Come Crash Our SMaSH this Wednesday

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BFD Jesse, our resident mountain unicycle racer extraordinaire, will be brewing a SMaSH (single hops and single malt) beer in the shop this Wednesday. His featured hops will be German Perle. Burners on around 2:00 pm. Come by, ask questions, and come learn!


More Hops Rhizomes Now in Stock

HopsRhizome2  We’ve just increased the number of varietals of locally harvested hops rhizomes; they’ve been delivered exclusively to us, and you will not find them any fresher. Again, only $6.50 per rhizome, these WILL not last. First come, first served, no phone holds please. We now have the following varietals while they last:

Brewers Gold
Mt. Hood

BFD Closed This Weekend

We are hosting the AHA National Homebrew Competition, First Round this weekend, and will be closed for regular business:

CLOSING EARLY ON FRIDAY April 4th, open Noon to 4 pm

CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY April 5th and 6th for the AHA NHC

We will return to regular hours on Monday, April 7th

Recap — BFD hours this week:

M/T/W/Th: Noon to 7 pm

Friday: Noon to 4 pm

Sat/Sun: Closed for AHA NHC

Hard-to-Find SS Tech & Blichmann in the House!

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We just received a precious few of the NEW SS Brewing Technology Brew Bucket Fermenters – these are almost impossible to get on the market right now, and they’re in high demand.  6.95 gallon capacity, brewer’s grade 304 stainless steel construction, integrated racking arm / ball valve assembly, stackable design, and conical bottom…Get ‘em while we have them in stock!

Also, we brought back the Blichmann TopTier burners. It fits any manufacturer’s pots or kegs up to 21″ in diameter and up to 30 gal, so you can reuse existing equipment. And, the most important part: 72,000 BTU! Get to boil in no time at all!


Annie Johnson on The Brewing Network Tonight



Join our friend, 2013 AHA Homebrewer of the Year Annie Johnson, on The Brewing Network webcast Monday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. She will be on The Session, talking about her Light American Lager – Mow the Damn Lawn – which won her the national title last year. She’ll also be discussing the soon-to-be-unveiled PicoBrew Zymatic, and of course, all things beer. You can call in and participate, too! Call 888-401-BEER during the show – Throw out some BFD props if you get on :-)

Annie was our guest this past Saturday at the BFD Brew Demo Day, and we were given an opportunity to try several of her beers, including her title-winning Lager…probably the lightest, cleanest beer we’ve ever tasted.