The following day at the Windward Pkwy Taco Mac we have our first cask of Monday Night Eye Patch IPA. This one has additional Topaz hops added to it, and should be really tasty. We are going to be dialing back our cask events this summer, so you may want to get in on this one. Wednesday, May 8th, 6:00 pm.
Friday the 17th we have a cask of O'Dempsey's Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout at The Fred Bar. We have done a ton of tricked-out casks with O'Dempsey's and they are always really good. Come out and celebrate American Craft Beer Week with us.
On Friday, May 31st we have a very special cask, created by one of our Chancellors, Drew Buehler. This is another O'Dempsey's Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout , but this one has figs, black cardamom, cocoa nibs, Jim Beam, and vanilla beans. We will be tapping it at 6:00 pm, Taco Mac Duluth. Come by and show Drew some love. He's a solid dude. You'll like him.
Stay tuned for more details on the 25 casks we recently made at SweetWater. Those are ready to ship, and I will be laying out a calendar with those dates very soon.
In case you still are not following me on Instagram, here are a few photos from my recent visit to Dogfish Head. If you were following me on Instagram (beer_fred_tmac), you would have seen these when I actually took them, and you would have seen about five times as many. But hey, it's a free country. You are free to see less cool pictures, and you are free to wait six days to see them. Whatever floats your boat.
|Pretty nice day in Milton, DE|
On the left here is a cone that holds the hops before they are shot into the brew kettle. If you don't get it, say the first two words kind of fast. There was another one called, "Ooooh, Me So Hoppy". Good stuff.
Below is part of an oak-aging tank. They had two. They are in the room with the Palo Santo wood tank. It looked a lot like this one, except it had a sign on it that said, "Palo Santo". The people at the brewery were extremely cool, and we got to try a really nice, light bodied pale ale called Firefly in their sensory tasting area. It is made for a big concert festival up there. If you guessed that it is called the Firefly Festival, don't be too proud of yourself please. It wasn't hard to deduce that.