Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Return of Prairie Porter

The latest batch of Prairie Porter is in the tank becoming beer. This one got a lot of raves last year, so it's coming back as the next Dark Seasonal.
I have heard lots of requests to bring back the Coffee infused version and you can count on it coming down the line sometime soon. I might have some other tricks up my sleeve also.

Friday, September 26, 2008

ABR or Bust

Tomorrow we head down to our first Autumn Brew Review at the historic Grain Belt Brewery building in Minneapolis. If you read this blog, be sure to say howdy. I'll post some pics next week of the mayhem.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Todays Fall Photo

Alright everyone...

Breath in slowly...

And release...

Now, wasn't that relaxing.
Fall does that to me.
Thanks to Mario Proulx for the fall hop vine pic.

Friday, September 19, 2008

McCann's at The Pork Chop Challenge

I'll be serving our Euro Pils at Riverside park Sunday for the Mid Minnesota Cycling Clubs' Pork Chop Challenge Cyclocross race. Registration starts at 11pm. Beer is tapped when the last race starts. Click photo for more info!

Beer and food available for riders with a donation to the club.

The Riverside course is great for spectators. See the Midwest's best bicycle racers duke it out. We need volunteers for the race starting with course set up at 8:30am. Bring your best chili for the chili cook off competition-we always seem short on chili.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Half Way to St. Patty's Day

Get this!
We will be doing growler refills all week for $4! It's half way to St. Patty's Day madness. It's nice to know some things are still affordable.
After this week, don't forget that we fill growlers for $5 Mondays and Wednesdays.
Why growlers rule over six packs:
*You are supporting a local business.
*Guaranteed fresh
*Less of a carbon footprint(no truck shipping it to the wholesaler and liquor store=less fuel used).
*You recycle by bringing the growler back to be refilled.
*My kids might be able to go to college someday if daddy has a job. ;)
*You can try a sample before you buy.
*Brewed with the best ingredients available.
*New seasonal beers released many times a year.
OK, off the soap box.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ghost Rider Pumpkin Ale Now on Tap

Here ya go:

We are pleased to introduce our harvest time seasonal Ghost Rider Pumpkin Ale. This light amber brew is mashed with real pumpkin. We then steep our secret blend of spices in the brew kettle to remind you of grandma's favorite pumpkin pie recipe. You'll lose your head over it!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fresh Hop, Keg Hopped Euro Pils

Well, the Blackberry Ale went fast. Now on tap is a keg hopped version of our Euro Pils. I used fresh hops right off the vine for this one. Very interesting if you have never tried a fresh hop beer.
Tomorrow the Ghost Rider Pumpkin Ale goes on tap. I'll give you the 411 tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cannery Row Live in St. Joe Friday

My band will be playing the Harvest Fest at the farmers market in St. Joe on Friday at 4pm. I'm hoping I can nab me one of those tasty yak burgers.

Following the market, we'll head over to the Local Blend downtown and play a show there at 7pm. Wine and beer along with coffee is available at the Blend. Yes, the glass on the poster is available for purchase. Buy one, or a whole set.

Thus starts our "fall tour". See our link on the left for additional dates.

As far as brewery news goes, I've been playing catch up all week(a good thing). I'm hoping to have Ghost Rider Pumpkin Ale on tap Friday. As always, I'll post details here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

McCann's Blackberry Ale Now on Tap

Our newest Limited Release is now on tap. It will go fast.
Up next:
Fresh Hop Euro Pils.
Details soon.

Friday, September 5, 2008

ABR Line Up

Alright folks. Here's the line up for the Autumn Brew review:
Keg Hopped Deep Seven
I load handfuls of leaf hops in a keg and top it off with our house IPA. Hop heaven!

A strong amber ale aged on toasted french oak with organic Flame raisins and an artfull blend of exotic sugars. Like nothing you have tried before! Available only here at the Autumn Brew Review (for now).

Ghost Rider Pumpkin Ale
I add pumpkin in the mash of this light amber ale, then steep our secret blend of spices to the brew kettle to remind you of grandma's favorite pumpkin pie recipe. A perfect ale for harvest time in Minnesota.

Middle Town Braun
Brewed with large amounts of Munich malt, with smaller portions of dark crystal and chocolate malts. Balanced toffee/caramel notes with a light roasted background. A nice session beer we like to drink out of liter mugs at the brew pub.

Euro Pils
Brewed with 100% of the highest quality pilsner malt and Saaz hops from the Czech Republic. This golden lager is aged slowly at just above freezing for a clean, crisp finish. I LOVE saaz hops, so I add fresh Saaz hops to the fermenter during aging, resulting in a wonderful floral aroma and a thirst quenching finish.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Limited Release on the Way

We have just shy of a keg of the Dubbel Donker left. If It's your last chance to try this rare style seldom seen in the U.S.
Up next is what will probably be the last of our summer fruit series beers. McCann's Blackberry Ale will be a one keg release. Blink and it will be gone. I'll let you know here when it goes on tap.
In other news, we are planning on doing a growler punch card. We are nailing down the details now. I'll keep you posted here on the blog.
Enjoy the cool weather we are having.
All for now.