Friday, July 22, 2016

The Weather Outside Is Frightful, But Our Beers Are Refreshing And Delightful

Crisp! Refreshing! Those are the qualities we NEED (I mean, enjoy) in a beer when the DC area heats up like this. While it may be too warm this weekend to brew comfortably, we've got plenty of refreshing porch sippers to keep you cool. Here's a quick list of some of our more summery brews, but you can see the full list on our website under the  Beer Me! tab. 
  • Stoopid Wita witbier from Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Fireboard Blonde Ale, a blonde ale from Seven Arrows Brewing (new from Waynesboro, VA)
  • Berry the Hatchet, a fruit beer from Coronado Brewing Company- really good, light & dry, not sticky sweet.
  • Extra Dry, a sake-style Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
  • IPA Crush, a blood orange IPA & Evergreen IPA, a spruce IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company. This is a newer packaging concept I hope many breweries follow. It's a mixed 6-pack!
  • GT (Gin & Tonic) Gose, a unique gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company -- flavored with botanicals reminiscent of a classic G & T.
  • Who You Callin' Wussie, a pilsner from Stone Brewing
  • Quinannan Falls Lager, an enigma from Bell's Brewery. Lightly dry-hopped with Simcoe. More than a Pils, yet not an IPL. This is a don't miss!
  • Year of the Ox (2016), a honey white pepper tripel from our friends at Old Ox Brewery (VA)
We also carry 1/6 kegs to go and currently have in stock: Hoppy Place IPA (Old Ox Brewery), Pilot Mountain Pale Ale (Foothills Brewing), Sessions in the Abyss (Fair Winds Brewing Company) and Two to the Dome (3 Stars Brewing Company)

And every Saturday afternoon we'll be pouring samples so you can try before you buy. Check our social media feeds each Friday for info on what we're tasting that week. Cheers!

Our  Beer Me! list is powered by the Untapped app. The app is an easy way to find out about beers, breweries and venues, share what you are drinking and get recommendations from friends. Once you download the app, search for myLocal HomeBrew Shop under "Venues" and you can opt in for notifications whenever we add new beers. Super convenient!

This Really Is Your Last Chance To Buy This Mill At This Price!    
Our Barley Crusher mill sale was so successful last weekend we sold out before making the deadline. Thankfully Barley Crusher has extended the sale by one week to help fill orders for folks who missed out. $35 Off Summer Sale ends July 25, 2016. 

You can purchase yours in the store or order online. Online orders will ship from the manufacturer in about a week and the shipping is very economical. Purchasing your own mill has several advantages: you don't have to wait in line to crush at the store, you can adjust the crush to your liking, and with very little effort you can clean it so your grain won't be influenced by what someone else has milled before you. It's like owning a better brew pot or a wort chiller. Once you graduate to that convenience, you won't look back. 

Save $35 On Our Best-Selling Mill!
The Barley Crusher is our best selling mill for a good reason. It is a high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime, 1018 Cold Rolled Steel for the rollers, 6061 Aluminum for the mill body and hopper, tool steel for the axles with oil impregnated bronze bushings. Precision machining coupled with a Lifetime Warranty assures that this will be the only grain mill you will ever purchase!

Barley Crusher
with 7 Pound Hopper

Includes hopper, roller assembly, handle and base.

Sale Price: $99.99
Regular Price: $134.99
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Barley Crusher 
with 15 Pound Hopper
Includes extended hopper, roller assembly, handle and base.

Sale Price: $124.99
Regular Price: $159.99


Barley Crusher Features:
  • Rollers are adjustable at both ends to keep the gap spacing parallel giving a uniform crush along the entire length of the rollers. 
  • The gap default setting is marked and set at .039 at assembly. Adjustment range is from .015 to .070 thousands of an inch. 
  • The rollers have a 12 TPI knurl to efficiently pull the grain through the rollers while leaving the hull intact to form an excellent filter bed for sparging.
  • Comes with a solid base with locators to center the Barley Crusher on a 5 gallon plastic pail. (Pail not included) 
  • The standard hopper holds an even 7 pounds and the optional large hopper holds 15 pounds. Using a 3/8 drill motor at 500 RPM gives you a crush rate of 6 pounds a minute making big grain bills fast and easy. 
  • The Barley Crusher needs only minor assembly and there are no adapters needed to use a 3/8 drill motor.
  • The Barley Crusher is made in the USA!