At-home brew kits that let you make your own beer

Proudly tell your friends you made the beer they’re drinking.

bottles of beer on a counter
DIY brew kits.Adam Wilson via Unsplash

If you’re one of those people who keeps telling themselves they’re going to start brewing their own beer, now is the time to start. Brewing at home can be a complex process, so finding the right kit and accessories is so essential, especially for beginners. We’ve compiled a list of great starter kits for the newbie and accessories for the at-home brew expert.

Mr. Beer 2 Gallon Starter Kit

Mr. Beer 2 Gallon Starter Kit

For the brewing novice.Amazon

If you’ve barely even brewed a pot of tea in your lifetime, but are looking to brew your own beer, the Mr. Beer Starter Kit is perfect for you. Made with the absolute beginner in mind, this kit gives you all the tools necessary to make quality home brew and learn the craft as well. It’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands; you can craft your first batch in just 30 minutes.

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA

For the hops lover.Amazon

If you’re past the beginner kit phase and looking to brew something with a little more bite, check out the Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Everyday IPA kit. It provides everything you need for that signature IPA flavor without having to look up how much of each ingredient you need. Brooklyn Brew Shop is a well-trusted brand in the homebrew community, being featured in a number of high-profile magazines, so you can be sure you’re getting only the highest quality with them.

Craft a Brew Hefeweizen Kit

Craft a Brew Hefeweizen Kit

Your own Weißbier.Amazon

If you find yourself drawn to a wheat beer, look no further than the Craft A Brew Hefeweizen Kit. With this kit you can brew the signature, silky, creamy German brew right in your own kitchen. This Orlando-based company provides all the necessary tools to create a quality home-brew as well as a guide to help learn the art of brewing beer.

Home Brew Journal

Home Brew Journal

For the expert.Amazon

This is an absolute must-have for anyone looking to perfect their at-home brewing. With this journal you can keep track of every brew you make. Keep notes on flavor profile, timing, conditions, and everything in between. So instead of trying to remember what exactly made that last batch so much better than the two previous ones, simply write down the details to keep track. This would also be a fantastic gift for the home-brew enthusiast in your life.

Craft a Brew Hard Cider Kit

Craft a Brew Hard Cider Kit

In case you prefer cider.Amazon

Into the home-brew situation, but not into the gluten? You’re not alone, and luckily, there’s an at-home brew option for you as well. With Craft A Brew’s Hard Cider Kit, you can make hard apple cider in your own kitchen. The kit includes everything you need to make dry cider—minus the apple juice. There’s even a recipe book with variations on the traditional recipe so you can mix it up with each batch.