Nov 16, 2015

Get Your Jollies On...

We are starting to gear up for the holidays and are amped for all the merriment that will ensue. Here at TBC we thrive on that sort of thing. As always, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving really kicks off the season with reunions of friends and family members visiting from out of town. It’s pizza and pitcher night which is always a good idea considering the copious amounts of drinking reuniting the night before a holiday tends to bring. So, join us for a fun night of catching up and of course, drinking.

The newest specialty beer release, Rum to the Hills is a great success. If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying it, it’s a spiced English Barley-wine that was aged in dark rum barrels for 14 months. It’s delicious and at 12.7 ABV, its the perfect winter warmer. Fingers crossed, we will have 32 oz growlers available to take this beer home for the holidays! Bring the cheer by bringing great beers...

We will be closed for Thanksgiving to spend time with our friends and families, so plan accordingly and fill your growlers earlier in the week. Saturday, we will be reopening our coveted Mug Club membership to mark Small Business Saturday. You’ll get a little something extra for grabbing yours up that day, but the membership will be available through Christmas Eve. Makes a great gift and always a good idea to get your holiday shopping started early…

December 1st marks the glorious return of Barrel Aged Beer Month at TBC. We will shower you with a bunch of barrel aged beers we’ve been stowing away like acorns for, fittingly, the winter months. Nothing like a barrel aged beer to bring you out of your hibernations. To kick it off, we will be having an Avery night, Tuesday December 1st and releasing some awesome kegs from the vaults as well as bottles and some specials on bottles. More details to follow…

We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you and showering you with awesome craft beer. As always, TBC loves you...

Nov 3, 2015

Upward & Onward

Upward & Onward

Well, now that the news is out and things are getting settled in our new world without Matt, let's talk about our future! You may have noticed our new menu design. Don't worry, we aren't just teasing you. The talented Andrea Machuca (Culinary Underground) is joining forces with our own Ivan Perez to do a refresh on our menu.

Our new Supreme Leader, Carri Klabo, is adapting quickly to her new role & we are excited to see her ideas implemented. We'll be changing some things up and are confident that these things will increase the quality of service. For example, we will now have a cocktail (stand-up bar) and patio server most nights. There's lots of little details and other strategies that would bore you, but we think you'll feel and see some positive changes.

Now on to everyone's favorite subject, TBC BEER! Just in time for the change in weather, we are very pleased to announce the tapping of Rum to the Hills. This spiced English style barleywine, is the newest addition from our barrel program. It was aged in dark rum barrels for fourteen months and clocks in at 12.7% abv. It is our version of a holiday season ale with a flavor complexity of raisins, toffee, pumpkin spice and a hint of heat from the rum.

Next week, more news on the Barrel Program, some Fall News updates & whatever else interesting that happens bewtween now and then...

TBC Loves You!

Oct 26, 2015

Changing of the Guard

Well, if the rumor mill has been working at its usual rate, this announcement may come to no surprise. Our fearless leader (and GM) Matthew Luckey is moving on for new opportunities at...The Black Marlin! We are very happy for Matt and are very thankful for all the years, 18.5 to be exact. That's a lot of years, a lot of hard work and a lot of TBC love. We'll miss him, but I have hope and a feeling we'll see him often enough. Viva Tustin!

The timing was wonderfulactually, possibly our best employee and much loved Carri Klabo had just recently decided that she wanted to be more involved with the running of TBC. Her ideas and energy came at just the perfect time so when we got the news, it all fell into place. Carri will be very missed behind the bar but her work ethic and attentiveness to service will be felt even more as the General Manager.

Be sure to come by Thursday, October 29th for Luckey's last shift and stay for his goodbye party. He'll be behind the bar until 4 pm and then it's party time! Strategically planned for All Night Happy Hour...