By: Al Marzi, SVP, Chief Brewing Officer Published:
“It’s just the launch of a new line of beer, so the first one better be really, really good……but no pressure”. That’s what I was told when I was asked to brew the first ever 100 Barrel Series beer.
When we first launched the 100bbl series in 2003, it was long before we had the 10 barrel pilot brewhouse with which we could test recipes before we brewed them on a larger scale. So the first time we brewed this beer we were brewing a full 100 barrels of it. Needless to say, it was a very tense/exciting time. Luckily, we had a great group of brewers with a good bit of experience on the brewhouse in VT, where this was to be brewed. So, without the benefit of a test batch, we were able to craft a recipe that, thankfully, produced what we think, in our humble opinion, is one damn fine beer!
So, when you sit down and drink this Oatmeal Stout remember the old adage – no risk, no reward. We took the risk, but we all get to enjoy in the reward!
By: Marly Thompson, VT Marketing and Sales Published:
One year I decided to try and give up drinking coffee – we then released the El Triunfo Coffee Porter. CRAP I said to myself. I tried a sip… was it worth breaking my resolution? YUP. YUP, IT WAS! #nevergiveupcoffee #nevergiveupbeer