Monday, April 23, 2012

It Begins Again

We picked up the keys to the new location today. Yep, we are moving. We apologize to everyone in advance that have gone through the tribulations of finding our hidden little brewery, but this has been bigger than we ever imagined.

In order to accommodate all of our guests and the amount of production we need, along with a variety of other reasons, we have decided to relocate. It is in the same industrial park so for all of our local support, no worries.

We are hoping that we will be able to do this without adversely affecting our current operations until the actual move date but we will keep you posted. Thank you to all who have continued to support us and we hope to make the new location even more enjoyable.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Growler Test

As many of you are aware, we took quite a while before we started doing growler fills. This was for a number of reasons but first and foremost among these is the fact that since our beer is only available in our tasting room, we wanted to make sure that any beer "to go" was as close to as good as it is right off the taps. I found some faucet adapters called the "Bowie Bottler" and rigged up filling wands similar to the principal of bottle fillers where the beer is filled from the bottom under presssure.

We have now been using these for around a month and I happen to have a couple of bottles at home that were filled four weeks ago to the day. Just as carbonated as it was when it was bottled with no discernable off flavors. So far so good. I will try the other bottle in another month or two and let you know. Here is an image of the Extra Pale Ale for your enjoyment (actually for mine :-D).

On another note, I don't think we mention this very often but since our beer is not pastuerized and not filtered, it should ALWAYS be kept cold and will not hold up to shipping well either.