Here’s an update from Dustin of Brau Bros. fame for those of you not on their mailing list. Beer and Chili…yum!
Sorry it’s been so long, we’ve been making a lot of beer lately and we should be drinking more of it. First, it looks like the hopyard is going to be a success! They’re climbing really well, and I can’t wait to brew with our own hops. I planted 11 different varieties so that when we want to make a Single Batch Series Beer, we can have the proper variety handy. Also, it looks like we’ll be harvesting our barley in late July or early August. It’s seeding and looks terrific. I’m thinking of doing a draft-only IPA using only estate grown ingredients.
Also, plans are coming together for HopFest 2008. It will be our first beer festival right here at the brewery. So far we’re thinking of serving lots of beer, having a chili cook-off, and lots of live music. We will be finalizing everything in the next 2 weeks so if you have any ideas shoot them my way. Tentitive date is October 11, so mark your calendars.
Megan has been all over the countryside so far this summer hosting tastings, events, and samplings. Keep an eye on the events panel on the website and stop in and talk beer with her and try all the beer styles. Still available, Frame Straightener and Whirly Bird Single Batch Series Beer!