The Home Brew Boat

Our schedule for 2016 includes:

  • 30th April to 2nd May – St Richard’s Festival, Droitwich
  • 14th to 15th May – Fazeley RCTA Floating Market
  • 21st to 22nd May – Mercia Marina Floating Market, Willington
  • 11th to 12th June – Eldonian Festival, Leeds/Liverpool Canal
  • Moving to Leeds by end June (?Leeds waterfront festival)
  • July – probably Sheffield early in the month
  • 13th to 14th August – Blisworth Canal Festival
  • 26th to 29th August – Merry Hill RCTA Floating Market
  • 3rd to 4th September Stourport RCTA Floating Market
  • 10th to 11th September – Black Country Boating Festival, Netherton
  • 17th to 18th September – Tipton Canal Festival
  • 24th to 25th September – Parkhead Canal Festival

About The Home Brew Boat

Barry’s been a keen home brewer for many years. In November 2011, he turned his hobby into a new career and set up a business called ‘Ezimade’ in Gisborne, New Zealand. One of the prime purposes of doing this, was to gain the knowledge, experience and contacts to transfer to a floating brew shop when he returned to England with his wife Sandra, to live and work on board a narrowboat and cruise the Inland Waterways.

Having successfully gained the first stage of his UK visa in October 2013, he began transforming ‘The Home Brew Boat‘ into reality.

Selling kits and equipment to make your own commercial quality beer, wine, cider and/or spirits (with the appropriate licence), customers can easily produce commercial quality alcohol by following the simple instructions, in the comfort of their home, for a fraction of the price.


The Home Brew Boat travels around the country trading at boating festivals, and on the towpath whenever possible. February 2016 marked the second anniversary of trading.

Purchases can also be made through the on-line shop at Barry’s discovered a variety of ingenious ways of getting stock delivered to the boat wherever it may be located, and importantly home brew supplies couriered or posted to customers anywhere in the UK (in fact he even sent an order to Spain in 2014, after the purchaser covered the extra postage involved).

Contact Barry

If you have any questions at all about home brewing, visit the website where you’ll find heaps of useful hints and tips for beginners; or don’t hesitate to contact Barry and tap into his mine of helpful information – if he doesn’t know the answer he’ll find out … 

Tel: 07443456024


2 Comments on “The Home Brew Boat

  1. Having been planning on living a board for several years now, we are almost there! Do you have any interior pictures of your boat as we can’t decide on Trad or Semi Trad! Similar ages to yourselves and Grandchildren not too far off.


    Rob N Manda

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