Closing Permanently July 21, at 5pm

Chris and I had great time in Portland and the last 4 years of running the store. However, we’ve come to the realization that we need to close the store. We plan on closing the store permanently at 5pm on July 21.

In the meantime, we’ll be selling all products and fixtures.

Thank you to our customers that have made this a great experience! We will miss you.

Chris and Sheri Houdesheldt

Homebrew Swap Meet

We are hosting an open air Swap Meet for any home brewer to come to sell and/or trade their brewing equipment. This will be a great way to upgrade or downgrade your current equipment inventory. You can do anything you want with equipment or ingredients. However, you won’t be able to sell any of your homebrew. We welcome you to bring homebrew to share or trade with other brewers while here.

We’ll plan on everyone setting up outside in the parking lot and you will be in charge of your items. So you may want to bring chairs, tables, refreshements, and food just like a regular a regular swap meet to make a day out of it.

Please RSVP with Sheri by email with your info:

White Labs Yeasts Now Available

We are now the only retailer in central Iowa for White Labs Yeast. Chris and I have also agreed to be a Freshness Certification Program participating store. This means you’ll be guaranteed the following items per our agreement:

  • Offer the 68 core White Labs strains to your customers.
  • Carry only the freshest yeast possible and discard any expired yeast if not sold by its “Best By” date on the package.
  • Follow proper yeast handling practices which include keeping White Labs yeast in cold storage as soon as it is received until the moment it is sold to your customers.

White Labs has also introduced their Pure Pitch packaging. The yeast is grown in sterile flex cell bags that is then divided into the 40mL portions directly from the original bag. Thus, the yeast isn’t exposed to the outside until the time you cut it open to pitch the fermenting potential of at least 100 billion cells into your wort!

Don’t worry if you’ve always used another liquid yeast, we’ll be able to recommend a great White Labs yeast strain for your beer! For more info on White Labs Yeast


Black Brew Recipe Kits, FREE JUGS, and The Grainfather!!!!!

We’re opening Nov. 24 at 12pm to bring you Black Brews, Free Jugs and The Grainfather for $799.98!

We’ll have special pricing on select Black Brew Recipes as Extract and All Grain this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

  • 4 Ryed Stout
    • All-Grain $24.99
    • Extract $42.99
  • Dry Stout
    • All-Grain $20.99
    • Extract $27.99
  • The Porter’s Porter
    • All-Grain $21.99
    • Extract $30.99
  • Black Friday IPA
    • All-Grain $36.99
    • Extract $46.99

Until supplies run out, we’re also offering you a FREE 64oz Jeanie bottle glass growler with every purchase over $100!
The Grainfather, electric brew system, on sale for $799.98 Nov 24 thru Nov 27! (jacket sold separately)