Hello Beer Fans!
The Wet Hop Festival was a great success!Â We had 24 beers total over the weekend and there were some truly great wet hopped ales.Â More of the Northern California beers showed up in full size kegs than I expected so we still have a lot of the wet hop beers on tap including some of the standouts like Lagunitas wet hop IPA, Bear Republic Grandma’s Homegrown, Butte Creek InitialÂ Attack IPA, Black Diamond RyeÂ IPAÂ and Pizza Port Carlsbad Plant to Pint.Â We also have a Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder and Yellowtail on tap and the tap list should be back to normal by Wednesday with Racer 5, Russian River IPA and Pure Hoppiness.Â So if you missed this weekend, be sure to stop by soon to taste some of these great, once a year harvest ales.Â I have updated the tap list as of Monday morning.
I have to give a big thanks to two folks, without whom this weekend could have been a total disaster – Josh Miner from Drakes Brewing and our own resident handy man Fix It Paul.Â Josh was helping to organize the Northern California beers and ship them down here.Â The shipping company though didn’t do its job and the beer never left.Â So Josh piled the beer in a van and drove down from San Leandro on Friday with about 17 kegs in the van to save the day.Â Otherwise, we would have misse out on all of the Northern California beers.
Continuing with the theme of things going wrong, our CO2 system and our glycol chilling system for the taps both had problems – one on Friday the other on Saturday and Paul was able to come in and fix both problems and keep the draft beer flowing and cold.Â So a big THANKS to Paul and Josh for basically saving the Wet Hop Festival from certain doom.
Later this week you can look forward to a cask of AleSmith Evil Dead Red and then our big Halloween Costume party on Friday.Â I have kegs of AleSmith Evil Dead Red, Alping Ichabod (a pumpkin dunkle weizen) and Moonlight Boney Fingers all lined up for Friday.Â And the Chargers can’t lose this Sunday!Â Well, they don’t play, but at least we won’t have to suffer through another agonizing loss.Â The pub will be open normal hours from 12-6 pm on the 2nd.Â Hard to believe it is almost November and that Christmas decorations are already out at the stores.
That is your web update for now.Â We’ll see you soon for a great beer.Â Cheers, Tom