While 2014 was the year we moved into our new production space and celebrated our 10th Anniversary, we are still busy making changes and we’re dead set on making 2015 even better! That’s what brewers do, we are constantly tinkering, adjusting, and improving.
At the beginning of 2015, we set the goal for improving our tasting room. Our mission was to create a better space for gathering to enjoy beer (aka hang out) and learn about beer through occasional beer classes, foodie events, film screenings, and other ideas we haven’t even imagined yet. We were fortunate to have a great designer and the support of a community-driven funding effort to help our cause.
While not every single design element was completed, we are very excited about the progress we’ve made in transforming our beat up old tasting room into a new space that is ready to host 10 more years of good times. We ask you, our guests and friends, to transition with us and give us feedback!
It’s hard to make changes – but after 10 years and some major legislative rule changes – we are excited to be able to offer a wider variety of offerings in our tasting room. You will NOT need to purchase a glass to enjoy a beer in our tasting room. Instead, we are proud to offer beer in 4 oz samplers or flights, 10 oz and 16 oz pours. Because we’ve been known to draw a crowd, we will also sell our beer by the can (for quick service outside).
We are excited that everyone is excited! We are also nervous because we want this change to be smooth and our execution perfect. All we ask is that you bear with us if we are human (not perfect) and share your feedback as we embark on our new tasting room experience.
The new pricing allows for samplers of our classic and limited releases, both 10 oz and 16 oz of our classic and limited releases, and 10 oz pours for any beer that is over 8% ABV. No longer are you beholden to a strict buy the glass scheme. We encourage visitors to sample flights as well as full pints!
Here is a link to our menu and pricing for Feb 21st.
One of the things we heard the most from people last year is that they wished the tasting room would be open more often, especially on the weekends. We listened! Our new tasting room hours (commencing on Feb 21st) are: Thursdays: 4-8 pm, Fridays: 4-9 pm, and Saturdays 1-7 pm.
WHAT SPECIAL OFFERINGS DO YOU HAVE?
This month we will be showing off our Lupulust Tripel and Hoppy Diver Session IPA. We will post about special casks we tap from week to week. We are also very excited about the 3.5 bbl pilot brew system that we’re installing to offer unique beers for the tasting room later in the spring. We will always have something worthy of making a trip to the brewery for you to try.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
We love our dogs, and yes, we are guilty of wanting to bring them everywhere (we get it). The rules are that all dogs must remain on leash, and dogs are not allowed in the production area. this means the outside area, and you will not be able to bring your dog on a tour. If your dog loves to go everywhere you go, then please, bring what you need for your dog (water bowl, leash). And please respect other guests by keeping your dog on a leash.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Any outside alcohol – it’s against our permit!
Outside glassware – since we are not selling a glass, we don’t need you to bring a glass. We have plenty! We are now charging for beer by 4 oz, 10oz, 12 oz, 16 oz offerings.
Sad faces – the brewery is a happy place. Please consult a team member if you need a free high five!
WHAT ABOUT MY ANNIVERSARY GLASS?
Aside from the time we changed our pricing from $5 a glass to $7 a glass back in 2008, this will likely be the craziest change for our most loyal friends. While I am old enough to remember this, most of you are not. The brewery has to change with the times and we know deep down y’all want us to be able to pay our bills and keep making great beer! Our most frequent guests should check out our Mug Club, which offers superb discounts and member benefits. Word to the wise, no need to bring your glass from now on.