Jonathan is prancing about the Caribbean and we are lost without him. Hang in there, people. Beer yourselves for us until we can be together again…
Tonight, 8 pm, we’ll be brewing up some remarkably tasty IPA with a splash of rye. You won’t be able to taste that, but we’ve got some great beers on tap. Guest appearance is expected from Joel, proud new father to Oliver, who is less than a week old. And is very cute.
Ok, that came out wrong. But here’s the bottom line. Joel is on a plane to…uh…Joel, where are you going? And Jonathan is in Italy. Which means no brewing. Folks, we dropped the ball. It won’t happen again.
Monday was all about the Drafty Kilt. We drank it, bottled it and brewed it. We’ve been fiddling with this recipe for 3 years now, and it’s finally at a place where we are ready to stick it on a shelf and sell it to you. Joel and I made ourselves useful for once, and
I haven’t been this excited about a new toy since I got one of those little cars with a motor in it for Christmas when I was 8. Last week, we placed an order for the Big Poppa of all brewing systems – SABCO’s Brew Magic. There are so many incredible features of this system
The Queen canceled on Joel, so we’re back on for brewing tonight. See you between 8 and 10!
Due to a variety of factors, we are canceling brewing tonight. Specifically, Jonathan is feeling rough, I am stuck at the office, and Joel has dinner plans with the Queen of England. Lame? Yes. Yes, indeed. But as a consolation, we are making some good progress on the business front and should have a full
First, three pieces of good news. One, we’re brewing tonight. Two, next week we will have a full supply of Monday Night beers. Three, DNA tests have confirmed that Jonathan is NOT the father of my son. Ok, you knew it was coming – one bit of bad news. Remember how I said that next
Ladies, gentlemen, and ladies, today is a day unlike all others. It is our esteemed marketing guy and master of mind control’s birthday. Happy birthday, Jonathan. If you’re looking for a special way to recognize your favorite brewery-in-planning blogger, here are a few gift ideas… – An ironic tee shirt – 3-ply toilet paper –
Last night we gave our milk stout a second swing after underpitching the yeast in our batch a couple of weeks ago. It was no walk in the park – the obstacles facing our attempt were numerous and horrific. No oats. Low propane. Frigid cold. Malfunctioning fermentation chamber. And most dire, Joel alone at the
Last week we harvested our first hops from our vines, and were quite pleased with the yield. I was thinking we?d get 1-2 lbs of hops based on the amount we pulled off. But after a few days of drying, the final weight was just about 8 oz. But my dreams of hop farming were
This summer’s focus has been on refining a handful of beers that we think hold the most promise as MNB flagship launch beers. So at the end of August, what do we have to show for it? Let’s start with the Eye Patch Ale (originally Swashchuckler IPA). The goal with our IPA was to make
Tonight we’re brewing another batch of our Belgian wit beer (name pending – thanks for all the feedback). Since switching from a Bavarian style hefe to the Belgian wit, we’ve made 2 batches and are very pleased with the results. All indications are that tonight will be a good crowd, so drop us a line
Jeff has played a central role in the development of Monday Night Brewery. His carefully crafted recipes and business savvy have vaulted MNB to the center of the microbrewery development blogosphere with alarming speed and success. I caught up with Jeff at his midtown Atlanta office. Me: Jeff, will there be brewing tonight? Jeff: Yes,
On Monday we brewed our second annual Laissez-Faire Barleywine, which should be ready for consumption in December. What we didn’t plan on was my recklessness with not one, but two yeast starters. I mixed up a starter of California Ale yeast on Saturday afternoon, and when I went to check on it Sunday morning, the
I could give you excuses. I could tell you that Jonathan’s absence is, believe it or not, strongly felt. I could tell you that Joel’s been out of the country for a week and his first day back is kicking his tail. I could tell you that my in-laws are in town for a week.
For those of you that keg on a consistent basis, I’ve had a recurring issue that I just can’t figure out. We tapped our most recent batch of IPA about a week and a half ago and found it pretty disappointing. The flavor was flat, the aftertaste was metallic – it tasted like all the
Sorry for the late notice, dear readers, but we did want to let you know that we’re on for brewing tonight. We’ll be giving our Belgian Dubbel a second try, after a quite successful first pass. We’ve got that first pass on tap, as well as Drafty Kilt and our latest creation, the Belgian Wit
Despite Jonathan’s continued confinement to his deathbed and my whining about having to work late, last night was a solid one. Our new Belgian dubbel and Drafty Kilt were pouring well, we transfered our new Belgian Wheat and latest batch of IPA, enjoyed meeting some newcomers and even managed to brew a batch of dialed