Moon River Brewing News for February ’10
From the latest Moon River Brewing Newsletter, find out what’s in store for Valentines Day, a new seasonal, the return of a great pilsner, and more!
Love Weasels Know What To Give Their Valentines
This Valentine’s Day, give your special someone something he or she will enjoy — a fat, juicy steak and a cold craft beer. On Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, starting at 5 p.m., Moon River Brewing will offer a dinner-for-two special for only $48. The happy couple will receive one appetizer, two steak dinners (10-oz. sirloin or 6-oz. filet mignon), and one glass of draft beer or house wine per person.
Contemplate This Beer’s Inner Beauty
Join Moon River Brewing at the 6 o’clock toast on Feb. 26 for the introduction of our new seasonal beer Goin’ Monk. It is our interpretation of the classic Belgian-Trappist-style pale ale: fruity, spicy, hoppy (dry-hopped with Styrian Golding) and just a little bit of funk brought on by a secondary fermentation with Brettanomyces. Ease yourself into a peaceful, meditative state and contemplate the inner beauty of Goin’ Monk!
Pilsner Brings Back Czech Flavor
Pilsner beer is back on tap. According to brewmaster John Pinkerton, this latest version is snappy. “At Moon River Brewing, we always brew beer one of two ways: With a respectful interpretation of the archetype or the Pinkerton way! With this beer, we have chosen the Pinkerton way with loving regard for the beer’s Bohemian origins. Though Pilsners world wide have sadly become the lowest common denominators of beer, this Keller Pilsner brings back the classic Czech flavor of grassy, golden malt paired with an assertive bitter, noble hop aroma and the refined character of traditional lager-yeast fermentation.
Tidbit of information from brewmaster John Pinkerton: Keller is the German word for cellar, where pils would be lagered (aged or matured) back in the day. Long story, short: the implication is that the beer is unfiltered, which explains its hazy appearance.
Moon River Brewing Beer Statistics
In 2009, Moon River Brewing Company mashed 65,000 pounds of malt and boiled 950 pounds of hops to create 1,092 barrels of magically delicious Moon River beer. This equals 33,860 gallons, which equals 216,706 20 oz.-servings. Drink up – we’ll make more!
Now Recycling Our Cardboard
Great news! The city of Savannah is now picking up and recycling Moon River Brewing’s cardboard. In the past we’ve either had to pay to have it taken away or haul it to the recycling center ourselves. That doesn’t sound that difficult until you realize how much card board we throw away. Almost every food stock we buy comes packed in card board boxes, and we cook a whole lot of food each week.
To find out more about Moon River Brewing, please visit their website at http://www.moonriverbrewing.com/