With our tap room nearly open, we are going to shut down our tasting and growler fill operation after this Saturday the 18th so we can focus on getting the tap room open.  This is good news, because it means the tap room is closer to opening, but sort of bittersweet as well, since we’ve really enjoyed running retail out of our converted office and intimately discussing beer with so many of you.  Some pics:

The office
Buffalo winter retail
Beer samples and merchandise = good times
Fortunately, we do have a few additional pieces of good news:

1) We'll be open normal hours this Wed through Fri, 4/15 - 4/17, from 4 to 7pm, but on Saturday 4/18, we’ll be open (with Jon and Erik running the show- hi guys!) from 11am to 7pm for extended hours! We'll even have a few menu items you can sample as well...

Additionally, we’ll be switching out taps every hour on the hour so you can try a number of different beers we’ve brewed, and a few that maybe you haven’t.  Here is the plan:

11am-12pm: Low Bridge, Excavator, Hayburner, Last Blacksmith
12pm-1pm: Low Bridge, Cinnamon Apple Amber Ale, Hayburner, Last Blacksmith
1pm-2pm: Low Bridge, Cinnamon Apple Amber Ale, Hayburner, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout
2pm-3pm: Low Bridge, Double Chocolate Excavator (made with 2x the chocolate malt!), Hayburner, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout
3pm-4pm: Low Bridge, Double Chocolate Excavator, Hayburner, Last Blacksmith
4pm-5pm: Low Bridge, Imperial Smoked Porter (preview of a tap room beer!), Hayburner, Last Blacksmith
5pm-6pm: Blonde Peach (test batch summer seasonal preview!), Imperial Smoked Porter, Hayburner, Last Blacksmith
6pm-7pm: Blonde Peach, Excavator, Hayburner, Last Blacksmith

2) During the month or so we won’t be doing growler fills at the brewery, you should be able to get growlers filled at Consumers Beverages around all of Western New York.  They’ll have at least one beer on tap at nearly all of their stores for the time being.

3) Assuming things go relatively well over the next 1-2 weeks, we should have an announcement on a tap room opening date very shortly.  Stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone that made our office more fun over the last 5 months.  We saw many more people than we ever would have imagined.  We can’t wait to see you again on the other side - literally.  Cheers!