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OUR HOME SWEET HOMEBREW STORE

Philadelphia's Original Source for Quality Beer and Wine Supplies Since 1986

Want to create your own homebrew or wine? We’ll help you! We've been fostering the homebrew and craft beer brewing community in the Philadelphia region and beyond for twenty-five years. We are home to George Hummel, award winning homebrewer and Mid-Atlantic Brewing News columnist. George also collaborated with Gordon Grubb, brewer at Nodding Head, on their 2005 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Gold Medal Winning "George’s Fault". "George’s Fault" also was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival!

Our convenient location, near Rittenhouse Square at 2008 Sansom St., is within walking distance of many of Philly’s great beer bars. Come visit us! You’ll enjoy roaming through our large selection of malts, yeasts, grains, hops, specialty sugars, and more. Bring your Philly visitors in for a pubcrawl and stop by! We’re close to so many of Center City’s great beer and wine bars and unique shops, and Home Sweet Homebrew is easily accessible by public transportation.




George & Nancy - Pioneers on the Beer Scene

What are your favorite beers? Victory? Yards? Flying Fish? Dogfish Head?

George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg have been award-winning writers, speakers and homebrewers since 1986 -- before any of those breweries were even open! Their list of writing credits include Beer Philadelphia, Ale Street News, BarleyCorn, Mid-Atlantic Brewing News, New Brewer and more. They host numerous beer tastings and seminars, including the annual Split Rock Lodge beer festival. They've been guests on Beer Philadelphia Radio, and featured on the cover of "Mother Earth Magazine".

George and Nancy make their home in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia, on the grounds of a defunct brewery that at its height, in 1913, turned out nearly 200,000 barrels of lager. At the turn of the 20th century, there were nearly 100 active breweries in Philadelphia.




Recipients of the Governor's Inspiration Award

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Meryl Levitz of Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Committee (GPTMC) stand behind George Hummel and Nancy Rigberg, after George and Nancy accepted the Governor's Inspiration Award. George and Nancy were also inducted into the Keystone Society of Tourism in Gettysburg.






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Pennsylvania Governor's
Inspiration Award

Home Sweet Homebrew: Nancy Rigberg and George Hummel accept 2008 PA Governor's Inspiration Award.


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