Well it has been a few weeks since we told you about our additional tanks getting set up, enabling us to "triple batch" (brew three 20 bbl batches of beer)... simply put: we can now brew 60 barrels of beer in one tank (or, think of it this way: 1,980 gallons of goodness!) For those of you who have not been able to make it to a brewery tour (offered every other SAT) I thought I'd let you see what we're working with now. The added 9 tanks have really filled out the brewery, that's for sure.
Our first triple-batched brew was Endless River Kolsch, and in fact, it's about ready to be filtered any day. Josh is really happy about how easy the brew went, and how nicely kolsch is moving along. I'm happy we'll now have an easier time keeping up with demand!
Meanwhile, we've added over a dozen barrels to our barrel age room (again, I snapped a pic for those of you who have yet to experience it!)- barrels are stacked to the ceiling now, and more are waiting to be shelved. Hmmmm, what does that mean to you? Yes, lots more barrel aged beers on the way, including a winter surprise (stay tuned.)
Speaking of barrel aged beers, our barrel aged Tripel Overhead (as well as our non barrel aged Tripel) has really received an outstanding response from you all... from the casual beer drinker, to the craft beer enthusiast, to the professional beer connoisseur. In fact, last Saturday the latest issue of Beer Advocate arrived at the brewery, with non-barrel aged Tripel Overhead receiving an A-. That's a really good thing. I've mentioned the website before, but it's worth telling you about again. Beer Advocate does a great job, and has an unreal number of beer reviews. Regardless of how much you know, or don't know, about craft beer, you'll learn a lot by spending a few moments on this site, or better yet, subscribe to their popular mag.
If you have not checked out our events page lately, I hope you'll do it now! We have a lot of exciting beer dinners and events over the next few weeks... hope you'll be able to join us.
Peace, Love and Beer.................................................TM