Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's Time To Get Your Jolly On!

December 20 Sunday Funday - Killer Kegging Deals

We know you love making home brew. We do too! But you know what we like even better? Sharing it with friends and family!

Oh sure bottles are fine, especially for gifting, but to serve up a bunch of brew to a thirsty crowd you really need to think about kegging. It's actually not that hard to set up and with this week's specials—it's pretty easy on your wallet too. Will a kegging system fetch you more kisses under the miseltoe or make you the hero of the holidays? Maybe... we can't say for sure. But it
certainly 
couldn't hurt!

So make a stop at myLHBS part of your holiday prep. Remember, these Sunday Funday deals are available in-store from Noon to 4 pm on Sunday, December 20 only. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sunday Funday Is Back December 13!

This week's Sunday Funday deal is for our wine makers and future wine makers.
 
Winexpert Gift With Purchase
Wine making is a satisfying hobby. And compared to Homebrewing, the process is less labor intensive. One company that is definitely a winemaker's friend is Winexpert—their kits come in a wide variety of premium wine styles, are virtually fool-proof and produce tasty wine. What's not to love? How about an extra gift for buying a Winexpert kit? Would you love that more?

OKAY, then come into the store this Sunday, December 13 and purchase any 6-gallon Winexpert kit we carry and we'll give you a $20 myLHBS gift card as a thank you. You can use that card on your next vist to purchase bottles, cleanser, corks or even a book! We have a second gift for you too. A handy food and wine pairing guide to help with your holiday entertaining. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

What's Brewing--December 4, 2015 Issue


This year we have done the impossible. We have already finished our holiday shopping. How did we do it? That could be a whole newsletter, but we put our minds to it and now we can spend our free time in December hanging out together watching movies by the tree and crooning to holiday music as we bake cookies. Maybe we didn't get the lowest, crazy, extra-special sale day price, but we feel the trade off is well worth it. 

At myLHBS we provide a great selection and competitive pricing every day so that you don't have to waste precious time waiting for a flash sale or driving all over town looking for a hard-to-find item. If you haven't been in the store for a while, stop by and see our expanded, full-to-the-brim space or shop on our always-open, 24/7 web store  www.mylhbs.com. Local ground shipping is typically one day. 

Happy Holidays and thank you for shopping with us. We truly value your business.

Brew On!
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? No Thanks,We’re Into Sunday Funday!

To celebrate the fact that we’ll be open three Sundays in December we’re going to have some extraordinary Sunday Funday Specials. Each week we’ll keep you posted on that week’s in-store only, one day deal. So check your email regularly!

December 6 - Mill Madness

If a grain mill is on your wish list, then now is the time to buy. Our regular prices are already low… so these sale prices are outrageous! Gain control over your crush. Fine or coarse, you choose. Plus, crushing just prior to brewing is preferred for the freshest tasting beer. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

What's Brewing -- November 13, 2015 Issue


Click here to pre-order.
One of the best things about having a hobby shop is sharing in our customer's journey into and through an activity that's fun and creative in this oh-so-serious world we live in. From the excitement of newbies to the skill and finesse of the experienced, it's rewarding to be a part of the process. 
In addition to our talented staff, we have a number of tools in place to help you get what you need and move on to the fun part of your favorite hobby. When you can't make it into the store, you can always use the web store  www.mylhbs.com. Local ground shipping is typically one day. On the web store there is also an area where you can create shopping lists or start a gift registry. Just click on "My Web Account" on the upper left and log in or create a web account. (Note: this account is different from your Rewards account. But don't worry, they are friends so you'll get points for web orders) 

Thank you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On!
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Friday, October 30, 2015

What's Brewing -- October 30, 2015 Issue

Holiday creep—don't you just hate it? You go into the grocery store for that last minute bag of Halloween candy and bam, 75% of the row is already devoted to candy canes and other holiday paraphernalia. It's pretty annoying. But when you are a beer and wine hobbiest you get a free pass on holiday creep. You have to think ahead to make sure your masterpiece will be ready in time to share and give away during the holiday season.
 
New Product: Kombucha Kit
If you haven't already started to plan what you are going to make or put on your wish list this year, we've got a few ideas in this issue for you. Come on down to the store to get inspired or  poke around for something new on our web store at www.mylhbs.com. Remember, local ground shipping is typically one day.

Thank you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On!
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Friday, October 16, 2015

What's Brewing - October 16, 2015 Issue

Gourd Tap Kit
It’s Fall, it’s Fall—our favorite time of year! The kids go back to school, there's that unmistakable sound of crunchy leaves beneath our feet and we all dream that this year will be the year our team makes the playoffs.

