Best of 2018: Homebrew Brands, Brew Gear, and Retailers

We asked the readers of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine to weigh in on their favorite homebrew brands, gear, and retailers for our best of 2018 issues. Here's the companies that rank high among our readers.

Craft Beer & Brewing Staff Dec 5, 2018 - 3 min read

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Homebrew Brands of the Year

Thousands of votes were cast, yet the race for 2018 homebrew brand of the year was decided by a margin of only five votes, as Blichmann and Ss Brewtech traded places in the number one and two spots.

  1. Blichmann
  2. Ss Brewtech
  3. Inkbird
  4. Spike
  5. Grainfather
  6. Anvil
  7. Bayou
  8. Braumeister (Speidel)
  9. Fast Ferment
  10. PicoBrew
  11. Craft a Brew (Catalyst)
  12. Ruby Street
  13. Tilt
  14. Electric Brewing Supply
  15. BrewJacket

Top Brew Gear 2018

Evolution in the brewing-gear market is driving innovation at a rapid pace. These are the pieces of gear you’re happiest with or that appear on the top of your brewing-gear wish list.

  1. Ss Brewtech Chronical Fermenter
  2. Grainfather System
  3. Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket
  4. Catalyst Fermenter
  5. Ss Brewtech Unitank
  6. Robobrew
  7. Bayou Kettle
  8. Northern Brewer Megapot
  9. Tilt Hydrometer
  10. Anvil Fermenter
  11. Blichmann Beer Gun
  12. Blichmann Riptide Pump
  13. Chugger Pump
  14. Fast Ferment Fermenter
  15. PicoBrew Zymatic
  16. Ss Brewtech Infusion Mash Tun
  17. Big Mouth Bubbler
  18. Brewjacket
  19. Brewer’s Edge Mash and Boil
  20. Edelmetall Burner

Homebrew Retailers of the Year

These are your favorite places to buy your favorite gear and ingredients from your favorite brands.

  1. MoreBeer! (California and online)
  2. Northern Brewer (Minnesota and online)
  3. Adventures in Homebrewing (Michigan and online)
  4. Austin Homebrew Supply (Texas and online)
  5. Atlantic Brew Supply (North Carolina and online)
  6. Love2Brew (New Jersey and online)
  7. FH Steinbart (Oregon and online)
  8. Great Fermentations (Indiana and online)
  9. The Homebrewer (San Diego, California)
  10. Beer and Wine Hobby (Massachusetts and online)
  11. Doc’s Cellar (San Luis Obispo, California)
  12. Maryland Homebrew (Maryland and online)
  13. Micro Homebrew (Kenmore, Washington)
  14. Orlando Homebrew Supplies (Orlando, Florida)
  15. Siciliano’s (Grand Rapids, Michigan)