We have two locations.
- Our Shepherd store is at 3814 N Shepherd Dr. It is located near the old Sears on N Shepherd just north of the 610 Loop in the Garden Oaks Shopping Center.
- Our Katy store is just east of the Fry and Morton Rd. intersection at 19909 Morton Rd #100.
Kits. We have kits available for both beer and wine making. There are equipment kits that are a one-time purchase and then ingredient kits that you can start with that come with everything you need including detailed instructions. Also, check out one of our in-store free intro classes or come in just to discuss the basics. If you can’t make it to Houston feel free to take a look at our tutorial videos online; we also offer several intro to brewing and wine making books that are great for getting your mind wrapped around the process. Take the plunge!
All-grain, the term commonly used by brewers, refers to brewing beer from scratch by starting with only malted grain and water. Those new to brewing often learn by using liquid malt extract, a substitute that allows the brewer to skip the step of mashing the grain. While this process can still produce a great beer (and save time), all-grain is the purest method and one that gives the brewer more room to develop a unique recipe and play with different ingredients.
It depends on the type made, but generally between 4 to six weeks. Wine and mead is measured more in months but while it can often be consumable within a couple months after making, a bit of aging never hurts.
There are several homebrew clubs throughout Houston. The Brewers of the Hood is the shop club at our Shepherd location and the Cane Island Alers (CIA) is the club that meets at our Katy store. Both have great people with tons of knowledge and are very excited about homebrew.
We do fill CO2 tanks at both of our locations. Please make sure the tank is within certification date and bring it in as cold as possible. See you soon!