Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vanilla Gorilla Attacks Metropolis!



The new beer engine that we installed at our Metropolis location sprang into action tonight for the first time. The last pieces of the puzzle came together at 4:59 pm for the 5:00 pm tapping (great work Charlie!), and after a few minor adjustments, Donald was drawing hand-pulled pints like a pro. The Atlanta Brewing Co. provided their Double-Chocolate Oatmeal Porter, cask-conditioned with real vanilla beans. The crowd was just as outstanding as the beer, and we killed the firkin in just under 1 1/2 hours. I got the last one, and the temp and flavor were just right. The vanilla was a great compliment, and nowhere was there any excessive sweetness. We are anxious to make this beer engine a regular Wednesday night occurance, firkin supply willing. Stay tuned.

Above is a picture of Donald and Anthony pouring a pint, and look a little further down for a snapshot of my trip to California. More to come!

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse
This is the top floor of the brewhouse, with buckets of fresh hops about to go into the kettles.