Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do you have a brick and mortar store?
Yes. Our store is located at 304 Oyster Point Road, Newport News, VA 236023 in the Oyster Point Plaza Shopping Center.

Question: What are your hours?
Answer: We are OPEN Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sundays from 12 PM to 6 PM. We are CLOSED Monday & Tuesday.        Hours may change without prior notification during the holidays or when severe weather exists. Stay informed through our homepage, “Like” us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter or email us at info@brewandbottlellc.com.

Question: Do you sell equipment, ingredients and supplies for home distilling?
Answer: No. If you have questions about the legality of distilling (and associated penalties), please contact:
Bureau of Law Enforcement
ABC Region 7: Hampton
Location: 4907 West Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 825-7830   /   Fax: (757) 825-7884

Question: How old do I have to be to shop at Brew & Bottle?
Answer: You need to be at least 21 years of age to shop at Brew & Bottle.

Question: How many gallons do you make brewing your own beer?
Answer: Our kits and most standard recipes make 5 gallons or 48-52 twelve oz bottles of beer.

Question: Is homebrewing cheaper than buying beer?
Answer: There is no simple answer to that question. What kind of beer do you drink? Do you like light lager beers that you can buy in just about any corner store, or do you like something that’s exotic and hard to find? Maybe you are like me with tastes somewhere in between. I like to try new things and when I make a beer that you can’t buy anywhere else and it was fun to make too. I’m going to spend a little extra money rather than buy another 12-pack of the same old thing. Some beers styles are cheaper to make then to buy. Some beer styles are not. Brew what you like and the rest will fall into place.

Complete line of beer and wine making equipment and ingredients with help when you need it. We are proud to be “Making homebrewing better”.

Question: Do you brew and can you answer my brewing questions?
Answer: All our employees are home brewers, some more experienced than others. I’ve been brewing for over a decade. I have personally made every mistake in the book and have heard of many more. The best way to learn is by making mistakes. We provide you with personalized help and knowledge about this hobby. We strive to help you enjoy home brewing throughout the brewing process!

Question: I’m interested in Homebrewing. Do you sell starter equipment kits?
Answer: Yes we do! We sell Brewer’s BEST starter equipment kits or we can customize what you want and what you need to ensure you can brew a fantastic beer or wine. Our Brewer’s BEST basic starter equipment kit cost $109.50 and the DELUXE kit is $149.50

Question: What does the starter kit include?
Answer: Our Starter Equipment Kits includes all of the hardware that you need (bottling bucket, fermenter, capper etc.) not including the pot, bottles, or recipe kits.

Question: Do you sell recipe kits?
Answer: Yes! We have Brew & Bottle pre-made kits. We also offer a range of different custom recipes for making one gallon or five gallon batches, and we can also customize the recipe kits to what flavors you want.

Question: How much does a recipe kit cost?
Answer: Our Brew & Bottle recipe kits range in price from $40-$65. It all depends on what type of beer you like to drink. For instance, IPAs , Imperial Stouts and Clone kits have more ingredients, therefore, they will be more expensive. Pale Ales and Wheat beers contain fewer ingredients so they cost less. A typical ale may cost about $40-$45 but, a Heavy Seas, Loose Cannon IPA will cost around $65.

Question: How do we sell our hops?
Answer: We sell Yakima Chief/Hop-Union (YCH HOPS) Cone hops and Yakima Chief/Hop-Union (YCH HOPS) Pellet hops in one ounce & one pound (16 oz) pre-made packages.

Question: How do we sell our grains?
Answer: We sell our grains by the 1/4 pound. We do not have price breaks that increase as the amount of grain increases. A 1 pound purchase will cost you approximately 5 times less than a 5 pound bag of the same grain. Price per grain varies. 2-row brewer’s malt is always less than de-husked, floor malted, monk blessed, Über malt.

Question: Do you sell de-husked, floor malted, monk blessed, Über malt?
Answer: No. We offer a variety of malted grains but we do not have every type from everywhere…yet. We do offer new equipment and ingredients every week. Keep checking back.

Question: Do you have a mill?
Answer: Yes, Brew & Bottle has an adjustable mill, We can crack any amount of grain that you would like.

Question: Do you exchange 5 LB. aluminum C02 gas cylinders?
Answer: Yes, We do now exchange 20 lb. 5 lb. & 2.5 lb. aluminum CO2 bottles at this time. Stop by the store to purchase a filled one or exchange your empty for a full one. We will exchange our ALUMINUM tanks for your STEEL ones for a small fee. Ask or call for details.

What are some questions you want answered about Brew & Bottle or about homebrewing services and supplies? Submit a comment or question by contacting us at info@brewandbottlellc.com or call 757.881.9100 and we will do our best to answer your questions.