You may have read elsewhere that the craft ale market continues to show growth according to recent figures released by The Brewers Association (http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/media/press-releases/show?title=brewers-association-releases-2010-mid-year-numbers). Great news I’m sure you’ll agree. Our production is definitely on the rise and hopefully you see us on tap at more bars in the area. We’ve just gone on tap with the Blonde Ale at Johnny Rads Pizzeria Tavern (looks great, haven’t had a chance to check it out yet but I’m looking forward to visiting soon) and the Blonde & Ironman Pale Ale is on tap at The Point in Fells Point (looking forward to brunch there this weekend). The D.C. market has been good to us and this week we’ve sent 3 Lions & Golden Glory to Scion, Golden Glory (draft) to Pizzeria Paradiso and cask to ChurchKey and Meridian Pint and The Big Hunt are putting Ironman Pale Ale on draft. Next week we’ll be releasing Jacob’s Summer Celebration which will be going to Max’s Taphouse (draft & cask), T-Bonz (cask), R.F.D. (draft), Meridian Pint (cask), Scion (draft) and a few other places … there are only 7 barrels available so get it while you can! Also, going out to ChurchKey will be a series of Strongman Pale Ale casks … there’ll be one with French Oak, one dry hopped with American Liberty and one dry hopped with English Kent Goldings. D.C. Beer Week is just around the corner and we’ll be out and about at a few events. Confirmed so far are … cask night at The Big Hunt Monday 8.23 (we’ll be there with 3 cask versions of 3 Lions Ale (oak/cacao nibs/dry hop) … at Kramerbooks on Friday 8.27 and Cask Night @ RFD on 8.28 (with an American Oak Aged version of Jacob’s Summer Celebration).
Closer to home, Golden Glory will be the featured Firkin at Metropolitan Coffee House tomorrow evening and on Friday 8.13 we’ll have 3 casks (Old Habit, Bishop’s Breakfast with coffee and Jacob’s Summer Celebration dry hopped with Liberty) at T-Bonz for their Friday the Firkteenth extravaganza.