Portland Home Brewing Supplies and Gift Store

Homebrew ExchangeHomebrew ExchangeHomebrew Exchange (HBX) is a home brewing supply and gift store in North Portland. We carry supplies for making beer, wine, soda, mead, and cheese. We have many books and magazines, and a collection of recipes that you can look through and take home with you. We also sell unique gifts for beer and wine lovers. See our event calendar for regular classes and demonstrations on how to make beverages and fermented foods at home.

Interview: New Employee Owners talk Fundraiser and Brewery

Our new employee co-owners, Stan and Brandon, sat down for a Q & A with founders Jocelyn and Aaron Fabbri to talk about their past, and the future of the business.

Aaron Fabbri (AF): When did you guys start brewing?

Stan: We really started brewing when we moved to Portland area almost six years ago.  Before that, we had dabbled a little bit in college.

AF:  Why did you start making your own beer, and what has kept you interested in brewing over the years?

Brewing 101 Class

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
If you have never brewed before or just need a refresher this is the class for you. Learn about the equipment and ingredients needed to get started. This demo class will take you through the process so that you will feel comfortable brewing at home. Topics include: Yeast. Gravity, sugar, alcohol content. Malted barley and extracts Hops. Aroma and bitterness. Brewing technique. Sanitization. Class admission: $20.00 Class attendees will also receive a free can of the beer brewed in class about one month from the date of class! Follow link to purchase:

Announcing New Employee Owners

New Employee Ownership
PORTLAND, Oregon - September 2, 2016 - Homebrew Exchange (HBX) today announced two new co-owners, Stan and Brandon. Stan has been an employee for over two years, transitioning into a manager role and providing excellent service to customers. Brandon is a long time customer who was hired more recently. Current owners, Jocelyn and Aaron Fabbri are very happy to add employee owners. According to Aaron, “we’ve wanted to find a way to add some employee ownership since we founded HBX over seven years ago.

Crossroads Mobile Canning Day! Get your homebrew canned!

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Crossroads Mobile Canning will be back in the shop, ready to package your brews for you. Joe and Michelle just need a keg of beer and for $25 you get your beer back in 12oz cans ready for immediate drinking or storing.

We've got some examples of their work hanging out at the shop, if you need convincing of how easy and reliable the process is. There is a sign up sheet in the shop that includes the time you'll be bringing in your beer. 


All Grain Brewing Class w/ Brandon

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
10:30am to 3:45pm

Our All Grain Classes are an opportunity to get some hands-on experience making home-brew with folks that enjoy making beer. In the previous 3 months of classes, we transformed a SMaSH beer (Single Malt and Single Hop) into an American Pale Ale, and then into a Cascading Dark Ale with the addition of some darker malts and late mash additions.

A Homebrew Beer Recipe

All Grain Brewing Class

Saturday, June 18, 2016 -
10:30am to 3:30pm

Register now whiles spots are available for our All Grain Brewing Class. This class teaches the basics of allgrain brewing and what supplies you need to fulfill the next step in Homebrewing Adventures.

Topics covered include: Batch & Fly Sparging, Starch Conversion, Adjunct Grains, Hops, Malts, Yeast, and Fermentation. Cost of this class is $30.00. Class attendees will receive a free can of the beer brewed in class about a month after date of class!

Make Mead Like A Viking!

Friday, June 3, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn to make mead, like a viking, for only $30!

This fun class is taught by Jereme Zimmerman, the author of Make Mead Like A Viking and will cover topics such as: wild-crafting, spontaneous (aka "natural") fermentation, using yeast cultures, mead, braggots, other honey beverages and VIKINGS. Click through for full details.


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