Friday, January 25, 2008

More visitors

They just keep on comin'. Wednesday we had two different brewery owners in the house. Firstly the boys from M.T. Barrels in West Dundee came by on their way to the local malt warehouse.

Frank, their owner, and Mike their head brewer (formerly of Prairie Rock Schaumburg) came by for lunch, beers, a tour, and some brewer bullshitting. I still haven't made it out there since they opened this past year but the place is supposed to be beautiful on the inside. So Matt and I entertained them while we were brewing Gandy.

THEN, out of the blue, one of our servers came by and told us that a brewery owner from the UK is in and wanted to say hi to us. It was Jeff from Lovibonds Brewery in Henley-on-Thames.

It turns out they are a small brewery just a little west of London. If the dollar ever recovers and traveling abroad can again become a feasible reality I'd love to check them out. Look at their website, and look at their history section. Sounds like a brewery with a lot of tradition.

In the next few weeks we will start putting up some bottling updates. DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUN!


Anonymous said...

I strongly recommend a visit to MT Barrels. I've been there a couple of times now. Frank and Mike are doing some good work with the beers and there's something on the food menu for all. It's a brewpub with great promise.
Flossmoor Station will, of course, always be my home, but it's both important and enjoyable to support your local brewers!
- Cornfield

Anonymous said...

Ps. Did you tell the Lovibond folk that they're supposed to bring some goodies to share with your clientele?