BREWER NEWSLETTER

 

SPRING 2018
 
Store Hours/ Closings

We are a family business and will occasionally be closed for vacation. Notice of vacation closings are always posted in the store, on our website newsletters and in our recorded telephone message at least three weeks in advance.

Normal Store hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

We will be CLOSING EARLY on May 4th at 1:00pm.

BREW DAY / OPEN HOUSE

The Wine Smith is having a Brew Day and Open house for our customers on Saturday, April 28th. Brewing will start in the morning with lunch served from noon on.  We will have beer and wine that we made and everyone is welcome to bring some of their own to share.

WHOLE LEAF HOPS IN STOCK

The Wine Smith has a new supplier for whole leaf hops. Many of you prefer whole leaf hops to pellets for late addition and dry-hopping.
 
Starting April 18th we will have Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Nortern Brewer, Saaz, Simcoe and Willamette whole leaf hops available in 1 oz. packages.  One pound packages of these varieties are available on special order.

BEER TASTING

We recently moved a small chest freezer with temp. control from the house to the store, so we'll now be able to let our customers taste some of our homebrews.  The current beers on tap are Vienna Lager, Oaked American Stout and a single hop Pale Ale with Hallertau Blanc hops. 

NEW EXTRACT WITH GRAINS KITS

The Wine Smith has started packing our "extract with grains" beer ingredient kits at the store to keep your price down and ensure fresh ingreients.  These are the same as the True Brew and BSG Select kits and have identical or upgraded ingredients and instructions.  You are just not paying for the fancy box.  The "brown box" kits are American Light, Oktoberfest, Brown Porter, Czech Pilsner, West Coast IPA, Northwest Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, American Wheat, California Common ((Anchor Steam clone), Amber Ale (Fat Tire clone), Nut Brown Ale, Belgian Ale, Oaked Imperial Stout, Irish Stout (Guiness clone),  and Irish Red Ale.

Each extract kit includes an 11.5 gram packet of the appropriate Fermentis or Lallemand yeast. Wyeast liquid yeast can be substituited at additional cost.

 

LIQUID YEAST PRE-ORDERS

The Wine Smith has traditionally stocked Wyeast Smack Packs for our local brewers. We have been placing the minimum order (25 packs) speculatively, hoping that most of the packs would sell within the six month shelf life. This model has "gone south" over the last few years and we find ourselves throwing out 30-40% of the yeast purchased from Wyeast.

We have decided to go to a pre-order system to cut down on the waste and continue to provide viable liquid yeasts to our customers.  The new pre-order systm is:

- Pre-orders will be taken up to an order date posted  at the store, on our website and our facebook page - approximately every 4 to 6 weeks. All customers will be notified when their pre-ordered yeast arrives at the store.  The cost of pre-ordered yeast remains at $9.95.

- We will maintain a smaller stock of the most popular yeast strains for spot purchasers. These smack packs will cost $11.95

The next Weast order date will be SATERDAY, APRIL 21ST. Brochures with a complete listing and specs. are available at the store or online at www.wyeastlab.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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