Monday, August 27, 2012

Catching Up and Catching Fire

So.... In case you didn't notice, we took a little time off. After the Kick"staller" (like how we did that??), we decided we needed to step back for a bit and regroup. We took some time to focus on our family, rework our business plan, visit some breweries for inspiration, and brew, baby, brew. So even though it may have seemed quiet on the front, we were still working behind the scenes.

So let's catch up....

We may have hit a small snag with our location. We're working closely with the city to get this worked out. As soon as we have an address to announce, you'll be the first to know.

Brandon traveled to Portland in July to brew with McMenamins, attend the Oregon Brewer's Fest, and consume as much beer as humanly possible in 5 days. April stayed home with the kids. And although both parties had a good time, one of them felt they drew the short end of the stick. Brandon's liver complained a lot, too.

The first Friday in August we had one of our MOST AMAZING opportunities so far. Our wonderful friends at Four Peaks Brewery invited us and 9 other new or proposed Arizona breweries to brew a collaboration beer to support Arizona Craft Beer. We had the best time hanging out with Fate Brewing from Scottsdale, Mother Road Brewing from Flagstaff, O.H.S.O Brewery and North Mountain Brewing from Phoenix, Dragoon from Tucson, Desert Eagle from Mesa, Freak 'N Brew from Peoria, AZ Wilderness from Gilbert and the very generous and hard working brewers at Four Peaks. The result of our labor, a delicious concoction called Up N Runnin, is now on tap at both Four Peaks locations, and is coming soon to World of Beer in Tempe and Ground Control in Litchfield Park (re-grand opening hopefully this week!). Make sure you stop by and have a pint! If it tastes a little sweet, it's because April stuck her finger in the hops for good luck. Special THANKS and shout outs to Andy, Melissa and the gang at Four Peaks for hosting this event. It was truly one of the highlights of our summer!

We are in the process of setting up tastings so you can help us do a little R&D on our beers. Please keep your eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more info on that. In the next few weeks we will roll out our new website, we would very much appreciate it if you would join our mailing list at that time so we can keep you updated on all of our events!

Thank you so much for your continued support. We can't wait to make some Mischief with you!