and review the list of over 130 beer varieties.

(Photo from Lenox-Martell)

(Photo from Lenox-Martell)

89 Heath St.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 442-7777

Once the beer has been brewed from the perfect ingredients and recipe, it is time to figure out how to keep it fresh for your enjoyment. If you are looking to feature beer towers, kegs or special refrigeration equipment, Lenox-Martell has you covered. This company has been selling everything from beer gas to dispensing systems for soda and beer for the past 30 years. Lenox-Martell also offers beer line cleaning and can install and service most draft beer systems. Though it mostly caters to businesses, it does have options available for home brewers as well. It would be a great, experienced company to work with.

Related: Brewing Local Pride: Mass.-Made Irish Stouts

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on

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