Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Catching up, again

I guess my idea about "drinking less and typing more" hasn't taken root.

  • Tuesday, May 29: Cleaned the draft lines. Cleaned a boatload of kegs. Crashed the Hefeweizen to drop some yeast out in preparation for transferring it to the cellar later this week.

  • Wednesday, May 30: Ran a five-gallon keg of root beer over to Crackers to Caviar, my nearest customer outside the pub. Caught up on invoices and phone calls. Dumped trub out of the Rye Lager, Hefeweizen, and Gold.

  • Thursday, May 31: Filled kegs. Went to a fun tasting event at our local Hy-Vee store this evening; they were introducing beers from Big Sky Brewing (Missoula MT) and Left Hand Brewing (Longmont CO).

  • Friday, June 1: Picked up Paris at Omaha's airport and had lunch at the Crescent Moon Ale House. (Of course.)
  • Saturday, June 2: Drove down to Denton and poured Uncle Ivan's Dunkelweizen and Impromptu Pale Ale at a fundraiser for the Lux Center for the Arts, held at the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. Empyrean Brewing and Spilker Ales also brought some beers, and a good time was had by all.

    Brian, Paris, and Christine at the fest

  • Sunday, June 3: Drove Paris to the Omaha airport, but didn't stop for a beer. (!)

  • Monday, June 4: Filled some root beer kegs for the Grand Island wholesaler. Did the monthly tax reports. Kegged the rest of the Hefeweizen, cleaned and sanitized the tank, and transferred the new batch.

  • Tuesday, June 5: Cleaned the draft lines. Got a phone call from Skeeter Barnes in Council Bluffs, Iowa saying they were down to half a keg of root beer, and they needed four kegs right away. So I filled them and drove them out there. Transferred 14 barrels of root beer into the cellar.

Tomorrow: Clean and fill kegs, and clean the pile of picnic taps that came back wit all the root beer kegs. Whee.

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