It really can't be any easier to have us make your beer or cider kit for you. All you have to do is drop by the store and pick out a kit. We'll mix it up for you so you can add the yeast. When the kit is ready, usually in about 2 weeks for beer and 1 week for cider, we'll call to arrange an appointment for you to come in and bottle the kit. It only takes about 50 minutes to bottle a kit.
Once the beer or cider is bottled, it needs to be brought home to condition and age. For beer that's about 6 weeks and cider about 2 weeks. All said, from the start date, that's drinkable beer in 2 months and cider in 2 weeks. Click here for further instructions on conditioning and aging.
All of our beer and cider kits make the equivalent of 65 341mL bottles or 45 500mL bottles. You're welcome to bring your own bottles but the only bottles safe for beer and cider are ones that are able to hold pressure. For example, twist or cap-top beer bottles, flip-top bottles, or plastic pop bottles.
Prices for a beer kit made by us start at about $83 and go up to $91 (add $35 to the price of a kit). The only kits we make in-store are the Festa Brew brand. The best selling beer kit (e.g. Pale Ale) cost about $83.
These prices include caps, fees and taxes but do not include bottles or labels.
A set of 45 glass cap-top beer bottles would cost about $50. You may bring your own bottles, glass or plastic. If you need to buy any they start at 63¢ for PET plastic and 99¢ for glass cap-top, each. Just remember that if you do bring your own bottles, they must look clean and cannot have any commercial brewery labels on them.
We don’t offer discounts for multiple batches, but we do have sales on a regular basis. We post these here on our website.
All prices above include tax as of December 2020 and are subject to change.
* One more thing to note is if you are hosting your party at a venue that requires a liquor license, make sure they will allow homebrew beer or cider. And if they do, check to see if they charge a corkage fee.