It's Monday and you know what that means, a new beer of the week!
That's right, the amazing, insanely great Ambush Band will be gracing the stage starting ~7pm, just about the time as the wine tasting event is wrapping up.
This is a treat you don't want to miss, the planets/stars are aligning, and the combination of wine tasting pre-party, outstanding craft beer along for the ride, and tear the roof down live music in the relative dead of winter, what could go wrong, the spirits are let loose.
Don't forget it's now Growler Friday, 50% off all growlers and refills through 10pm. Come down tomorrow for some wine tasting and listen/dance with the Ambush Band vibe through the evening.
The Big Ear Loony
After a long summer hiatus, the wine tasting event is back, this Saturday from 5-8pm. The wine tasting event is a great opportunity to try out a range of different styles and as pretty much all of these are new to us as well, we value the feedback and will select the top couple favorites to be available for a few months. Here are the six whites and six reds that will be available:
These were hand-picked by the amazing wine connoisseur Tara Cardenas from Paustis Wines, knowing just about everything on the +500 different brands in rotation. The price is $15 for a sample of each, with specials of course on anything remaining after the event, here and gone as they say, and some snacks/food will also be provided to compliment the tasting.
Also, sometimes we get asked, "Why have a wine event if you're a brewery?", from which the answer is many. For one, people keep asking for it, if there were a winery or three in the area, of course not but in the meantime it's a great way to try something different without committing to a full glass let alone a full bottle. Second, it can help us decide which are keepers, our wine selection has evolved directly from these wine tastings. And third, the more I learn about the beer making process, the more I'm curious about other fermentation styles, and wines have no shortage of different complexities and nuances to learn from. Such as for any fans of Lambic beers, the champagne of beers, a process that ends up being a hybrid between a beer and a wine, hence a reason for lambics usually being stored in corked bottles and taking a year to be properly conditioned and carbonated.
Should be an exciting tasting, I can't wait myself, see you this Saturday!
The Whacky Loony
I'm happy to announce a new beer is available, the Gold Portage Blonde Ale! It's fairly light and has a minimal amount of hops, making it very smooth and easy to pour down one or three. Below you can see the start of a taste testing on the left, and as one taste led to another, before I knew it, the beer was halfway gone.
Come down to try it out, other beers currently on tap include the Amaizing Cream Ale (our best seller for the last 4-5 days straight), the Black Swan Stout, and the Voyageur Pale Ale.
There's something about the change of seasons, especially from fall to winter in which this year was way too short, that seems to make it far too easy to make all sorts of changes, whether minor or a bit more radical. Maybe as everything around you is changing, you just feel you have to too, like being caught in a river or rainstorm, adapt or die so you feel you have to do something. Or maybe it's all the extra energy from suddenly being relatively cooped up, not so easy to venture outside for a stroll. Whatever the reason, we're doing the same and one of these changes are the growler specials.
New Growler Specials
Improvements with Growler Pouring
Since we've gotten started, learning curves have been everywhere and two of these had big impacts with our growler pouring.
The beers currently on tap include the Amaizing Cream Ale, Voyageur Pale Ale, and Black Swan Stout. Hope to see you see soon and stay warm, it's cooooooollllllllllldddd out there...
We're bringing back the beer of the week for winter, this time with our own beers! The details:
Anyway, it's a very smooth light colored ale, includes a 20% corn mixture, light on the hops so not bitter (similar to most lagers), and has a 5.0% ABV.
Great way to kick off the weekend, every Friday all growlers & and refills are 50% off!