Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tapping Party of Susie's Sweet Stout

It was a record for the Broadripple Brewpub for the tapping of a Best of Show beer! As best as we could count, 48 people attended the event. Coming from as far as Wisconsin to help Larry & Susie celebrate the tapping of Susie's Sweet Stout, this year's Best of Show award winning beer from the Indiana's Brewers Cup.

As the first pint was pulled from one of the brewpub's two beer engines, a steady stream of people began to arrive. Kevin, the head brewer of the Broadripple Brewpub, provided a complimentary pint to everyone to kick off the festivities and then brought out a fine assortment of munchies for the growing throng.

The biggest surprise of the day was when Susie's brother Rick, his wife and two of their friends walked in after making the drive from Waterford, WI. that morning.
In addition to the Wisconsin group, 4 members of the Howard Co. Homebrew Club, 3 past co-workers (including Nick their boss), 2 Break Away Bicycle Club members, the majority of the Barnhart Barista & Group Therapy and several Indiana Beer dignitaries were in attendance.
The stout brewed by Kevin & Larry turned out fantastic, especially when served through the beer engine. It gave the beer a smooth creamy quality that can't be duplicated with the traditional method of serving with just CO2.
Thanks to all who came out to make this one of the high points of the year for me. I was surprised by the turnout and hope you enjoyed the beer and had a good time. Thanks to Kevin and the Broadripple Brewpub for providing this experience and for those of you who couldn't be there, I highly recommend you get to the Broadripple Brewpub and have a Susie's Sweet Stout before its all gone! I know quite a bit of it disappeared yesterday.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tapping party for Susie's Sweet Stout

Brewemaster Kevin at the Broadripple Brewpub says that the 7 barrel batch of Susie's Sweet Stout we brewed on Sept. 30th is now out of the primary fermenter and is conditioning to be ready for the Oct. 17th tapping. He says it smells great!
Susie's Sweet Stout is the 2009 Indiana Brewer's Cup "Best of Show" award winner, and as part of the glory for that honor, Kevin had me come down to brew up a batch.
The tapping is at 3:00 on Saturday the 17th at the Broadripple Brewpub.
On a much smaller note. The Tin Whisker's tapping for my second 5 gal. batch will be at the Halloween party.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Welcome to the Barnhart Barista & Group Therapy's new age of socializing.
Here you will be able to communicate beyond the usual Friday morning sessions.