Hi All,

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve gotten in touch, but the times, they are a-changin’.

First, we’ve got a brew class scheduled for this coming Sunday, March 3rd. There’s still plenty of room in the class, so let us know if you’d like to join us for an introduction to all-grain brewing. For those interested, there are a few key things to remember:

1. The course fee is $35
2. The beer we brew can be brought home for $8/gallon.
3. Wear pants and close-toed shoes.
4. Be here at 9.

Second, we’re getting ready to add a third class style. Brew In A Bag (BIAB), is a sort of bridge between extract and all grain brewing. This style of brewing requires minimal extra equipment over extract brewing, but allows for all of the control of all-grain. It’s a method we’ve been playing with for a while now, and we’d like to share it with you. If anyone is interested in signing up for a class on BIAB, please let us know.

Third, we got a pretty solid response to the last email regarding the creation of a brewing club. We’re still working on details, but in the meantime, we’ve got a few cool events in the works. Many of you probably know about the new breweries in North Carolina, as well as those already established elsewhere. We’re looking at setting up visits to some of our ‘local’ breweries, and you folks seem like you’d be up for a good field trip. Free beer anyone? Again, please let us know if this is something you’re interested in.

Finally, with the weather as tempestuous as it’s been lately, it can be hard to motivate yourself to brew outside. This is the perfect time of year to try experimenting with new techniques, recipes, or equipment…from the comfort of your kitchen. Stovetop brews, while difficult at large volumes, are perfect for small batches. We’ve been trying several new recipes and the results so far have been tasty. What have you been brewing? What are you looking forward to brewing next? Swing by the shop if you need some direction, supplies, or just want to chat about your plans for the next batch.