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Welcome to Art Of Brewing

Established in 1986. This makes Art of Brewing the oldest and best selected Wine & Beer making store in the Kootenays. Art Of Brewing is owned and managed by award winning winemakers Breg & Maarten Lammers.

We offer in house brewing services for both wine and beer and carry a large selection of wine and beer kits, ingredients, malts, hops, yeasts and equipment from all the main suppliers in the industry.

We are official supplier of Winexpert, Vineco, RJSpagnols, U-DO brewery, Coopers, Muntons, Brewers Circle, Country Malt/Canada Malting, Bredenhof Hops, Alcotec Turbo, Artizan, Lalvin, Lallemand, Fermentis, Wyeast and ABC Cork.

Art of Brewing will be celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021!

We don't speak Italian, but we're fluent in Prosecco!

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

Art of Brewing is For Sale!

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Art of Brewing / u-brew

A well established and thriving u-brew, located in Nelson BC. It is the oldest and largest brew store in the Kootenays (est. 1986) and under current ownership for over 20 years. Art of Brewing is well known, profitable and has a loyal customer base. Pandemic and recession proof. Prime downtown location with great visibility and customer parking.

Our store is fully equipped, offering in-store wine & beer making, a wide selection of wine and beer kits, brew supplies, equipment and a bulk section with malted grains, hops and yeast. The leased space is a mix of retail, production, bottling area, storage, utility room and washroom. Back door access with private parking.

This is an excellent business opportunity for someone with an affinity for wine, beer and fermenting. It is a fast-paced and enjoyable work environment where customers come to get supplies, make wine & beer, and ask questions. Equally important, it is a place where ideas are shared with like minded people. \ Comprehensive training and support provided before and after the sale.

**Inventory not included in sale price.

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Limited Edition Wines 2022

Deadline for ordering Friday November 12th!!!

Art of Brewing Customer,

Limited Edition wines are wines that are released once a year. This special programme gives you the opportunity to fill your cellar with some interesting & trendy wines that we don’t carry in our normal selection. These wines are only available on a pre-order system. An official brochure (see attached pdf’s) will give you a description of the wines, but we always like to give you our own personal view on these programmes, which we do in this newsletter.
Over the 20 years we’ve been offering this programme we have seen over 175 different wines with virtually no disappointments. The quality and price points of these wines are always good.

Limited Edition from Wine Expert will come out with 5 wines, Passport from Vineco will release 4 wines. This means we will carry a total of 9 wines; 6 red (2 with skins) & 3 whites which will be released between December and April. Pricing for this year will be the same as lasts;
Whites $135, Reds $142.50, Reds with skin; $165 (price for kit, incl labels)
Brewing fee, corks & seals extra.

Deadline for both programs is Friday November 12th end of day.

IMPORTANT: These wines will be only available to people who have pre-ordered them, payment is not necessary until the wine kits arrive in our store for pick up or getting started in store.

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.

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 for your palate.

Regards, Maarten & Breg

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Malt order, deadline Tuesday November 2nd @ 5 pm

Next Malt order is coming up. I’m not sure when this order will go out, but please have your order in before the deadline.
Please mail your order to

Malt order deadline Tuesday November2nd@ 5pm.

Prompt pick up of ordered bags is necessary.

There has been news about rising grain prices, and I’m not sure if this is already affecting the price of malt. Let’s hope not. Please give us a call if you have questions about pricing.

Let me know what you're looking for and I will look at availability, or maybe give me a substitute if possible.

I have room for ± 20 bags on top of what I need for the store. Orders will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

Thanks, Maarten