6 years ago we were pouring growlers in a VERY small space. And we were fortunate enough to have a couple of bars carry the beer as well. From there we were able to purchase a building and build a brewpub.
This weekend we are celebrating 3 Years in Beaver Falls – And 6 years total.
While it isn’t an all out “party”, we are having some special things going on. We will be announcing something new each Day this week.
Monday – We will be tapping our first Shandy! A Chardonnay Barrel aged shandy at that…with Raspberries…
Tuesday – You may not know, but we carry some great wine and mead as well. All of those will be a $1 off all weekend!
Wednesday – ALL YOU CAN EAT FRIES FROM THE BALL JOINT! We are having them deliver several trays at 5 pm and at 730 pm as well. Couldn’t figure out a better pairing to go with alot of beer. We will also have some great toppings for the fries as well.
Thursday – Belgian Sour Aged in a Pinot Noir Barrel. It is beyond description…so many flavors going on at once. Well worth a try.
Friday – At 9pm on Saturday we will be cracking open a 5 year old sour pecan pie experiment. Back in the days in Patterson we did SUPER SMALL 1 gallon tests with different yeast and bacteria strains. This is one we did five years ago and I have no idea what to expect! Free to anyone that wants to try it.
Saturday…Bring a friend! About 90% of our business comes from people telling their friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers about the brewery. So this weekend do just that. If you are planning on coming, invite your dad, bring your mistress, ask your neighbor to come, invite your crossfit trainer that you have debated leaving your husband for about a dozen times, anyone that you think will have a good time enjoying some locally crafted beer!
Nope, not a misprint. We made a beer with those abominations and it will be on tap this week.
One night over a beer Matt, Joe, and I were discussing disgusting candy…Those toffee like things in Orange and Black wrappers with no name your grandma always has…any Jolly Rancher other than red…Mallo Cups…Cadbury Eggs…and of course the Godfather of Crap Candy, the Circus Peanut.
So as a challenge we decided to made a beer with ACTUAL circus peanuts. We added most to the mash, but also boiled a few down (creating a not so appetizing looking paste) and added that to the fermenter.
The end result is surprising very good! (Thankfully)
We have a really fresh, slightly orangy and with a nice spike of banana flavor and aroma. Quite refreshing for the spring! On tap Thursday…very small batch….Some available in bottles as well.
We know it’s a bit early for the official celebration, but our first pepper beer is going on tap this Friday.
We brewed a pale ale made with El Dorado hops. They are fruity and bitter…kind of resembles strawberries on the nose. Then we added chipotle peppers into the fermenter for a slight smokiness wi a little heat. Last we added mango purée to our secondary aging process for a sweet finish.
Very nice and refreshing beer to kick off the spring season.
Some new food on the menu as well. We are adding personal sized pizzas to the menu. Nothing special, just REAL cheese, sauce, Rosemary, pepperoni, and if you want it some minced garlic. Also have our veggie wedgie available this weekend as well.
Found this article a little disheartening and was completely crushed. Beaver Falls CDC wants to renovate the New Tribune building which is great. But there was one particular part the disturbed me.
“The new space could feature a restaurant and possibly a brewery on the first floor, office space on the second floor and event space on the third.”
“One of the issues driving whether a brewery would be created is how relevant that would be in 10 years. The group wants to make upgrades that will make the building a destination for Beaver Falls and surrounding areas.”
There is ALREADY A BREWERY IN BEAVER FALLS THAT BRINGS PEOPLE INTO THE CITY. It is the Beaver Brewing Company and I own it. It has been relevant for 3 years (we are celebrating our first three years in Beaver Falls May 21st) and I plan on making it relevant for decades…not hoping and wondering if it lasts one.
The CDC is planning to invest millions of dollars into a building and create something that ALREADY exists. Let’s not reinvent the wheel, let’s enhance the vehicle the wheel in connected to so it’s runs better.
If you think a brewery would develop the downtown please contact me. I have already personally invested every penny I had into buying a building,gutting it, completely renovating it, and creating a “destination” business. Just yesterday we had people from Delaware, Youngstown, and Michigan.
To the Beaver Falls CDC, your destination business is already in the town. I’m willing to work together to enhance what we already have if you are. I’ve committed both emotionally and financially to the City of Beaver Falls, I’d like to work together to improve what we already have.
I really don’t know where else to post this, but hopefully someone with the CDC sees this. I’ll post it via twitter also and hopefully we can generate a positive discussion.
I do want to let it be known that this was a complete shock and completely disheartening. I know it wasn’t a personal shot at me or the Beaver Brewing Company, but to have a local organization completely disregard years of hard work and dedication to a town from someone local is really a punch in the gut I was not ready for this afternoon.
Your destination business is already here, but more importantly, you have an actual human being that invested all of his money and soul into a business into a downtown Beaver Falls business. There are some of us out there, but not many. Let’s create a culture that brings in more people willing to do that than overlook the great businesses that are already here.
First off, this Friday we are tapping our Barrel Aged I.Porter.A. This sat for 3 months in a Wigle Whiskey Rye Barrel. Personally, I love it. Draft only.
Second off we are making what we believe is a first in the beer world…a Circus Peanut Beer. Yes, those retched candies that literally people eat one time, and never again.
One of the great things about brewing at a nano-brewery is you can take crazy (possibly terrible) ideas and put them to practice. Last week over some beers at the bar Matt, Joe, (two regulars) and I were discussing terrible candy. There was a disagreement about what Circus Peanuts are supposed to taste like. Banana? Cream? Orange? Garbage? Well….the internet told us it was banana.
And then we got talking about Banana flavored Hefeweizen styled beers. They have that banana-estery aroma/flavor to them. Then Joe joked “What about a Circus Peanut Beer?”
Celebrate the fact that it won’t snow again for at least 6 months with a delicious Farmhouse Saison brewed with REAL blueberries.
We pride ourselves on making beer with the real ingredients and having that beer taste like the actual ingredient…I know it sounds pretty simple, but MOST beer is “flavored” with something other than the actual fruit. We don’t do that.
If you want to taste a blueberry, you eat a blueberry…you don’t go to sheetz and get a blue frosty.
So stop in this Thursday, we will be bringing in the Sun and other warm weather with a cool refreshing Spring beer.
One of my favorite beers (and the hardest to make) is our Teamaker hopped Blonde Ale. It is made with easily the rarest hop out there. So rare that I have NEVER found another beer made with it. Untappd, BeerAdvocate, Google search…nothing popped up.
The hop is really unique. 0.4% Alpha Acid, Green Tea Flavor, almost no bitterness at all. Subtle, but delicious.
We are looking for some dedicated hop growers out there that will help us grow the hop. The only ones I have to make the beer grow in my backyard. To make sure I get enough each year, and to hopefully ensure the some disease doesn’t wipe out my crop, I want others in Beaver County to grow it. Each fall you bring in your harvest, and we will make the beer with it. Your payment, a few pints of the Blonde, or a Growler fill. Your Choice.
We will also be giving away Cascade and Hallertau hops for you to plant as well. Those too are free to you.
Here is a two minute video talking a bit more about the project.