Is it hard to make beer?

The answer is a resounding NO. Read Jeremiah's Home Brew Primer to learn how easy it can be to make your very own homebrewed beer. You may view (and download) this file to your computer with this link : PDF version of our Brew Primer.

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Visit our downtown Bloomington store any day of the week to check out our wide selection of homebrewing and winemaking supplies!

View our catalog!

VIEW OUR CATALOG in pdf format. It is the most updated version of our brewing & winemaking supply catalog.

Beer Combinations!

Butler's Original Beer Ingredient Packages

We have our own ingredient kits & they have proven to be very popular.
Below is a list of the kits we've created, along with all the recipes & instructions:

Hops and Malts

    Hops and Rhizomes!
    Grow your own hops!

    If you are a homebrewer, something to consider is growing your own hops. They generally require little upkeep, they grow quickly, are nice to look at & may even yield a little something for brewing with on the very first year!

    2017 Available varieties include: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Golding, Liberty, Magnum, Mt. Hood, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Sterling, Tettnang and Willamette. These roots sell for $6 each or just $5 each for 6+ of any varieties, mix or match. We sometimes also have local, organically grown rhizomes as well. A few local varieties are Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget.

    Rhizomes are Coming Soon! Place your pre-orders by Feb 28th! Rhizomes arrive End of March / Early April. We will have several of each variety to purchase but they sell quickly so place your order early to be sure you get the ones you want. We will be happy to ship them to you if you can't make it in to pick them up.

    How to grow your own: Here's a concise 3 pages that will teach you how to do it and you can view a list of the available varieties with a little guidance on what grows well where.

    ~Pellet and Leaf Hops to purchase for homebrewing~

    We've got hops! ** Here's a list of the varieties & prices of hops we have in stock.
    Download a copy for your own reference when planning your recipes. The listed price is current as of printing and the alpha acid will vary.
    The varieties in our bulk 1 pound jars can be weighed out into any amount needed, and cost will be prorated based on quantity purchased and the per ounce price.

    FYI - HERE is a description sheet of all varieties we stock, including some recommended substitutions. Try a new variety today!
    [Go to Hop Union's webpage to find out more about them & the hops they grow. Check out their hop handbook for variety descriptions and specs.]

    ~Malts: Base Malts and Specialty Malts~

    We stock over 80 types of grain and adjuncts. Malting companies include: Briess, Weyermann, Munton's, Dingemann's, Avangard, Simpson's, Crisp etc. You can view or download our malt selection here.

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