Join us at The Homebrewer while guest instructor and local award winning cider maker, homebrewer, and competition judge Brian Trout guides us through an exploration of craft cider.
You will learn about the history and production of Cider while sampling examples of different styles from around the world. We will also teach you an easy step-by-step method for crafting cider at home. There is even an option to leave with all the supplies required to make your own 1 gallon batch of cider.
– Cider Flight
– History of Cider
– Crafting Ciders: Old World, Artisan, and Basic Methods
– Examining and Improving Cider Fermentations
– Basic Primer on Adding Herbs/Spices to your Cider
– Step by Step Walk Through of Making Your Own Cider
Two ticket options:
– Class and Equipment option $75 (1gal glass fermenter, juice, yeast, sanitizer, nutrient, and airlock)
– Class Only $45 (Multiple samples of craft cider and lecture. No equipment or juice)
*please note this workshop covers alcoholic, or “hard cider”.
21+ w/ valid ID
Cleaning out the Garage or Closet and have some used gear and supplies to unload?
We’re here to Help!
Saturday, June 9th 10:00-noon
We will open up our yard for the ultimate home brewing gear yard sale. Time to score some great deals or clear out a few things that could find new life in another home.
Email at Brew@thehomebrewersd.com to coordinate with us.
20% The Entire Store from 10am-2pm!!!
You’ve got all that sweet new gear, but need to add a few more components to make it perfect? Let us help! We’ll take 20% off every order.*
*Some restrictions may apply on certain items. Discounts are only for items that are in stock, and cannot be applied to items that are out of stock, or for special orders, or layaway items.
The Sherbert Pervert IPA:
This beer is a Sherbert IPA. We don’t really know if that exists… but well… it does.
Lactose, oats, and a blend of our favorite European base malts provide a hint of bread, toast, & pastries, and a rich and full bodied mouthfeel.
A perverted amount of citrusy and fruity hops, but with low bitterness keep this beer drinkable and refreshing.
We’ve also created some special glassware for the occasion.
More details to come… but we’ll see you there!
Do You. Do Your Dance. Do What Makes You Happy.
That’s the mantra for this beer that we brewed with our very good friends and muses at Pariah Brewing Company. It’s a Sour IPA w. Boysenberries added during fermentation.
The malt base for the beer is very close to a Pariah favorite of ours. This was kettle soured for a very short
period to add a touch of refreshing tartness.
Loads of Citra, Idaho 7, & Mosaic were added during the whirlpool and dry hop for a massively fruity and citrus hop character.
We finished all of that off with boysenberry purree. The result is a beer that is complex, yet well balanced. It’s the closest thing to biting into a fresh piece of juicy fruit that we can think of.
We’re canning this wonderful collab up and will have cans ready to go on for our party.
We’ll be watching one of our favorite purple movies as well.
See you soon!
Join us as we celebrate the homebrew community and its capacity for caring and charity!
Come taste 35+ unique homebrews and mingle with the homebrewers themselves.
SD Homebrew Fest 2018 is a special event during which the homebrewers and their beers are the main focus.
Proceeds go to support Friends of Jefferson, a parent organization that helps teachers bridge the financial gap for art and science projects.
You be the Judge:
Festival attendees will taste and vote for their favorite beer. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice (favorite at the festival), as well for the top 3 beers selected by a group certified beer judges.
Tickets are available to designated drivers. You’ll help save a lives and support our local schools!
Visit the SD Homebrew Fest website for info and tickets, or to register your beer for the competition(s).
Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.
What’s the Process Like?
Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.
Who are the Judges?
What Styles Can I Submit?
It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!
How Do I Compete?
Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.
2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:
Study Hall Edition:
Beer Exam Prep
This is a special edition of Trivia Night! It’s a fun and stress free way to review some beer facts right before a beer exam. We know that there is a certain exam right around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to review some of the material in a more light-hearted, stress free zone.
It’s all about having fun while we learn. So all levels of beer enthusiasts should come. You probably know more than you think, and it’s a good way to learn some cool facts about beer in a non-threatening, snob-free zone. It’s a great way to learn more about the beer certifications that are out there as well!
Glitter Bat Gang –
Sour Wheat Ale Blended w/ Fresh Apple Juice Newtopia Cyder Collaboration:
Remember that one time the whole block was taped off by the Cops? They were investigating some bad guys. While they opened up a trunk, they pulled out a baseball bat covered in pink glitter…. the Glitter Bat Gang had struck again!! To celebrate those sweet but sour moments, Home Brewing Co. and Newtopia Cyder bring you Glitter Bat Gang.
We started with our Gose base beer, and added 49% fresh apple juice from Newtopia Cyder. We allowed the beer/cider mix to ferment all of the way through. The result is a hard cider/beer hybrid that bursts with fresh apple/pear/peach/bready/honey-like aromas, and drinks with a refreshing hint of lactic tartness, and a crisp/dry finish.
We think it’s quite delicious, so we’re excited to offer these to you in cans to go for the first time!
Join us as we celebrate our beautifully quirky neighborhood. We’ll be hanging out in our backyard, and enjoying a film. Bring your own snacks and a warm blanket.
Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary:
Award winning documentary about the crazy world of competitive wiener dogs, “Wiener Takes All, A Dogumentary” will be screening here in the tasting room at 7:00 pm.
Our own Joe Park, who worked on the film, as well as the films director, Shane MacDougall will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.
Dogs are always welcome, but we strongly caution you that there will be a larger group in the tasting room, so please use your best judgement as a responsible dog owner.
Our very own Joe Park hosts our weekly trivia night with a variety of themes and topics ranging from music, film, history, and the occasional beer-geek trivia.
Points vary based on the question, and quite frankly… how Joe feels about it. Bonus points are awarded for cleverness.
First round starts at 6:30pm.
Are you a brewer of any level interested in elevating your brewing knowledge about malt? Are you in the industry and planning on taking an advanced beer service certification exam? Welcome to our Master Workshops!
Using malt teas and an in-depth presentation on the malting process, get to really know the most fundamental ingredient in beer. This class is designed for brewers of all levels.
This hands-on malt workshop covers in depth the malting process and how the choice of different malts can dramatically effect your beers.
In the first half of the class we will discuss how grain becomes malt and the different processes that create base and specialty malts.
The second half of the class we will taste up to 20 “malt teas” in order to get really know this essential ingredient
Topics will include:
Grain to malt
Workings of a modern malthouse
Base grains and their uses
Kilned vs roasted malts
Mashing and enzymes
Malt tea tasting
Tools and tips to for choosing the malt bill of your next recipe
Class includes two 8oz. pours from our tasting room
Class length 2 hours