Another year has come and gone and with that, here's a bit of an annual review of what worked, what didn't, and some of the activities being planned for 2018. And yeah, while this may be a bit strange coming from a pub, it can be helpful in the process of continued evolvement, change (not always a bad thing), and making things better.
2017, The Highs or What Went Well
It's always not a bad idea to reflect on what's actually been accomplished, especially so when times are slower or don't seem to be moving quite as quickly as you'd like. Patience and baby steps.
The learning lessons, things we tried but didn't work out so well and hopefully will never be repeated.
While we firmly believe in the Sun Tzu strategy of planning in darkness and strike like a thunderbolt, as well as being able to adapt and change as appropriate, here are a few items being planned for:
In summary, thanks to everyone for helping to make 2017 a great year and looking forward to an even better 2018!
The Big Picture Loony
The second is a much larger screen television and is currently set up in the back, where we've organized a few tables with complimentary peanuts ready to go.
So for what remains of todays game and any future events, swing by Loony's Brew to watch your favorite team, enjoy some outstanding craft beers along with complimentary peanuts.
The Sports Loony
See you this Sunday and if not, Happy New Year!
The Celebration Loony
You can check out more of her work at EmLavArt, an impressive array of different pieces. This collage was recently sent to us, is now on display in the pub.
The Timeless Loony
Without further ado:
So much to gain, so little to lose.
The Thirsty Loony
When we first opened the pub, having free music from a playlist felt like a smart move. After all, I was sick and tired of going from one place to another and having to pay extra for the simple pleasure of listening to some tunes while having a beer or drink and relaxing a bit, it felt like an insult and I'd end up favoring pubs that catered to my partiality, especially if they had a house band. Well, like so many things in life, over time one gets new perspectives, things change, and as the old saying goes, adapt or die.
As an added bonus, we got two new speakers for the place which we've set up in the back. The default volume is the same as the speakers in the front but this can easily be adjusted, louder or quieter depending on the audience you're with, just let the bartender know if you'd like a change.
Of course, given the popularity of having live music/open mic and karaoke available at will, we still have all the original musical infrastructure in place, allowing to switch from one to another in a snap. Additionally, we could even have TouchTunes playing on the back speakers, and open mic or karaoke in the front, and while this could get confusing for the ears, the option is there.
The Rock 'n' Roll Loony
To help get a better idea of the different beers available, we've updated the brewery page and added a specific page with photo for each beer, such as this one for the Gold Portage Blonde Ale:
On each page, you can view the specs, a short description, and a photo, at least for the ones we currently have on tap, will be adding the rest of the photos as the beer becomes available. Specific beer pages include:
The Website Loony
Winter Growler Specials!!!
750 ml refill: $3
64 oz refill: $6
6 Pack of 750 ml refills: $12
4 Pack of 64 oz refills: $19