One Keg Weds – what a run! Last week we celebrated 55 weeks of tapping a new, unique, and delicious weekly keg of beer. You all showed up in droves to drink these beers and to share in the journey! And while it’s been super fun to create and share this volume of work, it’s also been quite difficult. We’ve really found that while we are a very creative brew crew – sometimes creativity needs quiet moments of reflection and introspection; something that is hard for our small team when we are trying to do so much. It is with a sigh of relief and a little tear in our eye that we retire One Keg Weds as we close out 2016.
However, you should be delighted to hear that the project is simply morphing a bit. Instead of one single keg being released every Weds, we are planning to release a new batch of beer every single month! You see, by releasing such small quantities of these beers in 2016, we weren’t able to sell any for you to take home, we couldn’t supply any to our amazing network of retail partners, and…selfishly…they were gone too quickly. By refining the project for 2017, and releasing these new batches once/month, we’ll be able to spread them out better and to share them with more people. As a brew staff, we'll be able to take our time with these beers and make sure we have laser focus from beginning to end. Plus, you’ll be able to take them home – either in 500ml bottles or in 32-oz Crowlers – depending on the style of the beer. That should be enough to convince ya, right?! We're lovingly referring to this new project as New Release [insert month name here]!
To launch the new project, New Release January features our Dry-Hopped Foeder-Aged Stringbender Saison! This beer will hit the taps on Weds, January 4th at 11 am and will be available to go in 500 ml bottles - no limit. If you tasted the beer at our Saison Festival then you know - this beer is extraordinary and we're so excited to be able to share it with you.
Looking ahead to the new year, if one word could describe our huge list of goals for 2017… it would be refinement. We are maturing as a brewery and we’re noticing a lot of things we hadn’t noticed in our punk rock youth. We are seeing things that are paramount not only to us but, more importantly, to you. It is our focus this year to better provide those things, refine all aspects of Black Shirt, and to make sure we stay at the top of your list of places to hang out! Think kitchen (manned by a badass chef), more seating, a huge concert lineup, great events, and more of the delicious beer you love. Lets celebrate 2016 and welcome 2017! Here we go!