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Cheers to Community

Community with a capital C By now you have hopefully heard of our joint efforts in creating the region’s Lake Erie Ale Trail (if not click the words!). This group promotion effort ties our fraternal group of local brewers a

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So this is big news

Brewery powers activate! The four microbreweries in Erie have banded together to form the Lake Erie Ale Trail. Based on a similar example from nearby Lake Erie Wine Country, our Ale Trail will function very similarly. All four Erie breweries

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#ShopLocal For the Season

It’s coming…support local and #ShopSmall A photo posted by Erie Ale Works (@eriealeworks) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:54pm PST Thanksgiving is upon us my friends! Hardcore Christmas shopping season will start this Friday. When your out-of-town guests are visiting,

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So we brewed some beer.

Batch #1 is in the books! Three and a half years ago Steve and I sat on my patio and wondered if we could actually pull off building a brewery. It took us a little while, but we did it.

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The TTB Likes Our Label

Our label is all approved so you’ll start to see these brands floating around town once we begin production. We sampled three of them at Beer on the Bay and received some pretty good feedback on all of them. We ran

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Embrace the Flame

Embrace the Flame

Last week we started up our four burners to test out their eyebrow-melting potential and we weren’t let down (Stolen from Steve’s Instagram account):   We have the only direct-fire brewhouse in Erie (maybe for a reason? Guess we’ll find out!) so

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The Stainless Has Arrived

  If you don’t follow us on any of our social media you may have missed this, OUR BREWERY EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED! More items arrive this coming week and our equipment starts to move to their final locations within the

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Three Years’ Worth

Test batching at EAW

Build-out Update This month marks the third anniversary of this brewery project’s inception. Steve and I were sitting on our back patio with our buddy Ben tossing the idea around of actually doing this for a living. Fast-forward 36 months –

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The Shop

  The lease is signed, licensing is underway. We have a location to produce some beer. More to come shortly, but here’s the spot:   Woo!

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Pale Wheat Ale Experiments

We brewed a test batch of pale wheat ale on our new equipment Sunday, the hottest day in recent memory. It turned out pretty well before pitching yeast. We think this pale wheat will be one of our mainstays, it

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