What’s on Tap at NSBS…

What’s on Tap at NSBS… Northbrook Farmer’s Market Rye Pale 4.2%, English Bitter 6.2%, Summer Hopped CIder 6.5%

Highwood Craft Beer Festival
Saturday Aug. 2nd


North Shore Brewing Supply is excited to be a part of this years Craft Beer Festival in Highwood! Get your tickets now! August is right around the corner.

Breweries include (but not limited to): 4 Hands, Ale Asylum, Ale Syndicate, Anderson Valley, Bells, Begyle, Berghoff, Big Shoulders, Brooklyn Brewery, Craft Brew, Alliance, Deschutes, Finch’s, Goose Island, Greenbush, Lagunitas, Lake Bluff, Lake Effect, Mickey Finns, New Belgian, Only Child, Oskar Blues, Pipeworks, Revolution, Rogue, Smylie, Stone, Temperance, Ten Ninety, Tighthead, Transient Artisan Ales, Two Brothers, Wyders Cider.



Nothing says “Dad” like the smell of boiling grains, right??? Send this to your loved ones and let them know where they can go to get what you really want this year! Our gift to all you great Dad’s out there is a free “Just Brew It” NSBS T-shirt with purchase of $50.00 for Dad, from Thursday through Sunday at 3pm.



NSBS at the Deerfield and Northbrook

Farmer’s Markets this summer

Come visit North Shore Brewing Supply at the Deerfield Farmer’s Market this summer! Starting June 14th, on every second and fourth saturday (that’s every other saturday) we’ll be there giving a home brew demonstration and talking home brew! North Shore Brewing Supply will only make one appearance at the Northbrook Farmer’s Market on Wednesday July 2, from 7am-1pm. Come see what we’re brewing up!

Have you been to The Shed yet???

The Shed is an ultra cool musicians club. And lucky for us, it’s right next door! Before heading over there this Saturday night to be entertained by  some comedy and tunes, stop by NSBS for a little pre-partying before hand! You can grab a couple samples of our Robust Porter, Traitor English Pale Ale, or Milk and Honey Kolsch to start your night with some quality home brew!



Artisanal Tap Towers

Hie-Brue Tap Towers

These beautifully crafted tap towers are constructed from upcycled and reclaimed materials.  A partnership formed when a pipe organ builder, Ben Hiett, and a home brewer/ draught system designer, Matt Brueggeman, came together and fused their passions with their artisan skills. The unique nature of each piece tells its own story of a previous life with a rich history. Just as their beauty is breathtaking, the places and stories of where the materials came from are just as enthrolling. These will make an exceptional center piece to any bar or kegorator system. These remarkable craftsmen can also customize tap handles and towers to fit any location. We have a few of these amazing pieces on display for sale but will also be happy to put you in contact with the artists for custom handmade pieces. Why shouldn’t your tap tower be as remarkable as your hand crafted beer?

Boxing & Beer for Brains

Please join North Shore Brewing Supply and Title Boxing in Northbrook for an exhilarating fundraising event! 

I am excited to be able to be a part of a fundraiser for brain tumor research with Title Boxing Club – Northbrook, and know the funds we raise will help the future of research and allow us to have better answers for future generations.  Join us on Friday, May 16th from 5:30- 8pmfor what will surely be a great time. Start the night by getting a workout in and swinging away on  one of Title’s 60 heavy bags as an instructor guides you through an energetic and fun-filled class. Then rehydrate with some of the freshest and finest quality brews you will never be able to buy! North Shore Brewing Supply will be supplying samples of homebrew for you to enjoy after the class. Enjoy listening to Matt & Danny while chowing Sarpino’s Pizza and sampling homebrew. This wonderful experience can be yours with a minimum donation of $25 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boxing-and-beer-for-brains-tickets-11253825495
Sign up now as space is limited! Please feel free to donate even if you do not want to take the class or sample the homebrew. Any donation will help us reach our $1800 goal! Let’s knock out brain tumors!!! To view our donation page go to this link http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/goto/BoxingandBeerforBrains

Fermenter’s Local #35

Home Brew Club Meeting, this Thursday May 1st!


All Welcome!!!  Our Home Brew Club, Fermenter’s Local #35, is your go to monthly event to learn about, talk about, and sample great beer.

Last month we brewed a batch and pitched three different yeast strains. It will be fun to sample the final product!

This Thursday we will talk about bottling and sanitation, but most of our time will be to mingle with other local brewers and get feedback on what you are brewing.

Can’t wait for

Big Brew Day

Saturday May 3rd!

Celebrate National Homebrew Day with NSBS

Like North Shore Brewing Supply on Facebook and check out our Facebook event created for Big Brew Day 2014.

Our parking lot space is limited so call now to reserve a spot to brew with us. Bring your gear and brew outside, or just swing by to learn more about homebrewing. Pick your favorite Official 2014 recipe. We’ll even let you use one of our wort chillers!

2014 Official Recipes

Regal Pale Ale – All Grain

Regal Pale Ale – Extract

Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout – All Grain

Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout – Extract

Black Dog Lager Schwarzbier – All Grain

Black Dog Lager Schwarzbier – Extract


Ordering Oops = 

HOP Sale!

Oops, our mistake, your gain! We bought 4-6 lbs instead of 4-6
ounces of East Kent Golding & Glacier. They’ll be on sale this Saturday and Sunday, buy 1oz get 1oz free!


AHA’s Big Brew Day 2013 Recap and 2014 Recipes

AHA Brew Day 1


AHA’s Big Brew for National Homebrew Day

2013 Big Brew Recap


  • Events: 383
  • Participants: 8,500
  • Batches Made: 2,200
  • Gallons Brewed: 17,000
  • Participating States: 49
  • Participating Countries: 14


May 3, 2014

Celebrate National Homebrew Day

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day.  The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in  May.

North Shore Brewing Supply is hosting your local Big Brew event, so invite your friends and family, gather around the brew kettle and join in the global celebration of the greatest hobby there is —homebrewing!


2014 Official Recipes

In anticipation of the 2014 National Homebrew Competition, the 2014 Big Brew Recipes are all gold medal winners from last year’s competition in BJCP categories 10- Pale Ale, 13- Stout, and 4- Dark Lager.

Regal Pale Ale – All Grain

Regal Pale Ale – Extract

Heath and Eileen Haynes won category 10 in last year’s National Homebrew Competition for their Regal Pale Ale, a beer that Heath was inspired to brew while stopping in the Naples Restaurant to order a Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers on a trip to Disney World several years ago.

Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout – All Grain

Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout – Extract

Pat Craddock grew his own Chinook and East Kent Goldings hops to brew this recipe for an Imperial Stout. Pat notes that any Phish fans out there will know where the inspiration for the name of the beer comes from!

Black Dog Lager Schwarzbier – All Grain

Black Dog Lager Schwarzbier – Extract

Jeffrey Lewis took home the gold medal in the 2013 National Homebrew Competition for this stellar recipe for Schwarzbier, which is a German dark lager. Schwarzbier has never made an appearance as a recipe for Big Brew in the past, and the AHA is proud to highlight this exciting style to homebrewers around the world!

AHA Brew Day