Gift Ideas for homebrewers, cheese makers, DIY foodies.

We are getting into the holiday spirit with some gift ideas for that home brewer, cheesemaker, or DIY foodie in your life.

More gift ideas:

  • Classes: How to make cheese, kombucha, beer, wine.
  • Gift certificates.
  • New Stainless Steel Pots just received: 10.5 Gallon with spigot, 7.5 G with spigot
  • Carboy Jackets: Hand Sew by HBX employee Hannah
  • Books on brewing, making cheese, cider, distilling, etc. New Books: Brew Like Monk, Farmhouse Ales, and more...
  • Cheese Press: Wooden made here in OR


HBX "Exchange" Party October 19th 6pm

Friday, October 19, 2012 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

It's time again for another HBX "exchange" party!

Friday, October 19th at 6pm.

This is your chance to show off your DIY skills to your friends and neighbors. Party starts at 6pm. Bring your favorite homemade goods to share! Beer, wine, soda, kombucha, cheese, home canned goods like pickles or mustards, bread or whatever you want to show off. We will be doing a best in show contest voted on by all the party guests! There will also be a raffle for prizes.

As always, this is a family friendly event.

If you have any question feel free to give us a call 503-286-0343

Pictures from National Homebrewer's Conference, 2012

We've posted our pictures from the National Homebrewer's Conference 2012.

Notice that we brought a couple of small tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs along with us, Rex and Tyra. They served as our party mascots and a good excuse to take pictures with many homebrewers. In fact, the most famous homebrewer we know got their picture taken with Rex.

We also gave away a lot of T-Rex Needs Help With Beer t-shirts, which we are now wholesaling to other stores.

The National Homebrewers Conference is an annual conference put on by the American Homebrewers Association. There are a lot of interesting talks on brewing, as well as a "club night" where homebrew clubs from around the country put weeks of effort into creating elaborate booths where they serve their beer and, well, party.

Thanks to Michael, Dan, and Aidan for keeping the store open while we were gone. We have a bag of schwag, t-shirts, and commemorative beers for you.

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