Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BREW-B-Q

The Anheuser keg was our backup filled with Goose Island's Harvest Ale.

We worked with our friends Won and Adam for the last couple months organizing a BBQ featuring some of our beers. We decided to brew a couple IPAs. The big day was this past Saturday. We woke up to overcast skies and heavy winds. As start time neared, mother nature decided to add rain to that mix. It was looking grim for a moment, but the forecast seemed to be cooperating, and called for clear skies later in the afternoon. After all the planning and work that was involved, we weren't letting the weather slow us down. We set up in the cold rain, and within minutes, witnessed the sun introduce itself. It turned out to be the perfect autumn day. Unfortunately, some of our RSVPs didn't seem to think so, or so we suspect. However, we still had a good turnout, great food and our beers seemed to make the people happy. Our Sorachi Ace IPA was a winner amongst most of those drinking. We personally favored our Chinook version. Additionally, we brought the keg of our Beglian dark strong ale from February's beer/dinner pairing. It was almost cashed, so this was a great time to pull it back out. It was a hit, but unfortunately, was merely a tease as it may have filled 10 cups total. Mike opened his home to us that day in order for this event to even happen. He's got the perfect setup for such events, and it certainly helped in making this a great party. We'd like to thank Adam and Won for cooking an outstanding spread, Mike for hosting, and all our friends for coming out - cheers!