Erie Craft Beer Week – We’re all in this together

Remember when we started up this tiny brewery last September? We had ONE beer to pour out of a jockey box on our rolling scaffolding. Since that day we’ve seen so much support from the other brewers in our area and from you, the general beer-loving populace.

Support in the form of advice, wrench-turning practical help installing something, troubleshooting glycol lines – the list goes on. This type of support is widely-known as a fraternal bond between brewers, here locally in Erie and at the national level.

This fraternity was also evident when the tragic Blue Canoe Brewery’s fire took place, effectively removing their operation from the brewery scene temporarily. You have probably noticed the blue buckets available at local brewers to help “float the Canoe”. If you haven’t, find one and throw in a buck or two to help out their employees.ECBW-Logo

As the newest guys in town we’re very thankful to be a part of the first annual Erie Craft Beer Week (or #ECBW for you savvy techno-peeps). Let us be clear: THIS IS A BIG DEAL. For the first time Erie is seeing a lineup of craft beer events unlike any other in the area’s history. To get the full schedule, visit the Lake Erie Ale Trail’s event page here.

Together, we collectively brewed a session IPA with 200 gallons of pear juice from Godfrey Run Farm in Lake City, PA and whole-leaf Citra hops. Clocking in around 4% and 85 IBUs it’s guranteed to be an interesting beer you’ve not had before.

We urge you to attend as many events as you can to help support your local brewers and subsequently, the local Erie economy. We’re all in this together.

~Jeff & Steve

 

Erie Ale Works #ECBW Events

Erie Beer Society Field Trip / Tapping of the 814 collaboration beer
Wednesday, May 13th
5:00PM – 8:00PM

Small batch release night
We brewed a bunch of variants from our beer portfolio including a Grapefruit APA and Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Friday, May 15th
5:00PM – 8:00PM

Meet & Tweet!
$25 ticket – sample two beers from each brewer and light food. The brewers read their beer reviews from Twitter, moderated by Bob Batz from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
5:00PM – 8:00PM

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