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Welcome to Art Of Brewing (since 1986).

The oldest and best selected Wine & Beer making store in the West-Kootenay. Art Of Brewing is owned and managed by award winning winemakers Breg & Maarten Lammers.

The Art Of Brewing is situated in the old 'Coke and Gas Works, anno 1900', truly one of the nicest heritage buildings in Nelson. The 2-feet thick granite walls create a very stable environment summer and winter, ideal for crafting outstanding beer & wines.

We offer in house brewing services for both Beer and Wine and carry a large selection wine and beer kits, ingredients and equipment from all the main suppliers in the industry.
We are official supplier of Winexpert, Cellar Craft, RJSpagnols, Brew House, Vineco and ABC Cork.

Art of Brewing celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, up to the 35th!

Prosecco anybody, or maybe...?

Bubblies always bring out smiles at parties! No sorry, that’s not correct. Bubblies makes you smile period, any day of the year.

The Art of Brewing has moved to a new location?


After 33 years of brewing in the classic Coke and Gas building on

Railway Street, Art of Brewing has found a new home. As of November 19, the business will be fully operational in West Arm Plaza, 630 Front Street, Nelson.

“It has taken us a long time, with a lot of uncertainties,” say longtime owners Breg and Maarten Lammers. “Finding an appropriate building for our operation that also has parking for our customers was a challenge, but we’re happy to announce that we’ve done it, and will be taking over the Wine Kitz store in the West Arm Plaza.”

John and Ineke Kortram, the owners of Wine Kitz Nelson, have been on the outlook for an experienced and passionate successor. “We think that Maarten and Breg fit that bill nicely,'' says Ineke. “We’re pleased that the business will continue to thrive.”

All of the services previously available at the Art of Brewing will remain intact:

customized wine, beer, and prosecco, ingredients and equipment for the home brewer, and all the brewing expertise and advice that customers have come to depend upon for the past three decades. It will also be the new home for our delicious handcrafted chocolates and cakes from the Art of Chocolate.

“We’re thrilled to combine our two businesses, and meet the needs of customers from both Art of Brewing and Wine Kitz,” Maarten continues. “West Arm Plaza will be a new space for us, but we’ll make it our own and continue to provide our customers with the same top notch experience. In fact, we plan to offer them even more.”


Limited Wines 2019_20 Season

Dear Customer,

Brrrrr, there is white stuff falling from the sky and the forecast is predicting a -9 °C overnight. Not much of an Indian Summer this year, but maybe a good moment to cozy up next to the wood stove and read about the wines that you could make in the upcoming Limited Edition season, make sure you have a nice glass of wine handy.

This year we will offer our longtime regulars, Limited Edition from Winexpert (celebrating 30 years of LE) and the Passport Series from Vineco. We have decided to drop the RQ-series for this year. I thought that the quality varied too much from wine to wine and didn't quite stack up to the LE's, PS's and our regular line up of wines (Selection & Cellar Craft).

This means we will carry a total of 9 wines, 6 Red (2 with skins) & 3 Whites, that will be released between December and April.
Two wines from France, 2 Spanish, 1 Chilean, 1 Italian, 1 South African, 1 Californian and 1 regional blend.
All our wines can be customized for dry-/sweetness, oak level, alcohol level, etc. Please ask us about it next time when you order wine.

Deadline for both programs is Saturday November 16th at the end of day.

In this email I'll be giving a few pointers on each wine, for the official poetry please go the supplier website.
LE 2018:
PS 2019:

Enjoy reading, please gives us a call if you feel a bit confused about all these different grapes & wines. We are more then happy to explain more and help you make the right choice.

Regards, Maarten & Breg

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Wyeast order. Deadline Thursday Oct. 31st.

Next Wyeast order is coming up, please have your order in before Thursday October 31st at 5 pm.
If you're thinking about doing Ciders this year, make sure you include those strains in our order.
Please mail your order to
Next order will be late December for delivery in January 2020.

To check out the entire line up got to
Please don't order yeasts that have a PC-code, because they won't be available. 
Except for the 3 current PC series for this quarter:
2575-PC Kolsch II
2487-PC Hella Bock Lager
2272-PC North American Lager

Price $12.50

Don’t forget that Wyeast also has Brett and Lacto strains for ‘Wild and Sour’ ($17.25), and yeasts for Cider($12.50), Wine($12.50), Mead($12.50), Sake($12.50) and Distilling($12.50).

Thanks, Maarten

Art of Brewing
614 Railway Street
Nelson, BC, V1L 1H4
(250) 352-3711