J. Marie Barreled & Bretted release!

In early October, right before GABF, we took on a challenging new experiment: packaging our first bottle-conditioned beer. The whole crew formed an assembly line, hand-filling and capping hundreds of bottles.

It was tedious. It was time-consuming.

It was worth it.

Three months later, we are ready to release…

J. Marie Barreled & Bretted!

On Saturday, January 4th at 1pm, the JMB&B Release Party will help us kick off 2014 in style. This version of J. Marie was fermented with our usual farmhouse yeast, then aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces for a full year. Rustic yet elegant, this beer is a beautiful marriage of farmhouse esters, red wine finesse and Brett funk.

More than a year in the making...

More than a year in the making…

This will be one of our most limited beers to date; we have less than 30 cases for both taproom supply and distribution. During the release party, however, we’ll keep it flowing on tap. While delicious now, this beer will age nicely in the bottle, adding complexity as time passes.

Some of you may have tasted this beer already, either at the Empty the Cellar Party or last night’s Locals’ Party, so you know why we’re so excited about this one. We can’t stress enough how little we have, so if you want to guarantee you get a bottle, mark your calendars!

Happy New Year!

-RNB

Locals’ Party + Holiday Hours

Hi folks,

Just a quick heads up regarding our plans for the holiday season:

First, please take note that the taproom will close at 5:30pm this Sunday, December 15th. We will be hosting our annual Locals’ Holiday Party that evening, and with the increased memberships this year, we’re going to need all the space we can spare. We apologize for any inconvenience, but such are the perks of joining our little club.

We will also be closed December 24th through December 26th, reopening Friday, December 27th at 3pm.

For New Year’s Eve, a Tuesday this year, we will hold normal hours from 3pm to 9pm.

And finally, we will be closed Wednesday, January 1st.

We hope you enjoyed this past year as much as we did. The last couple months were particularly fun, as we introduced some new barrel-aged brews and brought back some old favorites.

Look an even bigger 2014, starting with another long-anticipated special release the first week in January…

Happy Holidays!

-RNB