BIG BASH PLANNED FOR NATIONAL HOMEBREW DAY ON MAY 3rd!
We're planning on celebrating National Homebrew Day on May 3rd in style! First, the gory details: As has been the tradition for 12 - 15 years now, Houston-area homebrewers are gathering for a group brew-in. We'll be providing water hook-ups (we're also trying to rig up a system for cold water to speed your wort chilling) and Karbach will be providing some of their yeast. In addition, we'll be pitching a big tent (20' X 40') to protect everyone from sun, rain, etc. The featured brewing match is the PROS vs. Joes with Foam Ranger Was Was Wazoo Kyle Jones brewing toe to toe with Karbach Head Brewer Eric Warner (and author of Brewer's Publications Wheat Beer and Kolsch style books). This a rematch of last year's match in which Warner bested Jones by one vote in the popular poll. We'll have live music provided by Second Lovers, food, and plenty of beverages available. Bring your brewing set-up and join us or just show up for the fun! The excitement runs from 10 am - 6 pm. Everybody is welcome! More related news & announcements will be forthcoming!
BREAKING NEWS! SECOND LOCATION COMING SOON!
We've been toying with the idea of opening a second location for some time now, and we've finally pulled the trigger! It's now official. We closed on the building March 28th! Time to get to work! What you will find is a 4,000 square foot building with plenty of parking! 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 for a late-May opening. We'll keep you posted on the details.
FEATURED BASIC BREW RECIPES FOR APRIL
Spring is the traditional time of the year for the release of seasonal bocks. So, we've chosen our three German Bocks for our April Beer of The Month. Choose from:
HOP RHIZOMES HAVE LANDED IN HOUSTON!
RHIZOMES HAVE ARRIVED! Prices are the same as last year: $4.99 each. Varieties available: Brewer's Gold, Cascades (lots), Centennial, Chinook, Hallertauer, Goldings, Magnum, Mt. Hood, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Perle, Ultra, Willamettes, & Zeus. Supplies are limited! Grow Your Own! As is usually the case, we anticipate a large demand for Cascades rhizomes, and ordered about 60 of these. But, we also have ordered quite a few of the other varieties, all in limited numbers. So, if you think you might like to try your hand at hop growing, stop by, give us a ring, or 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.
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 2 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 ARRIVED - ONLY 2 LEFT!
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 - ONLY 3 LEFT!
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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