Homebrew ExchangeHomebrew Exchange (HBX) is a home brewing supply and gift store in North Portland.
We carry supplies for making beer, wine, soda, mead, and cheese. We have many books and magazines, and a collection of recipes that you can look through and take home with you. We also sell unique gifts for beer and wine lovers. See our event calendar for regular classes and demonstrations on how to make beverages and fermented foods at home.
If you have never brewed before or just need a refresher this is the class for you. Learn about the equipment and ingredients needed to get started. This demo class will take you through the process so that you will feel comfortable brewing at home.
Shop Small 2013
Shop Small this holiday season and take advantage of some very good deals this Friday and Saturday, November 29-30, 2013.
We're offering free introduction to brewing classes with the purchase of a home brewing equipment kit. This is great for holiday gifts: we give you a certificate good for 3 months which the recipient can use for a free class admission. We also have some beautiful new stainless growlers this year. These have a laser-etched "Make More" logo and keep your beer cold and carbonated for hours. Also check out our stocking stuffer ideas as low as 75 cents. Prices are valid Nov 29-30, 2013, while supplies last.
Fall FlyerClick on the image to view our latest flyer. We have a bunch of new items coming in for your holiday shopping, and this is just the beginning. In addition to the goodies on this flyer we're bringing in some great new gift ideas we've never carried before. Stay tuned...
You've done your part. You grew the pumpkins and made the beer. You picked the fruit and make cider or wine. You aged the mead. You made some delicious cheese. You pickled cucumbers from your beautiful garden. You have a bucket full of fermented fall stuff and now you're ready to celebrate by sharing with others.
The wait is over! On Friday, Oct 18th at 6:30 we'll celebrate fall flavors with The Homebrew Exchange Party.
If you've never been to an Exchange Party before, no worries. We love meeting new friends. Just bring one thing you made and sample dozens of others' creations. You can bring beer, wine, soda, cheese, just about anything you want to show off or want the opinion of another homebrewer. We would love to sample what you've made and answer any questions that you have.
We'll even vote for and award Best in Show with a fantastic prize!
Hope to see you there.
As always, this event is family friendly.
Our friends at #pdxbeergeeks are putting on a geeky movie and beer event at the Hollywood Theater to celebrate their second anniversary. The event raises money for the charity Outside In, and will feature a showing of the fan mashup of the original Star Wars movies, Star Wars Uncut.
Date ~ July 14th, 2013
Time ~ Show starts at 3:30 pm
Place ~ Hollywood Theater
Price ~ $7/adult
$5/children (Ages 1-12)
Come to our homebrew tasting party and live brewing demo on Saturday June 29 at our store on 6550 N Interstate Ave. We will be providing home brewed beer samples, snacks, and a live brewing demo.
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