We are a production brewery with a retail area that sells beers directly from the taps by the ½ gallon growler or 16 & 32 oz bottle to go. “Fresh Traditional Country Ales To Go”.
Our taproom offers sample “flights” or pints to enjoy while you watch how a brewery works. We have an ever-changing array of HBC merchandise to peruse as you sip. Open every day with the exception of a few winter holidays, you can find us there beginning at noon. Hours vary slightly by season, but you can bet on noon to about 6pm, 7 days a week. Current hours and updates can be found on Facebook. We don’t give tours like you would find in a large brewery, but when you walk in the door, you will find yourself “on tour”. The brewhouse is open to see the workings of the brewers as you select your beer or shop around the retail area. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about the process or general local information.
Growler sales are also available at Fritz Creek General Store and The Grog Shop. Our beers can be found on tap at Homer’s fine eating and drinking establishments.
Homer Brewing Company began by the inspiration of the renaissance of beer throughout the U.S. and the will to carve out a livelihood in Homer. Brought together through the original homebrew cooperative, the Q & Q Guild, Steve McCasland, Lasse Holmes & Karen Berger combined their talents & love of beer to create Homer Brewing Company. Open September 21, 1996 as Homer’s first commercial brewery, originally housed in a space of 23’x29’, brewing with a recycled, re-fabricated 3-beer-barrell system, considered “micro” in the industry, HBC grew to produce over 1000 bbls. a year with this equipment.
In February of 2001, adversity struck when the lease on the building was not renewed and the brewery faced going out of business. Thanks to the cooperation and encouragement of our local bank & astounding local support, we persevered and purchased the permanent home for the brewery, re-opening in August of 2001 at the current location on Lake Shore Drive. In 2005 we installed a refurbished 7-barrel brewing system that has increased efficiency in the brew house.