Last night was my first Great American Beer Festival experience in Denver, CO. Before heading back for another night of beer in a couple hours, I share with you a bulleted list of learnings: There are a lot of people here There is a lot of beer here The Keystone Light booth never has a
Let me tell you what I’m excited about next week. It’s once again time for the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. That’s 455 breweries serving an expected 2,200 different beers. Joel is hoping that Smirnoff Ice Watermelon counts as a beer. Which it doesn’t. We aren’t a production facility yet, but we will
Rest up friends, and enjoy your last day wearing white pants. We will not be brewing tonight.
We just received shipment of our new 16oz glassware! They look a little something like this: We will be selling these for somewhere in the $2.50-3 range. Get excited.
No brewing on Monday to give us some much needed “business planning” time. Actually I don’t know why I put that in quotes. It will be literal business planning time. No quotes necessary.
Tova and Ida (from Sweden) sent us the following note: We found IsItMondayNow.com and we LOVE it! Originally our favorite website was erdetfredag.dk (“Is it Friday” in Danish. And yes, we are trilingual). So we started promoting that web page at work, and now all 50 of us check it daily. So our next mission
This special edition of “Monday Night recap” is dedicated to Scott Williams, showing his best side in the above picture. Scott does the work of three Joels combined (which isn’t saying a ton), freeing up the rest of us to do things like drink beer and talk to newcomers. Thanks for hopping, cleaning, popping, and
We’re brewing tonight at Jeff’s house. 8pm. Join us. Don’t make us beg.
Well folks, these are them. When we launch, these are the tap handles you should look for at your local bar. And if you don’t see them, you should ask about them. Let us know what you think! Note: Although these look very similar to neckties, they are not to be worn to formal events
Happy birthday, Jeff! In honor of your super special 30th birthday, we vow to NOT brew tonight. Have fun binging on cake and thinking about how awesome it will be when we brew again. I hope you enjoy your Bud Light cake. It looks like it’s oozing radioactive pus.
We brewed another experimental IPA last night, this one with just a hint of rye malt. Our last experimental IPA had just a hint of kilned coffee malt and turned out pretty delicious. It’s a roasty toasty IPA. Look for that on tap in 2-3 weeks. We are still dry hopping it. Also we are
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.
Well folks, it happened. Joel had a baby. Or more accurately, Joel’s wife had a baby. Oliver was born yesterday, a 6 lb 15 oz bundle of safe and adorable. In Oliver’s short 32 hours on this earth, he has already demonstrated a surprising ability to adhere to operating procedures, coordinate deliveries, and manage multiple
There’s no brewing tonight, but we’re on track to brew next week. That should give you a full week to digest the 2nd round of our tap handle revisions, with different, more contrasted colors. You can see the first versions here. And the Drafty Kilt tap handle mock up below. We still haven’t seen these
If you do, you will be bitterly disappointed. There will be no beer to brew. There will be no beer to drink. It will be hot. You will get bitten by mosquitoes. You will drive home sobbing. It will be hard to see the road through your tears. You will swerve to narrowly miss hitting
Okay folks. Our new American Apparel Monday Night tees are here. In three colors. I apologize in advance for the modeling. We’re hoping to find someone a little less stunningly gorgeous for future photo shoots. Tees also have a small “Monday Night Brewing” insignia on the upper back. Only $10, bring money to brewing next
We experimented with our signature Eye Patch Ale last night. We’re hoping these few tweaks (including both malts and hops) will get this beer to where we want it before we pull the trigger on launching. We’re adding a new hop, Amarillo, and getting rid of the Simcoe. Jeff was busy “working,” so Joel and
8pm. Jeff’s house. Brewing an Eye Patch Ale. Come join us. That is all. Actually, one other thing. We have very little beer tonight, so if you feel like drinking, you may want to bring some of your own to supplement our meager stash.
We sold out of all of our t-shirts (unless you are an XL). Fortunately, we ordered more. The same, high quality American Apparel t-shirts, printed front and back, for only $10 a pop. In just a couple weeks you’ll be able to pick up something that looks a little bit like this: We also ordered
First, I must attribute our post title to Monday Night first timer Jeff. We have been accused of many things (extreme handsomeness, delightfully balanced beers), but copyright infringement is not one of them. We had some early showers last night, but that didn’t deter us from brewing a batch of Drafty Kilt. Funny story about
Help us brew a batch of our Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale tonight at 8pm at Jeff’s house. Especially if you are skilled in the areas of: Making the weather cooler Cleaning kegs Singing Bryan Adams tunes Of course, you’re welcome regardless. Dogs on leashes are also welcome. Cats make me sneeze. We will also have