Lafayette Homebrew Supply(credit: Lafayette Homebrew Supply)
Beer is a popular commodity in the Mile High City, so it’s no surprise that many residents have started making their own. Brewing your own beer in your kitchen allows you to control the flavor, the mix and the enjoyability of your favorite pint. You can make it as sweet or as hoppy as you choose and there is a sense of satisfaction that comes with making it yourself. Since beer is so popular here, there are many stores at which you can buy the necessary supplies to craft your own special blend.
Tom’s Brew Shop
883 Parfet St. Unit J
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 232-5347
www.tomsbrewshop.com

What began as an inventory mix up led to this business which has everything you need to make your own beer. Its wide selection of products at affordable prices make this store popular with home brewers all over town. The employees are knowledgeable and helpful, so this is a great place for beginners and seasoned home brewers alike. It sells started kits for those dipping their toes in the pond, along with replacement parts for anyone who has been brewing for a while. Its location near 6th and Simms is easily accessible with plenty of parking as well.

Lafayette Homebrew Supply
400 W. South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 484-5756
www.lafayettehomebrew.com

George, the owner of Lafayette Homebrew, is extremely enthusiastic about home brewing, and he brings this passion to every customer. George can help you locate recipes that will result in the perfect brew, and the shop’s selection is extensive. From kegs to ingredients, you will find everything you need to create a batch that is perfect. If you’re just starting out and aren’t quite ready to convert your kitchen, Lafayette Homebrew Supply offers classes for $20 in which people can make a 5 gallon batch. From beginners to pros, everyone will find what they need at this shop, and its location is convenient for people in the north metro area.

The Brew Hut
15120 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 680-8898
www.thebrewhut.com

Whether you prefer to brew from a kit or are comfortable starting from scratch, The Brew Hut has supplies for you. Its full selection of brewing equipment for beer and wine will ensure a great finished product. Every employee has extensive knowledge about the products, and they can answer questions and make adequate recommendations. An open layout makes it easy to find what you’re looking for, so you can be in and out without a lot of wandering. The shop is also located next door to the Dry Dock brewery, so you can pop over and try a craft brew for inspiration.

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Barley Haven
1050 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 936-2337
www.barleyhaven.com

Barley Haven has everything you need to begin making your own beer, including all of the equipment necessary for kegging. The spacious store has more than 1,300 products available, so it likely has what you need to make your personal craft beer. For items that aren’t in the store, Barley Haven has a warehouse in Sheridan, and they can stock items quickly if need be. Its layout is easy to follow, and the store is well lit, which is essential in any store. The service is great as well, with employees that are enthusiastic about their customers and take an interest in what you are currently concocting.

Grainy Days
12445 E. 39th Ave., Building C #301
Denver, CO 80239
(202) 373-4169
www.mygrainydays.com

Grainy Days is a great shop for any true beer craftsperson. Nestled in a village of warehouse shops off of I-70 and Peoria, this store is easy to miss, but it’s worth checking out. With all of the supplies needed to make your own beer, Grainy Days is a must visit for people who like avid selection at reasonable prices. The shop also offers lessons once a month if you want to give it a shot before buying all of the equipment. It is not as large as other shops in town, but the selection is good, and if something isn’t in stock, the store will order it.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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