Free, new homebrew program being offered in St. Charles

Sitting in my basement, since Father’s Day, is a box filled with the equipment to make all my dreams come true. My own home brewing kit. My plan was to begin learning how to brew this past summer, but life got in the way. My recent heart attack has now put my plans back again. Hopefully, next Spring, I’ll be a-brewing.

But, that should not stop you from learning this craft. In fact, here’s some information to help you jump in and get going

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a unique event from 10 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, for Learn to Homebrew Day at the Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing in St. Peters.

With the help of the Little Hills Home Brewers, participants will learn the art of making beer at home through demonstrations, tastings and other educational lessons. Methods that will be taught include extract brewing with specialty grains, brewing in a bag and the traditional all-grain fly or batch sparging. Participants will learn what system works best for them, as well as about the equipment needed to start their own home brewery.

Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association in 1999 to encourage homebrewers to introduce their non-brewer friends and family to the centuries-old hobby.

To register for this fun homebrew program, visit or call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535. Participants must bring a photo ID.



  1. This class was my first ever shot at brewing anything. It was great fun, and the Little Hills Home Brewers are very knowledgeable about their craft. Cannot wait to go back in a few weeks to bottle and take home samples! Thanks for letting us know.

    • John, I’m so glad an article I wrote and shared made your day. Hope to try your beer someday. I just bought my own kit, and hope to get going asap. You’ve inspired me!. Thanks for reading my stuff. Please spread the word.



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