Thursday, May 15, 2008

Six weeks?!?

Wow...has it really been six weeks since I've posted anything about the brewery here? Granted, this is my busiest time of year, but I'll admit to being lazy, too.

Since April 2:

  • Filtered new batches of Bugeater Brown and Impromptu Pale

  • Brewed seven barrels of Tin Lizzie Hefeweizen

  • Cleaned the draft lines most every Monday

  • Brewed seven barrels of Stüvenbräu Maibock

  • Cleaned and filled kegs most every Thursday

  • Spent a weekend in Green Bay for the Titletown Open Homebrew Competition

  • Kegged off the old batches of All-American Gold and Tin Lizzie Hefeweizen, and cleaned those tanks

  • Transferred seven barrels of root beer to the cellar

  • Brewed seven barrels of All-American Gold

  • Picked up a pallet of sugar from Duncan

  • Made 28 barrels of root beer

  • Transferred the Tin Lizzie Hefeweizen to the cellar

  • Transferred 14 barrels of root beer to the cellar

  • Made seven barrels of orange cream soda

  • Spent a week in Germany

  • Filled out the tax forms every two weeks as usual

  • Delivered root beer kegs to Lincoln and Council Bluffs

  • Filtered the All-American Gold

  • Attended the annual Nebraska Craft Brewers Association meeting in Omaha

  • Transferred 14 barrels of root beer to the cellar

  • Made 28 barrels of root beer

  • Delivered root beer kegs to Lincoln

  • Filtered and tapped the Stüvenbräu Maibock

This is high-school graduation season, and we go through a ridiculous amount of root beer during May. There are a pile of kegs in the cellar waiting for people to come pick them up for their parties this weekend. In fact, I'll have to be here at the pub to carry kegs out to cars before I can leave for Copenhagen on Sunday.

Last week, someone came to pick up a couple of kegs while I was out. Instead of getting one quarter-barrel of root beer and one quarter-barrel of orange pop, they got the orange pop and my Hefeweizen yeast. About $300 worth of yeast, which I'll replace when I get back from Denmark. They said it didn't taste very good.

Once I get back, I'll try to get the calendar updated with upcoming brews etc. Until then, skål!

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