What the Beer Industry wants for Christmas!
TheFullPint.com is in full fledged holiday mode. The season brings out the cheer and love in us all.
It just so happens we were contacted by Santa Claus earlier this month, and put to a very special task. Santa thought, since TheFullPint.com is already in the loop with all the brewers, breweries, and beer supporting rock stars, he wanted us to make the wish list, so he wouldn’t have to go through each letter. With that said, we reached out to these fine folks, and asked them what they want for Christmas!
Rubicon Brewing – The Rubicon formally requests from the Big Man in the Red Suit,
A new 20 thousand pound grain silo full of crisp pale malt. We were just going to ask for the silo but its always a bummer on Christmas to open a cool new present that doesn’t have batteries.
New Belgium Brewing asks that everyone:
“Drink good beer, ride more bikes.”
Rick Reed, Brewmaster at Cricket Hill Brewing in Fairfield, NJ wrote:
This year I have been a good boy! So for Christmas I would
like you to bring me a 30 barrel Fermenter and a 30 barrel kettle. I
know your sled is small but Rudolph and crew can do it. I will leave
out some cookies and a fine Porter.
Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey wrote:
1) A Red Ryder BB gun.
2) New fermenters
3) A new bottling line
Editors Note: You’ll shoot your eye out kid!
Patrick Rue of The Bruery asked Santa for:
A few 50 BBL fermenters.
Prospero 12 head bottling line.
Brewmaster David Zuckerman of Boulder Beer wrote:
Another 50,000 square feet in the brewery for Christmas. We’re getting a little cramped in here!
A couple of years ago, I got the best Christmas present of my entire life: My 12 year old nephew gave me the gift of a promise that he would not consume ANY High Fructose Corn Syrup for the entire following year. This is a big deal for someone his age who’s faced with a constant onslaught of sodas, candy and other snacks that are “food like” rather than being actual “food.” This year, now that he’s 15, I’ve let him know that an OUTSTANDING present to me would be his commitment to make his own lunch every day to take to school. It’s criminal that his choices for what he can get at his high school are so outrageously poor. Of course, the real gift will be to himself with the simple fact that actual real food will allow him to think, function and grow properly, but I would still look to it as a great gift to his ol’ Uncle Greg.
Another fantastic gift would be for the San Diego City Council to go through with their proposed ban on plastic grocery bags. This would be a tremendous boon! At Stone, we got rid of all bags, paper or plastic in the Stone Store nearly a year ago. 95% of the time it was a pure waste as most things could easily be carried to the car. We have used case boxes that effectively fit the bill for more. Works great, and we MUST collectively force the issue to improve our lives and the environment around us.
So, I guess you could say that my Christmas wish is a simple one: A better tomorrow.
Karl Strauss Brewing wrote:
This Christmas, Karl Strauss Brewing Company is ditching the plate of cookies and leaving a few growlers out for Santa and his elves-all in hopes that they work hard through the night to help complete the company’s long-awaited new bottling line. After all, what could be a better Christmas gift than a warehouse full of fresh beer?
‘Beersage’ of beernews.org wishes for:
The war-torn countries to have peace. For the poor to have prosperity. For the oppressed to be free. For the ill to be well. For the wronged to be vindicated. And for the hopeless to have hope. Would it be too selfish to want a beer for myself on top of all that?
We wish for Peace and Harmony throughout the world.
We wish for an economic upswing for Americans and everyone in the world.
We wish for all the brewers in the world to continue to make new, interesting and great beers so that we can serve the best of the best to our customers.
We wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2009.
Sam and Marlene Samaniego
Tony Simmons, President and Head Brewer of Pagosa Brewing Co. wrote:
* For Pagosa Brewing – A new 10bbl fermenter
* For the Brewers – Magnum of Gouden Carolus
* For Everyone – Peace on Earth!
Clipper City Brewing has asked Santa for:
We would like a new filler for 22 oz bottles, a 50% decrease in the cost of hops, and kegs, kegs, kegs!
O’Dell Brewing put this on their list:
A five vessel brewhouse.
A wet mill with bulk grain system.
A twenty meter horizontal screen filter.
A winning powerball ticket.
Dan from thefullpint.com aka Danny Fullpint would like:
– Advertisers for this lovely site.
– A bottle or two of Barrel Aged Alesmith Speedway Stout.