Homebrew 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.
June 5, 2013. The Homebrew Exchange launched a fundraising campaign today for building out a new tap room and bottle shop called Crooked Bottle. They are using crowd funding on the Internet to raise money for a tap room and patio for a local food cart.
According to co-owner Aaron Fabbri, the project aims to expand from a supply store to a neighborhood hang out spot. "The project is about two things, craft and community. We're supporting the craft of home brewing by building a small licensed brewery, so we can collaborate with our customers and offer them a path to commercial success. For the community, we are providing a family-friendly patio for enjoying food from a local food cart, and a tap room and bottle shop that showcases local beers."
They've set a ambitious goal for their online Kickstarter campaign. They must raise just over twenty six thousand dollars ($26,000) in less than 30 days for the project to receive any funding.
According to Aaron, "it sounds like a lot of money, but for what we are doing, it is a tiny amount. We've already done a ton of work with help from friends and funding from a local credit union. We have an empty shell and outdoor area, and this is the budget we need to take the final step. Crowd funding fills a gap for us, but more importantly, it lets our community be involved in a big way."
About Homebrew Exchange
The Homebrew Exchange is a do-it-yourself (DIY) food and beverage supply store in North Portland. They offer classes and supplies for making beer, wine, cider, cheese, yogurt, kombucha, and other fermented edibles. Press inquires please contact us.
We just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to build a new pilot brewery, tap room, and food cart patio. This article lists some ways you can help make this a success. Also see our press release and Kickstarter page..
Make no mistake, our crowd funding campaign is pretty ambitious. We have to raise an average of $1000 a day to meet our minimum funding goal. If this goal is not met, no money changes hands, and the project fails. To succeed, we need the help of people like you.
We've found some great deals for the month of June. These are fantastic options for Father's Day.
Get set up to brew outdoors with a quality propane burner for just $70. Upgrade to a nice big 26 quart stainless steel pot for just $80. Get equipped with a kegging system for just $180. Or try some awesome new hops for just $1.75. Click below for the full flyer.
We still have room in Sunday's brewing class.
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.
Plzeňský Prazdroj Open FermentersIn this article, we talk about Czech Pilsner, and why we love it so. We then talk about how to make the original style at home.
It all started on our honeymoon to the Czech republic back in 2005. Being beer lovers, we spent a couple of days in Pilzen, where the original pilsner beer was made.
While in the Czech republic, we ate out frequently, and enjoyed the Czech beers. They were very drinkable and balanced. They were hoppy by historical standards, but not when compared to the craft beers popular in the northwest US at the time. The Czech people drink the most beer per capita, by a wide margin. Part of this is culture, but part of it is the supreme drinkability of the Czech pilsners. Keep reading below...
Big Brew Day
Big Brew for National Homebrew Day
Saturday, May 4, 2013
"AHA Big Brew is a celebration of National Homebrew Day (May 7). Each year homebrewers around the world invite family and friends to their brewing site on the first Saturday in May to celebrate the holiday. Everyone is encouraged to help out with the brew, enjoy the fun and join in on a world-wide toast at noon CDT. "
Full details at the American Homebrewer's Association Big Brew page.
Thanks to the American Homebrew Association (AHA) for coordinating this worldwide event. We will be here to help out with all your supplies and questions. To help celebrate, first time home brewers can mention this ad in our store for 10% off a purchase of supplies.
We've come up with some serious bargains for our Spring Deals promotion. Hops for $2. Mozzarella Making Kit for $19. Chrome beer faucet for $14 as well as bunch more draft and kegging equipment on sale. Click through below for the full flyer.
Beer with Fiber?April 1, 2013 - For immediate release. Portland, OR. The Homebrew Exchange (HBX) announced today that they are expanding with a new brew pub that will target an underserved demographic. "We wanted to do something different", said Jocelyn F., co-owner of the Portland DIY supply store.
By targeting elderly people specifically, HBX aims to carve out a unique market segment. Their new location has easy access by light rail, being right on the Rosa Parks stop of the Max Yellow Line. Accessibility, and digestive health, are two of the key vertical areas of focus for the brewpub, which just submitted it's brewpub application to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
"By adding fiber and calcium supplements to every beer that we brew and serve, we hope to improve the quality of life for our local, elderly, beer lovers.", said Jocelyn. The new brewpub will exclusively play older music in it's small lounge, at an increased volume for those with hearing impairment.