Whats that you say? You like locally produced brews? You love jamming to local tunes? You like supporting good causes? You have a fun budget of 40 bucks for this weekend? Well, it sounds like I have the perfect event for you. The SACA food shelf if hosting its second annual Hops for Hunger event this Saturday night at the Solar Arts building (Indeed's building). Tickets are still available, so click on the interwebs and get yours today! See you there!
The WCCO CBS 4 dynamic duo Reg Chapman and his partner in crime, Joe, stopped by this AM to take some shots of the cider house, talk about craft beer in Minnesota, craft cider, and the Sociable lineup of apple graffs. Excited for them to come back by tonight for a live shoot! Also, Niko is back there brewing up a pils. Helluva day.
We've been pulling tastes and sampling our first batch of apple graff all week.... Its a tough job but, alas, somebody has to do it. We didn't expect Freewheeler to be ready for another few weeks, but it appears that we may have "under promised." That said, we are pretty excited to do some "over delivering " and announce that Freewheeler Dry is now available on tap! Please Stop in for a pint and let us know what you think!
Sociable opened its doors to the public last weekend in a "softish" opening. We just weren't quite comfortable calling it a cider house "grand opening" given the fact that all of our apple graffs are still working away in their respective fermentation vessels. We will continue to pour nano batch beers we've brewed Th & F 4pm-10pm and Sa Noon-10pm until our graffs are ready to roll. Stop by to see us!
Health inspection finally came through! We are official,and making cider as fast as we can get it into the tanks. Keep checking back on our progress!
Which begs the question...does anyone still want to play bocce?
Brian Kaufenberg from Growler Magazine writes a column for the beer publication titled "Now Open or Damn Close." Since we are damn close, Brian stopped by to spend a couple hours chatting about craft beer and cider in Minneapolis. Check out his writeup here.