I'm happy to announce that the brewery's little tasting room is beginning to settle in. We've setup an extra three taps for a total of nine, hung more local art and are getting ready to open Fridays by the end of the month. John Foyston recently gave us a nice writeup in Mix which has already begun to attract some new visitors to the cast of regulars and we're hoping to bring even more people this Saturday for the citywide brewery event Zwickelmania.
The new tasting room hours for Fridays are 4:30 - 9 pm and to kick it off we're throwing a release party on the 26th for our newest beer - Oyster Stout. We're setting up the space to flow much more smoothly than our first release party (for the Gose and Billy) so expect a more relaxed vibe and easier time of getting beers and bottles. We only filled five kegs of the stout but that will be plenty to serve all day on draft and we'll have bottles / cases to go for the usual prices of $8 / 90. Jason, Gerritt and I are really happy with the beer - a distinctly full-bodied and creamy stout with a touch of brine on the finish. During the release we'll have oysters on the half shell available for pairing which unsurprisingly go great with this beer.
Here are a couple recent and fun photos: new hop art commissioned from Kim Hamblin and a shot of our kettle vent (connected to the original chimney of the building) on a beautifully sunny day while brewing our anniversary beer, a farmhouse apricot ale for another party we're planning in late March.