Unique Gift Ideas
HomeBrew USA was featured recently in The Virginia Pilot in a story about unique Valentine’s Day gifts. Beer and wine making kits not only offer something a bit different, but you can buy them locally at either of our two locations.
Beer? Wine? Can’t decide? Make both. Norfolk’s HomeBrew USA owner Neal Erschens says it takes only about a month to brew your beverage of choice in quantities of five (beer) or six (wine) gallons. On average, beer prep time is three hours, but only one hour for wine. He says no daily maintenance is required. So, on Valentine’s Day, spend a few hours making beer and wine, relax and let the fermentation process work for you.
An initial start-up for equipment, including bottles and kettles, costs $95 to $210 for beer, $185 to $225 for wine. Beer kits are $30 to $60; wine kits are $68 to $176. Gift certificates are available. Beer and wine making classes also are available but run in conjunction with local clubs. HomeBrew USA has two locations: in Norfolk at The Shops at Janaf, 5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 115. 459-2739, and in Hampton at 96 W. Mercury Blvd. 788-8001.
You can read the full story here: Floating Local Gift Ideas.