Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

Weekend Brewer 25th Anniversary Sale Going On Now

The Weekend Brewer in Chester,VA is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing supplies to homebrewers and home wine makers of the Richmond area.  Head into the store from today Tuesday July 16th to Friday July19th to take advantage of the specials listed below as well as select in-store specials. 

Beer Specials

10% off — All WeekEnd Brewer Beer Ingredient Kits

15% off Whole Briess ‘Brewers 2 row Malt’ bag ($46.66; while supplies last)

10% off  — Induction Ready Pots with 1/2 “Valve (Limited Supplies)
10gal – $86.39
15gal – $227.00
20gal – $258.57
25gal – $293.76

Special ‘2 ounce Pack’ Cascade Pellet Hops — $1.50 each; Limit 2 per visit

Wine Specials

15% off — All ‘Vintners Reserve’ Wine kits and ‘World Vineyard’ Wine kits
20% off — All ‘Selection’ Premium Wine Kits 15 liters
20 % off — All ‘Selection’ Premium Wine kits 16 liters
25% off —  All ‘Eclipse’ (Estate) Wine Kits — July 19th only
25% off — All Selection Premium Wine kits with Skins — July 19th only

Moscato kits on sale all of July @ 25% off (while supplies last)

25% off — 3 gallon PET Carboy —  $20.17 (reg.  $26.90 )
15% off — 5 Gallon PET Carboy — $23.71 (reg. $ 27.90 )

Don’t miss out on many more in store specials and giveaways each day (Wine Glass Sets, Beer Bottle Openers, Gear and Accessories). Stop in Friday July 19th for cake. Congrats on 25 years Bob and Jeanne!

One Night Only! Hardywood Basil & Beets Beer at Ellwoods Tomorrow

Available for one night only, Wednesday July 17th, Ellwood Thompson’s, Hardywood, and Origins Farm joined forces to craft a summer brew with locally sourced beet and basil.

Honestly, I’ve been on the fence on about this beer since I first learned of it. While I love basil, beets have never a favorite at least those canned purple ones of my youth. My more recent experiences with beets of different colors have been well received.

When I inquired about the base beer style for the brew, I really expected Hardywood to say this was their Belgian Wit recipe used to make Virginia Blackberry.  To my surprise, I was informed the base beer is an IPA making me even more curious about how these flavors will work.

Learn the origins of this beer directly from its creators Brian Nelson, Hardywood’s Head Brewer, and Alistar Harris, owner Origins Farm.  Remember this beer is only available for one night and only available at Ellwood Thompson’s.  Only $5 gets you in the door and some light appetizers and $3 per 8oz pour at the event.  Register for the event online here.