First and foremost, thanks to everyone who dropped by. The event was more successful than we ever imagined, and we averaged around an 8/10 on our beer rankings. Our most popular was Pedro's Lager!
With a week's notice, we got invited to the NC Brewer's & Music festival at Rural Hill by Charles Willett from our local home brew club. It meant we'd have a busy week preparing! Time to batten down the hatches!
We had 2 kegs ready to go, but had 3 in secondaries that needed to be transferred and carbed. With a little help from Shawn McBride and a few tips on flash carbing the brews, the beer was ready to go by Friday!
But we still needed some beeraphenalia! We had no sign, no t-shirts, no nothing! Enter alpha signs & graphics in Statesville. Andy over there had us squared away on Tuesday, and everything was ready to pickup by Friday. Andy and Phil did some great work on our banner, and we highly recommend them. Here's a shot!
So Saturday morning, we loaded up the ramblin ranger and headed for rural hill. It was our first time there, and I must say, rural hill is a beautiful venue to hand out beer and listen to some great bands! As soon as 12:45pm hit, we started passing out the brews. Before the clock struck 1:45pm, we were dry as a bone! All 5 kegs were gone. We got great reviews from all sorts of people - from hard core craft brewers to the person trying craft brews for the first time. To say our brews were popular would be an understatement. Just check out this line!
Overall, it was an extremely inspiring event, and I must say, we're more committed than ever to getting our brewery up and running as quickly as possible in the Cornelius/Davidson Area! Thanks again to everyone who dropped by, and especially Mathew Taylor for helping us get everything put away before the canopy collapsed lol! Until next time!
PS...Took the gopro camera to the event and took a time lapse video...one shot, every 60 seconds. Please ignore the last shot!!! :?)