It’s Almost BBQ Rib Time Again!
WHO: Philadelphia Homebrew Club
WHAT: Made on American St.
WHEN: October 19th from 1-5pm Competitors start at 6 AM
WHERE: Philly Homebrew Outlet, 1447 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA
WHY: Proceeds donated to Philabundance & several local children schools & charities
HOW MUCH: Presale $35 & $25. Door $40 & $30
Stop the bus! The Philadelphia Homebrew Club is shutting down American Street for the best block party you’ll go to this year.
Our faithful brewers are already hard at work on some autumn brews that will really help ease the pain of saying farewell to the summertime. Full admission gets you your very own souvenir Philadelphia Homebrew Club tasting glass and the club will ll it for you all day, to your content.. No block party is complete, of course, without some great live music, games and a bouncy castle for the little ones. But wait, aren’t we forgetting something?
Oh, right, the food! Now this is where things get interesting. How does scores of teams, huddled around their grill stations, artfully smoking up their version of the perfect rack of ribs for your judging pleasure sound? Not too bad, right? The Philly Homebrew Club is stepping up to make sure the 8th Annual Rib O continues to be a lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’ success. You can even join in yourselves, with a chance at some serious prizes and indisputable street cred! Just wrangle up three of your most culinarily inclined friends and check out the details online at www.phillyhbc.org on forming your own team. There will be expert & celebrity judges determining the winners and the crowd will have a voice in selecting the People’s Choice.
Ribs ain’t all we’ll have cooking for ya. Teams will also have the chance to try their hands at the an Anything Goes Mac ‘n’ Cheese category. With all the ribs, mac n cheese, and brews you can handle, what better way could there be to spend a Sunday afternoon? Now that’s how Philadelphia Homebrew Club spells Block Party!
$35* full admission in advance gets you in with a souvenir Philadelphia Homebrew Club glass, all you can sample food pass, homemade non-alcoholic refreshments, and endless samples of fall brews. Without the glass, the cost is $25 in advance. Kids under 12 eat and play free. Come early to make sure you get a taste of everything. Tickets are $40 & $30 at the door.
* The $10 you’re paying for a glass gives the Club the opportunity to stage great events year ’round. While we are obligated to serve beer samples to everyone that is over 21 and not visibly intoxicated, we strongly urge you to purchase a glass in order to sample our brews.
We have a few new products in the store. They are specialized fermentation products and with a little knowledge and patience can provide some awesome new items to your “Homebrewing Hobby.”
Natural Bread Leaven \ Sour Dough Starter
House produced from wild yeast, this sour dough starter is highly active and produces some extremely delicious bread accompanied with some homemade cultured butter. If you’re into baking bread, and you typically use commercial yeast, you should try this out. Fermentation time is typically 3-4 times what commercial yeast is, but in that time, the yeasts, lacto and other friendly bacteria are creating a massive increase in flavor. Occasionally we will be hosting some homemade bread in the store made with this culture, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page so you can grab a sample.
Ever wondered where Vinegar came from? Just like you, it came from it’s Mommy, and we’re selling her at the store now. It’s really simple to make your own apple cider or red wine vinegar at home. All you need to do is dilute some red wine with a little water to reduce the acidity, add it to a wide mouth jar, introduce the vinegar mother, and cover with some cheesecloth or a paper towel. In about 2-3 weeks you’ll have your very own vinegar for salads, or bread dipping. French fries you say? How about adding the vinegar mother to one of your amazing IPA’s and have an IPA malt vinegar. How awesome would that be?
Water Kefir Grains – Tibicos
Water Kefir grains are made up of a culture of bacteria and yeasts held in a polysaccharide biofilm matrix created by the bacteria, also known as a SCOBY. Added to a slightly sweet liquid, they produce a product similar to Kombucha, but with less of an intense taste. Fermentation typically takes only 2-3 days, and then can be bottled and primed just like a homebrew beer. Within days, you will have created a highly carbonated, non-alcholic soda like beverage with a health pro-biotic kick. It tastes amazing, and it’s great for promoting a healthy gut. We always have a few bottles that we made laying around, so come in the store and sample some yourself!
New Cheese Making Supplies In Stock!
We just recently received a new shipment of cheese making supplies including animal and vegetable rennet and an ALL NEW Kefir starter. According to Wikipedia, “Kefir, keefir, or kephir alternatively Kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk kefir, or búlgaros, is a fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter) and has its origins in the north Caucasus Mountains.”
Nick once said while walking through an ethnic grocery store, “Why is it that every other culture has fermented milk drinks but us?” Kefir is considered one of the healthiest milk products due to it’s extreme amount of live probiotic cultures even more than yogurt! Blended with a little fruit and honey, kefir makes a quick and healthy breakfast for those on the go.
Animal Liquid Rennet
Vegetable Liquid Rennet
Mozzarella Cheese Kits
Chevre (Goat) Cheese Kits
Yellow, Red and Black Cheese Wax
Back by popular demand, Bayou Classic Kettles are in stock and ready to take home. We’ve found that these are the highest quality and most economical of any other homebrew kettle on the market. These kettles comes pre-drilled with all weldless fittings including dial thermometer, stainless spigot, stainless bulkhead, and stamped volume gauge.
Spring is officially here, and it’s been a long time coming. This winter was one of the roughest in years, but we all survived given plenty of Russian Imperial Stouts and Winter Warmers, but enough about that. To start of the best homebrew season of the year, we’ve stocked plenty of the highly anticipated, Brewers Best Belgian Caramel Wit. This beer is a refreshing spring seasonal recipe similar to a classic white ale though slightly darker in color. With the high fermentability of a pound of Simplicity Belgian Candi Sugar and the the rich flavors from caramel malts and honey that complement the spicy characteristics from the yeast. This aromatic and flavorful ale is the perfect welcome to the spring season.
Belgian Caramel Wit
IBU’s: 15 – 20 : OG: 1.058 – 1.062 : ABV%: 5.75 – 6.0
Other Brewers Best Kits for Spring Time Include
IBU’s: 6 – 10 : OG: 1.047 – 1.051 : ABV%: 4.5 – 4.75
American Pale Ale
IBU’s: 32-36 : OG: 1.051 – 1.055 : ABV%: 5 – 5.5
IBU’s: 12-16 : OG: 1.045 – 1.049 : ABV%: 4.5 – 4.75
IBU’s: 25-28 : OG: 1.042 – 1.046 : ABV%: 4.25 – 4.75
India Pale Ale
IBU’s: 45 – 49 : OG: 1.061 – 1.065 : ABV%: 5.75 – 6.25
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”