Mead Making 101

Thursday, May 27, 2010 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

An introductory class on how to make Mead, the ancestor of all fermented beverages. Mead is an easy-to-make yet very fancy alcoholic beverage which can be prepared in many different styles. We will cover: mead history, basic brewing techniques, and the different types of mead, including fruit and herb meads.

Cost: $10
(Includes $5 store credit.)

Limited seating, so call or visit to reserve a spot.

Making Camembert at Home

Sunday, May 16, 2010 -
7:00am to 9:30am

Cheesemaking Class
Instructor: David Bleckmann
Cost: $30 + receive $5.00 store credit

Camembert is similar to Brie, has a soft edible rind, a runny interior, and is usually made in 4 inch rounds. It is perhaps one of the more well known classic types of cheese, and is a "bloomy rind" style. More details below...

New at HBX

Things are happening at HBX...

* The next "Exchange" Party will be April 17, 2010 at 4pm.
* Hop Rhizomes are here. Last order of the season. There are Cascade, Nugget, and Sterling still available. For $5.00 you can grow your own.

Information on some new products after the jump...

* New products here now:

Homebrew "Exchange" Party 2

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 9:00am

After the success of our first "Exchange" party we now getting ready for the Spring edition. Start getting your homebrews, cheese, soda, wine ready to show off to neighbors and friends.

In case you missed the first "Exchange", it is a gathering of fellow hobbyists that get together to taste each others DIY foods and beverages..

More details to follow...

Hop Rhizomes Available for Pre-Order

We are about to order a bunch of hop rhizomes (root cuttings). Hops are a very nice climbing perennial that grow great here. Even if you don't brew beer, they are a great landscaping vine.

We plan on ordering Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Mt. Hood, Sterling, and Nugget. We will have limited availability, so we recommend pre-paying by the end of the week (by Friday, February 26 at noon), for the discounted price of $4 each. You can call our store or send your contact info and request via our contact page.

Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers includes Homebrew Competition

The Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers (PCTBB) will have it's fourth annual festival on May 1, 2010 at Hopworks Urban Brewery. The festival consists of local breweries brewing Belgian-style beers, all using the same strain of yeast. This year they are adding a homebrew competition. Start brewing soon, especially if you want to enter a stronger brew that needs aging.

The yeast this year is a limited edition Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse Ale. Our store is one of the few carrying this yeast. It is a limited run so when we run out--we run out. More information past the cut...


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