But, actually, we have one more matter to discuss before we do that, and that's to thank everyone who came out for Horatio Day this past weekend! It was a hell of a time, full of cake and friendship and vinyl and oh so much barrel-aged beer, and we're completely jazzed as hell that so many of y'all were able to make it! It was a good enough Horatio Day, in fact, that we managed to kick every one of the special kegs that we tapped, which is rad as hell but also means we don't have leftovers to tap for the next week, but also it means we gotta step it up next year, so step we shall!
And speaking of Thursday, on Thursday we've also got Simpsons Trivia! This one's the last in the "one season per month" stretch that we've been doing (new themes coming for February!) and anyway this time the theme is Season Twelve and you should come hang out!
And then on Friday we've got more cool stuff for you! We recently collaborated with local author Michael Cloherty (who wrote the book Abel Bodied, which is about a historical bank robbery/murder in Malden) and that beer comes out on Friday so we're gettin' the author himself in here to do a book reading/signing so if you like books or local history or beers (or Malaysian food, since we've got Sekali in the house for the first time), you should probably come on by!
And then on Saturday we're tryin' something new to us and hosting a vision board workshop! Crystal (who is probably the same Crystal from our themed yoga classes, but don't quote me on that) will be starting the afternoon off with some guided meditation followed by creating some vision boards (and drinking beer, which is included in the ticket)! And then right as that's wrappin' up we've got Adriano's Tacos settin' up in the taproom, which is unrelated to vision boards (at least it's unrelated to all the non-taco content on said vision boards), but it will be tasty, so come on by!
And then on Sunday we resume our regularly-scheduled sushi classes with Chef Harold! Chef Harold is great and so is his sushi.
And then next Thursday we've got The Office Trivia Night! It'll be a night of laughs and brain-busters and reminiscing about everyone's favorite office-themed situational comedy and there's gonna be prizes and everything, so come on out! Our pals at Seabiscuit will be popping up their delicious savory pies starting at 6pm, so dinner's covered. Get here early true believers!
Production: By the Numbers
Number of double batches: 29
Percentage of batches brewed that were new beers: 51%
Amount of beer packaged, in gallons: 12,985
Percentage of total volume actually served in flights: 4.7%
Amount of time, on average (assuming a 24/7 production schedule) it takes for Boston Beer Company to produce the same of beer we make in a year: 1 hour, 52 minutes*
Number of new beers released: 59
Number of collaboration beers: 20, not counting wedding beers
Number of wedding beers: 5
Number of funky/wild beers released: 7
Number of "milkshake IPAs" brewed: 0, which is in fact the correct amount
Average OG of beer produced (in degrees SG): 1.053
Average ABV of beer produced: 6.1%
Highest ABV beer produced: No Light Ever (8.8%)
Lowest ABV beer produced: Bird Bath (4.2%)
Amount of vodka, in gallons, it would take to make the same amount of alcohol we produced this year: 1,980
Number of Extra Naked batches brewed: 15
Number of people in production who had Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in their top five most-listened-to songs of the year: 1 (out of 4). 3 if you count the fact that it was in Jared's list thrice.
Ingredients: By the Numbers
Average hopping rate, in lbs/BBL: 1.67
Percentage of hops that were grown locally: 29%
Percentage of hops that were grown in Michigan, of all places: 28%
Number of hop varieties used: 38
Most used hop variety: Masscade (60#!)
Height, in feet, that you would need to grow all those hops on a single bine: 4,807.5
Amount of time, in weeks (assuming a 40-hour workweek), it would take you to pick all those hops by hand: 16
Number of individual grains that would be (approximate): 389,000,315
Percentage of grain that came from local suppliers: 21% (52% if you consider Delaware to be “local”)
Amount of oats used, as measured in bowls of oatmeal: 21,872
Amount of brown sugar used, also measured in bowls of oatmeal (but as a topping this time): 11,127
Number of bees it would take to produce that much honey: 189,040 (visiting approximately 378,080,000,000 flowers in the process)
Yeast harvested, in cells: 581,038,000,000,000 (plus another 34,503,000,000,000 or so from lab-grown yeast)
The Blog: By the Numbers
Number of pages that would fill in a paperback: 199
Most verbose month: November - 6419 words (January doesn’t count)
Top 3 most commonly used words in the blog (in order, other than "beer"): time, gonna, fun
Number of times we used the word "beer" in the blog this year: 761
Number of months "beer" wasn't the most-used word: 0 (technically in November we used the word “got” more than “beer,” but that’s no fun)
Number of times we managed to use the word "spooktacular" in the blog this year: 23
Snacks: By the Numbers
Number of cows it would take to produce that much beef: 0.77 (as in, we went through 77% of the beef you would get from a cow, in hot dog form)
Number of hot dog themed trophies we were awarded: 1 (Best Brewery Hot Dog, Costco Division)
Number of calories - in candy alone - consumed by each member of production when figuring out the beer and candy pairing menu, as measured in pints of ice cream: 3 (plus about a half tablespoon)
Amount of sugar consumed by each member of production when figuring out the beer and candy pairing menu, as measured in Pixy Stix: 102.4
Taproom and Beer Garden: By the Numbers
Percentage of full pours that were Extra Naked: 14.9%
Number of flights served: 3,910
Percentage of those flights that were served over Halloween weekend: 4.8%
Number of beers poured during our birthday weekend: 1,851
Percentage of those dogs that came with their own Instagram account: probably at least 50%
Filed Under: "Holy Shit, How Did That Happen?
Beers Released in 2022
January: Pizza Time!, Critters XVI, Critters XV