Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here is a video of the entire process from purchase to tasting and also check out Claire's blog for other food and mixed drink recipes at www.thekitchykitchen.com
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thanksgiving news! Holiday food drive THIS WEEKEND at the Tasting Room. Oh, and White Oak too. And Berliner Weisse Mimosas!
I think that should get me the award for longest blog title ever.
Thanksgiving is just 1 short week away and I can't believe it! But believe it or not here we are, so in the spirit of the holiday, we’ll be holding a canned food drive all of this coming weekend! The food collected will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, a fantastic organization dedicated to fighting hunger.
To get everyone in the giving mood, we’ll try to do our part too! Friday through Sunday, we’ll offer a discount on draft beer to anyone who makes a donation to our food drive. Just bring in canned goods/nonperishable items and we'll give you a deal on your beer. Let’s toast to the spirit of giving!
Also, everyone has been asking, so I'm happy to announce that we will be serving White Oak on draft this weekend. It is a very limited amount, so we will be unable to fill growlers, but we will be serving by the glass. Also, we do still have bottles of it available, both for individual sale and as a part of Reserve Society memberships.
If you're in town on Sunday, stop in to try my favorite concoction Berliner Weisse concoction, the Hottenroth Mimosa. Just substitute the beer for the bubbly and you have one delicious Sunday drink. Sounds great, right?
On Sunday, we’ll be making Hottenroth Berliner Weisse Mimosas for just $2! Come down and see what you think of this tart and tasty drink. If your family makes mimosas for the holidays, take home a bottle and show them how to shake things up a little.
And speaking of holidays, don’t forget you can still purchase gift baskets at the Tasting Room. We’ll be making these little bundles of beer and joy though the end of the year, but we’ll have plenty of Thanksgiving/autumn themed baskets ready this weekend for you to take with you next Thursday. Give them as a gift, bring them to your host, or buy one for yourself to pair with your turkey dinner.
We’ll also have a complementary holiday food & beer pairing guide for you to take home starting this weekend to help you plan your beer menu for the big day. Because honestly what is a meal without the beer?!
So to recap - Food for beer, White Oak, Hottenroth Mimosas, holiday gift baskets...I think that about covers it. See you there for all this beery goodness!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
You can find the Kogi truck at The Bruery on Saturday night from 6:30 – 9 pm. We heard about some great beer & BBQ pairings the last time around, so I’m looking forward to what comes up this time!
Also, with Thanksgiving coming quickly, we’ll be selling holiday gift baskets for the beer geek in your life starting this weekend. These baskets will come in two different themes – autumn and winter – and will come with 1, 2, or 3 bottles as well as some other goodies (hints: chocolate, glasses, more!). We will have some ready made for pick up or if you’d like you can order a basket for pick up later. They will vary a bit, but they'll look a little something like this...
Don't forget, you can still get your Bruery Reserve membership; they're on sale at the Tasting Room. Come in, sign up, andtake home bottles of White Oak, 2 Turtle Doves, and a special Barrel-Aged seasonal that day!
See you this weekend!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Well, here to help you with your pronunciation issues are a bunch of fellow beer lovers as well as members of The Bruery team and even a few cameo's from the Stone Brewery team and elsewhere. Good luck! And if you are feeling extra confident in your pronunciation, feel free to tape yourself, post it to youtube and post the link in the comments!!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
October was quite a month for us at The Bruery, and we finished it with a great Halloween party on Saturday night. Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks to everyone who participated in the costume and donut-eating contests. We had a blast!
Now that November is here, we’re getting geared up for the holidays. But first things first, and as always, we will start the month with First Firkin Friday.
This Friday, November 6th, we’ll be pouring a special cask of Rugbrød dry-hopped with Centennial hops. I think that extra hop kick will be delicious in this big, malty beer.
On Sunday, we'll be holding a Beer & Ice Cream Social. That's right, beer floats all around! Think of a scoop of your favorite ice cream enrobed by a complementary beer flavor like Pecan Praline & 2 Turtle Doves. The nutty, caramel flavors of both coming together with the rich chocolate of the beer. Ok, maybe we were thinking about my favorite flavors!
We'll have a special flight available as well as a small ice cream bar where you can mix and match to create your perfect beery treat. We'll kick this off Sunday around 2 pm, so come in hungry for some breakfast or lunch dessert!
Also this weekend we'll have Rugbrød and Mischief #3 back on tap in addition to our usual lineup. So come try Rugbrød with Centennial on cask Friday and start thinking about your ice cream and beer concoctions.
We look forward to seeing you there!