Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cigar City Brew News

Draft Lineup, Tank Status, New Hire, Warmer Winter, Winter Warmer and other assorted Blather

Tomorrow we'll have on Humidor Bolita and Wayne's Fancy Pants Gold Medal winning Humidor IPA. We also have some Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale left. Tomorrow we'll be shipping a load of beer to Philly. Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale bottles, Improvisacion Oatmeal Rye india-style Brown Ale bottles, Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout bottles and draft, Jai Alai India Pale draft and Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale draft will all be heading up. Friday we'll be putting on Calabaza MarrĂ³n Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale which is our consolation prize for being doofuses and not brewing Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

Our new tanks are still sitting in their cradles. Which is a total pain in the ass because part of why we used the company we used to buy our tanks was their usually exemplary service. They were supposed to be set up starting Tuesday, but alas no one showed to make that a reality. Perhaps tomorrow?

We'll be working on the bottling line tomorrow. The goal is to have it functioning 100% by the time our winter warmer Old Ale dubbed Warmer Winter, Winter Warmeris ready to go to package. It's an English style Old Ale, but with allAmerican hop varietals at English hopping levels. All you really needto know though is that it has chocolate rye malt in it which translatesinto a lot of awesomeness.

So Cigar City Brewing just grew again. We hired Tim Ogden a Bay Areabrewer, formally of Hops in Palm Harbor. This brings our merry band ofmiscreants to four which while short of a throng is well on the way toa small flock. So there we go. We hope everyone will welcome Tim withthe same enthusiasm and goodwill with which everyone greeted Dougdumping peracetic acid into his pale blue eyes.

Next week we are hoping to have us some Humidor Series Imperial Stout ready,but it may take more contact time on account of Zhukov's is an orneryand uncooperative beer. Mocha Cubano is also on the docket for next week. And if you are hankering for someHunahpus Imperial Stout, Brass Tap will be getting some at the end ofthe month, but call them not us. Ohh and we'll be bottling Capricho Oscuro Batch #3 on Monday though it likely will not be released until the end of November or into December.



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