The Crew brewed at Canteen and we have the photos to alibi ourselves

Posted: November 14, 2014 by cjax33 in Brew Day
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OK, fine, we totally rubbed it in this morning that we were getting to make a beer at Canteen Brewhouse while most of you were stuck working at your regular jobs. In all fairness, though, you have to all pay for those pints you drink, so you’re just earning your beer money. As for us, well, we got a couple free beers, a free lunch, and we got to brew a beer with our name on it. We win for today.

Here’s proof that we — and by that I mean myself, E-Rock, and Franz Solo — were at Canteen brewing today. This way in case we need it, we now have an alibi. You’d be surprised how often that comes up with a bunch of bearded, beer-loving metalheads.

So we brewed up a big old Baltic Porter for all of you to enjoy in the near future. We made about seven barrels worth with head brewer Brady McKeown. Hopefully there will still be enough left over for the rest of you after we’re done with our share.

Canteen brewer Brady McKeown cleans out the mash tun in preparation for our brew session.

Canteen brewer Brady McKeown cleans out the mash tun in preparation for our brew session.

That's enough grain for our beer, don't you think?

That’s enough grain for our beer, don’t you think?

They're heavier than they look.

They’re heavier than they look.

We filled the mill room, that's for sure. Sorry for the butt shot, Brady.

We filled the mill room, that’s for sure. Sorry for the butt shot, Brady.

Adding a little more to the mash.

Adding a little more to the mash.

Looks like we filled the mash tun.

Looks like we filled the mash tun.

Franz Solo was first to tackle the mashing.

Franz Solo was first to tackle the mashing.

E-Rock's turn with the mash paddle. It's a great workout for arms and shoulders.

E-Rock’s turn with the mash paddle. It’s a great workout for arms and shoulders.

Stoutmeister's turn to mash included Brady hanging nearby with his mask on. No, he did not try a terrible Bane impersonation.

Stoutmeister’s turn to mash included Brady hanging nearby with his mask on. No, he did not try a terrible Bane impersonation.

Now that's starting to look a lot more like beer.

Now that’s starting to look a lot more like beer.

Ror snapped a photo of all of us hard at work. Well, OK, just Franz Solo. There's not much room on the platform!

Ror snapped a photo of all of us hard at work. Well, OK, just Franz Solo. There’s not much room on the platform!

We paused for sustenance. And to watch USA-Colombia.

We paused for sustenance. And to watch USA-Colombia.

Oh, now that beer looks delightfully black. As black as our souls.

Oh, now that beer looks delightfully black. As black as our souls.

Our beer's home for the next few weeks. See you soon, you beautiful bastard.

Our beer’s home for the next few weeks. See you soon, you beautiful bastard.

Half of brewing is cleaning, as we all know.

Half of brewing is cleaning, as we all know.

We did our part to help clean up.

We did our part to help clean up.

No one told us about this extra step in the cleanup.

No one told us about this extra step in the cleanup.

Who says writing about beer is all work and no play? See you all at the grand unveiling of Dark Side Baltic Porter, which we (or Canteen) will announce soon.

Cheers!

— Stoutmeister

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Comments
  1. 8bithitman says:

    Awesome. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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