Join us from 12pm-2pm to celebrate our love of homebrew with National Learn to Homebrew Day Brew Demo. Stop in and ask questions, talk homebrewing, or just sample some homebrew. This would be a great opportunity for beginning brewers to ask questions and talk beer. We will be brewing our Fresh Prince Porter.
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
We have finally decided to expand our Sunday hours. We will be open from 10-4PM.
Current hours are:
Saturday & Sunday 10-4PM
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.
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.
My name is Dan Adams . I am a homebrewer and I have a secret. I started brewing with a Mr. Beer kit I bought on clearance at Fred Meyer. It’s true. This whole brewing thing was actually my brother’s idea. Our birthdays are one day apart and in 2010 as a birthday present to ourselves, we decided to split the cost of the Mr. Beer kit we saw on sale at Fred Meyer. After a while I realized I was having trouble with off flavors so I stopped into the Homebrew Exchange to ask a couple questions...
Proper fermentation! Having the right amount of clean, healthy yeast to get the job done can mean the difference between a good beer and a great beer. Yeast starters can ensure proper fermentation resulting in a beer with the appropriate flavor, body, and aroma. Many homebrewers start with Wyeast ACTIVATOR or White Labs pitchable vial and making a starter for these products can improve the performance of their yeasts.
Keep reading for details on how to make a starter...
Happy Earth Day! Go Green Sale this weekend only! April 21 and 22.
10% off all green tshirts
15% off all pellet hops and remaining rhizomes
20% off all herbs and teas
Join your neighbors and business community for an evening of food, drink, entertainment and our second annual silent auction! Help us raise funds for the 2012 Kenton Street Fair and bid on local products up for auction.
New 3rd Thursday Lecture Series.
This free event will happen on every 3rd Thursday at 6pm and will touch on a variety of topics throughout the year.
Our first speaker will be Owen Lingley from Wyeast Labratories. We will be sampling a batch of beer fermented with two different yeast strains. Come learn about yeast and taste how much yeast affects the flavor your beer.
Beer samples start at 5pm. Yeast talk starts at 6pm.
The Homebrew Exchange Party on February 17th was an amazing showing of variety and talent by customers and staff. Customers brought in beer, wine, mead, infused liquors, kombucha, and even pizza to our latest event. After tasting all these great things everyone voted for the ‘best’. It was a close contest with more than 50 votes. Here are the winners: