HB+BONN: FOR THE HOMIES
To celebrate Homebase Skateshop’s 21st Birthday this year it was only right we worked with our homies at Bonn Place Brewing to develop “HOMIES,” a Citrus Shandy Ale that combines Bonn’s Mooey Pub Ale with the unique citrus flavors of Calamansi, the Philippine Lime: the perfect summertime adult beverage for all our homies who have been supporting us since 2002.
We will be throwing a 21st birthday block party behind Bonn Place Brewing at 6pm on Saturday, July 29th. We will be closing down part of Mechanic Street behind Bonn Place, located on the corner of 310-14 Taylor Street & Mechanic Street in South Bethlehem.
There will be beer, food, music and skateboarding so pull up with all the homies.
- Filipino BBQ served up by THE TASTESMOKERS & INIHAW
- Music by The NITE LITERS DJs, LLC
- The Homebase Skateboarding Keg Olympics for prizes & glory
- Homebase x Bonn Place HOMIES Collection Merchandise
"YEAH, YEAH BUT HOW DO I GET THE BEER?"
"HOMIES" Citrus Shandy Ale will be available at Bonn Place a few different ways. The small batch brew of HOMIES will be available on draft or in 4-pack 16oz cans featuring the art of Danny Finocchio. ONLY 75 4-PACKS ARE AVAILABLE.
All ages are welcome, but you must be 21+ with valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages at Bonn Place Brewing.
25 4-packs will be released on the Bonn Place website on Friday, July 28th. Visit www.Bonnbrewing.com for more details.
The remaining 50 4-Packs will be available first come, first served on Saturday, July 29th TO-GO ONLY at Bonn Place Brewing.
"WHAT 'HOMIES' MERCH WILL BE AVAILABLE?"
HOMIES Deck (Limited to 30) | HOMIES Hoodie, T-Shirt & Hats | HOMIES 16oz Willi Becher Tumbler Glass
"WILL MERCH BE AVAILABLE AFTER SATURDAY?"
After Saturday, the remaining HOMIES Collection Merch will be available at Bonn Place & Homebase Skateshop. Here's how it will be broken up:
- Bonn Place Brewing will be exclusively selling HOMIES Citrus Shandy Ale & 16oz Willi Becher Tumbler Glasses. You must be 21+ with valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.
- Homebase Skateshop will carry the HOMIES Apparel & Decks in-store or online HERE, while supplies last.
HOW "HOMIES" WAS BREWED BY JOSH OF BONN PLACE
WHAT IS CALAMANSI?
Native to Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines and Malaysia, the fruit is sometimes called a Panama orange, Philippine lime or calamansi lime. The flavor profile is a cross between lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit. It is super tart with a slight floral finish.
Technically, it’s a hybrid citrus plant derived from kumquat and mandarin orange parents. It’s best known as a small round fruit, about one-third the size of a lime. It is ubiquitous in Filipino cooking, often used as a garnish or key ingredient, and popular as a sweet and tart juice.
The fresh Calamansi we used was grown in New Jersey by Flavors by Bhumi
DANNY FINOCCHIO: THE ARTIST BEHIND THE "HOMIES" DESIGN
Danny Finocchio is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Easton, PA. A designer by trade, Danny has enjoyed a long career producing graphics, apparel, and footwear for brands like Mitchell & Ness, Reebok, and La Colombe. Danny meshes his diverse design experience and a love of experimentation within his art practice drawing upon memories, abstraction, pop culture, and sport as touch points of inspiration. With deliberate playfulness, Danny's pieces reflect a perpetual pursuit to develop his own artistic voice through story, illustration, color, repetition, and form.
See more of his work at www.studiofinocchio.com
"HOMIES" BENEFITS THE HOMIES
Bonn Place & Homebase will both be donating a portion of the sales from every piece of "HOMIES" merchandise to Community Action of Bethlehem for the work they do for the neighborhoods, businesses and families of South Bethlehem.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE HOMIES WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE:
The brewers, Sam, Ryan, Josh, and the bar team, at Bonn Place Brewing; Flavors by Bhumi for being the only farm growing fresh Calamansi in the Tri-State Area; our Homebase Skateshop staff, especially Quintin for the photo & video work, plus Josh on creative; Danny Finocchio for bringing our homies, Holmes & Mooey, to life.
Lastly, all the homies we will see on July 29th!
Photo Credits: Quintin Fernandez, Studio Finocchio, CADCB