On Thursday we're tappin' the first of two casks of Madeline the Destroyer! The first one up has a hefty handful of house favorite hop: comet! And if this cask is anywhere near as tasty as the draft version,* it's liable to be gone before we know it!
But enough about all the fun things we got goin' on this weekend. As the more astute** of you have noticed, we've gone two whole weeks without some kind of Major Milestone, which means we must be due. And you'd be right for thinking so, because just last week we brewed our hundredth batch!
Number of batches brewed: 100 (duh)
Number of different beers brewed: 39
Percentage of batches that were either Wasted Life or Key Lime: 38
Amount of time, in months, we originally thought it would take for us to get this far: 25
Actual amount of time, in months: 14
Total grains used, in pounds: 21,534
Total hops used, in pounds: 425.867
Number of times Jared burned off all his arm hair while lighting one of our big ridiculous burners: 35
Number of times our big ridiculous burners have set off the sprinkers for no reason: 1
Number of times the fire department has shown up: 4
Number of times this fact has made our insurance provider very nervous: 12
Number of Cease & Desist letters received: 1
Number of hot sauces we had on hand at the start: like two
Number of hot sauces we have now, thanks to the generous patrons of Hot Sauce Nation: 52
Number of cheese pairings we've come up with for our beers: 47
Number of pairings that were individually-wrapped "cheez-type" products: at least four
Number of music pairings we've come up with for our beers: 98
Number of times anybody has noticed said music pairings: 4
Number of beers named after pets so far: 1
Number of beers named after children: 1
Number of children who were not amused by this: 1
Number of Secret Hippos in the taproom when we started brewing: 1
Number of Secret Hippos in the taproom now: 4 or 5, depending on the weather
** Hi Jo and Jarod!
*** Which, depending on how you look at it, still isn't entirely incorrect.