Join us Wed, May 4th, 2016 at 4:30 pm!

migrationweekWe’d like  to announce a special event occurring here at Jim’s Home Brew. As such, we will be closing early on Wednesday.
From Chicago, Goose Island Brewery will hold a special  deconstruction class on the their famous “Bourbon County Stout”.   Head brewer Austin Niestrom and lab technician Matt Cinatl will walk us through a sensory experience that is part of the brewing process. Additionally, there will be liquid samples available for tasting.

Following the class,  a documentary will be shown at  the Magic Lantern Theater over the history of the beers development.

In order to attend, you will need to RSVP here, at

Hope to see you here!

Just In, hop rhizomes, now for sale! (SOLD-OUT)

hopfieldsWe have a limited supply so if your interested in growing your own, come by the store and pick out a favorite hop that you like to brew with. Additionally, they are just the most beautiful growing vine. They can grow up to 1 to 2 feet per day. Image, siting on the deck drinking a cold one and smelling the fragrance of the hops you brewed with–just to die for.  So get them now while they’re ready for planting! Cheers!

Tis the season . . .


Holidays are coming and we have that perfect gift for your friend or loved one. So stop on in and and check out the possibilities and if everything else fails a gift certificate usually does the trick! Happy Holidays from all of us at Jim’s Homebrew! Help those who spread the Christmas Cheer through drink and merry!

Winexpert Limited Edition 2016



Now Taking PreOrders!

Please call us at 1509 328 4850 to reserve your kit today! Deadline for order ing these unique wine kits: 5 Dec 2015.

First Up :

Barbara  Price $153.95




Piedmont is one of Italy’s most famed and beautiful wine regions. Situated at the base of the Alps, Piemonte in Italian means “at the foot of the mountains”. Piedmont has a cool continental climate with a hot growing season and severe winters. Vineyards grow along steep hillsides making this region as picturesque as it is productive.


Known for its higher acidity and lower tannins, Barbera
is a very approachable wine. The LE15 Barbera is medium bodied with a sour cherry nose and a bit of earthiness. Bright, red fruit flavours of cherry and cranberry, with a hint of spice, tie it all together. Fresh acidity and smooth silky tannins make this a wine that can easily be enjoyed with or without food.

Sweetness: Dry Body: Medium Alcohol: 13.5%*


Chicken Ratatouille Tagliatelle

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Pinot Grigio Verduzzo Price $147.95




Located just North of Venice, The Veneto stretches across most of the northern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. The Veneto is known to experience hot summers and cool winters, and thanks to its proximity to the sea, less extreme weather than other Northeastern regions. Visitors to The Veneto area have more than just wine to drink, with the picturesque city of Venice absorbing the majority of the region’s tourism.


This unofficial “super venetian” white is a blend of the vibrancy of Pinot Grigio with fresh citrus and pear complemented by the honeyed and ripe pineapple notes of Verduzzo. The zesty freshness and acidity is balanced by rounded tropical fruit flavours and a bit of nuttiness leading to a crisp, clean finish. This is a Pinot Grigio with a bit of pop.

Sweetness: Dry Body: Light-Medium Alcohol: 13%*


Cod and Potato Cakes with Lemon-Herb Tartar Sauce

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Mosaic Red Price $153.95




Located along California’s famed Central Coast, between the busy cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco you’ll find Paso Robles Wine Country. Paso experiences a long growing season of warm days and cool nights which makes for vibrantly ripened grapes and beautiful wines. In addition to the abundance of vineyards, the region is also known for its mineral rich hot springs.


Like a true mosaic, the varietals in this wine each contribute their individual personality to create a harmonious blend. Merlot and Zinfandel bring round fruit notes while Petit Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon provide structure and complexity. Mosaic Red has aromas of red fruit with an undertone of smoke and spice. Flavours of juicy blackberry, raspberry, spice and smooth tannins give way to a lingering finish.

Sweetness: Dry Body: Medium-Full Alcohol: 14%*


Bison Burgers with Balsamic Bacon Onion Relish

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Gewürztraminer Price $147.95

Verdelho Muscat




The Murray Darling is a vast region that sees the meeting of Australia’s two rivers, The Murray and The Darling near the city of Mildura. One of the most significant grape growing regions in Australia, the Murray Darling is over 350 kilometres (220 miles) wide and produces about 20% of Australia’s crush. The combination of heat, irrigation and fertile soil produces grapes which create soft, generously flavoured wines.


The trio of grapes that make up this wine are as distinctive as the blend itself. The wonderfully floral Gewürztraminer headlines as Verdelho’s tropical fruit characteristics play off of Muscat’s infamous grapey flavour. The resulting wine has a perfumed nose with vibrant flavours of pear, grapefruit, lime and mineral and an off-dry finish which makes this wine refreshingly fun to drink.

Sweetness: Off-Dry Body: Medium Alcohol: 12%*


Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sliders

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Last Wine Kit:

Fortitude Price $178.95




Woven around the Murray River, the Riverland is a beautiful region of South Australia, located about
21⁄2 hours north east of Adelaide. Blessed with vast open spaces, the region enjoys a consistent Mediterranean climate with long days of sunshine. The result of this agricultural haven is sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes.


This powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot showcases the quality and richness of the grapes from southern Australia. Crimson-purple in the glass, Fourtitude has aromas of blackcurrant, cedar and spice. Intense, mouth filling flavours of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice blend seamlessly to a long dry finish.

Sweetness: Dry Body: Full Alcohol: 14.5%*


Wine and Mustard Braised Leg of Lamb

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4th of July Weekend Hours

fourthHappy 4th of July Everyone !

We will be closing early  at 4pm Friday the 3rd and we will be closed from the 4th to the 6th. We will reopen with normal hours 10:00 am to 6 pm Tuesday the 6th of July. Play it safe and be sure you have plenty of fluids on hand for friends and family.

Spokane Interstate Fair Competition for Beer & Wine

SpokaneCoFairOkay, you know you make the best beer and/or wine but try competing to see if your beverages can make the mark when it goes up against the competition. The cost is nothing and you’ll get an evaluation and possibly a ribbon and even the title of Champion from the Spokane Interstate Fair. Paper entries are due soon, 11 Aug 2015. For entry forms follow this link to the fair. Good luck everyone!

New Store Hours

First of all, we’d like to say thanks to all the loyal customers we’ve had over the years. Effective immediately, we are now closed on Mondays. We would also like to say, ” thank-you” to Joel and Tom who staffed the store during those hours.

Now Available Hop Rhizomes

hopfieldsIn the  next couple of weeks, the ground will start to thaw, and that is when hop rhizomes will be dug and made available for sale.  For all you brewers or for those who need to cover an arbor, fence or pole, these are great for a brew or late summer foliage.  We recommend starting them in planting pots and holding them  indoors and later weathering them off for outdoor planting. We have them available for a limited time for pick-up at the store, only. Preorders have now been filled.

Note: We are prohibited from shipping into Idaho. They are under an agriculture quarantine order.

We’re showing the love . . .

RedHeartSmllHappy Valentines day everyone. To help you show your love to that special wine maker, we are offering 10% off on our floor corkers. They are in stock and ready for pick-up. This special will last the whole month of February. So come on down and get one while they last!

Open Tue-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10-4 (Closed Sun. & Mon.)