The Friendly Fermenter

The Friendly Fermenter Nano Brewery and Home Brew Shop

Harrisonburg's only home brew supply shop and nano-brewery. Their small batch production allows them to maintain a very while keeping their beer as fresh as possible. The speak easy feel and good beer keep locals coming back time and time again.

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"Small batch fresh beer with an ever changing beer list that keeps things interesting."

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"Good beer and friendly staff with great live music the night I was there."

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"The service lives up to the name and the beer is great too! Stop through if you're around or passing through."

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"Great Little Brewery - beer you can’t find anywhere else!"


Shawn Gatesman

Owner of The Friendly Fermenter

Shawn has been obsessed with home brewing for years. He finally decided to take his  hobby to the next level and start his own nano-brewery and home brew shop AKA The Friendly Fermenter. If he isn't at home with his wife and 3 kids, he is probably at The Friendly Fermenter meticulously brewing a new beer or helping a fellow home brewer pick the best ingredients for their next project. If you are in town make sure to stop in and say hi!