Maple Porter on Tap and News on HB 1690

First off, we have a really delicious Maple Porter on tap right now.  VERY LIMITED.

It is made with a special maple syrup that was cooked over an open fire (went old school here.)  You will find there is a prevalent smokey flavor and aroma on the beer…and it is from the maple!  Also makes one hell of a mix with our Blueberry Saison….tastes like pancakes!

Also voting on HB 1690 is taking place soon and we are excited about some of the changes.  One, we can potentially have a full bar!  There is a provision in there that will allow brewpubs to sell PA distilled spirts…can you say Beer Cocktails!   Hopefully this will go into effect by the end of the year.

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Lawnmower Pale Ale on tap Friday

Sometimes you want a punch you in the face hoppy and over the top beer.  Sometimes you are sweating your ass off and just want a beer to quench your thirst and cool you off…We are tapping the latter this Friday.

Our Lawnmower Pale Ale is nice and citrusy.  None of the piney, herbal, or cattyness you get from some Pales.  This is made with all Mandarina Bavaria hops from Germany.  They have a distinct tangerine type flavor and aroma.  Just the right amount of bitterness….

Very easy drinker at 4.6% ABV.

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Car Cruise is this Saturday!

One of the better local annual events is this Saturday…The Beaver Falls Car Cruise.  Great event.  Even better is that it is free to attend!

We open at 11:30 AM on Saturday and offer “To-go” plastic cups so you can sip on beer as you peruse around all of the stuff you wish you owned outside.

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Chamomile Wheat is back!

After a brief hiatus the Chamomile Wheat is back.  I personally think it is one of our better done beers.  Really fresh and crisp tasting hefeweizen.

Chamomile is also some great tasting stuff.  Usually you will find it steeped similar to tea. It isn’t actually Tea at all…it is a flower.  One you have seen many, many times in your life. It is a very tiny flower, white petals and yellow center.  You will find that it gives the beer an incredibly smooth finish that isn’t at all harsh on your palate.

On tap Friday night!

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Watermelon Wheat on Tap This Weekend!

Probably our favorite warm weather beer.  No fruit is as crisp and refreshing as a watermelon…

We use about 60 pounds of Watermelon in each batch of our Watermelon Wheat…yes, the real watermelon…not flavoring.

We also use a really unique and hard to find hop (Huell Melon) which actually has the flavor profile of Cucumbers and Watermelons itself.  Really makes the beer pop.  On tap Friday night.

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Anniversary Party This weekend!

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!

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Circus Peanut Hefeweizen on tap Thursday night

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.

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May 21st – 3 & 6 year anniversary party

Six years ago we started selling growlers in a small space on a back street in Patterson Township…Three years ago we opened the doors to the brewpub in downtown Beaver Falls.

On May 21st we will celebrate both of those with a small “party” at the brewery.

To kick it off we will be releasing three V.I.P. beers that day. All barrel aged, all unique in their own little way.

Since some higher ABV beers will be on tap, a Potato Bar is being set up with all you can eat fries from The Ball Joint. Plenty of fixins for those fries will be on hand as well.

Going to have some other fun stuff there and details will be announced in the upcoming days but we wanted to make sure you marked your calendar in advance!

Check out the event page on Facebook  for a reminder.

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Cinco De Mango this Friday!

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.

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To the Beaver Falls CDC

Posted this on Facebook, but wanted others to be able to see it.  This is in response to a Beaver County Times article from 4/22 and can be found here.

http://www.timesonline.com/timestoday/beaver-falls-group-seeking-to-renovate-the-news-tribune-building/article_21171278-08c5-11e6-b5ee-d3a5afb617a2.html

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.”
 
and
 
“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.
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