We are a locally owned and operated small business dedicated to top-notch customer service, integrity, quality products, fresh ingredients,¬†community involvement and maintaining a clean shop. We’ve been constantly updating inventory, developing specialty instructional classes, listening¬† to, and implementing customer requests and doing our best to serve East Boulder county and beyond since day one – September 1st, 2013. We are very beginner friendly – we’ll never make you feel stupid; we’ll stay late to talk to you about brewing even if you’re not buying anything. Whatever you want to ferment, we can help you. Come on in and see us!

Lafayette Homebrew Supply – Your LHBS, is owned and run by the hard work of George Otteni and a small but exceptional staff.

George’s Bio

George Otteni - Lafayette Homebrew SupplyGeorge has lived here in Lafayette since 2004. After driving to neighboring towns to get supplies to feed his passion time after time, he realized that there could be another way. He decided to be the solution. After all, his local homebrewing friends were in the same boat, and there must be many others. George loves a good road trip if the time is right, but brew day is not the time! And so Lafayette Homebrew Supply was born. George is committed to constantly updating inventory to meet your needs and desires, and tries extremely hard to keep everything in stock to minimize substituting ingredients for your recipes.

Born and raised in North Carolina, George moved to Colorado in 1996 to attend the University of Colorado, summoned by the great Rocky Mountains. After a hiatus in Vail as a snowboard bum, he graduated with a degree in biology (if you ask him, yeast is nothing short of amazing). George has done everything from painting and golf course maintenance to working with the developmentally disabled community, and most recently was a certified veterinary technician at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital in Thornton, Colorado for 4 years. George lives with his wife Christine, 7 year old daughter Juliet, and 5 year old son Daniel. None of this would be possible without them. George will never stop experimenting with fermentation. He makes beer, mead, wine, banana beer, cider, some things that don’t have names and¬† he likes ice cream too.