** Most crowded.
Well hello there! It's gettin' to be that time of year again, so hold on to your butts and get ready for the most spooktacular fun you can have outside of that one time you played "spin the bottle" in that weird cursed crypt and your friend Kevin may or may not have hooked up with a mummy...
First up on this avalanche of spooktacularity, our friendly neighborhood hot dog chef (John from Brato) apparently got tired of making the hot dogs that we had been selling, and now we've got different ones - they've got a bit more of a kick to 'em and come with a spicy sauce and picked veggies on top!
They are quite delicious and you should try one.
But! If you ain't lookin' for meats fresh off our Craft Snack Rotisserie® then that ain't no worry because all dang weekend we're gonna have candy! A little ways back we all "took one for the team" and wrote up a fairly extensive set of beer and candy pairings for everything on our menu (a chocolate candy and a fruit candy to pair with each beer) and we ate so much candy that night that now I can't even think about Almond Joy without getting a little queasy but also really wanting Almond Joy (ideally paired with Wasted Life* - seriously, it's pretty much the best). Anyway, we got candy and it's free with the purchase of beer all weekend! Woohoo!
Anyway, speaking of Brato, we've got a cask of Showdown back from the dead, but never you worry - it's still very alive... with flavor! (That... that doesn't even make sense, but whatever, I'm trying).
Anyway, it's on tap Thursday!
For yet more spooktacular treats as we build towards the height of costumes and candy, on Friday we've got Eat More Mexican up in the house bringin' the burritos from six 'til ten!
Though sadly, it looks like enjoying them on the patio might not be the most realistic.
And for the main** event, this Saturday is our Halloween Spooktacular! We'll be givin' out prizes for best costumes and throwing candy around willy-nilly and there'll be barbecue from SmokeShop! So if you wanna get all gussied up in your finest costume duds and have some tasty beers and meats and sweets (or if you want to wear your work clothes, only with a different nametag or something as the lowest-effort "costume" you can think of) come on by!
And don't worry, no pumpkins were harmed (or included) in the making of our beers.
And to go along with all this deliciousness, we're bustin' out a new twist on an old favorite: barrel-aged Shelby! This fine lil' beauty has been slumbering peacefully in apple brandy barrels since we last saw her and we figured we'd wake her up just for this party (and possibly at some other point after that, too) and hoo-boy are there some good tastes all up in! But you ain't gotta take my word for it - we'll have it on tap starting at noon on Saturday!
Plus, if you missed out on a pupper glass last time, now's your chance to snag one.
Then once we plow through our limited stock of Barreled Shelby, we're finally reuniting with our long-lost-love: Bullhead! We've talked about this beer pretty much a jillion times in the past so for now it suffices to say that this is a favorite around here and we're always pretty durn stoked when it's Bullhead Season and that season is now so come drink some with us!
(Before the staff drinks it all)
And on a final note, we gots some navel gazin' and good times to share with you! Running this brewery is hell of hard work most days, but every once in a while we get to travel into the world and do some pretty neat stuff! And this past weekend, we got to do just that - travelling all the way through Pennsylvania with beer in tow to pour at the Brewtal Beer Fest! It's a festival where breweries get paired up with (mostly death metal) bands to make a whole buncha special collab brews and then there's a big ol' all day concert to enjoy the beer at (we may have mentioned it one or a thousand times this fall if you talked to us in the taproom)! We got paired up with one of our favorite bands - Black Tusk - and brought a delicious lil' amber ale (spiked with bright orange peel) to share with the lovely people of Pittsburgh. We had a blast, and we'd certainly be remiss if we didn't post some pictures of all the new friends we made!
A very limited sample of the fest crew! Here's production staff from Spoonwood Brewing, Weyerbacher Brewing, us (duh), Rock Bottom Brewery, Bold Missy Brewing, and KCBC!
Us and (most of) the guys from Black Tusk at - we were lucky enough to hang out and share an Orange Red Dead with them for a minute at the fest!
On the way home, we made a pit stop in Queens to brew a dark brett beer with our pals from Big aLICE Brewing. It won't be ready for a while, but be sure to check out their taproom if you're ever out their way. They are great dudes making great beers.
* Almond Joy also pairs really well with Twix, we found out.
** Most crowded.
Jared and Jimbo will tell you some things, sometimes.