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My apologies for not getting some of these links up earlier. I had intended on last week’s Thirsty Thursday post to be a double header, and then it was to be a Link Dump Friday, and then, well. Here we are.

Before we get to the links and Words With Friends update, I need to get this out of my system. It’s too cool to bury at the end. Our kettles and conicals showed up today, fresh from Stout Tanks & Kettles, and gods damn if they aren’t awesome:

kettles and fermenters

So very pretty

Next Friday our burner setup arrives from Psychobrew, and then we’ll have a party on our hands. Or not, actually: we’ll have already submitted our TTB application, and once you hand that in there’s no brewing until the licensing process is complete. It will be a bitter sort of love, as we enter the brewery and see our preciouses sitting there, unable to be used. All in good time, though. All in good time.

So, then: the links!

Firstly, a hearty congrats to Todd at Cosmic Frog for getting his TTB application in. He’ll be a few weeks ahead of us (curses!), but that’s not much in the grand scheme of things. And also? Buffalo beer is Buffalo beer. We’ll be drinking more than our fair share of his beers, we can tell you. He’s already reciprocated, featuring Ethan’s Sorachi Rye Saison in his ‘Daily Beer’ review section.

(It should be noted that while we plan to make a saison once we’re up and running, it may or may not have sorachi ace hops and/or rye. These are still test batches, folks)

We’ve gotten some more press as well, being featured in Buffalo Beer and Food’s article A Great Year For Nano/Microbreweries in Western New York. Thanks to Scott for the plug, and also for pointing out that we should update some of the information on the site (which we have since done).

I have a Google Alert set up for ‘Community Beer Works.’ That means that if one of you so much as breathes our name, I’ll hear it. Like any number of wizards in fantasy novels, I will stop what I’m doing and cock my head to the side, like a dog who hears a rabbit shuffling about outside (yes, that was two similes in one sentence). I keep a listing of CBW sightings, by the way, if you’re interested.

This alert is how I found out about the Buffalo Beer and Food article above, even. Sometimes they’re false alarms, like when a site that has us in their blogroll (thanks, by the way!) updates and our name is picked up for some reason, or when (for reasons I cannot comprehend) Korean Facebook (I think) has a link there.

And then sometimes we’re mentioned on a long page of texts and links, directly above a crucifix.

What is this I don't even

I mean, we even wrote a Christmas poem, but that’s not what they picked up on. Nor did they link to us. Their motives are a delicious mystery.

CBW Words With Friends Update

Our first week is over! Three games have finished, with others doubtlessly almost there. (If your game hasn’t been started, by the way, please let me know so I can give them a kick in the pants. Also, JoshTheBrute, your email bounced so please send me one to dan at this domain).

Words With Friends bracket

Updates!

(direct link) As you can see, neut2004 has triumphed over pbarczys, and they’re awaiting the finish of Blankboy vs SudsyMaggie. Meanwhile, the Battle of the Dans has finished, as has econley/aplacito, and that means something very bad: I’m now playing my wife.

Worse, I’m losing.

I made aร‚ย Twitter list for the people involved, though not everyone is on Twitter (that I know of). I don’t really know why I did, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

See everyone next week! And remember: if your #cbwwwf game finishes, send me an email.

One comment on “Beer Porn

  1. ethan on

    Maybe closer to “brewery-porn,” or even just plan Homebrewing On Crack?

    We need a very nice print of that crazy site with the crucifix, to hang in the office.

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