Hey There Thirsty Friends,
It's crazy how much can change in a couple of weeks. We have been working around the clock to prepare the new digs, brew beer (off site, we'll get to that), and take care of our valued accounts in this chaotic time. It's extremely stressful right now with all of the expenses and unknowns we're facing but I will say that we have made tremendous progress towards opening our new taproom and brewery. Just to be clear with people because there are a lot of questions, we leased two spaces. One will be for brewing and administrative purposes and the other will be for the retail taproom.
We also have great news. Our good friends over at Benoit-Casper in Richmond, CA have done us a HUGE solid. They are allowing us to brew as much as we can over there during our downtime. We are treating this as contract brewing but in this case we get to do the majority of the brewing and cellaring which makes our hearts happy and will help keep your glasses full. We have a couple of our own tanks over there and will also be using some of theirs for the time being. As of right now, we have a hoppy NE style pale ale, rye beer, and witbier in the works that will be hitting the accounts soon!
For the third year in a row, our Alpha Dankopotamus IPA has made it deep into the National India Pale Ale Competition (NIPAC). So far we have faced the intimidating likes of Boneyard, Left Coast, and Rueben's Brews and are still alive! This week we go against Tricksters Brewing and their "JuiceBox" IPA. Please wish us luck as we go forward. It gets harder every week!
We are also still brewing over at Morgan Territory and E.J. Phair and have some awesome releases coming out soon. We have a fresh batch of Alpha Dank coming out soon that is tasting killer! A special batch of Silly Gimmick that's kind of on steroids and the big announcement is we will aslo have the next installment of "We All Grin for Lupulin" coming out very soon too!
Stay tuned for news about opening dates and such. We will let you know as soon as we do!