Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The date is set!

Yes indeed it is time for our Third (fourth?) Screw Winter Party! Surely it will snow like 2340957234508 feet of snow that day! Snow or not we will be opening our doors for our ususal fun at 3pm with tours at 3:30pm. We will foodies and goodies available starting at 5pm with entertainment running from 7-10pm This years... line up looks like it will be some bluegrass music going on. More details to follow! We will have a special release of some bourbon barrel goodness. (MAYBE even the Oleator which has been lurking in the cellar...) Bring friends - bring family - Come and spend the night with us as we wish for Spring to come quicker!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Getting closer to spring!

Greetings folks!

Well we have a big week coming up here. Did a bit of bottling yesterday followed by more filtering and brewing! Right now it looks like it will be three days of brewing beer coming up. I know for a fact that our fine English Style Special Ale is on the schedule for sure!

This weekend we have several events. Friends will be pouring beer at Manitowoc, Milwaukee (Food and Froth) and at the Milwaukee Ale House for the Midwinter Brewfest. There is PLENTY of opportunity for fun!

Friday - we will be having our usual antics - Doors open at 3:00 - 3:30 tours will commence.

Have a good week everyone!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oooh That was a fast month! - February is here!

Hey all! I just realized we only had ONE measly post for January. Personally I blame the snow and ice for slowing down progress. Cant say that about the beer production though - first month of the year and we are rocking hard and fast. Lots of good things happened this past month. We got in out TWO new fermenters and we should have beer in them within the next couple of weeks!

It was a crazy month for events too! We hosted several private parties for friends and such, Two weeks ago we had the local Volleyball Tournament celebration and this past weekend we were honored by being able to host a 50th wedding anniversary party! Super - mucho - excellente time was had by one and all. This was complete with an Celtic band from LaCrosse - The Amadans! The main course of BOTH events was catered in by our friends and partners in crime - Kevin and Lizzie from the Tegarosa Cattle Company. Truthfully - I am STILL full. The ribs, brisket and pork loin were the bomb. Even the humble chicken thighs were stellar beyond belief. Thanks to Joyce and Ray (and the rest of the clan) for adopting us into your family! Lori - we are still picking up all those golden bells!

We even had Cora's brother, Brutus, come visit us! Twas a doggie weekend at the brewery!

This week is much like the last week - Filtering beer, brewing beer, and bottling beer! Good thing we slow down during the winter. Theoretically the new tanks should be plumbed by the end of the week. This weekend we will be pouring beer up in Chippewa Falls. We will be open on Friday at 3pm for our usual fun and games. Have a fun and safe week.