We recently celebrated our 2nd Anniversary! It feels great to be 2 years old! Thanks to all that came out on Saturday, May 20th for the festivities, it was an incredible turnout for the May long weekend.
Big thanks to Michael Roberts, one of our staff members and caterer extraordinaire, who was serving up his delicious burgers (made with local grass-fed beef patties and freshly baked brioche buns). He also whipped up three delicious varieties of donuts (chocolate glazed, lemon glazed and sugar coated). We sold out of burgers by 3 pm and the nearly 200 free donuts didn’t last much longer. We also gave away $400 worth of prizes including Winterlong beer soaps, clothing, glasses, and gift certificates.
Of course a successful event doesn’t come without a hiccup or two. We had a bit of a delay in getting the burgers going because of a problem with the BBQ. So we had to run home and grab our brand new, still in the box, personal BBQ we had just bought. If you’ve ever wondered how many people it takes to put together a BBQ in record time, the answer is 4! Thanks to Michael, Kate, Alex and Marko for your excellent team work in getting that up and running. Once the grill was ready the celebrations were on fire! Still, we apologize to those who came early for burgers and had to wait.
We also had a new staff member help out on the big day. Welcome to Kevin! We threw him into the deep end working one of our busiest days on his second shift. What a great way to test out new staff. He did awesome!
Our 2nd Anniversary beer, the White Bronco (a New England style Double IPA), skillfully brewed by our Head Brewer Matt and Brewer Alex, went over well with the crowd and we promptly went through 4 kegs of it during the celebrations!
The party continued last weekend in Alaska at the 25th Haines Beer Festival, where we poured more White Bronco as well as Sullen Riot (our Rye Pale Ale). This was also Kaori's last 'shift' with us as she moves on to another beer adventure at a new bar downtown. She will be missed but we wish her well on next venture!
While most of us were gone to Haines, Matt stayed behind to keep an eye on the beer, while our new hires Kevin and Jeremy were left to hold down the fort at the Tasting Room. They sold the remaining kegs of White Bronco in draft, so I guess the party is over now. We are kicking ourselves that we didn’t save a few growlers before we left. Hopefully you managed to try some of this elusive juicy and hazy delight! Never fear though, Matt and Alex will be brewing several new and exciting beers this summer, and we are now open 7 days a week!
Cheers to many more years of excellent beer! We want to thank our awesome staff and all our fans for making our first two years so amazing!