Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Arbor Fest Pics

Just a few pics from last Fridays Arbor Fest. This was my first time at the fest and it was great. I always wonder how much business we get from beer fests a good drive from our home, but with all the questions we got about where we are located and folks mentioning they were going to make the trip up, I'd say it's time well spent.
Around 500 Minnesota beer lovers had many great beers to choose from. I brought four beers which is a record for me. Hope to do more in the future.
I'd like to thank Nick from Surly Bicycles for his help during the evening. Nick helps us out at most of the festivals and has recieved many beer karma points. If you need a bike-buy a Surly.
Speaking of bikes...I was almost wiped out by a car on the commute to work this morning because the driver was to busy watching a dog take a dump in someones yard-nice. There's a nice way to go-scrubbed off the planet 'cause rover is doing his morning business. At least the guy wasn't on his cell phone.

McCann's helper Nick about to strangle Colin from Barley Johns after he won the Best of Show award.
Way to go Colin!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Arborfest This Friday

I wanted to point you beer lovers in the direction of St. Paul Friday.
Check out the website for more details:
Not sure what we are pouring yet, but Deep Seven is a for sure, probably the Black
Forest Bock and something else.

Our beer stock got hammered over the weekend (a good thing), so I'm playing catch up.
There was some confusion over the Growler special, but it is Mondays and Wednesdays. $5 fills it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Growler Special

Here's the best deal going.

Monday and Wednesdays you can refill your growler for $5. Yep, five bucks.

With the price of beer going skyward you can't beat this
and you get to support your local brewery to boot.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Big Dump

Central Minnesota got hit hard with snow overnight. A guy still has to brew, so away I went this morning in crappy road conditions.
10 barrels of brew later, some shoveling at home a managers meeting at 2pm and the gig tonight.
A good productive day.
The Cannery Row show will go on as scheduled tonight. The roads really are not that bad now. Come and listen.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Cannery Row-Friday-McCann's

We will be playing at McCann's on Friday the 11th. 8pm start. We will be playing upstairs instead of downstairs; sorry for the confusion.
Added maple syrup to the next seasonal today. I wanted to wait for the active part of fermentation to slow down a bit so the maple aroma would not get scrubbed off. We'll see if it works.
I have had trouble finding a local maple syrup producer, so I had to go the store for some. I purchased 100% pure grade A. $75 of syrup and the cashier didn't bat an eye. She probably thought I had one hell of a pancake breakfast coming up.
I may do a post fermentation addition, so if anyone knows a local producer let me know.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cannery Row Show Canceled

Due to a double booked room we will not be playing Friday. We are working on other dates. I'll keep you posted.

UPDATE 4/7: Looks like we may still play Friday-upstairs. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cannery Row-McCann's April 11th

Cannery Row will be playing downstairs at McCann's once again on April 11th, 7-10pm. Can't beat a night of good music and beer I always say.
I spent most of yesterday trying to track down ingredients for a upcoming seasonal. This one is going to be something special I think. Lets just say it was inspired by a dark choclate candy bar that had candied orange peel in it. I'll leave it at that for now.
After getting dumped on with more snow again yesterday, things are melting here pretty well today. I'm more than ready for spring at this point.