Wednesday, November 27, 2013



You've undoubtably seen this hashtag on Instagram attached to an incredibly boring photograph that someone was too lazy or too indecisive to actually choose a filter. Or maybe it's just one of those lucky moments where you really don't need a filter. 
#Duckfaces always need a filter

I don't know about Instagram filters, but I do know we don't filter our personalities. We're like your Aunt Bernadette after 3 glasses of Pinot Gris and one "Mostly-G-and-a-Splash-of-T" Gin and Tonic on Christmas Eve. 

Who let Grandma on the internets again?!

We also don't filter our beers. We're probably just too attached to the yeast anyways. We want them to party on for as long as possible. It's why we play music for them 24/7/365 in the brewery. 

#YeastParty #nofilter #sup...ladies

So we made a beer that's typically unfiltered, a traditional Saison, and called it #nofilter (6.8% avb). It's got a little bit of wheat to give it that unfiltered cloudiness, just a hint of honey malt to give it a smallest bit of sweetness, and some lactic acid to give it a kick of tartness.

As the Great Mr. Miyagi once said, "Saison, Saisoff."

Enjoy the unfiltered life.


(Here are some seemingly related photographs)

Apparently, the Bulls played a game in Pleasantville

Seems legit...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

#22oztofreedom (The Hashtag Series)

It's no secret that we love West Coast Reggae Rock.
We listen to it while we brew, while we work the bar, during bottling days, and in the car driving to and from work (because, let's be honest, with you guys drinking so much of our beer, we don't have time to drive anywhere else!) Most of us grew up during the 80s and 90s, just as Sublime was formed and started producing melodic tunes that were #chill and #rad, basically music that didn't actually raise your blood pressure when you plugged in your headphones into your cassette player and pressed play.
Sublime's first album "40oz. to Freedom" is still one of our all time favorites and we've always wanted to design a Sublime inspired brew.
This song might be the only chance you have to feel good, even though you feel bad

Coincidentally, with the uprising of twitter and the invasion of the "hashtag" into Facebook, we discovered the joys of over-hashtagging our in-person conversations after a beer or two. Punchlines became Hashtags.
So, we thought it would be a funny idea to start a "Hashtag Beer Series" where we'd brew up a scratch batch, bottle it, and name it after whatever "#" we thought fit the beer style.

Then this video came out:

#mainstream #wethoughtofitfirst #coolbeforeitwascool #hipsters

We knew it wasn't long before someone else thought to make a #Hashtag beer and realized it was the perfect time to dedicate a beer to Sublime (and the late Bradley Nowell).

#22oztofreedom is a malt liquor meant to be enjoyed in a brown bag and on the stoop.
While 40 oz. to Freedom might be the only chance Bradley to feel good, even though he felt bad, we hope #22oztofreedom is a chance for you to feel good.

There she all her glory

The back....we r #hilarious

So put your phone down, #popthetop, and savor this beer.

Keep your eye out for the next #hashtag installment!