Record Release Listening Party/Sampling at Teri’s

Last week we announced that we’re doing an ‘event’ today, Monday February 28th.  We are in fact doing an ‘event’ in conjunction with our good friends from the Philadelphia-based melodic hardcore punk band, One Win Choice, who have a brand new CD, Conveyor, coming out on Jump Start Records, tomorrow, March 1st.  Some of you may or may not know, but Jump Start has an association with NCBC through Head Brewer Jeremy Myers.   Beer and music are related?   Get out of here!  Never happens.  Anwyay, they asked us to bring some beer down for sampling to help celebrate the release of Conveyor, and like the good friends we are, we’re obliging.  We’re going to have four or five growlers of our IPA, Weizenbock, and maybe the Oatmeal Sweet Stout for people to check out.  All samples are FREE, nothing will be sold, and there is no cover.  So, come out, check out One Win Choice’s new record, listen to some tunes from Deejay Steve-O (our good buddy from the band The Holy Mess), and grab some free samples.  We’ll be pouring around 9:30.  If you can’t wait until then, show up early for the $1 Schlitz cans until 8PM.  Fuck  yeah we said Schlitz.  Don’t act like you don’t know.

Teri’s is located on South 9th Street between Washington and Ellsworth in South Philly.  Come on out for a few samples and meet the faces behind the what we hope will be you new favorite local brewery!

30 Days to Freedom

Or something like that.  Today marks the 90th day since our TTB application was sent in and the collateral check cleared.  I feel almost like I did when I was little kid waiting for Santa to come on Christmas, only, this is something a million times cooler than Santa and we’re not going to find out one day that the TTB isn’t real.  At least I hope not.  Maybe this is all just some weird dream.

In the meantime, which we all hope is only going to be another 30 days or less, we’ve got a ton of stuff going on.  We just upgraded the size of our pilot system’s brew kettle so now we’re able to kick out two sixtels per batch.  I’m really excited to use that for the first time this week.  We also bought a bunch of stainless steel quick disconnects for our hoses; wish we would have gotten those a long time ago.  Not only do they save us the hassle of having to loosen and tighten hose clamps constantly, the quick disconnects also have flow cut offs so water/wort/beer doesn’t end up all over the floor or worse yet, wasted.  Man, only brewers can get excited over simple stuff like that.

We’re going to be making at least two really awesome and exciting announcements this week, so please check back sometime over the next week for all the good news and vibes.  We promise it’ll be worth it.  If the TTB decision comes back anytime soon you can add that to this list as well.

We’re definitely brewing this week.  Not sure what, but probably a Hefeweizen or either a Belgian Golden Strong or Tripel.  I wouldn’t mind doing another Oatmeal Sweet Stout brew so we can put these French oak chips and the bottle of Heaven Hill I got for my birthday to good use.

And in brew news, the Tripel, Oatmeal Sweet Stout, and IPA will all be ready to go by the end of the week.  More and more beers coming soon!