Friday, January 29, 2010

12th Annual Brewpub Shootout

Well the 12th brewpub shootout has come and gone and I'm pleased to say that Bacilio and me won the gold medal for best beer. It was a nearly two year old Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine that we originally pulled out for FoBAB but I didn't like it. I guess a few months more in the barrel did it justice because it's simply delicious! We pulled out another 10 gallons and just put it on tap today (01/29/2010) while supplies last. It's going for $8.00 (inc. tax) for 10 ounces. We're going to enter this into the World Beer Cup as well and see what happens, stay tuned!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Double dry hopped Amber

Our latest batch of Aurora Amber was made almost entirely with Golden Promise Barley. It was hopped with Columbus and Centennial. After fermentation, it was transferred unfiltered to the serving tank where it met up with a bag of Celina, Columbus and more Centennial hops. If that's not enough fun, I hooked up the hop engine at the bar and loaded it with leaf Centennial hops. You now have a choice of dry hopped amber or double dry hopped Amber. This usually goes fast so hurry in now!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Ale Fest Photos

We had about 85 people come through the brewery and sample the Pumpkin Ale which came out of a real pumpkin.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Is Coming!

On Friday and Saturday October 23rd and 24th, we will host a Pumpkin Ale tasting in the brewery for $5 each. Appetizers will be provided. Will will fill a 'great' pumpkin with our fresh Pumpkin Ale and hang the pumpkin from the ceiling. Customers will be able to serve themselves from one of the 7 dangling hoses coming out of the pumpkin. An 8th hose will be available for anyone who wants to do a pumpkin beer bong! The fun starts at 6pm each night and will last for 2 hours. Other beers will be available to taste but without the 'circus'.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Great American Beer Fest (GABF)

Just got back for the GABF and I'm sad to say I didn't bring back any hardware. I had entered a Cream ale (24 entries), Blueberry (104), Chocolate beer (85), a wet hopped Amber Ale (32), Double Bourbon Barrel Cherry Imperial Stout (45), Baltic Porter (16), and Scotch Ale (37). If there was public opinion, the Chocolate would of won hands down. I brought 1,982 samples of the Chocolate and of the Blueberry. Not even half way through the three day fest, the Chocolate ran out. The Blueberry beer was the second choice followed by the Dbl Bourbon Barrel. Now I just wait for the judging slips to be returned and we go from there. This Friday is the CF beerfest and then November 7th for the Festival of wood and barrel aged beer fest.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Beer Fest

On Friday October 2nd, We will be sampling our wares at the 3rd annual CF FestivAle. This year it will be held at the New Half Acre Brewing company at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago. The hours are from 7:30-10:30pm. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Chicago. See their web link for more information.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Taste of 4 Lakes in Lisle

Saturday September 12th, Tarah and I poured Rootbeer and Black Cherry Soda in Lisle. We also brought along icecream for floats. About 300 people attended and we went through a lot of icecream!Here is a picture of Tarah just after we set up. Volleyball anyone?