Both our regular ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout and the rum barrel-aged version will be on tap next Thursday 11/6. You’ll note the barrel version was aged for over 10 months (and is tasting mighty smooth). – Rulpsen
The Tap Room is hosting its first Halloween Disco. And we’re bringing our Haunted Brewery back this year (it even scared the heck out of Rulpsen!) and we’ll have two local DJs (DJ Disco Dementia & DJ Young Frankenstein) spinning vinyl all night.
Haunted Brewery Tours every hour, on the hour. FREE ADMISSION.
Free beer and prizes for the best costume, so come dressed to impress!
The Budos Band and SingleCut Beer have teamed up to create a beer celebrating the band’s newest record, Burnt Offering. The beer, also named Burnt Offering, is a riff on SingleCut’s John Michael Dark Lyric Lagrrr!, a dark lager with the flavors of chocolate and light roast coffee. Inspired by the murky mood of Budos Band’s upcoming record (PS – It kicks ass!) as well as past album covers featuring scorpions, snakes, and fire, Burnt Offering features the addition of char-roasted jalapeños to add a nasal-tickling brightness and sweetness to the aroma and the flavor.
The beer will be available at select bars in Williamsburg this Saturday as part of a bar crawl with the band. The crawl features stops at band favorites The Anchored Inn, The Drink, Spuyten Duyvil, Barcade, and Harefield Road. An RSVP with more information on the bar crawl can be found here (http://budosmayhem.splashthat.com/). Burnt Offering will also be available in our Tap Room at our 2nd Anniversary Party December 6th!
Here’s another peek behind the scenes of our typical morning routines (pics courtesy of our roving eye / Tap Room Managrrr! ‘Manda). Voyeurism is fun!
Bottles sanitized and ready to be filled by Team Sales. (You didn’t hear this from us but expect to see an IIPA released in 16 oz bottles in over a months time… of course done right in our Astoria brewery. Shhhhh!)
All the while, the brewery is humming along. Here Director of Brewery Operations Brian gets the necessary hoses organized to transfer today’s brew to its respective fermenter (in this case we were brewing up the first “ERIC” of the season. This batch promises a few surprises… shhhhh!)
One task that never ends is cleaning kegs. Here Sam is taking care of business in preparation for kegging up a fresh batch of DEAN (another insider tidbit – we’ve upped the hops in DEAN quite a bit in our latest batch. Hope you like).
There’s Sam still cranking away! And Head Brewer Rich looks to be taking a break from transferring NIGEL to one of two grundies (to be inoculated by numerous wild yeast strains) by whipping out the ‘ol hoola hoop for some waist slimming exercises. Well no, that’s actually a CO2 hose, but trust us, he’s got a passion for hoola hooping!
Rich pitching some wild yeast for NIGELs secondary fermentation. Our second “grundy” will be pitched with two other strains we’ve been developing, all to be blended for final release (date to be announed, and most likely, in bottles. Ahem!)
Whew, by this point it is still well before noon. A big brewday still to come, with all its associated tasks. Not to mention the prep work to do it all over again tomorrow.
“NIGEL” Pride of Squatney Strong Ale status update: Aged for 9 months and is tasting great. We just received two additional grundies (shown below) which will be used for its final stage of maturation: Brett secondary fermentation (with our blend of 3 different strains). We’ll keep the updates coming as to an expected release date – Rulpsen
Here we see our Beersmiths brewing up JÅN, kegging JOHN MICHAEL, and taking care of the usual myriad of tasks – Rulpsen
The Great American Beer Festival is underway and Team SingleCut are in the house to experience the world’s greatest beer show. It’s our first time, so lots to learn and info to gather. We’ll update this post as the news comes to us.
FIrst up, upon touching down in Denver, the boys immediately went to research the closest relative to the hop (do our Beersmiths ever turn it off?) which as luck would have it, is readily available in Colorado.
A view from the drivers seat.