Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mushroom beer

Leaning on Chef Edvaurdo's knife skills. Chef chops 45 lbs of yellow foot mushrooms for our us to make an extract to add to our upcoming beer Mycetes!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tapping Belgian Dubbel on Mon. 4/29

Bill is tapping his first production beer! Who's Bill you ask? Bill is Flossmoor's Assistant Brewer and he's brewing up some excellent specialty beers. Bill started as an avid homebrewer in 2006 which became a regular habit of his. Bill started hanging around Flossmoor on a regular basis which lead him into a job as Sales Rep with them. While doing Sales for the brewery Bill attended Siebel and got his Degree in brewing in early 2012 with the hope of moving into a brewing position. That dream became a reality when then Head Brewer, Nick Barron, moved on.  This allowed for a shift in positions and Bill became Flossmoor's newest Assistant Brewer. This brings us to now and the official release of Bill's first production beer, a Belgian Dubbel. This Belgian Dubbel is your typical Belgian style with rich complex flavors.  You might also taste the caramel notes and a hint of  raisin with the dry finish.  Bill wanted to makes this Belgian a bit more sessionable with an ABV of 7.5%.  This might be a bit high for some for a session beer but with the more dry finish it leaves you wanting another because of the lack cloying sweetness to it.  The release is set for Monday April 29 at 5pm for Mug Club Members and 6pm for the general public.  This will be a brewpub only release.  Look for more of Bill's brews in the future; possibly a 2nd barrel aged version of this..

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pre-DLD Day

Calling all craft beer fans. We will be releasing our Barrel Aged Thundersnow on Friday April 26th. in a Pre- Dark Lord Day event.  You do not want to miss this release, we will sell out of our special release beer.  The event starts at 4pm here at the brewery with the release to start at 5pm.  Bottles will be sold for $15 each, with a 6 bottle limit per person.  We will have some special beers on tap; think back to last years party....  As stated you do not want to miss the premiere event leading in to Dark Lord Day.  You must be 21 to attend and tickets are not required but bottles will be sold on first come basis, so get in line early. Bottle sales are cash only. Pay attention to facebook and twitter for updates.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NRDC Craft Beer Tasting

Come out Monday April 22, 2013-Earth Day and support NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and the Clean Water Act at Galleria Marchetti for a fundraising event.  This is the official launch of "Brewers for Clean Water" campaign.  There will be six local breweries in attendance: Flossmoor, Goose Island, Finch's, Revolution, Wild Onion, and Half Acre.  The breweries will be on hand to promote the fact that great tasting beer requires great tasting and clean water. Also in attendance will be Vosges bringing Wild Ophelia Chocoalte, yum! Tickets must be purchased for $50.  The ticket will include samples from all six breweries, hors d'oeuvures, Vosges chocolate, music by Gemini Club, and a souvenir pint glass.  You must be 21 to attend.  Location: Galleria Marchetti 825 W Erie, Chicago, IL 6-9pm  Hope to see you there showing your support. Purchase Tickets here: http://www.nrdconline.org/site/Calendar?id=100581&view=Detail