Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yazoo Marathon pics- send us yours!

From Sarah: "This is my dad, Joe Tiso from Myrtle Beach enjoying a post 1/2 Marathon Yazoo Dos Perros. His only wishes for the day of the Nashville Country Music Marathon were to finish it in less than 2 hours, which he did and to have three cold Dos Perros waiting for him when he did it!" Now that's motivation!
And here's Rae - "Linus, This is a photo of me around Mile 11 of the 1/2 marathon enjoying a Hop Project. It is the only thing that got me through miles 7-10 -knowing this beer was waiting for me at that corner!! As you might notice, I hula-hooped the half marathon. There were 47 of us, hulahooping for hope. More information about our cause is available at HoopForHope.org. On Saturday, I was Hooping for Hope and Hop(Project)! Thanks for your delicious brews! Rae Moore

Monday, April 27, 2009

Great video - "I am a craft brewer"

Greg Koch, the co-owner of Stone Brewing, known for their Arrogant Bastard ale among others, gave the keynote address at the Craft Brewers Conference this past week in Boston. He started it off with a video he put together with the help of many other craft brewers across the country. I laughed, and was inspired, and left proud to be a part of the movement. Here's a link, send it to everyone you know. Great stuff!


HOP PROJECT #14 bottled!

Check the "Bottled on date" on the side of the label. Hop Project #14 was bottled on the 3rd week of April, and should be getting out into stores this week. It's available at most specialty beers stores in Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro, and in Whole Foods in Green Hills. It should become available in area Krogers soon.

For this baby, we used Zeus and Galena for first wort bittering, Goldings, Galena, and Columbus at 30 minutes left in the boil, Simcoe and Cascade at the end of the boil, and dry-hopped with Cascade and Simcoe after four days in the fermenter. The bitterness is a little more up-front in this one, compared to others before it.

Hop Project #15 is in the tanks fermenting happily away. We used some Ahtanum hops that we just got in, and I'm looking forward to tasting it in a few weeks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hop Project tasting at the J. Clyde in Birmingham, Thursday, April 16

Join Linus Hall, owner and brewmaster of Yazoo Brewing, for a special tasting of two different batches of Yazoo's popular Hop Project series, starting at 5:30 PM at the J. Clyde in Birmingham.

Friday, April 10, 2009

some growing pains at Greer...

All in all, it was a great night! The weather was great, a ton of people turned out... I wish that the Sounds had won, and that my kids hadn't slept through the fireworks that they wanted to stay to see..

But there were some problems, and we'll get them straightened out today. One, not enough beer. I don't know where the ball was dropped, and if someone didn't believe we would go through as much beer as we did. The main Yazoo location was out of beer by the third inning. We're getting a lot more beer out there today, and that shouldn't be a problem again.

Also, I was informed that our "Two Dog Night" promotion deal, of two tickets, two hotdogs, two bags of peanuts, and two beers was not honored at some concession stands. After making some calls to the Sounds this morning, I found that the vouchers for this deal were still at the printers, and in the confusion and excitement of Opening Night, they were missed. This deal should be on starting Saturday. I apologize if anyone tried to use this promotion, please let me know at linus@yazoobrew.com if you tried and were turned away. We'll make it up to you.

Again, all in all it was a great night! There were some opening night snafus but we'll get them ironed out. GO SOUNDS!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Yazoo at Greer Stadium, Opening Day Thursday April 9

Opening Day at Greer Stadium is just two days away! And for the first time, you'll be able to enjoy a cold Yazoo in the stands. We've partnered up with the new owners of the Sounds to bring a more family-friendly, local feel to our local ballpark. So bring your significant other out to the game for a "Two Dog Night": two tickets to the game, two hot dogs, two bags of popcorn, and (best of all), two cold Yazoo beers! All for only $40!

If you haven't been out to the stadium since the new owners pumped $2.5 million in renovations into it, you're in for a treat. All new paint, new seats, a new scoreboard (that works!), and best of all, completely renovated bathrooms! The new owners are committed to making Greer a great home for Nashville baseball, and we're excited to be a part of the rejuvenation of Greer Stadium. I encourage all of our Yazooligans who were looking for something fun to do with the family, to come out for this eight-day home stand and see the great things that have been done at Greer. I know I'll be there with my family for Opening Night this Thursday, April 9th at 7 PM. I hope the kids can stay awake for the fireworks at the end of the game!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hop Project #13 now in bottles!

We bottled Hop Project #13 yesterday, the first batch out in bottles! It will be the next beer in our four-pack Brewmaster's Reserve packaging, and should be hitting the shelves next week. Look for it first in the usual suspects, like Midtown Beverage, Frugal Macdoogals, and other fine beer stores in Nashville. It has also gotten approval for Whole Foods and Krogers, so later on you should see in your local grocery stores.

You can identify Hop Project #13 by the "Bottled on" date marks on the side. There will be a notch for April, and "1" for the week bottled.

As with the first twelve Hop Projects, we used a different blend of hops for this one. For all you hop enthusiasts out there, the hops we used were: Galena and First Gold for first wort bittering; Cascade, Apollo, and First Gold at thirty minutes for flavor; Simcoe and Amarillo at five minutes left for aroma; and finally, we dry hopped the beer at day four of fermentation with Galena and Cascade.
To check out some reviews of other Hop Projects, visit http://www.beeradvocate.com/ or http://www.ratebeer.com/, and type in "Yazoo" in the search engine.
the Yazoo crew
Neil, Quinn, Ken, Ivan, Colin, Chris, Linus, Brian, Brandi, Beth, Dave, and Kelly