Well howdy folks, Head Brewer Jared here to ramble at you about another tradition we've got going here at Bone Up Brewing Company: our brewing paddles.
Now, this all starts way back in the day when I was living in Virginia and working at the best damn homebrew store around. There came a time when I got my first Big Boy Brewing job, and my friend/coworker Dave - being rather handy when it comes to wood - decided to make me the best damn brewing paddle he could. See, Dave had the inaccurate-but-more-awesome-than-reality notion that we brewers would all bring our own paddles in and use them to brew. In reality: the place I started at had a giant, automated brewhouse and breweries that aren't automated tend to use a communal beat-up old canoe paddle (or a plank of wood cut into a roughly paddle-like shape). I won't bore you with the details, but this thing had all the bells and whistles you could hope for in a paddle and then some (all that anyone but me notices is the bottle opener in the handle, but trust me - it rules).
Pictured: bells, whistles, unbridled joy
But anyway, I told you that story so I could tell you this one: we're bringing his slightly-ridiculous vision to life! Our resident handyman/woodworker/head of making phone calls - a man who goes by the name of T-Bone - made a paddle for Jimbo! And let me tell you: it's pretty dang sweet. We opted for a different set of bells and whistles this time around (I guess we'll have to use my paddle if we really need to open beers and stir at the same time), but regardless of that, we (as always) are gonna beat the absolute hell out of this thing in the name of making you tasty beers. Check it out!
Jimbo's super excited because this is the first worldly object with her new initials. Exciting times indeed!
Jared and Jimbo will tell you some things, sometimes.