I am a coffee drinker. This is a statement that I avoided for the majority of my life, but I've been on the bean long enough now that I have come to accept it. In fact I respect it as well, and having learned a little about the business I am glad that the business is moving to a fair trade. This will allow the farmers around the world to get the best price possible for their product.
My friend Nathalie's husband, Dave, is taking this to the next level and roasting his own fair trade beans in Denver and donating part of the profits to the local food bank. The project is called Beneficial Beans. I got to thinking that this would be a great opportunity for us to brew a killer beer and do something good for the community or the world. So, we got some samples of the beans and are running some test batches.
Coming soon to the tasting room.... Imperial Coffee Stout.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The opening weekend was a hit. Huge thanks to all of you that made it down/up/over to the brewery. We couldn’t have done this without everyone’s support and participation. Family and friends came from all around for the experience, beer, and brewery tours.
Saturday was the main attraction with a ribbon cutting, DJ, raffle, and free snacks! The place was packed with brewery fans and supporters from all over Cismontane California. Kristy Chu, from the Orange County Register, was there and followed up with a great story and pictures.
Sunday was also a blast with more of the same. We sold out of growlers by 3pm and started filling coffee cans and shoes to make up for the lack of supplies. Okay, so we didn’t fill shoes and such, but the growlers are gone for sure.
Thanks again for everyone that came and to the restaurants in the center that helped with catering: The Neighborhood Grill, Celinda's Mexican Food- closed Sunday, Scott's Donuts and Deli, and El Fenix Carniceria.
We are all about great times, good people, tasty snacks, and delicious brews to wash it all down. -Cheers