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!
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 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:
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
4 Uses For Spent Grain February 27, 2017 13:26
Brewers are always faced with the question, “What do I do with my spent grain?” If you are anything like us, we hate to throw it away. So, we’ve provided you with some alternatives to keeping that spent grain out of the landfill.
Compost: Most cities have a compost program where a company will pick up compost for you. If not, start a compost yourself if you have the space in your backyard. Your garden will thank you.
Dog Treats: As long as these grains haven’t come into contact with hops, you’re good to go. (Hops are toxic to dogs.) Dry the grain out (instructions here,) add some peanut butter and BAM... doggy treat heaven!
Bake With Them: You can make bread, pretzels, or pizza crust out of them. It’s high in fiber and protein.
Bathe With Them: Add it to your handmade soap. We use our spent grain in our Spiced Ale Beer Soap. The spent grain acts as text that helps remove dead skin cells.
We hope this helps you decide what to do with your spent grain!
The BEST Smelling IPA Homebrewed Beer Soap EVER!!! (AKA Fierce Soap Meets Beer SOAP) February 23, 2017 16:07
‘Get Some’ Beer Soap by far is the best smelling beer soap I've ever smelled. It’s scent is pretty damn close to Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce Cologne. Think grain, cardamom, lemon, orange and fir. YUM!!!
When my husband bathe’s with this beer soap, I always joke with him that he might be ‘gettin’ some’ that night (wink wink)!
To top off this amazing scented soap, we add homegrown cascade hops as an exfoliant. Believe it our not, we grow 11 different varieties of hops in our backyard.
So get a bar of our 'Get Some' IPA Beer Soap and let me know how your evening goes 😳… and while you're at it, try our Tobacco IPA and or Unscented IPA. We’ve also conveniently packaged them in a Three Pack for you!
HOPS AND DOGS February 06, 2017 00:00
This is a Public Service Announcement: HOPS ARE TOXIC TO DOGS!!!
We are now a proud owner of an Australian Cattle Dog! His name is Otter…(because he looked like one when he was born) and we’ve added Pop to his name because who in my generation didn’t like Otter Pops?
Otter-Pop is an amazing dog. He’s really good with the kids, especially our one year old. He trains quickly, and hasn’t peed or pooped in the house to date (I just jinxed it!)
As you know we grow and harvest hops. Hops and dogs don’t mix. When a dog ingests hops, the hops can cause Malignant Hyperthermia. That’s two big words for 'your dog can over heat RAPIDLY and die.' If you think your dog has eaten hops, get them to a vet pronto. Your dog may be vomiting, or having seizures.
On brew day, make sure you keep your unused hops away from dogs, and be conscious of spent hops that you may put in your compost. Dogs like those grains, so if you are adding spent hops to the mix, keep your dog away!
If you grow hops, cage them off. We’ve found that our dog LOVES digging them up.
Interested to hear the precautions you take!
FREE SHIPPING THROUGH THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017 January 10, 2017 12:00
Hey everybody today is our birthday! Not just mine, but Eric’s as well. I know it's kind of weird, huh? Yes, we were born on the same day four-years apart, and it gets even weirder because we met on our birthday. It’s kinda a long story, but here is the synopsis. We were just two teachers working at the same school, that happened to fall in love, get married, have three kids, started brewing beer, then started making soap and the rest was history.
To celebrate our birthday we want to offer FREE SHIPPING through the entire month of January. That means you can buy one bar of soap or 20 bars of soap and they are all shipped to you… FREE! That’s right! FREE!!!!! We also are having a huge sale as well. Check out our SALE tab and you can get an additional 10% off by signing up for newsletter by clicking on the Discount tab!
So.. happy birthday to us means happy birthday to you!
Handbrewed Soaps Shipping Deadlines 2016 December 11, 2016 00:00
Make sure you get Handbrewed Soaps shipped to you in time for Christmas! Here are the deadlines to make that possible!