Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Settling In

Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm settling in at the brewery trying to get the day to day tasks taken care of.
I'm waiting for the next order of grain to arrive anyday. Yeast and othe items are rolling in. I got the table tent beer menus done today, but I'm still waiting for the signs of our logos to get done.
The Prairie Porter got a very nice review on Beer Advocate.com, so thats cool.
Prepping to get ready for the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild's Winterfest hobbling draft equipment together.
I have also been reading the book "Fitgers-The Brewery and It's People" by Clarence "Coopen" Johnson. Very interesting read with great photos.
I need to be practicing my guitar more, but it's hard finding time. The flatpicking tunes are starting to sound a little rusty. Hopefully I'll get the fingers back in shape by the time Cannery Row starts playing out again after our holiday break.
I've settled on a Tripel for the next seasonal, but I'm up in the air about doing a Doppel Schwarzbier or a bock for the next dark seasonal. Maybe a Doppelschwarzbierbock? Hows that for a hybrid?

6 comments:

Russ said...

Congrats on getting the brewery up and running! My wife (who apparently knows your wife from some cloth diaper message board) directed me to your site and now I'm going to have to figure out an excuse to head up to St. Cloud... Anyway, just wanted to tell you we actually brewed a Doppelschwarz/Imperial Schwarz/Schwarzbock (whatever you want to call it) for our Christmas beer and it came out great. I say go for it and let us know how it turns out. Cheers!

brewboy said...

Thanks for checking the blog out. Come up this way sometime. Our spouses can talk diapers and we can drink beer ;)
What brewery are you at?

Jen said...

Oooh, if you brew anything even remotely related to a Swartzbier I'm all over it. I want to brew one of my own but I don't really want to go through the trouble of lagering.

Russ said...

I'm just a wanna-be (i.e. homebrewer) who's obsessed with German beer and happens to have a wife who likes to brew too. I do enjoy a pint or two at Flossmoor Station (just south of Chicago), but Matt Van Wyk does too good of a job to hand the mash paddle over to me. Anyway, I have some friends in the Twin Cities who we may visit over the summer, and if we do we'll have to swing out your way. Hope business is good so far...

laumb2 said...

Russ, if you get a chance come for a visit.
Jen, Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk more the other week. Kinda wanted to talk some music with ya.

Jen said...

Strange, I thought I posted a reply comment but aparently I was just dreaming. ;)

Yes to the talking music... let's plan on doing that soon. Sorry I bolted fairly early that night but I'd been up since 5 and had to work the next day, too.

Seriously though, hoping to check out Cannery Row when you guys start playing again. Your Myspace page is intriguing...