Hey all,

Why is Tyler all alone on a brew day? Is Tod on Vacation? Has he gone skiing? No he is brewing at another brewery!

Not permanently though, no worries. He is down at Mayflower Brewing Co. in Plymouth MA brewing the symposium ale for the upcoming Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). Tod Mott and Will Meyers of Cambridge brewing Company went down this morning to meet up with Matt Steinberg (head Brewer at Mayflower) to play with his new system and make a new beer for the CBC. I can’t wait to see what these guys make!

On the home front we have changed a few beers. First off the Le Chat has beer replaced by one of my favorite of our stouts; the Oatmeal Stout. It has a nice chocolate flavor that hangs on your palette because of the oats, and the slightly roast nose is a great complement.

Secondly the Belgian Triple is gone. But ,”The eagle has landed!” a quote from our salesman from the distributor we work with. Meaning that we can get Serria Nevada’s BigFoot. This is the classic American Style Barleywine. Lots of malt and lots of hops make this beer just a stumble away from an Imperial IPA. At 9.6% more then one might make you stumble so be careful. Although I had a ’04 Bigfoot the other day and the bar tender said that the abv was 11.4%? Was he mistakenly reading the date or have they cut back on the ABV throughout the years? I am going to have to look into this.

See you out and about this weekend. There is some good music being played in Portsmouth this weekend, so you will see me at the brewery having a beer or two before the shows!