It's that time again to party at HBX. Our storefront construction is completed and we are glad to see the sun again. Come celebrate with us and bring something to share with your neighbors and friends.
You can bring beer, wine, soda, cheese, just about anything you want to show off or want the opinion of another homebrewer. We would love to help you sample and answer any questions that you have.
There will be a raffle drawing for great prizes and a "Best in Show". This winner will receive $25 store credit, T-shirt, a chance to hand out there winnings at Kenton Third Thursday and much more.
Hope to see you there.
As always we are family friendly.
Bob and IanEarlier this year HBX hosted an "Exchange Party". During the party, everyone voted on the best in show beverage. The winner was Bob and Ian. I had the chance to ask them a few questions about their brewing experiences.
How many years have you been brewing? Bob: I started while I was in college, about five years ago. Ian: My first solo batch was in Spring '06, but I kind of fell off until joining Bob in Fall '10.
It is time to have another recipe contest. Our landlords' construction is almost over. It is time to start thinking about your next batch of beer, wine, mead, soda, or cheese. Share your your favorite recipe or create a new one.
Enter a beer, wine, or mead recipe on our website and win ingredients for your next batch, or other prizes. More details after the cut...
Portland, OR - The Homebrew Exchange (HBX), a DIY beer, soda, wine, and cheese making store located in North Portland, Oregon, will be conducting a solar-powered brewing demonstration at the North American Organic Brew Festival (NAOBF).
The solar-powered, organic brewing demonstration will begin at noon on Saturday. “We will be brewing an Imperial IPA recipe we created especially for this event,” said owner Jocelyn Fabbri. “We are also are excited to begin selling this recipe as our first organic beer ingredient kit, both in our store and online.” More details after the cut...
Portland, OR - The Homebrew Exchange (HBX), a DIY beer, soda, wine, and cheese making shop located in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, is introducing a new line of beer ingredient kits. Homebrew Exchange will debut these new items at the second annual Kenton Street Fair on Sunday, May 22.
The new beer ingredient kits include all the ingredients a home brewer will need to make a five gallon batch. There are many varieties of ingredient kits: Porter, IPA, Chamomile Pale Ale, Ginger beer, and a gluten free ale. “Our new ingredient kits allow us to create and share some of our favorite recipes with not only Portland area home brewers, but the whole continent, as we will also be selling them on our web store. The kits range in price from $21 to $47,” said owner Jocelyn Fabbri. “Home brewers who don’t live near a home brew shop can now order the kit for our Gluten Free McGee ale online. Our web store is going to allow us to share our love of home brewing with people across the country.”
Other highlights of the Kenton Street Fair include the sale of all natural, hand-made sodas at the Homebrew Exchange booth. “These sodas are made with real fruit juice, organic herbs, and raw sugar,” said Jocelyn Fabbri. The store will also be conducting a brewing demonstration at noon.
2nd Annual Kenton Street Fair on May 22nd from 11-7pm.
On Denver Ave, between N Watts and N Denver. Live Music on 2 stages, Coaster Car Race, Kids Activities. Kenton Street Fair
Homebrew Exchange: Selling handcrafted soda, potted hop plants, and for $1 dollar you can win a private brewing lesson or yogurt making class for up to 6 people. Will be doing a Brewing Demo from 12-5, store will be open until 7pm with some sampling of different products.
Portland, OR - The Homebrew Exchange will host an “exchange” party on Saturday, April 16 starting at 4pm to celebrate the signing of Oregon Senate Bill 444. This new legislation allows home brewers to share their fermented beverages outside the location where it was brewed. Home brewers, cheese makers, friends, and neighbors are invited to come and share their home made creations in celebration of the passing of SB 444.
The passing of SB444 will allow home brewers to again enter home brew competitions and share their brews outside the home. Jocelyn Fabbri, owner of Homebrew Exchange, says, "We are pleased to see this bill pass. The home brewing community in Portland is very active and homebrewers love to talk beer and share brews. This bill really makes that possible. The new law has made our customers very happy. They are excited to be able to share their hobby with their neighbors again."
The festivities will include a raffle and a best in show contest. As always, this is a family friendly event.
It has been a while but we thought it would be time for another "exchange" party. If you haven't come before now is your chance to show off your wares.
The next "Exchange" party is scheduled for April 16, 2011. Bring your homemade beverage, cheese, bread, etc.. Spend the afternoon trying a variety of goodies created by your neighbors. Be amazed at the quality of local home brewers and cheesemakers. We will again raffle off some prizes and have a little "Best of Show" contest.
Family friendly as always.