HYDROMETER/TEST STAND COMBO DEAL
Just in time for the holidays, we are offering a hydrometer/plastic test stand combination deal. What is on offer here is a package that includes a standard triple scale hydrometer & plastic test stand specifically made for hydrometers. You will no longer have to use the flimsy plastic tube the hydrometer is shipped in to check your specific gravity. This test jar is much more stable than the plastic tubes, so, hopefully, your hydrometer will last longer. The deal is $8.99, which only a buck more than our standard hydrometer. Click here to see what's going on.
2013 WINEXPERT LIMITED EDITION SELECTION RELEASES
The 2013 Limited Editions are now available for pre-order. Each year Winexpert produces a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world from January through April. These very special wines are only available during their month of release and are so immensely popular that they can only be guaranteed by pre-order. In order to avoid disappointment and future regret, all pre-orders must be in with us by December 7 by closing.
South African Shiraz/Cabernet With Grape Skins - $159.99
This classic blend showcases the depth and ripeness of these intense grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon's classic character of blackberry, currants, black cherry and cedar blend seamlessly with the densely packed berry, chocolate, espresso and pepper characters of Shiraz, with a hint of earthiness. As it ages it will show ever more blackberry along with plum and a hint of tobacco leading to rich vanilla and toasty-smoky notes.
South African Chenin Blanc/Roussanne - $144.99
The three grapes make a unique wine of elegance, power and delicacy: crisp, but honeyed, with aromas of apricot, orange blossoms, herbal tea and melons give way to a medium body and a long rich finish of floral notes. The depth and complexity of this white wine make it an excellent partner with richly flavored foods
Pacific Quartet - $144.99
The four grapes showcase a host of brilliant flavors of bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish. Viognier from Chile gives apricots, blossoms and stone fruit. Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melon-y/honeyed aroma with hints of apple. Gewürztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes, and Muscat from Australia's Murray-Darling Valley gives wonderful grape-y notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel. Full-bodied yet supple, this wine has a range of fruit character and enough acidity to stand up to a wide range of foods, particularly spicy and savory dishes, including Thai cuisine, grilled fish, herbed roast chicken or salmon, but is delicious enough for sipping by itself on a golden afternoon on a patio or deck.
Oregon Pinot Noir - $149.99
Deep ruby with garnet highlights Oregon Pinot Noir as a poet rather than a linebacker, and its character is defined almost as much in the elisions between its delicate scents and ethereal aromas as it is from its rich fruit and finesse. Aromas of red cherry, bright raspberry and strawberry give way to the delicate scent of violets, and the tannins are lustrously smooth and full on the palate. The delicacy of this wine allows it to pair with subtle dishes.
Red Mountain, Washington Cabernet/Merlot - $149.99
A darkly powerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant and black cherry. The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit.
BLICHMANN RELEASES NEW SIZE BOILERMAKER BREW KETTLE!
If you are an all-grain brewer and you want a high-end brewing kettle, we have some good news: Blichmann Engineering has just announced that they have released a new size BoilerMaker brew kettle. The new size will be 7½ gallons. While not as spacious as their popular 10 gallon size, 7½ gallons is still more than adequate for a successful five gallon all-grain recipe. Of course, along with their smaller size is a smaller price tag: $294.99! We expect these to arrive in mid-December. Also, note that we expect to see the occasional "Cosmetic Defect" version of these kettles, which, from past experience, is virtually the same as the "regular" kettles. These will have a very small blemish (e.g. a small dent from an incorrect punch point). These should run about $260! Be sure to inquire about one of these. For more information, go to: 7½ gallon BoilerMaker.
FEATURED BASIC BREW RECIPES FOR DECEMBER
We've finally arrived at late fall/winter at last! If you're smart, you've already brewed up some strong beers for the cold season. If you didn't prepare in advance, all is not lost! We are offering three of our strongest ales on special this month! Choose from Wee Heavy Extra Strong Scotch Ale (malty/sweet), Winter Warmer Barleywine (Bitter/Sweet), & Third Coast Barleywine (hoppy).
NEW "DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS CRAFT BEER" T-SHIRTS ARRIVED!
To celebrate the change in Texas beer laws that will now allow brew-pubs to distribute beer off-premises and packaging breweries to sell beer on premises, we have produced some new t-shirts. Check them out below (with apologies to Davy Crockett):
MORE T-SHIRTS! NOW OFFERING "KEEP CALM AND DRINK HOMEBREW" SHIRTS. ONLY AT DEFALCOS!
We're on a t-shirt binge right now! Brand new is our "Keep Calm and Drink Homebrew" t-shirts available in stunning red 100% cotton. You need one of these! To order, just click on this link: Keep Calm T-Shirt.
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