Tuesday, December 13, 2016

What's Brewing: December 13, 2016 Edition


Dear Santa, We Only Have One 
Thing On Our Wish List

Santa, We Only Have One Thing On Our Wish ListDear Santa, We have a question for you. Have you been naughty or nice this year? If you are like us, you have probably been somewhere in between. Derek hopes that "in between" is good enough for Santa, because he's got a MK16 can seamer on his Christmas list. What's on your list? Pssst, if there is anything beer related on your wish list... we know a place that has a great selection of beer, beer making ingredients and equipment, and so much more. We make gift shopping easy--no matter if you are shopping for a craft brewer, a craft brew connoisseur, or yourself. Come in to our storefront in Falls Church,our on-line store (with super-fast local delivery), or select one of our electronic gift cards and get on your way to the best part of the season--festive merry-making! Here's to a Happy Holidays for us all and we thank you for shopping with us!


P.S. We are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day but will be open on New Year's Eve. Come on in and stock up on your favorites!

The Catalyst Fermentation System
We are big fans of anything that makes it easier to make great beer at home. The Catalyst is an elegant piece of brewing equipment that simplifies the fermentation process.

The Catalyst's tank is made from Tritan®, a medical-grade, BPA-free, polymer. This food-safe polymer is the highest quality ever used in a fermenter, providing the clarity of glass with the durability and convenience of plastic. This material acts as an excellent barrier against oxygen, is highly scratch-resistant and is even dishwasher safe, withstanding temperatures of up to 230ยบ Fahrenheit. 

Benefits include:
  • Conical tank with 45°angle concentrates trub and yeast
  • Includes a proprietary 3" butterfly valve - no clogs!
  • Silicone gasket with multi-surface contact ensures a perfect seal
  • All steps in one vessel: Primary, Secondary, Yeast Harvesting and Bottling
  • Strong and durable stand, designed with I-Beam and honeycomb structure
This piece of equipment is a great value at $199.99 and they will go fast. Because these are brand new to us we are keeping this item available "in-store" only for the time being. You can pre-purchase (or just call ahead to check availability) by calling 703-241-3874. 

Ready, Set, Growlers!
Grab your growler and head down to our Falls Church store front. You won't be sorry! We've got six fun and funky beers on tap every day. Want to know what we have on tap and on the shelves? Check our website under the Beer Me! tab.

Don't have a spare growler? We do! We have 32 and 64 oz growlers as well as a handy growler tote that can be held in place with a seat belt for the ride home! And if you bring in your own growler please make sure it's odor-free, clean, and ready to fill.

Weekly Growler Savings: Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm save on 64 oz growlers and 64 oz growler refills. 
Get the Untapped App  
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!