Being Half Open: Our First Beer

August 15, 2017

Today is a very exciting day for us. After working tirelessly for some 16+ months we are officially half open!

What does half open mean? Glad you asked! It means that we have made a beer and it has been sold to a couple very awesome establishments (more on that below), but we are still not open to the public. What this means is that people still cannot come to our property and buy beer directly from us. This is obviously a huge bummer for us and i’m sure many of you, but we’re working as hard as we can to make sure we get it sorted out as quick as possible so that we can see some of your beautiful faces buying beer directly from us; and once here you may even get lucky and see some cattle in the front pasture when you come for beer. I know right, buying beer while looking at cattle; what an experience!

Anyways, for the time being, we are thrilled to announce that we have officially released our first beer! So without further ado:

The Dirty Details:

Name:  Batch 3 Bootleg

Style: Hoppy Norwegian Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 6.1%

Background: This Hoppy Norwegian Farmhouse Ale was the third batch of beer we ever made, and the first one we ever sold. Batch 1 was “donated” to family/friends for a couple of events (we didn’t deem it good enough for public sale/consumption. If I were to describe it in one word it would be a resounding “meh”); batch 2 was donated to the drain (probably shouldn’t have tried to get some delicious stressed yeast flavors on our second ever batch of beer but hey, be bold and such); and batch 3 came out just right. We were originally skeptical that we were going to be able to sell this beer to licensees and joked that we would have to bootleg it to make any money; hence the name. Luckily we were super wrong and we sold our entire stock the day after we bottled it to the fine establishments below.

Tasting Notes: notes of citrus, fruit, orange peel, and papaya with a slight hint of spicy coriander. Smooth mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Very refreshing. Makes you want another sip.

Where to get it:

Barley Vine Rail (35 Armstrong St, Orangeville, ON L9W 3H6)

Copper Kettle (517 Main St, Georgetown, ON L7G 3S9)

There will continue to be more details in the coming days with regards to beers being produced, where they will be available and a whole host of other goodies. Stay tuned to our social media and website for details.