For this Kenton Third Thursday, we will have samples of home brewed root beer, and some tasty beer brewed by HBX's very own Joe. We should have some homemade cheese as well. More businesses are getting involved this month, and there is a map that you can use to do a sort of scavenger hunt for free prizes.
For the holiday season, we will be staying open later on Saturdays. Starting tomorrow, we will be open 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. Our hours the rest of the week are unchanged. Please let us know what you think about the new hours.
Come down to our store today for some day-after-Thanksgiving specials:
Cascade Hops (1 oz plugs only) $1.00
Liquid Malt Extract %10 off
Liquid Rennet (veg) %10 off
Limit two each per customer.
Yogurt is suprisingly simple to make. Yogurt is a healthy source of protein, calcium, magnesium, and other essential vitamins as well as an aid in digestion. The fresher the yogurt is, the more beneficial live cultures it should contain. The best part is my one year old just loves it. See our new page on how to make yogurt.
This week we just received a new shipment of new products. We have some nice new pint glasses, featuring some of Oregon's favorite brews: Rogue's Dead Guy, Bridgeport's Blue Heron, and Portland Brewing's MacTarnahans.
From Wyeast we've added the Cider and Sweet Mead yeasts, as well as Northwest Ale yeast. We've added a bunch of other little items as well, such as the wine thief, which makes taking samples of wine or beer out of your carboy very easy.
On October 16 we reached a milestone, one month of being open for business. We wanted to thank all our customers for coming in and giving our new store a chance.
We have been busy ordering new items almost every week to try and keep up with all the good suggestions we have been receiving, so keep them coming.
The Big and Easy is a very cheap and fun introduction to home brewing. It consists of a two liter bottle of unfermented beer (wort). All it takes is a twist of the cap to release the yeast capsule and the fermentation process starts. Wait about 10 days, chill, then drink! This makes for a very unique and cool gift because literally anyone can brew their own beer with a couple of minutes of effort.
The benefits of the Big & Easy are:
It is that time of year again--hop harvest. We will be ordering hops from Northwest growers soon, so let us know if there are any varieties or quantities you are looking for. We can get very large amounts if you'd like to buy in bulk and save.
Have you ever thought of making your own cheese? Our cheese kits make it really easy. We have a Mozzarella and Ricotta Kit from the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. I also just finished putting together an "Easy Paneer" kit complete with butter muslin (a fine cheesecloth), citric acid, cheese salt, and step-by-step directions.
Tonight be part of the exciting new Third Thursdays in Kenton. Businesses in the neighborhood will have their doors open, for an art walk and community gathering. As the newest business in this great area we are excited to be part of this night.
Come sample some Lemon Balm Ale, made from fresh lemon balm (picked in our friends backyard), brown sugar and a light malt. It is quite refreshing!!
Hope to see you there.