Hob Knob Brewing Company

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yuletide Greetings From Hob Knob!

Did you know that "Yuletide" is actually a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic people as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. Just your useless holiday factoid of the day :)

Anyways, Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas everyone! First, an update on the brewery. We're still in a holding pattern for now. The family business, our Telephone Answering Service - Answerphone of America, is getting ready to begin moving into our new building that we just purchased. It looks like it will be a busy holiday season for us. Even with the old lady (the wife) working come next year, there won't be enough cash flow for the brewery. After next year is when things get exciting. The up-fitting costs of the new building will be paid off, and we should see some money start to come in from the investment. So fingers crossed, 2013 should be our year. I know...if the Mayans are right, we're screwed.

On to brewing. I've been staying busy brewing. I finally had a brew session go exactly according to plan. Hopefully, I'm starting to get the hang of this thing! That brew was my Coconut Creme Stout. I added the coconut to the secondary, and am hoping that it will be ready to go by Christmas. Just got another upgrade to the garage brewery - a 12.4 cubic foot freezer - which is presently cold crashing the Apricot Pale Ale I made a while back. I just added the Oatmeal Stout to the kegerator, and have to say it turned out pretty well.

That's it for now! Happy Brewing!


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