Soon, our barrels of Assassin (our barrel aged imperial stout) will be ready to be blended and bottled. We had been planning on having a brewery only release at our taproom brewery, but have decided against it. As those of you know that have visited us, our taproom is quite small and has very limited parking. Although we have offered all we can, we have been unable to secure any additional parking for this years event. That fact, coupled with the number of our loyal fans that make the trek, have left us with the tough decisions of deciding against a release. Not wanting to let you down is the main reason we are doing this. We have decided that when the time comes and the beer is in bottles, most of it will be released to distribution. This will undoubtedly disappoint some local people, so we are going to offer all mug club members the chance to purchase one bottle each, at cost. The details of this will be emailed to all members after we bottle it. Also, to pay back all the loyal locals who come in on a daily basis, I will from time to time just bring a case over with out announcement and it will be for sale at cost while supplies last. Who knows, maybe even a keg or two will show up too!
This years Assassin could be one of our best. The barrels Mike was able to acquire are yielding very exciting flavors and a smoothness in the body that helps carry these flavors to your senses when sipping the treasure.
As far as Kentucky Brunch Gold Label and Mornin’ Delight, we have not decided what to do. Although we want to see all of you in person for a release, we may have grown too large for our current location. Mike is guessing we may yield 200 -400 bottles of Kentucky Brunch Gold.
Our long term goal is to have releases at our new brewery, which is better suited for parking, music, bottle share, etc. Hopefully we will be ready for that in 2015.
Thanks again for supporting us and our endeavors to please you with our creations. Making great beer and providing you with the best possible experience when you visit is our driving force! -Clark, Barb and Mike
Massive Monday at Alchemy Café in Madison Wisconsin! On March 31 they are featuring our very own out-a-this world…DIPA Twisted Galaxy! They are also featuring Bells-Hopslam DIPA, Great Lakes- Chillwave DIPA, 3 Floyds Wor Mullet DIPA, and 3 Floyds-Middle Finger at the Space Station APA.
The tap room will be serving a sweet treat Saturday the 8th…. One special keg of our oh-so-famous Mornin’ Delight will tantalize your taste buds! Come one, come all!
Psst… Bottles of Dorothy’s, Pseudo Sue, X-hops Red, Yellow and Orange Label are available in the TGB tap room for purchase for your sweetie! Give them what they REALLY want this Valentine’s Day!
Meet us at the Dubuque on Ice Brewfest this Saturday at Mystique Community Ice center, from 1-5! See you then!
Want to join the TG team!?! We have an opening for a graphic designer. Preferably this person would work on-site in Decorah. Please send your resume with examples of work or portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanting more bottles?! Stark’s Sport Shop in Prarie du Chien is now carrying TG bottles. They have Zeelander, XHops Blue, Yellow, Orange and Red, Pseudo Sue and Dorothy’s bombers!
Dorothy’s bottles will be hitting the tap room and possibly a store near you (!) in the next week… Light and crisp this beer reminds us that warmer days are coming!
Orange you glad it Zday! X-hops orange and Zeelander will be at the taproom this afternoon. They will hit accounts early next week. Also, all 5 of the X-Hops series will be on tap this weekend at the taproom only!
Thank you for telling us what you like and don’t like about the opportunity you have to purchase TG Gear on line. Here is what we are going to do. Remember, we are here to make great beer first. We do not have the capital to sit on a lot of inventory unless they are green and smell like pseudoSue! Of course we did not expect the fees to be as high as they are. We are not computer programmers/website builders and do not have a budget for it (yet).
We are going to fix the things we can fix, adjust the margins to cover the unexpected fees, and continue to put 99.9% of our energy into making and delivering great beer. If you have been with us you know that our time is being monopolized with getting used to and rebuilding to our specs, a lot of new equipment. That being said, as soon as we can shift a gear in the brewery, we will completely revamp the web site and look at building you a Hop Patrol Swag Center that rivals Mikes great beer!
Thanks again for speaking up, and your support and suggestions for improving! By the way, the last time we had brewers work shirts for sale they took forever to sell! Just sayin’. Maybe we can change that at Assassin Day 2014!