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Espress yourself

There are benefits to being at the Horsefeathers market.

In addition to seeing all you wonderful people, there are also wonderful vendors, and with them we can make sweet, sweet magic. For instance: public espresso + coffee.

Espresso! We love espresso. I’m drinking some right now (it’s 5 in the morning as I write this). It makes sense, then, that we’d take some of their beans, brew up some espresso, and add it to The Whale.

That’s right: Espresso Whale is back for a limited time! Stop in and get a growler for yourself.

The dramatic return of Singularity

The crowd at Pizza Plant

The crowd at Pizza Plant

It may not have been that dramatic, but the fact remains that Singularity (Falconer’s Flight) is now available! It debuted last night at Pizza Plant, which as anyone who went could tell you was a hell of a time. It’s now on tap at the brewery and has begun heading to bars and restaurants.

Singularity (Simcoe) made a brief and quiet return last week after we found half a keg of it in our cooler. Stop in to retail! You never know what you’ll find. The important part here is that it’s the closest two Singularities have been (I’m no Neil deGrasse Tyson but that seems dangerous). The whole idea of the Singularity series is that they’re made with the exact same malt bill, changing only which single hop is used from beer to beer. This lets you get a clear idea of what each hop is like and how it can change the flavor of the beer: if you got some (Simcoe) last week, it should be fresh in your mind as you try (Falconer’s Flight), which will be fresh in your mouth.

Markets and tap lists

This Saturday will be our third week at the Horsefeathers indoor market, and it’s the first when we have special beers. As such, it’s important to remember that we only have four taps there, unlike the 10 at our brewery, and as such we can’t carry everything. If you’d like Singularity (Falconer’s Flight) or Espresso Whale, they’re only available at the brewery. Sorry! You can get some coffee from public while you’re there, at least!

The taplist for Horsefeathers this week is: Frank or The IPA, depending on availability; The Whale; De Maas; Stout Affective Disorder.

You have plans tonight, too

CBW_Merge_VegDinnerPoster

Poster by the wonderful Paul Marko

I hope you haven’t forgotten about the vegetarian beer pairing dinner at Merge tonight! Tickets are still available, and damn if it doesn’t look like an amazing menu: mushroom soup with a Bavarian pretzel and The Whale? BBQ bean curd sliders with The IPA? If we aren’t going to be seeing you tonight then I think you need to seriously reevaluate your life choices.

The CBW book club: preorders almost done!

Monday is the last day to email me and preorder your copy of Tom Acitelli’s The Audacity of Hops for the CBW book club. It’s a great way to not only learn about the craft beer revolution in the US but to support a local business: we’re ordering through Talking Leaves, who are giving us at 15% book club discount.

Then you’ll have about a month to read it before the March 5th discussion on the second floor of Mister Goodbar. Drinking craft beer while talking about its history sounds like a pretty perfect night to me. For a taste of what you can find, see my sobering realization about the bubble of the early 1908s.

And then, next week

Some of you might remember 2012’s Buffalo Beer Week, for which one of our special beers was Batch 100. “It’s amazing,” we said. “Our 100th batch!”

Well: prepare for Batch 500.