Greetings! We’re trying something a little new with Thirsty Thursday this week: rather than hoarding news in our cheeks like a squirrel might do, we’re sharing it daily and then summarizing here. So if you want the absolute hottest news of what stupid stuff I’m doing under the nominal pretense of promoting an event, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Tumblr!
Now then, let’s get down to business.
The beer we have
Today we’re rocking the five usuals:
- The Whale
- The IPA
- De Maas
- Rutherford B. Haze
The beer we will have, and when you can get it
Tapped tomorrow: the 2014 version of Wet Frank, our pale ale wet hopped with fresh (“wet”) local hops. This year we’re using Chinook hopss grown by Bob Johnson in Cambria. Once again: not today, but tomorrow!
Then farther down the line: Blue Monk held a contest to name a beer after a Simpsons reference, which was won by Tim Kennedy. Look for us to brew Smells Like Otto’s Jacket some time in the near future!
Events in the next week
This Monday is The Iron Event, a benefit for ALS with a ton of great food (and our beer). You can support people with ALS without dumping cold water on yourself! I decided to do that anyway.
Other things we’re up to
- Progress on Hydraulic Hearth continues, and Ethan and Harry share a beer in celebration. It’s targeting an opening by the end of the month!
- My most recent Belgian: For September’s Session I wrote about visiting Ommegang and the fun I had.
- Last night a group of intrepid beer lovers played Kingdom Builder, an award winning Euro-style board game. Expect a full recap on the 16th!
- Somehow during Kingdom Builder the topic of Reading Rainbow came up, and, well, then this happened:
Fun things, other specified and unspecified
- North Coast Brewing Releases Puck, The Beer, and I mangle Shakespeare
- An animated representation of the number of breweries in the US since 1887
- Craft Beverage People: Do Better, an article from friend-of-the-show Julia Burke on how we as beer makers and lovers need to work towards inclusivity if we want to continue to grow