Now re-open under new management

Good evening Wet Your Whistle customers. As you may have heard, the Whistle is re-opening under new management. Stop in and see all the changes that have been made. There is a large selection of cold 12 packs and a great craft beer selection.  We are also still selling home brew supplies too!11009338_1004429859568746_6053047780783382830_o

Closure – October, 2014

Thank you to all of our customers that have made the past three and a half years very enjoyable. As you know, we have closed The Whistle. Since then, we’ve had tremendous feed back from home brewers about the absence of the home brew store, so we’re working on a solution.

We will keep posting updates!

Cheers.

Cheryl Umberger

Memorable Memorial Day – Sat. May 24th

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2:30 – 4:30

Free Sampling of Yuengling Summer Wheat!

Drop your name in for free summer drawings!

Stock up with terrific summer sales through Monday, May 26th:

Labatt Blue & Blue Light 30 pack/12 oz. Cans $20.99

Corona & Corona Light 24 Pack/12 oz. Bottles & Cans $27.50

Sam Adams Variety 24 Pack/12 oz. Bottles $32.85

Blue Moon 24 Pack/12 oz. Bottles $29.50

8th Street Music Fest – September 27, 2014

It may seem like it’s far away, but the days are going to warm up quickly and the committee for this year’s 8th Street Music Fest is already hard at work planning a terrific event. WYW is integrally involved with planning and participating in this event and we have more and more fun every year.

Check out the new web site at: www.8thstreetmusicfest.com

Cheers,

Cheryl

Decadent Dark Valentines Day

I know that we’re all feeling couped up. But, if you’re staying home tonight, we still have some Atwater Decadent Dark for your snuggle up party. Did I mention that it’s going to snow another three inches or so? Grab a case, grab your honey and settle in.

Cheers!

Cheryl

2014 Homebrew Competition Winners

An enormous thank you to all of the volunteers from the Lebanon Area Fermenters and the BJCP judges that took part in the competition yesterday. The final information and standings are as follows:

11 BJCP Categories Represented

109 Entries

All feed back forms will be mailed or, if you are local, you can pick the forms up at Wet Your Whistle as of Friday, January 31. We are working on sorting, so Friday is the earliest pick up day.

Best of Show: Joe Bump from Burke, VA for his “Little Johnny Guy Rye” – Rye Pale Ale – Category 6A

LAGERS – CATEGORIES 1,2,3,4 & 5 / 7 ENTRIES

#1 – Rob Knighton, Columbia, PA Category 3A for his 023-13

#2 Rob Knighton, Columbia, PA Category 1D for his 80/20

#3 Rob Knighton Columbia, PA Category 4C for his Black Beer

HYBRIDS, ENGLISH & SCOTTISH ALES – CATEGORIES 6,7,8 & 9 / 8 ENTRIES

#1 Joe Bump, Burke, VA Category 6D for his Little Johnny Rye Guy

#2 Jacob Kustan, Hershey, PA, Category 8C for his English Pale Ale I

#3 Joe Bump, Burke, VA Category 9E for his Aye Laddy

AMERICAN ALE – CATEGORY 10 / 9 ENTRIES

#1 Jim Borneman, Lebanon, PA, Category 10B for his Richies Red Ale

#2 Brian Ramberger, Sinking Spring, PA, Category 10A for his Schmoogdaddy Citra Pale Ale

