That Mother Hydra Old Ale made records in April! We are already sold out! But keep reading to find out where we have those last beautiful kegs. We plan to continue to brew this tasty, unique beer and donate more to Pink Boots Society with every batch.
May has started out with a breath of sunshine. Spring is finally here! To celebrate we are now open TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY! For complete details see the "tasting room" tab on our website.
We're kegging up a fresh batch of Elder God Biere de Garde and Olde Kitsap Saison this week. I am looking forward to tasting our favorite Belgian styles again. This batch of Elder God is closer to our original version, with strong malt character that complements the Belgian yeast aromas of cardamom and cloves. It should be on tap by this weekend (around the 6th of May) and the Saison should be ready by the 10th. But those dates are up to the beer. We never keg early to fulfill a date because that can leave some residual off flavors from an unfinished fermentation. It's better to be a few days late and have a great product than be on time and have a lackluster beer.
Some people might find it odd that at the moment we only have 4 of our beers on tap. I see it as a success. We sell our beer faster than we can make it! It shows us which beers are more universally popular and which ones are more of a niche flavor. So far our Mother Hydra Old Ale and our Olde Kitsap Saison are our fastest sellers, both of which surprised us. It's a sign of the customer base, people are willing to try things they might not be familiar with and are pleasantly surprised. Both these styles are low hop profile too, so perhaps the IPA mania is beginning to die down.
If you want a chance to taste the Mother Hydra Old Ale IT'S NOT TOO LATE! We will have it at Naked City Brewing's Nano Night in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. It won't be tapped until Friday, May 5th but it's a small keg so get there soon! We will also have a small keg of it at Pike Brewing's WOMEN IN BEER event on Monday, May 8th! If you don't already have tickets my apologies, it's already sold out. It is going to be an amazing night filled with women in the craft beer and food scene, with all proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Northwest.
The very last keg of Mother Hydra is going to be at our Brewers Dinner at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting in Port Orchard on June 3rd. Tickets are $40 per person and are going fast! This will be a four course meal with LoveCraft beer pairings. Stop by the Dry Fly Cafe at Trophy Lake Golf or call Chef Jim at 360-874-8337. You can also e-mail Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Happy spring everyone!