Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday - Post 2 of 2

Ok now more of the fun stuff.

Well tis Friday once more! Last week we had our 2nd annual Screw Winter Party! It was quite the event. Food was catered in by our friends at the Tegarosa Cattle Company and our favorite city official (thanks Bill!). The disemination and presentation of the vittles was orchestrated by Pic. Our musicial entertainment (Great musical entertainment btw) was provided by Garett Gilbertson, Steve Meyer and Jim Wall. They played some great stuff. If you need some local talent from the Black River Falls area - drop me a note and I will put you in contact with the trio.

So whats up this Friday?

Our usual antics however our good friends from Beechwood Distributing of Milwaukee will be coming up for a tour, food and pints.

Thats it for now. Remember the brewery will be closed April 7th - 12th for floor work!

Post 1 of 2 for a Friday!

Hi Gang

The Sand Creek Brewing Company will be CLOSED April 7th - 12th.

Yes fans we are closing the doors for a few days! Why you may ask? Well, we are in the process of some much needed renovation work within the our fine little shop. This project will be sealing the floor with an epoxy finish. I guess after a 151 years of foot traffic the floor could use a little help.

SO

The Sand Creek Brewing Company will be CLOSED April 7th - 12th.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Screw Winter Party pics.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Catching up

Yes I am alive!
Every one's favorite brewmaster is busy at work filling the pipeline with beer.
Nate and I have been brewing non stop since Monday night at midnight.
Here as I write this it is 1:20 am. on Wednesday and I have just mashed in the last batch, only about 5 more hours to go until that one is in the tank. By the way, that would be 140 bbls. of brewing or about 2000 cases of beer.

The reason for the brew schedule?
First it was the painting we did 2 weeks ago and then we had a miscalculation on our grain in the silo, ARRRG, brain fart!
Finally I came in Sunday night at Midnight to start the brewing and found that my boiler was not working right.
After a few hours of working on it I went to the couch to catch a nap, it was 2 am. and my water was not going to get hot!
Later in the morning with the help of our heating guy Dean, we found the problem in a bad brain box.
Without the brain box the boiler would not fire up, heck we couldn't even cheat and make it work!
Later on Monday afternoon I had some help come from our in-house HVAC god Rob.
Rob had just the right part to get us back on the road to making beer, it is just a temporary fix until the replacement come in but It works.

There, now you are caught up to the joyous things that a brewmaster has to put up on a daily basis.
With that I am back to work and hope to see you all on Friday night for the Screw Winter Party.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Black River Longneck Brewing Club

Hey Gang!

Just wanted to point out to you all that there is a new link in our "Favorites" section. The link is one for our friends at the Buzz N Brew shop right here in Black River Falls. Joe and Maria run a top notch brew shop and is one of the few in the area. Check them out for any wine/beer/sausage making needs.

The web page also provides you with a link to the Black River Longneck Brewing Clubs page on the Buzz N Brew site. There are lots of cool activities coming up including a home brew contest! Click the link and find out all the details.

'nuff fer now. Another post later today about our upcoming party at the brewery!