Monday, February 23, 2009

Farewell Matt/Welcome Bryan Party 3/21 5-9PM

The owners of Flossmoor Station have decided to throw a little going away party for my family and me. While honored deeply, in an effort to stay humble, I've decided this need to be just as much a welcome Bryan the new brewmaster party as it does a going away party for me. So, that's what it is.
Join us Saturday night March 21st from about 5-9PM. There will be a food buffet during those hours and a cash bar available to enjoy all that is Flossmoor Station craft beer. We'll also be debuting Farewell Pale Ale that night, an American Pale. Of course stay as late as you'd like, but I have a 2200 mile journey to begin the next morning :) I hope you can join us!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Presenting.....Bryan Shimkos of Flossmoor Station Brewing Company!

Please join me in welcoming the new brewmaster at Flossmoor Station, Bryan Shimkos. Bryan has an extensive background in brewing and science and is currently finishing his responsibilities in Cleveland. Starting Saturday Feb. 28th, please come in and welcome him aboard. You can give suggestions, he 'might' listen :)

Could a guy that cool looking lead you astray???

Tap List 2/20/09

Killer Kapowski (8%)
The renamed and award winning Baltic Porter. We made two whole batches. Drink it in the pub and take a bottle or two home.

RecessionAle (3%)
For Hopheads. I can drink 6. can you?
special pricing for those of you getting socked by the crappy economy.

Ore-Gone IPA (7.5% a.b.v.)
It's very good and it's almost gone (like me)

Obama-Brau (5%)
Our politically correct Brown Ale

Guest Tap: Old Foghorn Barleywine-almost gone.
Next: Old Stock Ale
Guest Stout:Youngs Double Chocolate Stout

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This, you have to see!

Anyone who is a fan of beer, and I assume that you are, must see "BEER" the play performed by the Neo-Futurists and written by my friends Steve Mosqueda and Sean Benjamin. It runs through March 7th at the new Metropolitan Brewery in Chicago (yes, the play is set in a brewery and is performed in a brewery-how cool). My wife and I were fortunate enough to catch the show Saturday night (yes, Valentine's day and my wife was thrilled to be taken there for V-day-I love her!). After a great beer paired dinner at the Hopleaf, we walked 4 blocks over to the show. Fortunately we were in good company with my friends Pete Crowley and his assistant Davin of Rock Bottom Chicago and Wil Turner of Goose Island (and wives!). Anyway, this show will not only teach you how beer is made in a side splitting laugh a minute manner, but many of your fav breweries from around Chicagoland are featured in prominent roles. Puppets, music (awesome original music), and puke will keep you rolling for 90 minutes. A must see!

Coming soon: who's gonna replace me at FSBC...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thanks for Last Saturday!

everybody wants some
Well we had a tremendous day last Saturday at the Killer Kapowski release party. thanks all for coming out on such a great weather day and supporting us. Sorry if I didn't get a chance to chat with you. We DO still have it left at the pub. Please come on down and grab a couple of bottles before it is all gone.

and the payoff
Dave Really enjoyed the KK. Sorry you missed SF beer week.


Where the magic happens

signing for the peoples
If that goes up on e-bay, I'm gonna be pissed!

starts to pack


Monday, February 02, 2009

Killer Kapowski to be released Saturday at 1PM

For those of you coming down Saturday for the release, I thought I would give you a few details on the logistics of the day.
-First, we will be bottling roughly 1440 bottles for your enjoyment.
-Currently there has not been a limit set, but it will be determined when the crowd shows up (I assume it could be a 1 case limit)
-Each bottle is $10. Case is $120.

-CASH IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. IT COULD EXPEDIATE YOUR TIME HERE. THERE IS A HARRIS BANK ATM 1/2 BLOCK DOWN THE STREET!!! also, having close to the correct change makes for a less stressful day for me ;)

-We will have StationMaster Wheat, Pullman Brown, Celebration IPA, and Ore-Gone IPA for sale as well. Transactions for those beers will be seperate from the KK and Wooden Hell Sales and can easily be purchased with credit card or cash at anytime during the day.

-We will have Woden Hell Labels AND Collaborative Evil Labels for sale for $2. Downstairs only!

-There will be a mug club tapping for those members starting at noon. they will be showing their mug club cards, so don't try to infiltrate the club. But do get signed up on the waiting list while you are here.

-Numbered tickets will be handed out as you arrive. THERE IS NO LINE. IT IS TOO COLD! Hold onto your ticket until 1PM. We will start calling numbers to head downstairs (via the front of the building) where sales will be happening. I assume 10-20 people at a time. While you are waiting feel free to have lunch or drink some beers. At the bar, Expect to either pay for your purchase or leave a credit card for your tab. With the number of people here and several people getting up to go purchase KK, it will be very hard for the bartenders and pub servers. Help 'em out if you can.

-As you wait in the short line at the basement door, you will be asked to write your name on your numbered ticket (if you choose) and put it into a drawing for the chance to purchase more Wooden Hell. If any is left. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

-If you have NOT picked up your Wooden Hell, you will do it downstairs when you buy (if you choose) your KK.

-Once everyone has satisfyed their need for KK, we will draw for the leftover Wooden Hell.

Make sense?
Eat drink and be merry!