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Welcome to Your Next Craft Wine Adventure!

Welcome to your next "Wine Adventure" at John's Home Brew Store! It is our pleasure to bring you the finest craft wine and microbrew kits. We offer a wide variety of quality Grand Cru wine kits at affordable prices, with a perfect blend of quality and taste from internationally-sourced grape varietals from RJS Craft Wine Making. You can make our kits at home or craft them in store as "brew-on-premise.”*Our experienced and helpful staff enjoys making sure that each of your craft wine-making experience is fun and rewarding. We also carry quality craft brewing equipment and ingredients. We are now open for one customer-at-a -time shopping.

About Beer Kits and Cider Kits

The BREWHOUSE KITS: Please read all about our BREWHOUSE Boxed Beer Kits at this link:

Click here for our Brewhouse Beer Kit Descriptions

Canned Malt Kits

About Our Canned Malts

Made popular in Britain during the 1950's canned malt extract was the first introduction for many home brewers. Canned extract is a thick molasses-like syrup which contains concentrated malted barley and hops flavoring. To start a brew you simply add water and yeast. It's then left to ferment for about 7 - 14 days before bottling. Your beer is ready to drink in another 14 days. It's a simple process and the beer can be remarkably good. Although beer kits have evolved the traditional canned kit is still popular mainly because its simplicity and economy.


Coopers Australian Pale Ale: Due to popular demand our master brewers have developed a beer concentrate in the style of the famous COOPERS ORIGINAL PALE ALE which is considered an Australian icon.The finest 2-row barley, hops and specially selected yeast combine to produce a beer with fruity and floral characters, balanced with a crisp bitterness and compelling flavor perfect for every occasion.

Colour: 90 EBC Bitterness: 340 IBU  

Coopers American Lager: This lager captures the style of the finest quality lagers exported from Northern Europe. Serve well chilled in a tall, narrow glass with a generous head of 5cm or so and savor the herbaceous hop aroma and crisp finish.  Colour: 90 EBC

Bitterness: 340 IBU


Cooper's Mexican Cerveza: A great thirst quencher! Coopers Mexican Cerveza emulates the style of the finest quality beers exported from Mexico. This premium beer is light in style with a fresh clean taste, ideally served ice-cold with a wedge of lime or lemon.

Colour: 53 EBC

Bitterness: 325 IBU


Thomas Coopers IPA (India Pale Ale) produces a beer with all the hallmarks of a genuine IPA from the “mother land”. A strong, robust ale with malt characters and very high hopping levels.


Cooper's Stout: Dark brown colour with a persistent head resembling espresso creamer, a blend of coffee, chocolate and grain aromas, exceptional mouth feel and dark malt characteristics, the combination of malt tannins and hop bitterness results in a dry finish. Can be consumed young or cellared for a number of years with excellent results.


Coopers Canadian Blonde is our first beer kit designed specifically to suit regional tastes. This light golden colored ale has the moderate hop character many North American beer drinkers favor.Pale straw colour. Crisp pale malt aromas with a hint of spicy hops, clean pale malt flavours and a light-bodied palate that finishes with obvious hop bitterness. Perfect for summer drinking.

Colour (°SRM) - 3.6 pH - 4.1 IBU - 21


This kit also requires one of the following: either one package of Muntons Kit Enhancer (recommended) or one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup.


Cooper's Dark Ale: produced from the selection of superior roasted malts, which are produced from the finest South Australian two-row barley. This combination of roasted malts and specially selected hops from Tasmania, provides the full and flavorsome taste, for those who prefer a darker beer style. Rich Mahogany color and a creamy head. Roasted malt aromas with a hint of chocolate, generous mouth feel dominated by roasted malt flavors, sufficient hop bitterness to give balance and a dry finish.

Colour (°SRM) - 20.3pH - 4.1 IBU - 28


 Cooper's Draught:

Light yellow-gold colour with a tightly packed white head, floral nose with a hint of malt, medium bodied palate with delicate hopping and a slightly bitter finish. The most discerning draught drinker will appreciate this beer.

A full and flavorsome beer displaying a clean crisp taste with a subtle, bitter flavor. Coopers Draught displays a good head with a fresh bright colour. This style is sometimes better described as draught bitter.

Colour (°SRM) - 4.5 pH - 4.1 IBU - 20


English Bitter

Deep golden-copper colour with a creamy white head. Overt fruit and malt aromas, a full bodied palate showing complex malt flavours, balanced with a bitter finish. May be served slightly warmer than lighter style beers.

Styled in the old-English tradition, Coopers Bitter is made using aromatic hops and more malt than other beers. Darker in color than lager style beers, its strong refreshing flavor has made it a popular choice among those who appreciate the quality of this ruby coloured traditional beer.

Colour (°SRM) - 15.2 pH - 4.2 IBU - 32


Cooper's Lager:

Straw colour with golden hues and a lacy white head. Light floral aromas follow through on a light to medium bodied palate with subtle malt and hop flavours and a clean finish. An Australian Lager style with plenty of character.


Coopers Lager is produced using the finest Australian premium malted barley and Tasmanian Hops. When fermented these ingredients combine to produce a full-bodied Australian Lager that is distinctive and refreshing to the taste.

Color (°SRM) - 4.5 pH - 4.1 IBU - 21 

This kit also requires one of the following: either one package of Muntons Kit Enhancer (recommended) or one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup.


