Introducing Shift Meal

May 20, 2020

A shift meal might be a moment of respite after a long night on the floor, but it’s more likely a 9pm refuel scarfed in a secret corner out of view. If you’re lucky, it’s paired with a beer.  Brewed in collaboration with Recess, our Shift Meal is an ode to the creativity and resilience

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Trade in your Claws

In the World Of Hard Seltzers, Narwater Is King. We’ll Prove It.

May 14, 2020

Trade in your ‘Claws, get a Narwater Party Pack for just $10! In the world of hard seltzers, Narwater is king. We want to prove it to you. From Friday 5/15-Sunday 5/17 bring an (empty) 12-pack box of a competitor’s hard seltzer to our West Midtown drive thru, and get a Narwater Party Pack for

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Space Lettuce – a Backstory

May 8, 2020

Heads up beer nerds—we just canned a fresh batch of Space Lettuce. This beer holds a special place in our hearts, probably because of the cosmic journey we’ve been on together. Surprisingly, Space Lettuce actually didn’t start out as Space Lettuce at all. Three years ago, this double India pale ale began as a limited

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Monday Night Garage

Survey Results: What do taproom visitors expect once breweries start opening to the public?

Apr 28, 2020

We recently fielded a survey to 743 of our customers who had purchased from us in the last 3 months. Because of the timing of the survey, many of these are active “to-go” purchasers. The results were interesting enough to share, and we hope they can be helpful to others in the industry. Methodology Monday

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Belgium, delivered to my door. At 10pm.

Jan 31, 2007

Peter, I admire your tenacity. Not only do you write up a synopsis of Belgian beer, you also go so far as to put on a taste test at my house that very night. And boy howdy. On the docket: Trappistes Rochefort 8, Delirium Tremens and Chimay Ale ? Trappistes and Chimay are actually 2

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Ommegang… the rebuttal

Jan 30, 2007

An unedited email from a fellow brewer and supplier of pot (brewpot) by the name of Peter: Fellas, sorry I couldn?t make it last night. Dad was in town for a funeral, and we ended up spending the evening with him. Hope the double batch went well! Now, as to the real business at hand

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Ommegang, Ommigosh

Jan 28, 2007

A good friend Simon turned me on to a good friend/beer Ommegang. It is… how you say in the mother country… delicious. According to the label it is from Belgium, but imported and distributed by Brewery Ommegang out of Cooperstown, NY. True to its Belgian roots (and everyone knows I’m the resident expert on Belgium),

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Pirates were a noble people

Jan 26, 2007

From another friend… All pirates had discrete goals for every voyage, decided in a democratic fashion before leaving port. An example:If you need any pirate gear, check out the Valencia store.

The Swashchuckler personified

Jan 26, 2007

Check out this clown. He’s totally Monday Night Brewery material. Thanks to my roommate Scott Stephens for the pirate love. Speaking of Swashchuckler, Scott also told me why pirates wear eye patches. They wear a patch so that they can be “night-vision-ready” when going below deck. They just switch the patch over to the other

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The (not so) Holy Grail Ale

Jan 25, 2007

Last night I supped at TWO: Urban Licks for the first time. Great restaurant and some fabulous food (though I think I may prefer ONE overall). As TWO is known for their kegs of wine (upon first entering I hoped they would be beer kegs) I opted to take a break from beer and order

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Spreadsheets and art

Jan 25, 2007

Last Monday was our second attempt at a partial mash, this time the goal was 5 gallons of the “Breakfast Stout.” After spending the previous week pouring over Ray Daniel’s “Designing Great Beers” I had begun constructing what is evolving into a true work of art – the beer spreadsheet. Just enter a few parameters,

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Heaven will be a lot like a microbrewery

Jan 23, 2007

On my excursion back to Nashville this weekend I thought I’d take the opportunity to check out the local micro, Yazoo. Given that they started up in 2003, they weren’t around when I was in high school (nor was I able to purchase their beer due to “underage-ity“). So. My brother and I made the

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Stout like lion, good like beer

Jan 21, 2007

Who knew the Sri Lankans could brew like this? Last night I was having a nice dinner with the family at F. Scott’s in Nashville. Two things of note. 1) The valet told me mine was the only car he’d parked playing Immortal Technique. Immortal Technique is kind of heavy underground hip-hop, to which I

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How you know it’s good

Jan 18, 2007

I went to a bar last night. To pick up chicks… or meet some guys for a drink. Whatever. Regardless, I was less than impressed by The Rusty Nail’s beer selection. Here’s how you know a bar is going above and beyond the call of duty: Of 5 meager beers on tap, approximately 20% of

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