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Want the DIY skinny on BYOB?

A Modesto business has you covered. In this case, those latter letters refer to Brew Your Own Beer, and the Barley & Wine supply and education shop locally reflects a nationwide explosion in do-it-yourself home brewing.

“Home brewing began its growth in popularity in the early ’90s and with the recent growth in craft beer has, in turn, exploded over the past five years,” Barley & Wine owner Steve Leandres said in an email interview. Leandres and his partners, cousins Galen and Sean Wildeman, bought the shop from a former owner and reopened Barley & Wine on – fittingly – St. Patrick’s Day 2010, moving it from Ceres to an east Modesto shopping center on Oakdale Road.

“The original owner … decided to retire, and I had been recently laid off from a job in corporate sales,” Leandres said. “I wanted to make sure the Central Valley still had a dedicated homebrew supply shop, and the rest is history.”

Barley & Wine is the only homebrew and wine making supply shop between Sacramento and Fresno, he said. Add to that a sweet dose of timing and it looks like a recipe for a sudsy success. Read more ›

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New Store Hours

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Starting Tuesday April 7th our new store hours will be:

TUE: 10-6
WED: 10-6
THU: 10-6
FRI: 10-6
SAT: 10-5
SUN: 10-5

In addition, we will be closed Sunday April 5th to spend Easter with our families.  Cheers!

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Barley & Wine’s 5th Anniversary Party!

Join us for our 5th anniversary on March 21st!  We will be grilling handmade sausages made by The Chopping Block in Modesto as well as sampling homemade cheese, kombucha, spent grain bread and more!  Be sure to bring the family as we will have arts & crafts for the kids as well as Root Beer Floats made of homemade root beer and ice cream made locally by The Ice Cream Company!

Door Buster Deals from 10-Noon and great deals the rest of the day too!

Be sure to use the “Register Now” button below as the event is ticketed.

This is a way to thank you, our customers, for 5 great years in business.  If you know anyone who’d like to join us, please feel free to share the information!

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What’s Brewing at Barley & Wine – January 2015

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Black Friday & Shop Small Saturday

Our list of deals:


Buy any starter kit get 50% off any recipe kit

Recipe Kits (extract or all-grain) Buy One, Get One 40% off

Micro Home Brew One Gallon Brewery 25% off, plus a recipe (reg. $59.99)

12 & 22oz bottles 25% off (reg. $15.99-16.99)

3, 5, 6 & 6.5 Gallon Carboys 25% off (reg. $32.99-45.99)

Beer & Whiskey Barrels 20% off – available in 1, 5, 10 & 20L

Wort Chillers 15% off

Cheese Making Kits 15% off

ALL Still Spirits equipment, yeast & additives 15% off

Local Honey & Almonds 10% off



We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, we hope to see you this weekend!

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New Partnership with Coldbreak Brewing

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We’re proud to announce a new retail partnership with Coldbreak Brewing, a US manufacturer of wort chillers and other various brewing hardware.  Top notch products at great prices!  Stop by today to check out the latest products!

Our first shipment included the following:



If you’re in need of a immersion chiller, a counter-flow chiller or one of these awesome stainless steel blow off tubes (I am using one personally).  These apppear to be very high quality stainless and copper wort chillers.  I haven’t used one of the counter flow, but they got rave reviews at NHC.

Thanks for reading, cheers!


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Class Scheduling with Eventbrite


Eventbrite. Events made easy.

We’ve been offering Beginner’s Brewing Classes, as we call it BrewU 101, for the past 4 years.  We recently expanded BrewU to offer a 102 session, which is an Intro to All-Grain Brewing.  We also plan to host some demos (how to keg, cheese making, etc) as well as some Workshops that might cover anything from yeast selection to recipe formulation.

Going forward, all information regarding classes, demos & workshops can be found on our new site barleyandwine.com (which takes you where you already are, our wordpress blog) or our Eventbrite Event Page, barleyandwine.eventbrite.com.






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Live. Learn. Brew.

We’ve decided to change the format of our website.  We will be hosting a brewing blog powered by WordPress.  Our goal with the new site is to educate visitors and give the tools necessary to advance in the hobby.  We will be posting youtube videos and other forms of media to try and make this site as easy to use as possible.  

You’ll notice the pages (or departments) listed above.  Over the next few weeks, you’ll see more info added to these pages…our recipes, new products, and information on brand new hobbies, such as at home coffee roasting.  

If there’s anything you’d like to see us add, just let us know.  

Thanks for reading, cheers! 

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