Monday, January 28, 2008

Brew day

Brewing Oscar's this morning and waiting for the rain. Yes rain and 40 in January 28 in Wisconsin.
I bet tomorrow will be a great day for driving.
We will be at the Jackson County tavern league party tonight. I won a gun last year, how about 2 in a row!
Our buddy Chuck from MSP will be stopping in today with his home brew versions on Bad Monkey. He won 2nd place in a contest in Minn. Maybe we can kick the Monkey up a bit and release it as a special release.
I'm planning on working on the depalitizer this week, got to get it done before the spring rush.
Looks like we have another Beer Club order to fill this spring, keep an eye on the blog for more info.
Speaking of beer clubs, we met with the BRF sports boosters and Skip from Buzz and Brew last night to work out some of the particulars for the beer and food event here in town May 17. Sounds like they are getting things worked out.
Well. back to brewing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A day of morning

Well everyone the day of morning has passed.
Yes the Packers had no defence on Sunday and lost to the Giants.
Oh boy, Look's like a great Superbowl with the Pat's*(*cheaters*) and the Giants.
I guess I will have an open weekend.
I hear shopping and movies are empty that day.
News here at the brewery.. Brewing more Wild Ride and Oscar's this week.
Fest update, Jim, Mark or Dan will be at the Clintonville, Port Washington and the Neenah fests Friday and Saturday. Fest list:
Black River Falls Boosters will be having a fest Saturday May 17 at the Fairgrounds. More news to come.
We made it thru the first sub zero weekend of the year with no frozen beer (70+hours below 0).
Sounds like another cold day or two to come this week.
OLEATOR Dopplebock is ready to be packaged, look for it in the next few weeks!
See you at a fest or the brewery soon!

Friday, January 18, 2008


Hi everyone.

I'm in brewing for the third time this week, Half Acre, Furthermore Proper and Port Washington Mile Rock. Things are picking up in the brewing world here.

The home brewing club was in last night and we had Kevin in hosting.
A big thanks go out to Kevin! Working on a nighttime bottling run or maybe a brew later this year, just our way to show the home brewers how this place runs.

The Packers are playing this weekend so it looks like a time to enjoy a few beers, I'm thinking about a couple of Griesedieck Pils.

The temps. at the game are to be about 0 for Sunday with the Packers favored by 7.
I'm thinking the Pack 21 Giants 10.
Sure would make watching the Superbowl this year more fun.

Jim's been working on our World Beer Cup entries, hope we can blow them out of the water again!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Winter Brewing

It might be quiet out in the beer world today but Todd has another 40 bbls of fine beer being brewed for our friends at Furthermore. Beer in the tank = good karma! Snowing well outside. Gonna be COLD out later. Perfect weather for football! Go Pack! Should be a balmy 4 degrees above zero for game time on Sunday! Welcome to Lambeau Field!

Mark our partner and Sales Manager is in house today and getting ready for an event at Pettibone Resort in La Crosse. He will doing a sampling or tasting at the Cannery Wine and Spirits in Sun Prairie on Friday (4 - 7pm)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The start of something!

Greetings everyone!

We here at the Sand Creek Brewing Company decided we would start a blog which would let you all know what is going on at the brewery. Might be what we did, what we brewed or whatever. Might just be comments on what is going on in our world or in the Craft Brewing Industry as a whole.

Here is a little background. The Sand Creek Brewing Company is a small Micro-brewery located in Black River Falls Wisconsin. It is run by Jim and Todd with lots of help from our family, friends, employees,partners and of course our great customers!.

We are located in a 151 year old building which was built on the site of the first large scale Western Wisconsin Brewery back in 1856. Since we bought the joint in 2004 we have been growing like mad (anywhere from 35 - 56%) each and every year! Instead of rehashing the history you can just go check us out at:

Thats it for now!