Monday, January 23, 2012
I was assured by the executive assistant that I spoke with that the bills would have nothing to do with anything except authorizing the ABC to regulate these 90% beverages differently than normal alcoholic beverages. She said that two bills were introduced in case one bill was held up in committee.
I think TN craft beer fans should keep an eye on the final language of any bill that makes it out of committee. But it doesn't appear that limiting the sale of high-alcohol beer is the intent of this bill at this point.
This is the one I personally have been really anticipating. Last year I managed to get my hands on just a little bit of Australian Galaxy hops, which we used as just a finishing hop in one of the Hop Projects. But we couldn't make very much of it, and I went back to trying to source a larger amount. Well, we got lucky and found enough this year to do a nice long run of Hop Project #63, featuring this great hop from down under, in both a flavor and aroma hop role. It's got a wonderfully ripe fruity nose, with a long, lingering, and clean bitterness. We made 160 bbls of it so far (equivalent to about 2000 cases) so we should be able to get some out to all the areas that sell Yazoo Hop Project over the next month. Look for it in Nashville first, then Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson and Vicksburg, MS; and very soon along the MS coast!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
- Ability to learn a fairly complex operation
- Energetic, positive attitude
- Ability to function well in a teamwork-oriented environment
- Able to work a flexible weekday (Monday through Friday) shift, anywhere between 6 AM to 6 PM depending on our production schedule
- Able to repeatedly lift 30 lbs (case of beer), and to be on your feet most of the day
- Able to occasionally represent Yazoo at promotional events like beer festivals, tastings, etc.
- Over 21 years old and have a clean driving record. Forklift training is a plus.
This is an entry level position within our company. But we are growing and there will be opportunity for advancement for the right person.
Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to Yazoo Brewing Co, 910 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
East Nashville Beer Festival
This beer fest, and its sister event in the winter, the 12th South Winter Warmer, was a big hit with craft beer lovers last year. This year it will be moving even further into the east Nashville neighborhood, onto the grassy field called East Park on Woodland Street, a few blocks from the Five Points area. It is intentionally a small, intimate event, with limited ticket sales, and the tickets will sell out again this year, probably in a day. Mark your calendars for Feb 10th, and buy them online at: http://www.eastnashvillebeerfest.com/
And from the original Nashville brewers festival, going on 11 years (holy cow, I was at the first one), we have this news:
@MCBrewersFest Nashville, Tennessee Saturday, July 28th, 2012. Tickets on sale starting Tuesday, Dec 6th at 10 AM. See you there! http://www.musiccitybrewersfest.com/
This festival is much larger, with two separate sessions, but it sells out pretty quickly as well. So make your plans to hit both!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
One change we have been considering, and one we have decided to make starting this weekend, was to include sales tax in our prices, and to round them to the nearest dollar. Some prices will go up a little, some will go down. Pints will now be $4.00 even, instead of $4.37 after tax. Growler refills will be $9.00 even, instead of $8.74 after tax. So if you are one of the many people who stop in for a pint, and then refill your growler to take home, you will come out ahead! A pint and growler will be $13.00 now, instead of $13.11.
I hope these changes will speed up our lines and make sure that you all have a great experience at our taproom. We know that no matter how good the beer is, if you don't have fun at the taproom, we didn't do a good job.