Howdy do, cats and kittens! I hope you're lookin' for new beers and fun times, because that's exactly what we've got to offer!
First up, on tap now, is Four Star Smoothie! We collaborated with our friends at Four Star Farms and used a bunch of their proprietary(ish) hop blend CrysCade in this here beer (which means it's got a bit more... focus than our smoothie beers tend to have) and it's citrusy and grassy and ever so tasty. Try some!
And if you're in the mood to brood, we've also got the deep and complex and deeply complex Joyrider! Long story short, it's a rye-whiskey-barrel-aged version of Joybringer, but oh man does it have some hidden depths to plumb.
Then on Thursday, we're finally gonna strut our stuff up on stage with our all-new Simpsons Trivia Night! This is our first time doin' this, but we have it on moderately good authority that our host has some fun tricks up his sleeve, so come on out and join the party!
Speaking of which, we've got a special cask release on Thursday: Bart's Comet! This is definitely something that we made with trivia night in mind and not just a normal beer with a Simpsons-related name slapped on it. Nope.
And while we're on the subject of casks, we should also probably mention the cask fest that we'll be pourin' at this weekend! Long story short, we'll be schleppin' on down to Cape Cod Brewing to pour a bunch of casks! There'll be good beer and good times, so you should come hang out!
And while we're on the subject of hangin' out, we'd like to give a shoutout to all the awesome brewery peeps that have helped us kick off our industry kickball "league!" We came up with the idea to get together a couple times a week for some pickup kickball games down the street from our taproom, and so many local Beer Friends answered our calls! Peeps from Night Shift, Wormtown, Notch, Castle Island, Modern Draught, Short Path, Jack's Abby, (the soon-to-be) Oddfellows, Lord Hobo, Aeronaut, and of course our own humble operation came out to play and it's oh so much fun! If you're in the brewery industry yourself, you should join! Email us for the details at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Lastly but far from leastly, we figured that y'all were moderately to very overdue for an update on all this expandin' we're tryin' to do, and we aim to fix that! But before we delve into the nitty gritty, it's worth mentioning that the one question you're hoping we'll answer - namely, "when all this gon' be done" - is something we (frustratingly - for us in particular) don't have an answer for. But that don't mean we ain't been busy! Thanks to a flurry of activity (and some massively appreciated help) we got most of the cosmetic stuff in the taproom mostly done - flooring and molding and painting and tables and countertops and that sweet mural that Jimbo's been painting and probably at least one other thing that I'm not thinking of (though now that I think about it, a rug would really tie the room together).
And on toppa all that, a lot of the Behind The Scenes stuff is well underway - the new tanks are up and running and the plumbing's done and the tile installation for the new production floor is scheduled and our new cold room is bein' built as we speak! Now all we gotta do is tie up a few "loose ends" like convincing the city to let us use this dang ol' space that we spent so much time building out - should be easy, right?
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