Catching Up – EBC

Good morning!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to update folks as to what’s happening at the brewery!

In beer related notes, our Oar Lock Oat Stout is down to the last few kegs, meaning this weekend in the taproom will most likely be your last chance to drink it! Make sure to swing on out and get your final pints of this tasty stout before it’s too late! In its place will be our red ale, which offers a very easy drinking malt sweetness and low bitterness. The perfect beer for ringing in St. Patrick’s Day in a couple weeks!

We have a couple of surprise brews coming out in the next few months as well, stay tuned for updates as we move forward.

A week or so ago, we had the pleasure of hosting the Red Shoe Society, a group of young professionals that work with the Ronald McDonald House on raising funds. With such a great cause, it should be no surprise the number of people who came out to support the house. The taproom was packed, beer was flowing and money was being raised! Thanks to the Red Shoe Society and Juan Palomo for putting on a great event.

Last week was an awesome one for the foodies in our group, as we partnered with Pittsburgh Blue on a PHENOMENAL beer dinner. Four courses of amazingness that everyone who has ever eaten there has come to expect. My personal favorite was the ancho-crusted filet paired with the Bitteschlappe Brown Ale. Now, we look forward to our beer dinner with Gold Nugget, taking place on March 14th. Five courses, all very unique and creative menu ideas and only $55 (includes tax and gratuity).

Capping off a crazy busy two weeks was the Food and Wine Experience at Target Field, and the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing in Garrison, MN. President Klick found his way up to the kite racing event, finding time to pour a TON of beer for the competitors and get in a little racing himself. Down at Target Field, we sampled among some of the best beers, foods and wines that are available in MN. While the Sunday session didn’t QUITE go as planned (our kegs were tossed in a freezer overnight, leaving us with some Popsicle action in the kegs) our Saturday session was stellar. We cannot wait to do it again next year, hopefully this time with our beer in a liquid state.

Thanks again to everyone who supports us by drinking our beers, whether it be at a restaurant, in the taproom or in a growler. You folks are the BEST and we’re proud to serve you!