Noble Hop turns beer lovers into brewmasters

Noble Hop turns beer lovers into brewmasters

Last year, Dave Crum, a chatty 29-year-old, quit his job in finance and opened a bespoke shop for home brewers. He sells the needed equipment, which easily fits on a stovetop and stores in a closet, plus 60 different yeasts, and 75 hops and specialty malts to brew just about any custom beer recipe you can dream up. (His latest favourite: strawberry hefeweizen made with floral ­German hallertaun hops and a kilo of frozen berries.) Crum has also created one-gallon (that’s nine-beer) kits to make blonde ales, English special bitters, IPAs, and more. On Sundays he opens up the shop’s backyard for the Summer Brew series, where you can lob questions while he brews. Starter kits from $45. Heavy beard not required.

1567 Dundas St. W., 647-227-4555