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Beer, Books and Bidwell

Summer approaches

Bees will buzz, kids will blow dandelion fuzz, and we’ll be doing what CBW does in summer: pouring beer at the Bidwell farmer’s market.

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We’re currently at the Horsefeathers indoor market on Saturdays, but soon it will stop feeling like Tuesday and start feeling like Monday all the time and we can step out into the fresh air. Starting Saturday, May 10th it will be Bidwell time!

Now then, one of the nice things about Horsefeathers ((Besides there being a roof over our heads in case it rains or snows, which I’m quite fond of)) is that it only takes one person to staff. No heavy lifting or awkward tents to set up. This is not the case with Bidwell, and so it’s going to take all our resources to staff it.

As a result, Saturday, May 3rd will be our last Saturday retail at the brewery until November. We’ll still be open Thursday and Friday, of course, and we’re not disappearing. Just moving slightly eastward.

In the meantime…

You should definitely try to stop down to the brewery this week, because we still have plenty of beer!

Singularity (Apollo), Dank Frank, Mr. Blofeld, The IPA with citra hops: all of these have come and gone, and I hope you had a chance to enjoy them while you could.

...to this!

…to this!

The Snow and Mister Superfantastisch remain! For now. I know I tapped the final keg of our Berlinerweisse on Saturday, so if sour’s your thing then you might want to come down at your earliest convenience.

The book club: only a month away!

I hope you haven’t forgotten about our second book club: Wednesday, May 21st we’ll be gathering on the second floor of Mister Goodbar to discuss Ambitious Brew by Maureen Ogle.

If you preordered a copy through Talking Leaves then you should have gotten an email yesterday informing you that they’ve arrived! If you missed out then I’m sure they can still order you a copy, albeit not at the reduced price (I told you to get in on the group order), or you could get it elsewhere, such as the library.

As soon as I finish reading a cautionary tale about genetically engineered tapeworms I’ll be diving into Ambitious Brew. I read it once, a few years ago, and it shaped the way I look at the craft beer landscape, “BMC” beers (Bud, Miller, Coors) and, frankly, society in general. I’m excited to read it again, now that (I’d like to think) I’ve matured somewhat, and refresh my memory of the country’s brewing history.

I hope you can join us!