Friday, April 29, 2011

Hop Project #49 bottled 4th week April

Hey, what's that popping out of the ground? It's the latest version of our ever-changing IPA! This batch used Amarillo, Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial. That blend was used at first wort, 75 min, 45 min, 30 min, 15 min, 10 min, 5 min, and 1 min. It was dryhopped with mostly Centennial and a little Amarillo.

I'm picking up a lot of citrus and a little rose in the aroma. It has a wonderful body of chewy hop resins, not as much upfront bitterness but a nice lingering one. We went back to some of the hops we have really liked on this one, but with a different schedule in the boil.

I predict this one will not stick around long.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New labeller arrived!

Our new labeller has arrived! We're switching to pressure sensitive labels instead of the cold glue paper labels we use now. Pressure sensitive labels are a little more pricey but in the end should do a better job than the 1970's vintage labeller we have been using for the past six years. It's exciting to see our new line taking shape! We plan on doing our first test bottling when the technician from Italy gets here late next week.

New AC for the taproom!

Our taproom fans will be glad to see it going up - we're adding another 5 ton AC unit for the taproom, to hopefully keep the room cooler this summer. It's being installed this week and our electrician is hopefully going to have power to it over this weekend.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cool! We're listed on The Jack Trail!

Great guide for all the cool things to do in middle TN

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hop Project #48 bottled 2nd week April

For this puppy, we used Columbus, Warrior, and Chinook for bittering; Hallertaur, Citra, and Amarillo for flavor at 30 minutes; Hallertaur, Citra, and Amarillo at 5 min; and dryhopped with Amarillo and Centennial.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Glad that's cleared up...

Hey, what do you think? We're getting some bar signs done for Hop Project, and to help the bar staff keep up with what Hop Project they are serving, we've come up with a "now serving" sign (like you are at a deli or something). Pretty cool idea Neil had!

Now you'll know which batch is on at your favorite pub as soon as you walk in!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Made it to the final 8!

We made it to the final Eight of Nashville Business Journal's March Brand Madness competition, thanks to your votes! It was a tight race with Old Time Pottery, but we made it through and now face Pinnacle Financial Partners. Now I know what you are thinking - we're toast, there's no way we can take on a mighty financial institution and come out ahead. And the early voting is looking like that is the case - we trail Pinnacle 82% to 18%. But I'm not giving up! So, in between reading all of the prank April Fools press releases that came out this morning, head over to

and VOTE for YAZOO!

Update! At 3:15 PM, it's now 41% for Yazoo and 59% for Pinnacle! Come on late risers, this is a beer drinker's time to shine! Bankers are heading home (or over here for a beer later). So head to the website above and vote, and we'll sneak out a victory!