Pre-ordering online for store pickup requires initially setting up a web account. If you receive a message saying your username is already in use this means you have an active account and just need to request a password reset to continue. We process orders in the same order received and will call you when ready for pickup. All-grain orders that need milling take the longest to prepare so please plan ahead.
myLocal HomeBrew Shop started in 2005 as a brick and mortar store only and in late 2014 we dipped our toes into the online world. As Virginia's leading homebrew supplier for more than 15 years we're pleased to serve our friends and customers locally, and beyond!
Although our selection of equipment and ingredients is already extensive, it's always growing. Our malt producers include the likes of Briess and Proximity, Muntons, Fawcett and Bairds, Avangard, Best, Dingemans and others. We carry Yakima Chief Hopunion (YCH) hops, Wyeast, White Labs, Imperial and Omega liquid yeast cultures, and many dried varieties including Mangrove Jack. Our popular Brewers Best beer kits are assembled and delivered to us each and every week, along with all of our other supplies. We also manufacture our own Potomac River Ales, Inspired Ales and Original Ales. Winemaking friends enjoy top notch Winexpert kits and cider and mead making supplies too.
Derek is a long time homebrewer and former brewer at the Potomac River Brewing Co. of Chantilly, Virginia. He also managed Brew America in Vienna (and Merrifield) throughout much of the 90's. After much deliberation Derek opened myLocal HomeBrew Shop (myLHBS) in October 2005, and in 2014 he added an online store to support home brewers near and far. He is the “go to” guy for recipe development and has an encyclopedic knowledge of ingredients, kegging solutions and brewing equipment.
Favorite Beer Style: IPA
Favorite Brewing Method: On a typical weekend, extract brewing with specialty grains. When time allows, all grain on his GrainFather.