Monday, March 24, 2008

Black Forest Bock on Tap

Here's the 411:

We are pleased to introduce our first lager Black Forest Bock. Bock in German translates to goat and this beer has plenty of kick. German monks would brew these strong lagers to get them through their fast during lent. Our version is a bit of a hybrid Schwarz(black)Beer/Bock. Starting with a traditional bock base we added some black malt to add a soft roastyness. A deep dark mahogany color with a caramel, toasty/raisin bread sweet malt character you will enjoy.
7.3% ABV

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Want Some Trippel Trouble?

Ya better hurry. Only two kegs left.
Our Black Forest Bock will be up next. Details on that will be posted when it goes on tap.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Website is Live

Check out our new website:


Don't forget about me though.
I went in early today and now I'm hiding at home while the St. Patty's madness is happening. I'll enjoy a growler of Old Shep Stout and some single malt at home tonight to celebrate the snake herder.
Tomorrow our grand opening starts. Do not miss the Grand Growler Event that goes until Saturday. Buy a growler for $2 (or bring one in that you already have) and get a refill for $4! Did I just type that?! The long hours have apparently gotten to the owners. That's a heck of a deal folks.
I want to thank the Cloudy Town Brewers home brew club and author Doug Hoverson for a great March Mashness event this weekend. It was really great meeting and talking to some of you. Judging turned out to be a marathon. I may not have another porter for while (after judging eleven). Local home brewers are truly making steller beers.
I'm already looking foward to next years event.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cannery Row at the Downtown Art Crawl

Just a quick note that my band Cannery Row will be playing the St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl tomorrow 5-9pm. We will be at the Federal Building. Coffee Infused Porter will be on tap. Stop by and say howdy.
The Cloudy Town Home Brewers March Mashness home brew contest will be Saturday pretty much all day. There will be the last of the Coffee Infused Porter on tap in the basement. See the post below on the Amber Waters book signing/presentation event that night.
St. Patty's festivities have started and will go until Monday. Following that is our Grand Opening. Details on that soon. Call McCann's at 320-217-5800 for more info.
McCann's is supporting KVSC's Huskie hockey coverage Friday and Saturday. Go Huskies!
Busy days ahead!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Old Shep Stout on Tap Tomorrow

St. Patty's is the time for stout and we are pleased to introduce our Old Shep Stout:

Named for a old canine friend, our Old Shep Stout is as faithful as man's best pal. Brewed with five different malts, including an ample portion of roasted barley for that inky blackness stouts are known for. Layers of espresso like/dark chocolate undertones combine with a well balanced body.
A true session stout that can be enjoyed all night long.
Local road cyclists know the legend of Old Shep-It will be a mystery to everyone else.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Limited Release! Coffee Infused Prairie Porter

Thanks to local St. Cloud coffee roaster Muggsy's Beans, we are proud to introduce our Coffee Infused Prairie Porter. We cold pressed and infused Muggsy's Papua New Guinea Arabica beans in our Dark Seasonal Prairie Porter resulting in a nice coffee flavor up front that melts into a roasty/chocolate finish.
There will only be four kegs of this special brew. Growlers will be available, but when it's gone, it's gone.
Check out Muggsy's

Friday, March 7, 2008

Brewers Guild Meeting

It was a pleasure hosting the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild last night. Always good to touch base with the other brewers in this great state.
Go out and buy some Minnesota beer for this weekend and help support our local brewing folks.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Amber Waters Signing/Presentation

Doug Hoverson will be doing his book signing and presentation on Minnesota brewing history March 15th at 6:30. This will be part of the March Mashness festivities brought to you by the Cloudy Town Brewers home brew club (more info at thier link to the left). This will be a great way to start off our St. Patty's fun and grand opening the following week. Hope to see you there.

Monday, March 3, 2008

McCann's Golden Ale Shirts Are In!

We have recieved our first batch of McCann's Golden Ale shirts. We are still waiting on XXLs, but they should be here soon. Show your support for your local beer/brewery by wearing it proudly around town and at social events. Other McCann's brews will be represented as demand dictates (I'm pushing the boss for Deep Seven next).