If the cooler weather has inspired you to create something different than the easy-drinking beers and wines of summer, then you have come to the right place. We have added so many new items to the shop lately—we urge you come to the store to check it out in all it's glory. But if you like the convenience of shopping online, try out our web store at www.mylhbs.com. Remember, local ground shipping is typically one day.

Thank you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On!
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Brewer’s Best BIAB Recipe Kits Are Back


Brew-In-A-Bag Kit
We have seen a lot of interest in the BIAB (Brew-In-A-Bag) method of all-grain brewing as it seems to be an attractive choice for brewers making the transition from extract brewing to all-grain brewing.  So since you asked, we’ve brought back the line of Brewer’s Best BIAB recipe kits. According to Brewer’s Best, this method has several advantages over traditional all-grain brewing:

  • Simple - The BIAB method is easy and ensures the best possibility of sucess for an extract brewer to brew an all-grain batch.
  • Ease of Entry - Very little equipment is needed. Just a 42 quart or larger pot, a propane burner and a very large grain bag
  • Space Saving - Homebrewers in urban dwellings appreciate the small footprint of the equipment needed for the BIAB method compared to the traditional all-grain method.
  • Less Time Consuming - With less equipment there is less setup and cleanup.

Friday, October 2, 2015

What's Brewing - October 2, 2015 Issue


Fresh Pressed Apple Cider Must
As the weather gets cooler, we usually see more of you in the shop. We have so many new products and if you haven't been in the shop for a while, you wll be in for a pleasant surprise. We've expanded!
If you like the convenience of shopping online, try out our online store at www.mylhbs.com.  The web store is also a great tool to check inventory on an item, pre-order Seasonal and Limited Release items, request notifications on out-of-stock items or have your order shipped. Local ground shipping is typically one day. 

Thank  you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On! 
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Meet our Little Friends: Imperial Organic Yeast

Dennis getting chummy with our first shipment of Imperial cans.
We are just so excited to start carrying Imperial Organic Yeast in their "Pitch Right" cans. Until now only 2 of the main ingredients used to brew beer were available as certified organic; malts and hops. Imperial Organic Yeast has changed this and now provides brewers with a certified organic yeast option.

Fall 2015 Limited Edition Wine Kits

It's that wonderful time of year! The time of year when our outstanding selection of wine kits expands to include some rare and special breeds.

This fall's limited edtion WineExpert kits sound so good, we may have to just make them all. These kits represent a diverse cross section of the world's favorite wine regions. These delicious wines hail from Piedmont and Veneto, Italy; Paso Robles, California and Murray Darling, Australia.

Read up on each varietal and check out the videos, too. We're sure there will be one or two that piques your interest.

Fall = Apples and Apples = Fresh Pressed Raw Apple Cider Must

Thanks to our friends at Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson, Maryland, we are again able to offer -- for a very limited time only -- raw apple cider must.  

This cider maker's blend is hand-selected and pressed for home fermentation. Each 4 gallon pail contains approximately 3.5 gallons of juice and as a bonus the pail can be used as your primary fermenter. 

(Naturally, we have plenty of carboys and chemicals to round out the rest of your brew too.)

Price: $39.99 -- approx. 3.5 gallons of juice.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

What's Brewing - September 17,2015 Issue

Product Spotlight: Yeast
Welcome fellow home brewers and wine makers. We are so excited to share such a great hobby with you. We're also excited to share all the new products and news about the store through this bi-weekly newsletter. 

Shopping with myLHBS is easier than ever. We have expanded the footprint of the Falls Church shop by 300%. And we have an online store at www.mylhbs.com.  Use the web store to check inventory, pre-order Seasonal and Limited Release items or have your order shipped. Local ground shipping is typically one day. How easy is that?

Thank  you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On! 
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Friday, August 28, 2015

The GrainFather: I Tried To Break It. And It Won.






By now you've probably heard about the New Zealand Miracle known as The GrainFather. You may even have considered buying one but hesitated without knowing more. Maybe like me you thought to yourself "surely it..." (<-- this is where you insert your concern and I try to answer it). So what better way to find out than to buy one and burn it in? Yup, I'm brewing and phlogging about it here (photo-logging get it? Yes, I know it's not a real term). Today we are brewing up a tasty American Wheat Ale I call GumbyFace: 5.5% ABV, about 30 IBUs, nice and crisp with a bit o' hop goodness.