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Monday Means Brewing

06.01.2009 | 3 Comments

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

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Monday Night recap: “No one drank the Bud Light Lime” edition

05.19.2009 | 4 Comments

Another successful Monday night, albeit without Monday night beer. We brewed up our Eye Patch Ale with slightly fewer bittering hops and hit our target gravity on the nose. The only potential issue is that we were supposed to repitch our yeast from last week but I accidentally drained it into a non-sanitized non-sanctioned container.

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Let the whining commence

05.03.2009 | 4 Comments

We’re going to have to cancel brewing on Monday. I know, I know. In the last month or so we have become incredibly lame. Suffice to say that we do not wish this trend of lameness to continue. But absences (Joel) and illness (myself) don’t give us much of an option this week. We trust

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Monday Night recap: “It’s about time” Edition

04.28.2009 | 1 Comment

After one of the longest weeks in existence off, we “Monday-nighted it” for real last night. We had 5 beers on tap, and even though it was an abbreviated evening since we didn’t actually brew, it was a fun evening. I would like to take a moment to share this photo that Jeanine took. Why

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Little beer tasting tonight from 7:30-9pm

04.27.2009 | 0 Comments

We won’t actually be brewing tonight for a variety of reasons. And we need to shut down early for that same variety of reasons. But we still want to hang out, so we’ll be having a little beer tasting tonight from 7:30-9pm. Yes, that’s only an hour and a half. So this isn’t one of

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Brewing canceled tonight

04.20.2009 | 2 Comments

Sorry everyone, brewing is canceled tonight. I realize this is highly irregular, since we canceled 2 weeks ago. Rest assured, we have good reasons. We have a lot of beer carbonating, not a lot of beer ready to drink I am sick Joel is lame and can’t make it till later anyway On the plus

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Brewing recap: “We know girls” edition

04.14.2009 | 4 Comments

Despite a rocky start to the day, last night’s brewing turned out quite well. We brewed a batch of our Eye Patch Ale with a few minor tweaks to give it a little more hop character (mostly bittering and flavor). There was a good crowd, including quite a few females. Let’s be honest, there have

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Brewing is ON!

04.13.2009 | 0 Comments

Sorry for the late notice. We’re brewing the Eye Patch Ale tonight. Hopefully the weather will hold out.

Stay tuned…

04.13.2009 | 0 Comments

This weather is currently looking pretty dicey. We want to brew if at all possible, but can’t say it’s a definite yet. Check back before you load up the car. If anyone is driving by Joel’s house today, stop in and give him a hug. He’s scared of lightening.

We built a new website to distract everyone from the fact that we are canceling brewing tonight

04.06.2009 | 8 Comments

First, to get it out of the way, there is no brewing tonight for the following reasons: The NCAA finals It’s supposed to be 31 degrees tonight Joel doesn’t want to get his new shoes dirty Second, we’ve [finally] got a new website. We make no guarantees that this one won’t change, we’re simply trying

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Just a quick note to say that we are brewing tonight

03.30.2009 | 0 Comments

You: “But I don’t know what to do with this information!” Us: “It’s pretty simple. Come brew with us.” You: “But I only like crappy beer.” Us: [pause] “Never mind.” We’ll be brewing up another batch of our Eye Patch Ale this week, with some slight variations to the flavoring hops. Jeff has also decried

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Brewing recap: “Wit or Witout You” edition

03.24.2009 | 0 Comments

Last night we brewed our unnamed Belgian wit beer for the first time since last fall. This is always a crowd pleaser in summer months so we’re excited to see how it turns out. We’re even more excited since we hit our target gravity on the nose. Why is this a big deal? It’s not,

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Blind IPA taste test (and brewing tonight)

03.23.2009 | 3 Comments

We’re getting very close to final recipes for our Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale and Eye Patch Ale (IPA). When I say “final” I mean “pre-production final,” as we’ll probably have to tweak a few things based on translating our batch size from gallons to barrels. Saturday we ran a blind taste test of our IPA

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Brewing tonight

03.16.2009 | 0 Comments

Just a quick note ? while we won’t be actually brewing tonight because Joel decided to schedule his spray-tanning appointment for the same time as Monday Night festivities, we will be having people over between 8:00ish-10:30ish. Notice the ish’s. We should have 3 beers on tap for as long as our CO2 tank holds up.

The difference between homebrewing and commercial brewing

03.11.2009 | 9 Comments

First, let the record show that we are still technically homebrewers. But after being entrenched in the homebrewing culture for a few years now, and after having some exposure to the professional brewing culture as well, we thought it might be interesting to point out one of the fundamental differences between the two. There are

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Brewing recap: Hawaiian edition

03.10.2009 | 6 Comments

We brewed a double IPA last night for the first time in over a year. We love double IPA’s but we decided to de-prioritize it as a style, with good reason. Brewing went smoothly. The weather was incredible. We had an extra hour of sunlight. And after all was said and done, we got a

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Happy birthday Joel!

03.09.2009 | 1 Comment

Joel was born 28 years ago, yada yada yada, we’re brewing tonight. Without Joel, there’s no Monday Night Brewery. Because without Joel, there’s no one to paint the bottom of our fermentation chamber: Though we outsourced his job to India, we still love him. Come by tonight to celebrate his birthday. We should have 3

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Last night’s recap: “Summer come quickly”

03.03.2009 | 6 Comments

Mmmm. We rarely have 5 beers on tap, so last night was a special treat. We had a good crowd and it was great to get back into the swing of things. Though we didn’t actually brew, we did do some transfers. We dry-hopped an IPA and kegged the next batch of our popular bourbon

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8-10pm

03.02.2009 | 2 Comments

We’ve got 5 beers on tap and need some help! Joel is out of town today, so we won’t be actually brewing, but we WILL be opening up Jeff’s garage from 8-10pm, so come on by and remember what it’s like to drink a Monday Night Brewery beer. Sorry about the limited hours ? baby

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No brewing tonight

02.23.2009 | 0 Comments

In an unprecented move we will NOT be brewing tonight. Hopefully this will be the last consecutive baby-related cancellation. That is all.

Before you get your hopes up

02.16.2009 | 2 Comments

There’s no brewing tonight. And we’re targeting two weeks from today (3/2) for our glorious return. This is, of course, subject to change. Enjoy your President’s Day with a nice craft beer.

Nope. No brewing tonight.

02.09.2009 | 0 Comments

In a move that is both precedented (which apparently is not a word) and expected, we will NOT be brewing tonight. Little 7lb, 1 oz baby Teddy still hasn’t learned how to use the bathroom by himself, and it takes at least 2 of us to baby-sit him. It’s a messy job. Don’t show up

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