Jun 9, 2014

World Cup at the Castle

World Cup Is Coming! World Cup Is Coming!

Soccer fans, the most glorious of world competitions is nigh. If you are like me, it's as if Christmas lasts a whole month. There will be moments of unbridled excitement, stunning athleticism and heart wrenching defeats. Happy or sad, I'm guaranteed to cry at least three times. My favorite thing about World Cup is, although you may not get as emotional as I do, it brings the world together not only for "The Love of the Game," but for players, countries and the world. Even if soccer isn't something everyone follows, this event seems to infect those around it. The elite, the underdogs, and the stories that tug at your heart. All is left on the field by, arguably, the best (and soon to be best) athletes in the world. It can be polarizing, but more importantly it can be incredibly intense as well as inspiring. Ok, enough blathering, here are the deets...

We will be airing as many World Cup games as we can. The games will vary on air times, but basically they are at 9am, 12pm, 1pm, & 3pm. So far we've worked out the following schedule...

Open for all US games throughout the tourney (fingers crossed, some of these will be TBA) regardless of time. Currently the only one scheduled is at 9am 6/16 (*breakfast burritos available). *FYI US games are as follows Mon 6/16 3pm, Sun 6/22 3pm and aforementioned third game. We will be open at 9am Fri 6/13 for the Mexico vs. Cameroon game. *Breakfast Burritos available - but they will be Mexican breakfast burritos - not Cameroonian breakfast burritos.

Additionally, we will be open for every weekend game starting at 9am. Unless otherwise noted (*Mexico v Cameroon, and US v Germany) prior to the knockout rounds, Sat 6/28 - 7/1 no food will be available until 11am. Once knockout rounds start, we will have burritos available for 9am games. Feel free to visit the Lost Bean for morning snacks in the meantime.

Whew, that was taxing. I need an Old Town...

**As usual written with bias by me, Rachel, a craft beer drinker, TBC lover and employee, and your loyal Social Media informant...

Apr 9, 2014

Just a few quick notes...

Hop heads, we have a treat coming for you, Jackson's Double IPA is in the fermentors! Jerrod gratuitously hopped this batch of loveliness so we are pretty excited to taste it. Look for it around the end of April...

Just released the first firkin in our Cask Collaboration Series which was concocted with our new friends on the brew street, Bottle Logic Brewing. It's the Old Town IPA with cilantro and Amarillo hops. Every month will be featuring a new canvas of beer with a different brewer collaborating with us. You know, just for funsies. 

In sports news, we have Time Warner Cable for all you Dodgers fan. Also, join us for The Masters coverage. Nice way to spend a lunch.

Jan 8, 2014

This is your beer (in the near) future at TBC. It's looking bright...

This time of year is exciting for numerous reasons but none can beat out Russian River Week at TBC. This annual fete is held to honor the release of the coveted Pliny the Younger. This will most likely be happening in the early weeks of February. We will be showering you with all the Russian River we can get our hands on and have hoarded throughout the year.

Another great year of beer at TBC has passed and we are still reaping the rewards of Jerrod's hard work. The More Cowbell! Milk Stout was a delicious success. Enjoy it while it lasts because it's time at TBC is running out but don't worry, I have a strong feeling Jerrod will be revisiting this gem of a recipe.

On the flip side, we will be temporarily out of Blimp Hangar Porter in the very near future. It will be brewed this week or next & we will be ordering the also very tasty Deschutes Black Butte Porter to soften the blow. These things happen and allow us to bring you Jerrod's specialties, like the aforementioned More Cowbell! Milk Stout. And for that, you're welcome. Especially loved the casks and the Kean coffee version. Can't wait for more coffee beers.

You won't have to wait long for more adventures in beer as next week Jerrod will be brewing an IPA with a experimental hop, Azacca. Don't worry, this will not affect our Old Town brewing schedule. I should mention that we have been consistently increasing our production of Old Town, but my goodness people, your thirst for it is apparently insatiable & exponential. And for that we thank you; it's a good problem to have.

Moving on, very soon we will be tapping Firestone Walker Double DBA & when we do, the first 48 people who order it will be getting a recently updated Firestone Walker pint glass to have and to hold til death parts you with it. Or you break it. Expect this little bit of fun and freebies this week.

That's your beer future in a nutshell, or 5 nutshells.