What's Hoppening at Home Sweet Homebrew.

George Hummel most influential in Philadelphia brewing.

Sam Calagione calls George Hummel "an under-recognized outside of Philadelphia Philadelphia beer celebrity"

in his #AskDogfish Episode 5 video, when asked "Who do you think over the last 20 years is the most influential in brewing in Philadelphia?" (if you're short on time, start at about 1:30 in the video).

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head, calls Home Sweet Homebrew "legendary"

Read the May 29, 2015 philly.com article: "Q&A: Sam Calagione talks Philly Beer Week, Rehoboth Beach, and Dogfish Head’s 20th anniversary" in which he calls HSH 'legendary'.

On Location at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth...

Beer Brewers George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg at Dogfish Head's Rehoboth location with Sam Calagione, Dogfish founder and president. Got a 4 1/2 minutes?

Check out a fun conversation among George Hummel, Nancy Rigberg, and Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione (founder and President) at Dogfish Head's Rehoboth location in this video.

Philly2Night Says "Give the Gift of Beer and Cheer!" from Home Sweet Homebrew!

They liked HSH's total brewing package (George's book, equipment and ingredients for $150) and said "For anyone that's always wanted to try their hand at Brewing or Wine Making, HSH is the perfect place to start!" Read the full Philly2Night article "Give the Gift of Beer and Cheer!".

George on WHYY Radio: Keeping the craft beer flowing in Philadelphia

Listen to George on Philadelphia's WHYY radio station in an interview with NewsWorks Tonight's host, Dave Heller. Come visit Home Sweet Homebrew to learn more about brewing and join the fun.

George and Nancy in the Philadelphia Inquirer

George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg in their Home Sweet Homebrew store: 2008 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA.
George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg are again making headlines for their 25th anniversary of Home Sweet Homebrew. The Feb 16, 2012 article is entitled "For 25 years, Home Sweet Homebrew has dispensed supplies - and know-how". You can read about their relationships with some of the Philadelphia area's professional brewers.

"To big beer names like Tom Kehoe, founder of Yards, William Reed of Standard Tap, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Peters of Monk's, and the guys from Iron Hill and Victory, Home Sweet Homebrew was a priceless resource."

"The first 10 batches of Dogfish beer were brewed from ingredients I bought at Home Sweet Homebrew," says Dogfish founder Calagione.

Home Sweet Homebrew is in The Temple News Online: Basement brews.

"Home Sweet Homebrew serves as a Center City homebrewing mecca, with the supplies needed for every step of the process". Read about some local homebrewers.

What's Coming Up?

If you check out Home Sweet Homebrew's site periodically, you'll learn what's hoppening at Home Sweet Homebrew and the Philadelphia beer brewing and wine scene.



We also host meetings of H.O.P.S. (Homebrewers of Philadelphia and Suburbs) homebrew club on the third Thursday of the month (USED to be Wednesdays). For information on the H.O.P.S. craft beer events, visit www.hopsclub.org.

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We have LOTS of beer brewing and wine making equipment and supplies in our store, and plenty more are available for the asking. Grab a copy of our catalog to check it all out.

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