Vermont Brewers Festival

Thanks for joining us at this year’s Vermont Brewer’s Festival.  It was a great time, we really enjoyed pouring our beers for everyone and listening to your feedback.  We also really enjoyed tasting everyone else’s beers! We poured Sundog, Fleur de Lis,  Opus Humulus, Janus, Maison, and had three casks: Opus Ferum (wild fermented Patersbier), …

Whiskey Sour Update

We debuted our Whiskey Sour at the Vermont Brewer’s Festival this past weekend.  We offered a cask pour of the whiskey sour on sour cherries at the Saturday night session.  We will be dosing the rest of the barrel with sour cherries this coming week, and hope to start bottling within the next 4-6 weeks. …

Pennsylvania Peaches

More fresh fruit harvesting… this time fresh peaches from dutch country in Pennsylvania.  We’ll be using these in a special batch of Fleur de Lis, as well as a sour ale we have aging in barrels at the moment.

Fleur de Lis bottle release

Fleur de Lis bottle release is scheduled for Sunday July 20th, 11AM-3PM at the brewery.  We will have Skinny Pancake on hand making some deliciousness that will be paired with our cask conditioned Fleur de Lis on strawberries and rhubarb with a touch of basil.  We will have 250 750mL bottles that are corked and …

Sour Cherry Season

Sour cherry season has started in Vermont.  We’ll be hand-picking as much as 300 lbs of fresh, local, organic sour cherries from a number of orchards.  These will be frozen and vacuum-sealed for use in a few batches over the next 12 months.  These batches include our Whiskey Sour, Cerise, and Sour Brown.   Every …

Homebrew Rally Competitions

Based on discussions with several people that participated in the homebrew rally, we have decided to have three rounds of the competition.  The first round will be August 1st, the unofficial beginning of fall, and the time period when saisonnières were out harvesting grains in the fields.  Please drop off your entries – two 12 oz …

Sundog

We are releasing a small number of bottles of Sundog, 100 now, and 100+ on July 11th.  Some people were asking what Sundog means.  A sundog, officially called a parhelion, is an atmospheric phenomenon when a pair of bright spots appear on either side on the sun.  Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created …

Sundog VTPA

We’re brewing a new batch today… a bright luscious Vermont pale ale, slight toast and caramel notes alongside big fruity hops. Will be released on draft and (hopefully) in bottles on the Summer Solstice, June 21st.

Homebrew Rally Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who made it out last Saturday for the 1st annual Homebrew Rally. We filled somewhere between 35-40 fermenters, lost track along the way, and managed to squeeze out 2 gallons for myself.  The recipe came out great, and we hit all of our anticipated numbers. As for the bottle round up and competition… we’re …

1st Annual Homebrew Rally

On Saturday May 10th, we will host our first homebrew rally – the basic premis is that we brew a full four barrel batch of wort and give it away to area homebrewers.  That’s it, end of story… we just would love to promote the hobby that got us started. The detailed version… Step 1: …