Brewing Smoke

Ken Brewster, pipe smoker non de plume

Maurice d’Laun (A.K.A. Moe, at least on the weekend)

Ken Brewster’s Brewing Smoke

 or How to Succeed in Pipe Smoking Without Really Trying.

This is the place where Ken will wander aimlessly, pipe in mouth, pen in hand and scribble whatever comes to mind. Mostly about pipes and pipe smoking.

It's clearance time. We're doing a little house cleaning.

Now that the worst of summer is, we hope, behind us and fall is coming up fast we decided to clean house a bit to make room for new inventory. For the rest of the month, we are having a clearance sale. You can find over a dozen high-quality briar pipes at huge discounts. Pipes […]Read More »

Our new resin pipe resonates with the past.

Why our new resin pipe resonates with the past. As I write this pipe review I’m smoking our new resin pipe. I recall another resin tobacco pipe, a Hilson Fantasia churchwarden, I owned many years ago. At the risk of dating myself, well ‘risk’ may not be the right word – ‘prospect” would be better […]Read More »

Clay tobacco pipes and why you want one

From the early days of tobacco smoking, clay tobacco pipes have played a key role. North American native peoples fashioned pipes from many materials – stone, wood and also clay. Some examples of native American clay pipes are shown here. The early European settlers saw tobacco as a one of the many interesting New World […]Read More »

We're making some changes to the website

Hi, Than you for visiting Penn Valley Pipes and Pipeshoppe.com. If you’ve been here before you’ll notice some layout changes. We are trying out different theme designs to make your visit as streamlines as possible. On most pages you will see a complete listing of our products running down the right side of the page. […]Read More »

Website changes coming

We launched this version of our website back in mid-2014. We pretty much like how it displays and how the shopping cart works, at least we did until recently. Lately we’ve noticed some odd cart behavior when the browser is something other than Firefox. In Microsoft Edge and in Chrome when you click Proceed to […]Read More »

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