Offering the freshest ingredients for your beer, wine, cider, and other fermentations, as well as equipment, bottles, books, and other goodies, our helpful staff will help you find what you need.

The Flying Barrel Store Front. 1781 N. Market Street. Maryland Homebrew shop.

Don't just drink, Create it!

The Flying Barrel Store Front. 1781 N. Market Street. Maryland Homebrew shop.

Satisfied Customers

Welcome to the Flying Barrel in Frederick, Maryland!   The Flying Barrel has served many home-brewers and wine-makers throughout Frederick County and beyond since 1980, and continues serve new and repeat customers.



The shop, located at 1781 North Market Street, is well stocked with supplies and ingredients for all beer and wine making needs.  Visit the shop to get the needed supplies, or give us a call or email to have your order shipped.


At the Flying Barrel, customers are not limited to brewing or wine-making at home.  The Flying Barrel offers on premise beer brewing and wine-making.  New brewers and wine-makers will find this on-premise option particularly appealing because the Flying Barrel staff will be present to provide guidance, assistance, and even handle the clean up.  Repeat customers find the on-premise option appealing for larger batches than they can do on their home systems.  Several have used the Flying Barrel on-premise facilities to host groups, like birthday party groups, bachelor party groups, etc.  This is an excellent way to learn brewing and wine-making while having some fun!

What you will find at the Barrel


  •     Knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful staff


  •     A wide variety of grains, hops, extracts, and yeast for beer brewing


  •     Beer brewing equipment kits and supplies for homebrewing


  •     Winemaking kits, equipment, and supplies


  •     Bottles, caps, and corks


  •     Cider and root beer equipment and kits


  •     Informational books and recipes


  •     Store front, brew and wine house, and temperature controlled fermentation room

Gift Certificates

Stop by the shop or contact us today about getting a Gift Certificate for the brewer or wine maker in your life. Or get them started brewing with a "Beginners Special" gift certificate.


A typical "Beginners Special" gift certificate is for 1 batch, 5 gallons (2 cases) and usually includes bottles. Total cost is $120.00 this is a great way to get someone who interested in home brewing started. Stop by the shop today and pick one up or give us a call.

"The Beginners Special" Brewing Session"

What is the Beginners Special? It's our all inclusive on-site introduction to home brewing. It consists of a 3 hour course on home brewing where we walk you through all the steps, provide all the ingredients and equipment, and provide you with all the knowledge you'll need to brew at home on your own. You'll make five gallons (2 cases) of beer, of your choosing, on-site with us helping you throughout the process

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