Our first Saint Patrick's Day as I & I Brewing has arrived. Jacqui told me I needed to make a green beer. I told her that is not gonna happen (at least not with green dye). However, in order to celebrate St Pats, I prepared a special beer for the day: Corned Beef and Cabbage Stout. Yeah, I know it sounds messed up but I have been wanting to make a "savory" beer so this was a good opportunity. Salt, pepper, beef bullion and cabbage all in the boil. Not enough to make it overpowering, just a hint of all the flavors at the back. Come give it a try today as we only made a very small amount of it (even I thought it might be horrific).
Please, be safe today and if you are out drinking take a designated driver with you.
So it has been a while since we last posted on anything on our Blog. I think that mostly has to do with the fact that this year February had the wrong number of days. Since most of you haven't seen them, I thought I would post a pic of our growlers, which will be available in the tasting room very soon:
We have been awfully busy at I & I: I have finally started to catch up with the demand and we are now are back to 14 beers on tap with a few more ready to serve soon; We just started to use larger kettles which will help with this as well; We have started to stock up on grains and hops and are in process of setting up our hop contracts for next year; We will likely start attending the upcoming anniversaries and festivals, so you just might see our beer outside of the tasting room on a limited basis as well.
We are working on a number of other things in the near future as well, but I will just leave those for surprises if and when they happen.
On another note, one of our patrons brought us an I & I inspired gift so I just had to share: