Saturday is quickly approaching.
At the time of posting this we're only 45 easy hours away from turning that lock and letting you all flood into the space that we've been working on for the past 10 months. I'm here to give you a quick rundown on Saturday, as well as share some tough news, and all around great brewing lesson.
So first, the bad. After a great deal of very careful consideration, I've made the very tough to decision to not sell Young Archaic. It's a beer that I believe so strongly in, and really know what it's potential is, that I determined it unfit for sale in it's current state. As I've said before, scaling can be difficult and somewhat unpredictable. I did my best to minimize this, but things happen. I'm an IPA guy through and through, which is why the decision was difficult to make, and also the right thing to do.
I'm extremely proud of the four beers that we'll be opening up with on Saturday, and Young Archaic is back on the brew schedule so that I can get it in your glass as soon as possible. When that time comes, I promise that you won't feel slighted for having to wait. Believe me, I'm bummed, but I know what YA is/can/should be, and this first time through just wasn't it.
Thanks for understanding.
On to the main event.
We'll be opening the doors at 12 noon sharp. Driftwood Oven will be on hand serving up their stellar pizzas that we all know and love. Their service will start at TWO and go until they rip through their dough supply, which is bound to happen, cause I'll probably eat 4 throughout the day.
Parking in Sharpsburg is street parking. Some are metered, some are not, but meters are free all weekend long and anytime after 4pm on the weekdays. There is usually plenty of parking throughout the borough, but as always, please be respectful.
We'll have four beers on tap for your enjoyment that are re-outlined below. Those beers will be served in your choice of 4oz sampler, 8oz, or 16oz glass and we'll be selling 750mL and 64oz growlers for any beers that you'd like to with you on the way out.
I have no idea what to expect. What I do know is that I promise that we'll be doing our best to take care of everyone in the service manner we believe in, which is quickly and friendly.
So make sure to get some rest Friday night, Saturday's going to be fun.
LUSTRA - PALE ALE - 5.8%
The tried and true. The original DG beer. If you haven't had it, now is the time, and if you have, now is still the time. Only ever getting better, this is my perfect pale ale. Explodes in your nose with all the sticky green goodness you know and love. Tangerine dominates, with an array of citrus fruits and a wheat cracker malt character. I love this beer.
AEVUM - SESSION ALE - 4.2%
Low on alcohol, high on flavor. Super hazy, Aevum has a blend of northern and southern hemisphere hops imparting super tropical flavors and pleasantly floral aromas while creating a super earthy bitterness.
PHARMAKON - PALE ALE - 5.3%
The first beer brewed on the 10bbl system. This American Pale Ale hits your nose before you raise the glass. Dank pine, citrus fruits, blueberry, and fresh greens. Pharmakon has a super pleasant lingering bitterness. I'm biased, but it's really good.
WONKA - DRY STOUT - 6.5%
Intense aromas of chocolate and highly roasted coffee, this beer was brewed to illustrate my love of dry beers. Super chewy, despite being dry, the unsweetened dark chocolate envelopes your palette and gives way to a bold, roasted, black coffee aftertaste. Pleasant dark berry character in the strong bitterness bring this beer together.