Monday, July 20, 2009

Brewing Frenzy

Hi everyone!!
Well, it's 11:00 at night and I am starting by second half of todays work.
The mash tun is making it's sweet elixir as I wait.
We are making 40 barrels each of Woodys, 1 Planet Ale and Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.
Back when Sand Creek "was on the farm" that much beer would be about half a years production!
I am starting a 30+hr run of brewing, don't worry, I've got Nate for 10 hrs. Tuesday so I can go home and catch a nap.
If all things work out I will be done by the time the sun comes up on Wednesday, Jim said I could have that day off!!
Actually we have all taken Wednesday off, I have too many lagers in the system now and they have slowed us down a bit.
People always ask me why I work around the clock, I tell them "once the kettles are hot and dirty we might as well keep them running."
It is easier to clean once than spend 2 hrs. a day cleaning.
We have to be efficient to get more beer thru the system, we walked into the cooler last week and Jim wanted to use it as a refrigerated handball court!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by on Saturday for our Karner Blue tours and also for blowing Miller Lite out of the water for sales downtown.
Lite sold 3 half barrels but so did 1 Planet ale and Groovy Brew!
We appreaciate all of your support !!!

Friday at 3 p.m. we will be giving tours again this week along with Saturday, 12 to 4p.m.

Jim will be busy in Clayton for the sportsman's club beer fest.

Dan and Donna will be in Marshfield for the Hub City days beer fest.
1 to 5p.m. and $25 at the gate.

We will also be supporting the Kickapoo county fair.
Mark is putting on a chocolate and beer tasting in the Kickapoo Kitchen from 4 til 6:30 with a cost of $10.
What could be wrong with that? Chocolate....Beer.....Yum!

Well, back to work. See you all soon.

1 comment:

edge said...

Hey-here is a new Facebook Group page for Sand Creek!