The Bruery Briefing for May
If you weren’t already aware, the month of May is a big one for The Bruery as it brings us into our second year of brewing! That’s right, we are celebrating our one year anniversary this month and we couldn’t be happier. In honor of the occasion, we have a ton of things going on here, so read below to hear all about it!
On May 16th, The Bruery invites all who can make it to their anniversary celebration. The event will be held at The Bruery itself from 11am to 6pm, allowing 150 patrons in at a time to enjoy nearly all of The Bruery’s beers, including some very limited edition kegs and bottles. Papier, which hits shelves in June, will be previewed for the first time at the celebration, including tastings of the bourbon, brandy and rye single barrel editions. The door fee is $25 and includes beer, food, Bruery glassware and an amazing afternoon. Beachwood BBQ will be catering the event with their delectable BBQ specialties and there will be cheeses and desserts as well…did someone say Bruery’s Belgian Waffles?
Trade Winds Tripel
This summer, The Bruery is set to release the second round of Trade Winds Tripel, their summer seasonal beer. Following The Bruery’s typical manner of twisting the classic Belgian styles to make unique ales, this Belgian style tripel brings with it an Asian flare. Rather than using candi sugar (typical for this style), rice is used in the mash to lighten the body while increasing the gravity and Thai basil is added into the whirlpool. The result is a strong golden ale with a distinctive Southeast Asian essence, perfect for relaxing on a hot summer day, yet complex enough to keep your attention.
The Bruery is celebrating by releasing Papier, their first anniversary ale, anticipated to be released in June. A Belgian-style Old Ale layered with complex flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Papier is a robust ale, weighing in at 14.5% ABV and thought to be the perfect beer to mark this first big milestone. Named after the traditional anniversary gifts that spouses used to give to each other, paper (papier in French) would be all that spouses would get each other on their first anniversary. “All you got me was this stinking paper? I’d much rather have a 14.5% beer instead!” we imagine husbands and wives a hundred years ago proclaiming. Best for sharing, this beer is ideal for cellaring until you have a celebration of your own…if you can wait.
The Bruery Provisions
The Bruery is further celebrating their anniversary by remembering where it all began…Patrick’s homebrewery. As of today, The Bruery Provisions homebrew store is opening up just a couple of doors down, in the same complex as The Bruery itself. Already an avid homebrewer? Interested in brewing your first batch? Simply want to buy a book about beer? The shop will offer 40+ different malts (with an emphasis on traditional Belgian malts and Organic malts), a wide variety of hops, yeast strains, as well as beer related gifts and Bruery merchandise. Stop on by and we’ll help you get everything you need for your next homebrew batch! Open 7 days a week!
Sunday – Thursday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Friday – Saturday: 12 PM – 8 PM
New Tasting Room Hours
You asked for it, now you’ve got it! The Bruery Tasting Room is now going to be open Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! Drop by anytime for a chance to try everything that is on tap and buy a bottle or 9 to take home. This week we have the standards plus Trade Winds Tripel, Saison De Lente, White Zin, Cuvee Juene and Humulus Blonde.
Here are the new hours (notice the change on Friday and Saturday as well)
Friday: 4pm – 10pm
Saturday: 4pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
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