Cooper's Real Ale:

Real Ale displays a solid head and a distinctive, full bodied flavor, enhanced by a soft fruity character. A true ale in style and color.

Colour (°SRM) - 8.1 pH - 4.1 IBU - 29

This kit also requires one of the following: either one package of Muntons Kit Enhancer (recommended) or one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup.


Cooper's Stout:

Dark brown colour with a persistent head resembling espresso crema, a blend of coffee, chocolate and grain aromas, exceptional mouthfeel and dark malt characteristics. The combination of malt tannins and hop bitterness results in a dry finish.


Coopers Irish Stout: is an authentic recipe containing a blend of malted barley, roasted barley, flaked barley and hops. A rich, dark brew displaying coffee, chocolate and licorice aromatics, roasted, bitter notes with a dry finish. The pour will exhibit a turbulent, cascading tan foaming action. Eventually, this settles into a creamy beige coloured head that rests atop the beer.

Colour : 1500EBC

Bitterness : 560IBU

These kits also requires one of the following: either one package of Muntons Kit Enhancer (recommended) or one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup.

Munton's Canned Beer Kit Descriptions

Muntons has its origins in East Anglia, England dating back more than 140 years. Their maltings is located in the heart of the granary of England where the finest barley is harvested right on their doorstep. The process of transforming raw materials into beer kits is under constant quality control. Grain buying, malting, malt extract production - its all carried out by experts at their Maltings.


Muntons combines the best of modern processing with the traditions and know how that only experience can bring.


Why don't you try one of the Muntons range and perhaps come back and try another - one that is new to you. Beer making with Muntons is so easy. You and your friends will discover rich flavours that can only come from a manufacturer who selects the finest barley, malts with care and skillfully controls the malt extract and beer kit making process.

Munton's Blonde: Reminiscent of the slightly hoppier lager style beers popular throughout Canada. OG 1036° to 1040°.


American Style Light Beer - A gentle delicate light lager, subtly flavoured yet refreshing to the full. OG 1036° to 1040°


Irish Style Stout - Very dark and very hoppy, a rich beer of great character – serve chilled. OG 1036° to 1040°.


Munton's Cerveza: A gentle, delicate light lager subtly flavoured, refreshing to the full.


Premium Red Ale-Rich and warming with an unmistakable “aged” flavour OG 1060° to 1064°.


Munton's Brown Ale: A full flavoured Irish style brown ale, easy drinking, mellow, yet powerful classic brown ale.

 Mountmellick Beer Kits


Mountmellick Malt Extracts and Beer Kits are made from the original Irish recipe using finest two-row barley malts, carefully processed to produce extracts of unparalleled consistency, purity and quality.


Famous Irish Style Stout (Black Label)-Strong and full of body, serve chilled to appreciate this very dark, very hoppy stout.


Mountmellick Cream Ale: Beautiful deep reddish colour, balanced flavours, full bodied and tight lasting head. Drinks beautifully fresh and is getting smoother with bottle age. A classic pint. 


Morgan's Canned Malts

Morgan's Canadian Lager: This Canadian Lager is prepared with the finest English barley and hops using a traditional Canadian brewing recipe. Brewed in a traditional fashion using pale malt, lager yeast, imported hops and spring water, this beer is full of flavour and clarity and has a lighter taste than India Pale Ale or Pilsner.

Morgan's Canadian Pilsner Styled after Canada's top selling beer, this Pilsner style lager is brewed using German aromatic hops that lend a spicy flavour to the beer.Well-balanced, crisp and delicate yet with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Morgan's Canadian Blonde: Light-medium hopped, straw colour, light-medium body.

Mangrove Jack's Cider​

Apple Cider: The taste of delicious orchard apples, light and crisp with a juicy apple bite. Enjoy any time, chilled or on ice.


ABV Approx. 5.2%


Style: Sweet but can be made dry, sparkling or still.


Colour: Gold

Many flavours are available of Mangrove Jack's Cider Including: Spiced Apple, Mixed Berry, Peach and Passionfruit, Raspberry Mango, Blueberry, Strawberry Pear, and hopped Apple and others. You can choose to make your cider still or sparkling, sweet or dry. We also can brew it for you on premise!

Each of our cider varieties has been formulated with only the freshest and best quality fruit which is then pressed and concentrated using our state of the art evaporators, and then cold filled into a pouch. All this effort we go to ensures we preserve the natural flavour of the fruit, giving you cider which is fresh, crisp and especially good on a hot summer's day. If you don't like apples, just remember a cider a day also keeps the doctor away. All Mangrove Cider Kits make 60+ pints.


1 kg of Dextrose needs to be purchased in addition.


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Upcoming Craft Winemaking Classes

Want to know more? Get Some Tips from Our Experts! Learn how fun, rewarding and easy it is to brew your own outstanding craft wines!

Free Upcoming Craft Winemaking Classes will be held in February 2020 @ John’s Home Brew during February 2020! Please call the store to reserve a place in the classes, as enrollment is limited. 892-1987/892-9463

Classes will cover:

Craft Wine Making Process

1. Cleaning/sanitizing

2. Starting your Wine

3. Primary Fermentation

4. Secondary Fermentation

5. Degassing

6. Stabilizing/Clearing

7. Filtering

8. Bottling

9. Presentation/Packaging