#3 Steven Landgren, Webster, NY, Category 10A for his USPA

ENGLISH BROWNS & PORTERS – CATEGORY 11 & 12 / 10 ENTRIES

#1 Nate Mooney, Elkton, MD, Category 12A for his Honey Porter

#2 Rob Knighton, Columbia, PA, Category 11B for his 028-13

#3 Rob Knighton, Columbia, PA Category 12A for his 026-13

STOUTS – CATEGORIES 12 & 13 / 12 ENTRIES

#1 Chris Bible, Knoxville, TN, Category 13D for his Ebony Insanity

#2 Michael Potorti, Stratham, NH, Category 13A for his Beara Irish Stout

#3 Jacob Kustan, Hershey, PA, Category 13C for his English Stout I

IPA – CATEGORY 14 / 13 ENTRIES

#1 Tyler Smerlick, Buffalo, NY, Category 14C for his IPA

#2 Eric Stoffer, Lebanon, PA, Category 14B for his Mosaic IPA

#3 Michael Cox, Lebanon, PA, Category 14B for his Cent IPA

GERMAN WHEAT & BELGIAN NON-STRONG ALE – CATEGORIES 15, 16 & 17 / 8 ENTRIES

#1 Travis J. Miller, Chambersburg, PA, Category 16C for his New Age Saison

#2 Anthony J. Becampis, Wirtz, VA, Category 15D for his DST Roggenbier

#3 William Cullen, East Stroudsburg, PA, Category 16E for his Djoyous Noye

ALL STRONG ALES – CATEGORIES 18 & 19 / 7 ENTRIES

#1 Eric Heinrich, Lebanon, PA, Category 18C for his Strong Words

#2 Brian Ramberger, Sinking Springs, PA, Category 18E for his Schmoogdaddy Belgian Strong Ale

#3 Brian Ramberger, Sinking Springs, PA, Category 18C for his Schmoogdaddyy Tripel

SPICED, HERB, VEGETABLE BEER – CATEGORY 21 / 13 ENTRIES

#1 Ryan Ulrich, Lebanon, PA, Category 21A for his Fire on the Mountain

#2 Dean Pierce, Ephrata, PA, Category 21A for his Mocha Oatmeal Stout

#3 Travis Miller, Chambersburg, PA, Category 21A for his Revenge on Cortez

SMOKE FLAVORED & WOOD AGED BEER – CATEGORY 22 / 8 ENTRIES

#1 Dean Pierce, Ephrata, PA, Category 22C for his Phenom

#2 Eric Heinrich, Lebanon, PA, Category 22C for his Toasted Talk

#3 Nate Mooney, Elkton, MD, Category 22C for his Oak Aged Stout

FRUIT/SPECIALTY/MEAD – CATEGORIES 20, 23 & 26 / 12 ENTRIES

#1 Mike Bednar, Harrisburg, PA, Category 23 for his Bednarz Pivo

#2 Bruce Kramer, West Chester, PA, Category 26A for his Mead

#3 Dean Pierce, Ephrata, PA, Category 23 for his Midnight Flight

2014 Lebanon Homebrew Competition

The freeze is in the air and it is once again time for the Lebanon Bolognafest on Saturday, January 25, 2014. This year Wet Your Whistle and the Lebanon Area Fermenters will host the second annual homebrew contest at Bolognafest.

With 20 days left for submissions we’re getting very excited! We’re receiving submissions from all over the country and as an AHA sanctioned competition we’re expecting this to be our best one yet.

Cheers to all of you that have already dropped off your entries and to all of you waiting, we’ll see you by January 20th. Happy New Year!

Cheryl

Homebrewing Tutorials

 

These short vidoes by the American Homebrewer’s Association are perfect for getting started:

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 1 Introduction

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 2 Brewing Ingredients

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 3 Brewing Equipment

Learnig to Homebrew: Lesson 4 Sanitizing 

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 5 Brewing Part 1

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 6 Brewing Part 2

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 7 Fermentation

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 8 Preparing to Bottle

Learning to Homebrew: Lesson 9 Bottling

Weekend Gems

I’m a huge fan of small business. After all, would I have attempted this business if I were not? I also believe it takes a lot of faith to give your idea a try because no matter how many numbers you crunch and how well prepared you believe that you are, there will always be challenges once you’re up and running. That’s why every chance that I get, I like to frequent and support other small businesses.

This weekend my family and I found a few gems thanks to the referrals made by a couple of our customers. The first one has me so delighted that I can barely think straight wondering if I’m going to be able to make it back out to the farmer’s market in Palmyra this weekend. Sandi’s Breads makes incredible creations that will completely knock your socks off. I purchased three loaves of bread on Saturday and there’s nothing left at my house this Monday morning. I’ve even heard that they sometimes make a Troeg’s bread from the spent grain that Troeg’s uses to make beer. I’ll be looking for that one.

Later in the day on Saturday we made our way to Mt. Joy and had the distinct pleasure of dining at Zuckfoltzfus Brewing Co.. My fork was going wild snagging bits off of everyone else’s dinner plate because all the food was outstanding. Karen, one of the owners, was especially kind to note that we had small children that might have delicate taste buds.

That’s the kind of thing you can do when you’re a small business. When you meet your customers face to face you have an opportunity to observe their needs and acknowledge them. Even if you don’t have what they need immediately, you’re able to adjust and obtain it so that you’re providing excellent service.

Both of these small businesses provided us with exceptional service and amazing product this weekend. Three cheers from The Whistle!

Cheryl