We are now open at our new location just down the road from our old store.
6550 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
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 relevant 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.
Plzeňský Prazdroj Open FermentersIn this article, we talk about Czech Pilsner, and why we love it so. We then talk about how to make the original style at home.
It all started on our honeymoon to the Czech republic back in 2005. Being beer lovers, we spent a couple of days in Pilzen, where the original pilsner beer was made.
While in the Czech republic, we ate out frequently, and enjoyed the Czech beers. They were very drinkable and balanced. They were hoppy by historical standards, but not when compared to the craft beers popular in the northwest US at the time. The Czech people drink the most beer per capita, by a wide margin. Part of this is culture, but part of it is the supreme drinkability of the Czech pilsners. Keep reading below...
Big Brew Day
Big Brew for National Homebrew Day
Saturday, May 4, 2013
"AHA Big Brew is a celebration of National Homebrew Day (May 7). Each year homebrewers around the world invite family and friends to their brewing site on the first Saturday in May to celebrate the holiday. Everyone is encouraged to help out with the brew, enjoy the fun and join in on a world-wide toast at noon CDT. "
Full details at the American Homebrewer's Association Big Brew page.
Thanks to the American Homebrew Association (AHA) for coordinating this worldwide event. We will be here to help out with all your supplies and questions. To help celebrate, first time home brewers can mention this ad in our store for 10% off a purchase of supplies.
We've come up with some serious bargains for our Spring Deals promotion. Hops for $2. Mozzarella Making Kit for $19. Chrome beer faucet for $14 as well as bunch more draft and kegging equipment on sale. Click through below for the full flyer.
Beer with Fiber?April 1, 2013 - For immediate release. Portland, OR. The Homebrew Exchange (HBX) announced today that they are expanding with a new brew pub that will target an underserved demographic. "We wanted to do something different", said Jocelyn F., co-owner of the Portland DIY supply store.
By targeting elderly people specifically, HBX aims to carve out a unique market segment. Their new location has easy access by light rail, being right on the Rosa Parks stop of the Max Yellow Line. Accessibility, and digestive health, are two of the key vertical areas of focus for the brewpub, which just submitted it's brewpub application to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
"By adding fiber and calcium supplements to every beer that we brew and serve, we hope to improve the quality of life for our local, elderly, beer lovers.", said Jocelyn. The new brewpub will exclusively play older music in it's small lounge, at an increased volume for those with hearing impairment.
All of our hop rhizomes are in stock and ready to be planted. Only $5.40 each for very nice, large root cuttings. We have a limited stock of Cascade, Chinook, Columbus (CTZ), Galena, Newport, Nugget, Sterling, and Willamette.