The New Whiskey Sour

This weekend we filled our first set of barrels for some barrel-aged beers. This one – a whiskey barrel-aged sour. We brewed the base beer two weeks ago, using a blend of wheat and barley, hops and lots of orange peel, zest, and juice. We pitched a healthy dose of bacteria, and now we wait. …

Jigs, reels, and other things of green

Tuesday night we brewed Odin, our Irish Red ale, and we had some friends there to help.  Green Corduroy is a Burlington-based Irish-American folk music band, and they threw down some fantastic tunes while we brewed.  Here’s a quick video of the night… We hope to have them back when we release Odin, tentative release …

The light at the end of the tunnel…

In lue of a lengthy absence of updates, take a quick video tour of the Four Quarters Brewery. We’re still under construction a bit, so pardon the dust, messiness, and spontaneous nature of the video.  If you’d rather read about the nitty gritty… read on. Between working, having two young ones at home, and getting …

Brewery Update

Greetings craft beer lovers.  Its been way way too long since our last update, so here’s a quick summary of where we are while we have a second to share. About 99% of the fit up is complete.  A few troubleshooting issues with the brewhouse and we’re good. The cold room and bar are just …

Batch #1

First batch complete.  After 16 hours of wrangling our process, our Belgian Patersbier is locked and loaded in one of our fermenters. It’s been quite a ride so far, but we’re excited for the year ahead. Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Sapling Maple Liqueur Barrels

We added a few more barrels to our collection.  This time, four Sapling maple liqueur barrels from Saxtons River Distillery in Brattleboro Vermont.  We plan to age our Barleywine and our Imperial Stout in these for several months.

More Red Wine Barrels

Trekked down to Lincoln Peak Vineyards tonight to pick up a few of their Marquette Red Wine barrels.  They smell divine.  We’ll be aging some of our farmhouse ales in these, as well as Sugar Plum Fairy – our Belgian Strong Dark Ale.  Cheers and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Construction Update

After a few months of waiting for permits, licenses, and loans… the fit up is in full swing.  WE had the floors cut, trench drain installed, lots of plumbing updates, some modifications on the bathroom, and the brewhouse modifications are underway as well. First step – cut the floors.  We needed to do this before …

Janus

Today we’re working on an upcoming collaboration with Honora Winery and Vineyard in Jacksonville VT. The plan is to collaboratively brew a rustic saison, fermented with a blend of our saison yeasts and their wine yeasts. In October, we will harvest a variety of their Vermont-grown white grapes, crush, add to some of their Chardonnay …

Huge step taken today. Yesterday we received notification that our Federal Brewer’s permit was approved. Today, both of our state licenses were approved. We are now able, legally, to make beer. Before we start, we will need the state and municipal certificates of occupancy. Then we’re in business. Stay tuned… we are very very close!