Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Long overdue

Greetings everyone,

Been awhile since I have had the opportunity to post anything - had a bit of a technological challenge when my PC got infected with a nasty virus. Shut down my ability to post to the blog, use google or ANY search engine for that matter. Not sure how the infection got into the system - just disappointed that McAffee choked and did not intercept the intrusion. They lost a customer over that one. I am pretty happy with PCTOOLS and the Kaspersky site for cleaning and detecting all of the bugs.

Anyway - onto beer business.

Today - Todd and Brian are brewing up another batch of our Hard Lemonade. It should be ready in about 2 weeks or so. We have been pretty darn busy here at the brewery - we are averaging about 120 bbls of beer production per week. Tomorrow we are planning on bottling up another 800 cases or so.

This weekend Mark will be down in Middleton at the "Burgers and Brews" fest. And next weekend Pic and I will be up in New Richmond for their "Brews and Blues" fest. For all the details you can check out our events calender on our web site.

Great news on the Oktoberfest planning for 2008! Our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held on the first Saturday of October - Oct. 4th. Music will be provided by Wally Pikal, Gary Brueggen and the Ridgeland Dutchman, and for an Irish twist - Atlantic Wave !

Atlantic Wave will also be playing at the Jackson County Fair in the Sand Creek Brewery / Sunset Tavern Acoustic tent on August 2nd. There will be additional music provided as soon as we figure out who it is.

Thats all for now! Wish for warm weather - it was damn near freezing again this AM.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tour Day

Well, it is finally tour day (Saturday) here at the brewery!
Yes we are now open on Saturdays May thru September from noon until 4pm.

Last week was a week full of catching up on maintenance issues that have been building up plus 5 batches of beer too.

Friday night was Tom's birthday party, everyone had a great time.
I heard rumors that Tom reached a milestone, or was it a kidney stone?
Great to see everyone celebrating Tom's big day.
Thanks for the munchies!!

Next week is a week full of bottling and of course brewing.
See you all when you're in town.