Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Open for growler fills this Wednesday 4-6 PM

Don't forget, we're open for growler fills from 4-6 PM today, Wednesday, at our new location at 910 Division. On tap, HoP Project #28, Rye Saison, Onward Stout, Hefeweizen, Dos Perros, and Pale Ale. We also got a new run of old-school Yazoo baseball shirts - you know, the ones some of our regulars wear and you always wanted!

And if you are looking for the building, it's the big YELLOW brick-faced building between Frugal Macdoogals and the Gulch, at 910 Division. That's right, we got some painting done this week!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A little bit about the new taproom...

Top Ten things we love about our new taproom:

1. Eighteen taps pouring six different Yazoo beers, so that we can fill a growler, pour a pint, and pour a sampler tray without waiting on each other!
2. Heated and air-conditioned bathrooms with plenty of stalls
3. Lots of great natural light
4. A direct, thru-the-wall draft system so the beer pours without foaming
5. Free WiFi (password is "buybeers")
6. A big dock in the back that will double as a stage for bands when we have block parties in the parking lot
7. The beautiful view of downtown, especially sunset on the new Pinnacle building
8. Sunrise comes right into the brewery when we will be mashing in
9. The trains are close enough to be kind of comforting, without blasting our eardrums at the old crossing on 12th Ave N behind Marathon
10. The sunny patio that we will soon cover with a hop trellis

Brewery Tours

Our popular brewery tours are on hold for a few weeks as we finish up our new back brewery area. But there is a big bay window looking in from the taproom if you are interested in seeing the new space. Check back here at our blog or call the brewery at 615-891-4649 to find out when we will be resuming the tours.

This weekend...

We will have on tap this weekend at the NEW TAPROOM at 910 Division:

Hop Project #28
Rye Saison - our new Spring seasonal, a light, fruity Belgian farmhouse ale
Onward Stout - back and ready for your growlers
Pale Ale
Dos Perros

We're open for business, and with eighteen taps and a big open bar, we promise you won't have to wait in line for long!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beer Board grants our Taproom license!

Whoo hoo! The Metro Beer Board granted our on/off beer license for the taproom, so we will reopen our new taproom at 910 Division this coming Friday, March 26th. The brewery half of the building is still awaiting final inspections to begin brewing, but we will be able to open our new taproom in the meantime. Give us a day to catch our breath and then please join us for a soft opening of the taproom this Friday!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thanks for the memories, let's make new ones!

It was a great send-off Saturday for the old taproom! Lots of our friends from the very beginning came out for a last pint, and we met a lot of new faces who had such a good time. The weather was perfect, everyone was in a great mood, and no-one wanted to go home. We go before the Beer Board on Wednesday the 24th. If they approve us, we could open the new taproom by next weekend. Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful weekend ahead!

Our taproom will be open for the last weekend at Marathon Village from 4-8 PM Thursday and Friday, and 2-8 PM on Saturday. Tours on Saturday will be given at 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, AND 7:15. We think that there will be a pretty big crowd on Saturday, but we will be adding another pouring station out in the courtyard to handle it (thanks Yvonne!) Come by and help us wish us a fond farewell to the old taproom! And as soon as we get Beer Board approval, we'll see you at 910 Division!

Friday, March 12, 2010

going to miss the old building

Barry Walker, the owner of Marathon, called me today upset about one of my recent posts (which I have since deleted). After rereading it, I realized that my comments could be read to think that I was slamming Marathon Village.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I am proud of the work that Barry and I put into renovating our corner of the building, and I am proud to have been a part of Barry's long journey to save the old car factory and to turn it into a cool artistic haven for Nashville. I've apologized to Barry for my poor choice in words, and I hope that anyone else I offended will accept an apology too. We're going to miss Marathon Village. It's come a long way, and has a bright future, and we're proud to have gotten our start there.

Monday, March 8, 2010

HOP PROJECT #27 out in bottles...

Hop Project #27 is denoted by notches on the side of the label, bottled on 1st week in March. For this batch, we first wort hopped with Nugget and Simcoe, then Amarillo and Cascade at 30 min, followed by more Nugget and Simcoe at five minutes left in the boil. We dry-hopped with Cascade and Nugget after six days in the fermenter. We were aiming for a pure West-Coast-style shot-o-grapefruit-juice IPA, and I think that is what we got!

This will most likely be the last Hop Project in the Brewmaster's four pack packaging. We're getting an individual six-pack carrier done for the Hop Project series, and we'll be packaging our upcoming Rye Saison in the Brewmaster's four pack.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Boiler approved!

Our boiler passed TWO inspections today (good boiler!) and we are close to firing it up and running some test brews on the new equipment! Once Peidmont Gas (used to be Nashville Gas) comes out and upgrades our meter (they have been waiting on the inspections to set the meter), we can test fire the boiler and start supplying steam to the brewhouse, and do our first batch of Pale Ale.

We also cranked up our new chiller and added the 55 gallon drum of glycol to the reservoir. That will keep the new fermenting beer nice and cool.

We are waiting on a couple of above-40 degree days to pour our dock and some sidewalks. The outside of the brewery still looks rough, lots of painting and paving to do. But we are waiting on good weather.