The "Dog Days of August" are here! It's hot and still. It's almost as if there is a daily race to 100 between the temperature and the humidity. Probably not the best time to go for the barleywines and imperial stouts, huh? OK, we're offering up some decent hot weather beer recipes for "Hell on the Gulf Coast." Oh, and speaking of Dog Days, we're offering up a beer that bites back this month: Vicious Mutt IPA!

We are offering a $5 discount on our featured Basic Brew Recipes™:

Beeriac's A Man For All Saisons (Deceptively strong, fruity/spicy ale with earthy overtones & a dry finish.)
Session Farmhouse Ale
(
A sessionable farmhouse ale with spicy rye notes and a unique malted oat mouthfeel.)
Pedro the Welder Imperial IPA (Our Texas tribute to the iconic beer from Russian River Brewing - 11 ounces of hops in this one!)
 
We are also offering a $2 discount on a featured Dog Day Recipe Kit™ (our Eight Liter/Two Gallon Mr. Beer Size Kit).  
Vicious Mutt IPA (A light amber-hued, full bodied, aggressively hopped India Pale Ale! "Bad boy!" I mean "Good boy!")
 
Prices good through August 31st!
Dial in the fermentation pressure on your cornelius keg or bright beer tank with an adjustable Spunding Valve! Most pressure relief valves are pre-set to very high pressures to prevent kegs and tanks for over-pressurizing and exploding.  Yes, very useful, and we are not suggesting you replace that safety valve. But, you may wish to choose a maximum pressure level well below that safety point.  A Spunding Valve is exactly what you need!  Simply thread this valve to a ball-lock or pin-lock gas disconnect (requires fittings with 1/4" MFL tip) and attach to a corny keg. Dial in the pressure you desire and the Spunding Valve will bleed off any pressure above the set point.  Unlike most inexpensive Spunding Valves on the market, ours comes with clear markings showing the pressure level you have chosen.  No more trial & error!  Great for high pressure lager fermentation! Click here to order!
 
Optional Gas Quick-Disconnects available at discounted pricing.
We always seem to have a few used goodies knocking around our sale table by the store entrance. Right now we have a better selection than usual. Like most used items, these are on a "here today, gone tomorrow" status, so we won't bother adding them to our website. Here's what we've got:
  3 Five Gallon Ball-Lock Canisters converted from Pin-Lock. Include new lids w/manual relief valves. $59.99 each or $149.99 for all three. Especially desirable if keg height is an issue!
  2 Propane Tanks all with varying amount of gas left - $15 each
  2 - 4-Way Modular CO2 Manifolds (can be reduced to 2 -Way or combined & expanded up to 10-Way) $25.99 each
  2 Five Gallon Glass Carboys with nylon straps - $24.99 each
  2 Two Liter German Flip-Top Glass Growlers w/metal handles - $14.99 each (like new! Brand new, these run $35!)
  Lots of Lallemand Abbaye Belgian Ale Yeast and BRY-97 American Ale Yeast past their "Best Before" dates. Tested good 18 July - 49¢ each!
  Lots of very inexpensive used wine & beer bottles

If you're interested in purchasing any of them, come on in or call us at  (713) 668-9440  or (800) 216-BREW if you're out of town. We can work something out, I'm sure!
 
We find ourselves in a position of needing to slim down on hops stocks. Some less popular varieties we are dropping to make room for new varieties that folks are inquiring about. We  also are simply overstocked on and need to sacrifice profit to save space and put some money in the kitty. These are on our Sale Hop page.
Domestic 1 oz. Hops ($1.49 per oz.)
Ahtanum
Palisade
Sorachi Ace
Vanguard
 
Import 1 oz. Hops ($1.49 per oz.)
Kazbek (Czech)
Pride of Ringwood (Australia)
Sovereign (U.K.)
 
Domestic 1 lb. Hops ($8.99 per lb.)
Horizon
Northern Brewer
Nugget
Summit
Warrior
 
Import 1 lb. Hops ($8.99 per lb.)
First Gold (U.K.)
Premiant (Czech)
Pride of Ringwood (Australia)
Click here for more information.
 
 
Ever have one of those days? Or weeks? Or Months? Yakima Chief Hops is known for creating inventive and exciting hop blends. Blending this combination of Cluster, Fuggle and Nugget creates an alpha content of 8.1%, making it a versatile , well-balanced hop blend. Best used with a sense of adventure and a pioneering spirit, Cluster Fugget works well in any style brewed at home with a beer in hand and an open mind. The aroma characteristics include earthy and grassy, with hints of citrus and sweet aromas. Click Here to order.
 
 
 

JUNE HOPPENINGS AT DEFALCO'S

June 8 -  Foam Ranger Monthly Brew-In - 10 am - 5 pm.  Some nameless Foam Ranger has volunteered to be our sacrificial lamb this month! He/She has volunteered to brew up a batch of beer out back for this month, so come show up and help harass the designatedbrewer. This is a kinda' casual social hour.  Bring some homebrew, good commercial beer, or munchies. Talk is cheap and plentiful!

June 9 - Home Winemakers of Houston Monthly Gathering - 4 - 7 pm. We usually have an assortment of (mostly) homemade wines (& a few commercial ones), & some munchies to share.  We discuss winemaking techniques and ingredients.  Very casual, and we very much welcome newcomers.  So, please feel free to stop on by. Bring some wine & munchies to share. Everybody is welcome!

June 21 - Foam Rangers' Monthly Meeting - DeFalco's - 7 pm - 12 midnight - Everybody is welcome! Beer of the Month - Wheat Beers, Meads, & Ciders.  You? You can bring what you got. . . hopefully some homebrew or that hard-to-get commercial beer! Everybody welcome!


JULY HOPPENINGS AT DEFALCO'S

July 13 -  Foam Ranger Monthly Brew-In - 10 am - 5 pm.  Some nameless Foam Ranger has volunteered to be our sacrificial lamb this month! He/She has volunteered to brew up a batch of beer out back for this month, so come show up and help harass the designatedbrewer. This is a kinda' casual social hour.  Bring some homebrew, good commercial beer, or munchies. Talk is cheap and plentiful!

July 14 - Home Winemakers of Houston Monthly Gathering - 4 - 7 pm. We usually have an assortment of (mostly) homemade wines (& a few commercial ones), & some munchies to share.  We discuss winemaking techniques and ingredients.  Very casual, and we very much welcome newcomers.  So, please feel free to stop on by. Bring some wine & munchies to share. Everybody is welcome!

July 20 - Foam Rangers' Monthly Meeting - Our annual Swim Party at Hank Keller's House - 7 pm - 12 midnight - Everybody is welcome! Beer of the Month - Pilsners & Kölsch.  You? You can bring what you got. . . hopefully some homebrew or that hard-to-get commercial beer! Everybody welcome!

Location

(in the shopping center next door to La Michoacana - O'Reilly Auto Parts at the other end)
 9223 Stella Link
Houston TX 77025
 Phone (713)-668-9440  Phone (800)-216-2739 

 

 
STORE HOURS
Monday - Wednesday 10 - 6
Thursday & Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 5
Sunday 12 - 4