Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekend in Review!

Greetings everyone,

Well it was quite the weekend for your favorite brew crew. Barry and I worked the Great Lakes Brewfest in Racine this past Saturday. Twas a rainy and damn humid but the 4000+ people managed to get over it. Great event all around - Special thanks to Kurt Foreman for organizing a first class beer fest. The gang down there took great care of the brewers! We will definitely be back for next year.

Barry and I rounded out our Saturday by heading back north and paying a visit to our favorite Irish pub - Paddy's! Woody and Paddy were excellent hosts and their vast variety of EXCELLENT Scotch and Whiskey were sampled - at length. If you find yourself in the neighborhood of Paddy's - Stop in, drink a Woody's Wheat and tell em the Sand Creek gang sent ya!

Mark and the gang handled the Grumpy Troll Brewfest this weekend as well. Preliminary reports from the field have revealed that the event was a rousing success as well!

Todd is brewing once again today - More cranberry and blueberry I believe.

Few events coming up this weekend (20th). First off the 6th annual Big Lake Brewfest in Superior is being held at the Wessman Arena from 4pm - 8pm. We will also be represented at the Iowa City Brewfest. This event is being held at the Coralville Old Chicago from 11am - 5pm.

Dont forget! Our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration is coming up soon! Rain or Shine we will be having a great time!

Thats all for now!

Oh yeah GO PACK!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Brew Day

Hey everyone!
Well it's 10:30 pm and I am just starting my days work.
By the 6:00 pm news I will have brewed another cases of beer.
Gosh I just love brewing.
Cranberry season has started so I am brewing the first of many batches of our Cranberry Special ale. For the new readers this is a clean smooth cranberry beer made with a large amount of cranberry juice. By large I mean 55 gal. drums of the stuff.
We're not going to make a fruit beer and just get by adding a gallon of "essence" to give the beer the taste.
We use the real juice in our beers not like our friends North of here. Their ads on the radio say that their "shanty beer" has "all natural flavoring".
Here is an idea...Try using the real fruit juice!!
Friday night was the Sand Creek world premere of 99 bottles, Wisconsin brewery documentary in the tap room.
We all got a kick at seeing both Jim and myself in the movie. Remarks were flying at a breakneck pace!
All in all I think we did a great job. Most of the viewers thought that we were the most professional looking and sounding. I don't think it takes much against some of these guys :).
It was good to see some of our old friends on the screen too.
Jim is working on getting a few more copies to sell here in the tap room.
So keep your eyes open.
Well, all for now.
I've got beer mashing and I have to go stir it or I will be making pancake batter!
See you all soon.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Well I know we make alot of beers but not quite 99 bottles.. What I am referring to is a cool documentary on the beer history of some of the breweries in the state! Last February, Todd and I were interviewed by David Oplinger and Glen Popple about our brewery. Instead of a tour approach to the brewing business it was more along the lines of "how the heck did you get in this" and "What kind of people do you meet" and other such tales. It was a good day Todd the lucky dog got to do his portion of the interview in our comfortably warm tap room. I lucked out and sat on the forklift in a COLD warehouse!(Colder than a witches wazoo btw!) At any rate, the documentary "99 Bottles of Beer" is now out for your viewing pleasure. Cant say that we have seen it yet but I bet we will this weekend!

For more information on the Documentary, just check out their website at:

99 Bottles of Beer!.

Ok - now for other news. This weekend is the Clearwater Brewfest being held at the Eau Claire Expo Center from 3 - 6pm. We are the beer sponsors of the event and it is a great opportunity to go out and sample some of the best darn beer made in the state. There will be breweries from all over the state attending. Be there or be square.

Todd has been busy brewing another award winning beer again. Today he brewered up some fine Woody's Wheat - Award winning you ask? Of course it is,our favorite Woody's Wheat beer is now the GRAND CHAMPION WHEAT BEER according to the United State Beer tasting Championship! More information on the event can be found here:

United States Beer Tasting Championships

Congrats Todd!

So there! Gives more credence to the term "Gimme a Woody!"

Anywho - back to brewing. Todd also brewed up our next batch of Sand Creek Special Reserve. This time around it is..well, hard to describe. A Scotch ale. Well thats not accurate. A winter warmer with a twist. That might be closer. Truthfully there is no classification to this beer. It has a traits of many beers and it will be big in the warming department and bigger in the malt and flavor department! More details as soon a we can make them up! Stay tuned!

We will have our usual fun on Friday but will be CLOSED on Saturday due to the fest up in Eau Claire! Woody and his darling bride will be at the Lions Brewfest in Wisconsin Rapids.

Later folks! Check out the web site for more details! Leave a comment! (anybody reading these?)