Monday, May 7, 2007

Monday Update on The Bruery (5/7)

I bet you're as tired as I am about me not being able to find a location. I plan to change that this week, as I'll be expanding my reach outside of Orange County to Corona, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Long Beach, among a few other areas. My first choice is to stay in Orange County, but I gotta do what I gotta do.

This weekend was the Southern California Homebrewers Festival. About 1500 people attended this mecca of beer festivals, drinking great beers from the 30-odd homebrew clubs serving their goods up. BrewCommune served around 15 beers and ran out of most of what was brought. We also won the first IPA competition with my India Pale Lager. I brought two kegs that were drained in a little over 2 hours. I thought I'd be specializing in Belgian-style beers, but I might have to add this beer to my lineup. Thanks to Lyn for the photos (more are on this BrewCommune thread). As usual, I didn't bring my camera!

This week I'll be focusing on finding a place, then I'll worry about ordering equipment and finalizing my recipes.


pluma said...

My stay at the fest was relatively brief, but I had a great time and your Wild Ale was one of the highlights. I know a couple of your offerings got major accolades from others as well.

I am dying for a brewery with a sense of adventure. Wherever you end up, you'll have my support.

- Brad

Patrick Rue said...

Thanks Brad, glad you came by to sample some of the beers! I hope the wild ale didn't turn you off from my beers!


pluma said...

Definitely not a turnoff, or I wouldn't have requested a second pour! I was all about going for beers that were off the beaten trail (mocha hazelnut porter, lemon mead, mango ale, pepperweizen, rauchbier-marzen...) and yours was one of my favorites.