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Blast from the past: one of the first MNB beer labels

08.14.2009 | 0 Comments

Submitting our labels for approval

08.07.2009 | 1 Comment

I just realized we officially have 666 blog posts, so I had to post another one to avoid flaming fireballs of death. Next week we will be officially submitting our labels to the appropriate government authorities for approval. They will remain largely unchanged from the versions we have posted here and here, with one small

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Beer run on a riding lawnmower. Not our target market.

08.06.2009 | 4 Comments

Note to self: do not conduct a beer run on a riding lawnmower, particularly if intoxicated. From an Illinois AP story: With a revoked license because of a previous drunken-driving conviction, Dennis Cretton shouldn’t drive. But authorities said that didn’t stop the 49-year-old man from drunkenly driving up to a gas station for more beer

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The definition of grassroots marketing

07.30.2009 | 3 Comments

My brother posted this picture to Flickr this morning. Never mind the fact that our Drafty Kilt is a “Scotch Ale,” not a “Scotish Ale.” Bringing craft beer to the Nashville masses in sketchy, unlabeled bottles. Grassroots marketing at its finest. I think the Twitter handle is a nice touch.

Creative Loafing gets their act together

07.28.2009 | 4 Comments

Yesterday we were featured on Creative Loafing’s website in an excellent article written by Jeff Holland, with special photographic guest, Matt Altmix. That’s right, we’re big time. I encourage you to read the article in full, as it is a great example of how journalism works. You will notice that the number of quotes attributed

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The official Monday Night Brewery tour

07.15.2009 | 1 Comment

Not a Monday goes by when we don’t get asked, “What the crap is going on?” Usually it’s put a little more delicately. This is a question we happily answer with something like, “I’m glad you asked. Let’s take a little walk over to the grain mill, shall we?” And that is where the Monday

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Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

07.04.2009 | 0 Comments

And don’t do anything that these guys would do. Seriously.

Bryan Adams: The face of Monday Night

06.25.2009 | 1 Comment

I just installed the latest version of iPhoto on my Mac and there’s a new feature called “Faces.” This facial recognition software tries to guess who is in your pictures and actually does a pretty good job, from my brief experience. I was playing around trying to teach it and it picked up on an

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What was the first beer you ever had?

05.28.2009 | 36 Comments

Mine was a tepid Rolling Rock. It was terrible. Ready… GO!

Eli pays his debts

04.21.2009 | 6 Comments

So we won a little beer blogger fantasy football league last year. No big deal [subtext: BIG DEAL]. As winners, we were promised a local 6-pack of microbrew. Most of the participants [subtext: LOSERS] paid their dues promptly. Some of them, including Eli “The Delinquent Beer Man” Shayotovich, did not. Eli blogs over at Confessions

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We would like a pirate ship limo, please

03.26.2009 | 7 Comments

Does anyone have a spare $35K lying around? If so, have WE got an investment opportunity for YOU! A near-mint 1998 pirate ship limo. Should you choose to purchase this fine automobile for us, we guarantee that we will put it to good use, peddling our Eye Patch Ale from here to Dead Man’s Bluff.

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Beer quote of the day from Frank Zappa

03.20.2009 | 1 Comment

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” (Compliments of “Peter”)

How to call yourself a guru without being a tool

03.19.2009 | 19 Comments

Apparently it can’t be done. Thus the current uproar surrounding my title: Marketing Guy and “Outside-the-box” Guru I meant this to be purely tongue-in-cheek. Jeff’s title, “CEO Guy and Supreme Beer Chancellor,” is wacky enough that people don’t think he’s serious. Same with Joel’s “Operations Guy and Taste-testing Ninja.” But some people (including my brother)

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Jeans and a t-shirt

02.19.2009 | 9 Comments

One of the small (but not to be overlooked) things that I look forward to is wearing jeans and a t-shirt to work. Because once Monday Night Brewery is official, this will most assuredly be happening. Here’s Jeff wearing the requisite brewery dress code at the Brewhaha last year. Right now Jeff, Joel and I

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Alabama legislature on beer

02.15.2009 | 10 Comments

Sean from Fullsteam left this as a comment, but it’s too good not to post. First, I have no way of verifying this (and believe me, I tried). But this is allegedly the audio from Alabama Representative Alvin Holmes (D) arguing against the beer law last year. Enjoy.

Why Jeff is CEO

02.10.2009 | 3 Comments

Greetings from afar

01.30.2009 | 1 Comment

Today I opened my mailbox to a note from a Monday Night Brewery faithful in Washington, D.C.: 3 J’s: I have attached what I consider to be Monday Night Brewery Pint Glass Pornography. This is not safe for work! What you see is an MNB Pint Glass fully supplied with Troegs’ Nugget Nectar Imperial Amber.

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Our new burner arrives, just in time for our brewing hiatus

01.26.2009 | 6 Comments

Guess what came in the mail this weekend? The 210K BTU burner we ordered last February! Yes, you heard correct, last February. There were various complications with our order including a deceased homebrew shop owner, unreturned phone calls, and large periods of time between us remembering we’d actually ordered a burner. And we can’t wait

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Should we outsource Joel?

01.02.2009 | 5 Comments

Jeff and I were discussing a little dilemma we’ve been having lately. Joel has been getting sick far too frequently. And his sniffles always coincide with Mondays, which leaves Jeff and I running around like madmen trying to get the brewing accomplished. It’s not like Joel isn’t doing anything. He’ll send an email every now

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Haiku for a dry wedding

12.13.2008 | 2 Comments

Wait, what do you mean? “Dry” includes beer, doesn’t it… Don’t expect dancing.

A Monday without brewing is like a day without sunshine

12.09.2008 | 2 Comments

There are few people that get as excited as I do Sunday nights. Most people are probably only beginning to realize that the work week starts anew after one all-too-short night’s sleep. However, Jeff, Joel and I have a completely different reaction: Source: Unsourced everywhere on the internet You see, Mondays are our lifeblood. Mondays

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Newsflash: Joel trains all-female brewing army

11.05.2008 | 1 Comment

The news on Joel keeps rolling in. This news is actually from a couple weeks ago, since I couldn’t get the pics off of my iPhone till yesterday. These disturbing images clearly show Joel giving away company secrets to a cutthroat team of brewers-in-training. We think Joel may be planning on defecting, if he hasn’t

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