Friday, March 16, 2012

Why God? Why?

Flux Capacitor
Well it happened. As expected, my cask submission to the SweetWater Brew Your Cask Off last weekend came in second, and I wasn't there to drink it. I had a hunch that if I couldn't be there, it would be my strongest entry ever, and it was. In fact, of the three times our company has placed in this event, it was the highest ever (we got a third place in 2010 and this year). But they are going to remake it and pour some at this year's 420 Fest in Candler Park, and I will definitely be...in Chicago. Seriously. Why does God not want me to drink this beer? Please go to the 420 Fest, find the cask tent, ask for some Fred Juice, and tell me if you like it. (The slogan for Fred Juice? "If you squeeze Fred, that's what comes out." or, "Taste just like freshly squeezed Fred." Still working on this, but that is what I have so far.)

Next is a question I have for you. I need you to consider an event and e-mail beerdinner@tappanstreet.com if you would consider participating in this thing. I think it is a great idea, but I just don't know how committed you folks can be to it. So here goes:

  • On Thursday, July 19th the Braves have a 12:10 pm game against the SF Giants.
  • What if we had everyone gather at the Taco Mac at Philips Arena and took you to the game on a shuttle bus? Sounds fun, right? But wait....
  • And then after the game, we took you back to Philips Arena's Taco Mac and did a five-course beer dinner in the upstairs area? I know...pretty awesome.
  • But here is the tricky part: Are you available all day on a week day? Will you call in sick or use a personal day? Is this worth you taking a vacation day? I think so, but what do I know?
So if you love this idea as much as I do, just click here: beerdinner@tappanstreet.com and say "Hell yes I want to have a Braves game/beer dinner outing!" Or something of that nature. The whole thing would be in the $75-$80 dollar range if I had to guess. Maybe less depending on what kind of deal the Braves will give us for this weekday afternoon game. So just let us know if you think this is something we should pursue, or if asking people to take a day off to watch a ball game, drink beer and then have a summer-themed beer dinner is a dumb idea. Thanks.

Cask of Heavy Seas Pale Ale dry-hopped with Cascade and Centennial at Johns Creek tonight. It's tasty! I know, because we had one Tuesday in Roswell. And don't forget about that charitable beer dinner at Deckard's on the 27th. Come out, drink beer, eat great food, have fun, and feel good about doing it. What's not to love?

Get prepared for cask of Terrapin Phlux Capacitor (new!)at Suwanee on Friday, March 30th. The following day is the Suwanee Beer Fest, so this is a little pre-fest kick-off thing. The cask was just filled and is doing its thing right now. It should be ready in time, but you never know. I will remind everyone once I know for sure that it is on its way to our doorstep.

Have a great weekend everyone. Try not to let anyone puke up green beer on you. And if you are someone who appreciates green beer, then please try to barf on anyone. At least not anyone you don't know really well. But whatever you do this weekend, have a happy St. Patrick's Day.

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.