What's Brewing?

Three Tips To A Successful Trade Show October 24, 2018 15:07

My Three Take Aways From My First Trade Show...  (they're pretty good ones!)

three tips to a successful trade show

Brew the Life You've Always Wanted: Accountability October 10, 2018 16:47 1 Comment

Accountability, Goal Setting

Studies and really smart people report that a person has an 80% better chance of accomplishing a goal with a buddy! 

Our First Bulk Order - What That Means For You October 01, 2018 00:00

It’s a big day for our little soap company! Yep… we bought in bulk.  You may be asking yourself, “why is that important?”  Well,  It translate into lower pricing for you, our customers!

bulk pricing, low price beer soap, coffee soap, wine soap

Brew The Life You've Always Wanted: How I Stay Committed To My Goals? September 25, 2018 15:57

I know, I get it.  I do it often.  I make these goals and by the end of the week, I’m like, what goals?  I give up…. NEXT!

setting goals, brew your best life, keeping goals, beer soap

Brew The Life You've Always Wanted: Goal Setting September 24, 2018 00:00 1 Comment

I've been trying really hard to fit into the concept of brewing not just being about beverages, but as a concept of self improvement.  Something to the effect of "Brewing the Life You've Always Wanted."  Well, here is my chance because September is Self - Improvement Month. 

goal setting , brew the life you want, follow your dreams

Why Add Wine To Your Soap? September 05, 2018 15:05

I fell in love with red wine while camping in the Great Basin.  I was an archaeologist's intern (a story for a later time) this particular summer.

wine soap, wine lovers gift

Why Coffee Grounds Should Be Used In Your Beauty Regimen June 20, 2018 07:00

Learn how and why coffee grounds should be used in your beauty regime.


Father's Day is June 17! What better way to show him how much you love him with these fun activities.

Father's Day activities

Use Coffee Ice Cubes In Your Next Iced Coffee, Smoothie or Chili Recipes March 25, 2018 00:00 1 Comment

You don’t have to waste coffee anymore!  Didn’t finish that pot you made earlier this morning?  Don’t pour it down the drain, make coffee cubes with it!

Use Coffee Ice Cubes In Your Next Iced Coffee, Smoothie or Chili Recipes

2 Tread Brewing: A Great Santa Rosa Brewing Company March 11, 2018 15:03 3 Comments

This past month, our family stumbled on a great brewery in Santa Rosa. Read more...

How to Make A Wine Bottle Centerpiece March 04, 2018 06:00 3 Comments

Planning a wedding, a bridal shower or hosting a wine tasting party where you need cheap wine decoration STAT? Well here is the Wine Bottle Craft for you! It’s a Twine Wrapped Wine Bottle! Read More Here! 

Chocolate Stout Beer Cake Recipe February 26, 2018 14:05 2 Comments

This Chocolate Stout Beer Cake Recipe is the best for any occasion.  Even the kiddos like it! Read more here ...

Three Beers To Try This Valentines Day February 08, 2018 00:00

Forget the roses, bring on the six pack!  Here is our 2018 Valentines Day Beer Round -Up! Read more here...

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Free Valentine Day Cards: Beer Theme February 04, 2018 08:00 1 Comment

Looking for free Valentines Day cards that have a beer theme?  Well, Handbrewed Soaps has you covered. Attach these to a bottle of beer or hand them out at work with a bar of beer soap (wink, wink)!  We have two different types of cards to choose from:  Beer Mine (Download HERE) or I'm So Hoppy You Are My Valentine (Download HERE)!

Beer Mine Valentine Handbrewed Soaps

Hoppy Valentine Beer Valentine Handbrewed Soaps

We wish you a Hoppy Valentines Day!  Let us know how you use these cards!



Announcing the Handbrewed Soap’s Brew Life Tribe! January 24, 2018 13:42 1 Comment

Join our New Private Facebook Community called the Brew Lab!

Take The Excuses Out of Brewing January 16, 2018 07:00 3 Comments

You LOVE beer.  You LOVE to brew.  But, how often do you find yourself coming up with excuses as to why you can’t brew?

How To Plan A Brew Calendar January 09, 2018 14:12 2 Comments

Creating a brew calendar can make your life a little easier in the brew department. It allows you to create less waste in the long run, and bring more intention to what you are brewing. Read more..

Figuring Out What To Brew in 2018? January 02, 2018 08:30 3 Comments

what to brew

New Year, New Beer!  I love January.  It brings a feeling of fresh starts, new beginnings, and new beer to brew! But how do you know what beer to brew? Read more...

How to Make Snowman Ornaments Out of Beer Bottle Caps December 11, 2017 13:54 1 Comment

A cheap and easy DIY project for the beer lover in your life!!  Every beer lover needs a Beer Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament this holiday season. Read more...

How To Make Spent Grain Doggy Treats October 04, 2017 16:02 2 Comments

As on any brew day, we have carboys of beer, and a CRAPLOAD of spent grain.  Spent Grain is the grain bi- product of the beer process.  It CAN produce a lot of waste.  Many brewers try use it in different ways to keep it out of the landfill. We use spent grain in our soaps. But today, I made it into doggy treats.

I used the Deschutes Brewery recipe that you see below. (By the way, their Freshly Squeezed IPA is AMAZE-BALLS!)


4 C spent grain from your local brewery or homebrewer

2 C flour

2 large eggs

1 C natural peanut butter


Blend all ingredients together with your hands in large bowl, then roll out on flour coated surface and use cookie cutter to make desired shapes. Put onto cookie sheet and pop in a 350 degree oven for 30 min and then reduce heat to 225 degrees for 2 hrs to get longer lasting treats. Your pups will love ’em!!

Makes approximately 100 small treats.

Lessons learned:

We dried out our spent grain, but realized after that I probably didn’t have too.  If you want to learn how to dry out spent grain, look here!

Also, there are no preservatives in these so they can mold within days… so, throw those bad boys in the freezer to keep them fresh!

One last thing, don’t forget, hops are poison to dogs, so keep them away from our furry friends!

Let me know how this recipe worked out for you!


Does Beer Really Soften Your Skin? Beer Buster's Edition September 12, 2017 10:22 2 Comments

In this weeks episode of our Beer Buster's Edition, we really see if beer bathing is all that it's cracked up to be (in the form of a beer pedicure!)

Want to learn how to use beer in other ways besides drinking and cooking with it?

Click HERE to find out how beer cleans jewelry! 

Can Beer Really Polish Jewelry? Beer Buster's Edition August 11, 2017 11:25

This week on Confessions of a Homebrewer's Wife, we begin our Beer Buster's Series.  This week... we put the beer myth: "Can Beer Really Polish Jewelry?" to the test!

We hope you've enjoyed today's video!  Join us next week as we find out if beer gives a better pedicure than water!

Please leave a comment below on a Beer Myth you would like us to "BUST!"



We Are Going To Beer Bust! Join us on Fridays! August 07, 2017 21:40

Join us on Fridays to Beer Bust!  We will put beer to the test.  Can you clean your hardwood floors with it?  Can you polish your jewelry with the bubbly?  Are there more uses for beer than just drinking it? We'll find out!

How to Trellis Your Hop Plants July 13, 2017 00:00

Here is how we trellis our hops!  Let us know if you have any questions!  

What you need:

  • Wire

  • Coconut Rope

  • Stakes

Want to learn more about the wonderful world of hops?  Check out:

Hops 101:  Learn about the plant and what hops are used for

When To Harvest Your Hops:  Signs to look for when your hops are ready

Hops and Dogs:  Things to be aware of on brew day if you have a brew dog