Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rachel's First Blog Entry

Howdy Folks,

It’s Rachel here. Patrick asked me this morning if I would like to contribute to The Bruery’s blog, so I thought I would give it a try. He was probably sick of my rantings on the infrequency of the blog entries, or how they can sometimes be boring enough to put both computers and their readers to sleep. So I am thinking this is revenge time, so let the criticism’s rip!

I am the OTHER Bruery employee. I am Co-owner/ Beer Wench/ Brewery Designer/ Publicist/ Beer namer/ Designated Driver/ Beer Lover (not while I am the Designated Driver)/ Paper Pusher/ Marketing Director of the Bruery. I was the lucky recipient of Patrick’s first homebrew batch, and every beer since. We were high school sweethearts, which means I knew him when his only craft brew exposure was Sam Adams. So if you are lucky, I will let some little known facts surface about him that the deserving public wants to know.

Unfortunately The Bruery cannot be my only job right now. Patrick is the only one to live, breath, eat The Bruery. I just get to do it after work and on weekends, or when I am sneaky at work, like now! When we are up and running, and are making sufficient income to support Patrick, Barley, and my shopping habits, I will take on The Bruery full time.


Who’s Barley, you ask? Well if you don’t remember, he is the official Bruery Dog.


He is now about 6 months old, and already a HUGE beer lover, longingly licking the outside of our chalices, scurrying after spilled grain, ears perking up whenever a beer ingredient list is read out loud. He is planning to work at the Bruery full time too, but has to work on his keg washing skills first. NOTE- Barley pisses fizzy yellow liquids, he does not drink them.

If I am not banned, hopefully you will see more from me soon. I usually accompany Patrick on the majority of his trips, so I look forward to chatting with you!

And yes- I DO like beer.

-Rachel

6 comments:

pluma said...

Please tell us Barley isn't going to be in charge of washing your glassware once you open.

Rachel Rue said...

Although Barley has quite the food service resume, tt's a little hard to sanitize with a frizbee in your mouth. Therefore he is going to stick to the accounting end of the operations.

pluma said...

Awesome! I'll leave him in charge of my bar tab.

Andreea said...

rachel, patrcik, so interesting to read on your beer adventures. sounds like a winner. and belgian style beer? great!
looking forward to more updates.

Patrick Rue said...

Keep posting, pretty lady!

ali said...

Great writing!! I want to read more! I had some Olympia homebrewed beer today and it was great, but the sweet juices you guys shared with me and Cooper not too long ago will never be matched. Just thinking about them honestly makes my mouth water. Oh goodness!