11 Aug When the Heat Breaks – New Beer, Food at the Brewery, Etc.
The past month has been a bit tough on us. We get a lot of bike ‘n hike traffic at the bar here but the heat has been keeping people from straying too far from home. Our loyal locals and regulars are always keeping me company though, so there’s that. We also nearly ran out of beer in July after TFOB drank us dry and Jordan took two well-earned weeks of pat leave. So, a blessing in disguise I guess.
But the heat’s going to break (say it three times in front of a mirror) and we are celebrating. This weekend we’ve got some fun planned. On Saturday, Crown & Anchor will be setting up in the brewhouse to provide with some mean brisket, smoked ribs and, my favourite, hush puppies. (They’re calling for rain on Saturday, but the weather predictions have been unreliable lately. Even the meteorologists can’t take the heat.)
On Sunday we’re going to be releasing the brand-new Crazy Gnomes IPA, a one-off brew featuring the Chinook hop. This IPA began life as the gold medal-winning Lazy Bones, but some crazy gnomes snuck in during the night and switched out the finishing hops for Chinook, giving it a much more floral, less fruity character. Like drinking in a blooming garden surrounded by those damn gnomes.
Crazy Gnomes IPA will be accompanied by the Food Dudes food truck and music from the Michael Herring Boogaloo Band. This will be the first of a series of Sundays featuring food, music and a special beer release. August schedule below:
Saturday August 13th, 4 – 8pm
- Crown & Anchor smoked meat pop-up shop.
Sunday August 14th, NOON – 4pm
Sunday August 21st, NOON – 4pm
- Last keg of Nosbeeratu Black IPA tapped
- Food from Gourmet Guys
- Music from Brendt Thomas Diabo & the Ramblers
Sunday August 28th, NOON – 4pm