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The Latest News

Get the latest info on sales, local homebrew events, classes, and everything else. There's always new stuff cooking up at The Thirsty Quaker.

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Wine Kit Sale - 60% off all kits

Making your own wine is fast and easy - way easier than making beer! We're putting all of our wine and fruit wine kits on sale, from the Vintner's Reserve basic line, to the Eclipse deluxe line. These kits have everything you need to make 32 bottles of great wine that's ready to drink in just 2-3 months. All you need is a bit of water and a fermenting vessel.

This sale will run as long as supplies last.

 

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Summer Brewing Classes!

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Homebrewing classes make great dates, and great gifts! Classes are $40 per person, and you can register in the store. Just stop in and tell us what date you want to sign up for, it takes only one minute! The class itself is at the HCCC Culinary Arts Center, 1 block from Journal Square.

We will also schedule some cider classes as apple season approaches, so stay posted.

Dates:

  • June 21, Sunday, 3-6pm
  • July 19,  Sunday, 3-6pm
  • August 16, Sunday, 3-6pm
  • September 20, Sunday, 3-6pm

In this class you will:

  • Participate in a hands-on demonstration of extract and partial-mash beer-making from start to finish. You make the beer yourself!
  • Taste commercial and homebrewed beer samples
  • Smell the hops and taste the malted grain
  • Learn about the history and science of beer
  • Pair your beer with fresh, special-made pretzels
  • Learn to fill and cap your own bottles

 

Also check out our local brew club, JCBC at www.jerseycitybrewclub.com or visit the club on facebook.


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Summer Bottle Share Group!

We've been discussing a bottle share group with some friends and it's time to get something organized! If you're not familiar with a bottle share, the idea is to bring interesting beers to share samples with other collectors so you can try new things together.

If you want to attend any date, please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.

Location:
Backyard at The Thirsty Quaker

Dates (Saturdays at 3PM):

Rules:

  • Bring at least one large format bottle or equivalent (i.e. one 22 oz or two 12 oz bottles)
  • Bring anything you like, though the more interesting, the better!
  • Homebrews do not count but are welcome for feedback
  • Make sure to RSVP!

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News & Happenings, 4/4

Saturday, 4/4 we are doing a wine tasting with Alvaro de Vina from 3-6pm. Stop in for some free wine samples!

Easter Sunday we will be opening late. Our hours will be 2-8pm. Have a happy Easter!

We now carry Meussdorffer sour malt - also known as acidulated malt or sauermalz. This malt contains lactic acid and is used to adjust ph in a mash. It's often used in Berliner Weisse and Gose styles.

The Thirsty Quaker is working on offering CO2 and Nitrogen tank exchanges! We're not sure how soon we'll be able to offer these, but we will make sure our prices are competitive. We won't be able to do tank refills, but swaps are safer and faster.

Order local South Jersey honey by April 12 and get 10% off! The discount applies to 5lb, 1 Gallon, and 60lb sizes. We will also stock 2lb sizes of several honey varieties.

The latest issue of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News is in stock (and free). Find out about distilling beer, and hopped ciders in this issue.