Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hoppy Holidays

There is lots of news to report from Mattingly Brewing Company. The restaurant is now under new Managment.
Jerid and his wife Beckie had their first child on Thanksgiving.
And, two days later Julie and I tied the knot in Dallas, TX.
The ceremony was great, if a little 'fainty'. The reception was a blast, Texas BBQ, beers and mead from my dad and I and a great band.
The honeymoon, while lacking the beer department, was great. Excellence Riviera Cancun is a fantastic resort. The food was exceptional and while on the beer hiatus I did get to enjoy some very good Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, rums and scotch.
We are back and hard at work in the cellar. I'm brewing up a fresh batch of Homeward Brown today. Tastings have told us that the Old Harbinger American Barleywine is ready for a January 20th release and that Bourbon Oak American Stout and Black Forest Maple Imperial Stout are close on its heels. Jerid has brewed up a Wheatwine and has suitably demented plans for it. I finally have all the ingredients I want, so later this month I'll finally brew up the Pinball Blizzard Rye IPA, it'll be a hop storm, I tell ya!
All for now, time to add some more hops and mash in another batch.

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