October Brewery Update: 12 pks, new beer releases, NEX IPA #7 is coming & more
It has been a few months since we did a brewery update. That happens when things are busy. We had a great summer both at the brewery taproom and out at events near and far. Now with the weather turning to fall we have a slew of new beers coming and some general updates.
We spent the summer installing a new canning line with many new bells and whistles. The main benefit of the canning line upgrade is to continue to stay focused on our ability to consistently make high quality and shelf stable beer in cans as we continue to grow and make more. While it may sound simple and easy to put beer in cans the truth is actually the opposite. With our new canning line in place we are launching some new packaging options in addition to our 16 oz cans that we will continue to offer.
*12 pack/12 oz cans are now available for both our Lift Off IPA & Vacation Kölsch as the taproom. We also made our first shipment of both beers in 12 packs so you should start seeing them at your favorite store. If you don’t see them just ask for your store to add them.
*19.2 oz stovepipe cans are coming soon at the taproom for our Lift Off IPA. These are a great option for many occasions and because they are in cans they can go anywhere. Stay tuned for a release date.
Planned October Taproom Beer Releases
*Oktoberfest: We tap’d our annual Oktoberfest beer recently and we have some 4-pk/16 oz cans in stock while they last. Our Oktoberfest is authentic German lager true to the classic style that delivers a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor with light bitterness for a refreshing crisp and dry finish.
*Negra Mexican Style Dunkel: Released this week! Returning to the taproom on draft and cans next week is our take on the traditional malt-balanced Munich style Dunkel brewed with a Mexican style yeast for a refreshing dark lager.
*Dark Mild: Coming later in October. One of our most popular traditional session style beers returns each fall. A dark brown, malt focused beer with toasty, nutty, caramel, roast and chocolate flavors.
*NEX IPA: Experiment #7: This will be our annual Wet Hop IPA release. This year made with Mosaic Wet Hops and Vic Secret hops. The official release will be on Saturday, October 27th with NEX #7 being available on draft and cans. We will also have a special logo glass and t-shirt release to commemorate the release this year.
Upcoming Taproom Events
*October 12th: Food Truck Friday. Join us as we host a +15 food truck rally in our parking lot + lawn + patio area. This is an all ages event. Our taproom will be open for normal service and we will have an outdoor beer garden + craft cider + live music + bounce houses. Free to attend. Our taproom is open normal hours all day 11-11.
*October 27th: NEX IPA: Experiment #7 Draft & Can Release. Our taproom is open normal hours all day 11-11. Come enjoy our annual Wet Hop IPA release on draft and pick up 4-pk/16oz cans. The featured hops in the release this year are Mosaic (wet hops) and Vic Secret hops. This is a taproom only release and this beer will not see distribution.
Daredevil Hall update. We know there is a lot of interest in the new location we announced in June. As we said then the plan was an opening later in the year and that is still all we can say at this time. We have spent the summer working through the building permit process, the ATC alcohol permit process and starting to hire key new staff as we add this second location. Stay tuned and we will have more news when we have more news.