DEFALCO'S CHOOSES A SECOND LOCATION!
We've been toying with the idea of opening a second location for some time now, and we've finally pulled the trigger! We were informed this past week that our financing has been approved and we will be buying property in the Clear Lake City area with a 4,000 square foot existing building! The address is 16532 Sea Lark, Houston TX 77062. For those of you familiar with the Clear Lake area, we are catty-corner from the Molly's Pub on Ramada Dr. We hope to close on the deal in mid-March and are shooting for a May opening. We'll keep you posted on the details.
GLASS CARBOY SALE!
We have been selling a mix of Mexican and Italian made glass carboys for a couple of years now. We can offer better pricing with the Mexican carboys, but have to buy too many of them to make the shipping affordable. We have decided to stick with the Italian carboys for the foreseeable future. Consequently, we are now offering our remaining stock of Mexican carboys at clearance pricing as long as stocks last! While they last, 5 gallon carboys are discounted from $44.99 to $29.99, and 3 gallon carboys are now $24.99, down from $34.99! Click here for details!
FEATURED BASIC BREW RECIPES FOR MARCH
Hopefully, you took advantage of our Irish Ale & Stout promotion last month, and have these aging away for St. Paddy's Day. So, what are you going to brew now for next month? How about some bitter? We're offering three different recipes at $5 off each for March. Choose from:
NEW GRAIN MILL IN STOCK!
We just received shipment from Millars Mills. These are a very nice two-roller grain mill with hardened-steel rollers, a 10 lb. hopper, aluminum rails for a base, and a steel hand crank (or, of course, you can use your hand drill, as well). We think you'll be impressed with these mills. They incorporate bearings rather than the usual bushings, so the action is very smooth on these. Click here for details.
OVERSTOCK SALE ON MR. BEER DELUXE KITS!
The heavy shopping season has come and gone, and we still have more Mr. Beer Deluxe Kits on hand than we would like, so we're dropping the price by $15! If you would like to get someone started in the homebrew hobby without tying up a lot of cash, this is a good way to start. The kit comes complete with fermenter, 8 one liter PET bottles, ingredients, sanitizer and an instructional DVD. For very little extra, we can add a pound of light, amber, dark, wheat or Munich malt extract and/or some additional hops to make the included American Light a lot more interesting! Click here for more details! Only $39.99!
42 QUART BREW KETTLES NOW AVAILABLE WITH OPTIONS!
Just in time for the holidays, we are now offering our popular 42 quart (10 1/2 gallon) medium-weight kettles with a weldless valve installed and with a weldless Blichmann thermometer.
HYDROMETER/TEST STAND COMBO DEAL
As long as supplies last, 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 SOLD OUT
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 - ONLY 1 LEFT!
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 - ONLY 4 LEFT!
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.
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