I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There is literally nothing more exciting than a new garden hose. The ice debacle of last week broke one of our old hoses, so we amped up the party with our new rubber baby from Ace Hardware. Fortunately last night was relatively warm. We brewed up
It’s Monday. Come one, come all! We’re brewing tonight at 8pm. Jeff is still cooking up the recipe, but it will most likely be something darker. Bring your dogs, bring your friends, bring your coat, bring your $10 to buy a MNB shirt. And bring your good attitude. Or a bad attitude, if it is
Due to crazy weekday travel schedules in January, we’re going to have to do something we never thought possible. Brew on a weekend. I KNOW, I KNOW. Weekends are STILL overrated. It’s just that weekdays are SO rated lately that there aren’t enough hours to get everything done on Mondays. So we can’t brew tonight,
Approximately 67% of our Monday Night brewing team is still on vacation. With this in mind, we thought it best not to leave our brewing fate in the hands of Joel. I think you will agree. See you all in 2010. Or, according to the Chinese calendar, The Year of the Atlanta Brewery!
Brewing TOTALLY HAPPENED last night. We brewed up a slightly fuller version of our Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale. It should come as no surprise that Joel required assistance most of the evening, even when performing simple tasks such as holding a flashlight. Those of you who came last night may have noticed that it felt
Ah, December 21. The winter solstice. When the sun rises at noon and sets at 3pm. The perfect time to brew our Drafty Kilt with a recipe updated for the first time since… May? April? I could tell you, but I’d have to open the recipe file, and that would mean opening Excel. Which I
We normally don’t skip two Mondays in a row, but the holidays have gone all catawampus on us. It’s a word, I double-checked. We’ll be back on track to brew next week, December 21, so get geared up.
First, I would like to apologize for our lack of blog activity this past week. We hope this changes soon. Second, I would like to apologize for those of you expecting us to be brewing tomorrow (Monday). We also hope this changes soon. Bear with us, things are crazy.
We’re brewing up our Eye Patch Ale tonight ? a very similar recipe to the last, but we’ve backed down on the bittering hops ever so slightly. Come on over to Jeff’s around 8pm to help us clean some kegs. We should have a little beer on tap as well. Bring your warm clothes. As
We are not brewing tonight, so don’t show up. But don’t you worry about us. We’ll be holding a pre-Thanksgiving business meeting instead. And no, you’re not invited. Unless you have some very rare and expensive beers to share.
Ah, the crisp air of mid-November. Perfect for brewing a Scotch ale while wearing an ironic trucker hat. Ashton Kutcher would be so proud. We’ve had some issues with mash efficiency on our new Brew-Magic, and last night was no exception. However, we think we might be narrowing in on the issue. And contrary to
We are proud as pickles (I don’t think that’s a phrase) to announce that we’ll be serving up some Eye Patch Ale tonight, alongside brewing. It’s been awhile since we’ve had actual MNB beer on hand, thanks to: The ferocious learning curve on our new Brew-Magic system Our fermentation chamber crapping out Come celebrate with
We’ll be too busy listening to Bryan Adams to brew tonight. If you don’t understand, GET OFF THE SHED.
Puppy Night was a rousing success. Leashes were tangled. Puppies were wrestled. Hop gardens were peed in (don’t worry, we already harvested). The air was heavy with puppy breath. Our bellies were full of beer. So how many dogs actually showed up with their owners? More than the dogs you can find in the photo
All this talk of stouts has got us hankering one, so we’re brewing up a stout tonight. But perhaps more importantly, tonight is Puppy Night at MNB. There are several MNB regulars that have recently gotten puppies, and there’s no better way to socialize dogs than over a glass of beer. It’s true, I saw
In lieu of brewing, I leave you with a joke. A neutron walks into a bar. “I’d like a beer,” he says. The bartender promptly serves up a beer. “How much will that be?” asks the neutron. “For you?” replies the bartender, “no charge.” And that, folks, is how it’s done.
Due to lack of a real name for last night’s brew, a lighter-bodied American IPA made with a bundle of our freshly harvested Cascade hops, I am going to refer to it by its code name, Hip-Hopopotamus. Just know that the Hip-Hopopotamus’s lyrics are bottomless. Here’s one of our hop additions: In completely unrelated news,
We’ll be brewing an American IPA tonight with a poop-load of freshly harvested hops. If you’re man (or woman) enough to brave the cold, we’d love to have you. Bring your own beer, as we’re “between batches” at the moment. Note: no actual poop will be used in production of this beer.
It’s rainy and sad. In lieu of brewing, please take advantage of the “Monday Night Discount” at Hop City and build a roaring fire. If you do not have a fireplace, visit some friends that you haven’t seen in awhile that DO have a fireplace and act like you actually wanted to see them. Bring
It is indeed possible to watch football while brewing, as Jeff and I found out last night. Just make sure you have a Joel around to do all the grunt work when the game gets exciting. Note: ESPN should marry Brett Farve already. This PDA stuff is getting disgusting. In relevant news, we brewed a
We are brewing an older version of the Eye Patch Ale tonight at 8pm. We’d love to have you stop by and join us, but please be aware that we have approximately a thimble-full of beer for each person. Like any good pirate, you might consider bringing a bottle or two yourself.