Monday, December 6, 2010

Brew-B-Q 2: Recap

left: everything on tap; right: Won and Adam's taco bar.

The smoke has cleared, the kegs cleaned, and the snow is now frozen, so it's time to recap our 2nd Brew-B-Q party from this past Saturday. First and foremost, we had a much better turnout than last time, which helped make this party as fun as it was. We regret not having enough beer at the end of the night, so to those that missed out, we truly are sorry. I think it's safe to say that those who drank our beers enjoyed them seeing that they all three cashed out much sooner than we anticipated. The first one to kick was our rye pale ale. We really just brewed this one on a whim around the time we brewed the Separated at Birth beers. The reason was because Sean and Tim harvested a ton of Nugget hops from their back yard, and when you yield as much as they did, you gotta brew a hoppy beer. And we did, and it was really tasty. Our guest tap was Stone's Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Frankly, it didn't take long for that to kick after our beers did. What that says to us is we brought out some beer lovers Saturday! The day started on a positive when we all saw snow covering everything in sight. The first major snowfall for Chicago this season in fact. It made for a fun day to be outside. But inside, Won and Adam setup a nifty taco bar for everyone's appetite with some of the best skirt steak ever, all while DJ Intel was heard spinning from the basement, West Town Recording's studio space. As the night went on, everyone began filling up the house, and bands began playing. It was an eventful day to say the least. We'd like to thank everyone that came out and supported the cause. We received a great response, and that makes it all worth it. We'd also like to recognize all those behind the scenes and helping throughout the day: Mike at West Town Recording (Happy Birthday!), Won, Adam, DJ Intel, Nuntida, and all the bands that played: Roger Panella Guitar Duo, Ramsey Judson, WTR ALL Stars and The Congregation.

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