Spokane Interstate Fair Competition for Beer & Wine

SpokaneCoFairOkay, you know you make the best beer and/or wine but try competing to see if your beverages can make the mark when it goes up against the competition. The cost is nothing and you’ll get an evaluation and possibly a ribbon and even the title of Champion from the Spokane Interstate Fair. Paper entries are due soon, 11 Aug 2015. For entry forms follow this link to the fair. Good luck everyone!

New Store Hours

First of all, we’d like to say thanks to all the loyal customers we’ve had over the years. Effective immediately, we are now closed on Mondays. We would also like to say, ” thank-you” to Joel and Tom who staffed the store during those hours.

Now Available Hop Rhizomes

hopfieldsIn the  next couple of weeks, the ground will start to thaw, and that is when hop rhizomes will be dug and made available for sale.  For all you brewers or for those who need to cover an arbor, fence or pole, these are great for a brew or late summer foliage.  We recommend starting them in planting pots and holding them  indoors and later weathering them off for outdoor planting. We have them available for a limited time for pick-up at the store, only. Preorders have now been filled.

Note: We are prohibited from shipping into Idaho. They are under an agriculture quarantine order.

We’re showing the love . . .

RedHeartSmllHappy Valentines day everyone. To help you show your love to that special wine maker, we are offering 10% off on our floor corkers. They are in stock and ready for pick-up. This special will last the whole month of February. So come on down and get one while they last!

Last Chance!

Limited edition kits from Winexpert are a premium wine that is made once for the coming year. This year they’re bringing back some of the years previously very popular kits. They are impressive. While their regular line up is superb; these kits are special as they are sourced from unique areas of the world.

Once we place our order with Winexpert, there will be no extras available as has been in previous years.

Don’t miss out, the deadline is this friday,  5 Dec 2014. Thank-you everyone and happy holidays!

Holiday’s are just around the corner!

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Celebration Ale,  A Festive fresh hop holiday fun beer!

You know its time to start thinking of the holidays when our most favorite beer of them all arrives. Just-in, we are letting all you die hard fans know that it’s time to come down and get a case or two or even a 1/6 barrel keg of this favorite crowd pleaser.  Relatives will be making their way to your home and they’ll be looking for a bit of seasonal libations. Here’s the break-down of this yummy beer.  Oh, and thank-you Sierra Nevada!

Now, a word from the brewery.
“At the start of the Celebration season, we can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have, the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada.”

BeeManiacs

bee_maniacs_with_logo_and_tm_yellow_background_1000_by_288_1393990209__32008Ari Alvarez has opened a bee keepers store in Deer Park , Washington. For all you beekeepers this is a great opportunity to not only buy your supplies locally but also to learn more about the hobby. Ari not only has a bricks and mortar but also has an online store for viewing his wares.

While honey is the result of our friendly bee’s work, more important is the act of pollination they perform . By buying local honey, and I mean local, you can make a difference in the lives of these creatures and our lives too.

Here’s to pollination, honey and mead! Check it out here, BeeManiacs.com

Winexperts Limited Kits

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Winexpert Limited Kit Release

In honor of the 25th Anniversary, Winexpert is reintroducing four of your favorite wines plus a special anniversary blend, aptly named Triumph. Triumph is a blend created especially for our consumers and is a celebration of the achievement which defines this Limited Edition program. Exclusively sourced from Washington State. We hope you’ll enjoy celebrating this milestone with us and share the excitement with your friends and family. Our preorders have begun and the deadline for ordering has been set to 1 Dec 2014. New this year we will be asking prepayment and ordering will be taken online so let your friends know!
Check them Out Now!

Open Tue-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10-4 Closed Mon. & Tues.