Boardwalk on Bulverde

Hey everyone!  Just a reminder that THIS SATURDAY, 7/18, we will be at Boardwalk on Bulverde (14732 Bulverde Rd) giving out free beer samples!  All we ask in return is that you give us some feedback (on the handy dandy feedback forms that will be provided), and if you really like it, social media love is always nice!

Agrio Inked, looking all Agrio and stuff

Agrio Inked, looking all Agrio and stuff

We will be pouring Nebula (Tripel), Bogues Beauregarde (Saison), Cap’n ‘Murica (Pale Ale), Tetahi e Waru Tekau (Double IPA), Inked (Oatmeal Stout), Something Wild This Way Comes (Sour), and we will be premiering Agrio Inked (Sour Stout) and Monogamous: Citra (Single Hop IPA)!  And it’s all free!!!  We will also have some glasses for sale separately, but there is no obligation to buy anything to get free beer.  The beer is free, the glasses are on their own.

Monogamous: Citra is ready for your tasting enjoyment...

Monogamous: Citra is ready for your tasting enjoyment…

We hope to see you there.  FREE BEER.  FREE.  BEER.  FREE BEER!!!

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Our First Public Event!

Hey everyone!  Thanks to those of you who made it out to Home Brew Party on Bandera for our first public event.  We really enjoyed meeting you and getting your feedback on the beers!  It seems overall we were well received, but there are some things to work on.  That’s exactly what we wanted to know – what can we make better, and what is working right now.  When we have these events, it’s not to make ourselves feel good or pat ourselves on the back, it’s to get good, usable feedback.  Feedback is a gift, positive or negative, so we were glad to get a lot of responses that weren’t just “It’s great!”

What we were pouring (plus Monogamous: Simcoe made it out there too)

What we were pouring (plus Monogamous: Simcoe made it out there too)

Feedback is a gift.

Feedback is a gift.

A few of the peeps that made it out... Hi Nicole and Troy!

A few of the peeps that made it out… Hi Nicole and Troy!

We had a decent sized crowd, and gave away the majority of the beer we brought with us.  The next event is Saturday, 7/18, from 3 – ??? at Boardwalk on Bulverde (14732 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247) and we’d love to see you there.  Please tell your friends.  The more people we can get there, the more honest feedback we can get, which will do nothing but make our beers better for you when you actually have the ability to buy some!  In the mean time, FREE BEER.  We will again have our 1st edition glass for sale for $6 as well.  Manny and I hope to see you, and your friends, and your friend’s friends… cheers!

Bottles as far as the eye could see.... if you are very short sighted.  Let's just say: bottles.

Bottles as far as the eye could see…. if you are very short sighted. Let’s just say: bottles.

Cheers from BBxB to you!

Cheers from BBxB to you!

Brew day: Bogues Beauregarde

Bogues Beauregarde is a beer that may end up in our Brazen series, depending on how it works out.  The recipe its self is a pretty standard saison, dried out with some sugar and some brown sugar.  What makes it “brazen” is the fact that it is brewed using both a standard, Belgian saison yeas in addition to yeast that I cultured from the skins of blueberries.

The Ingredients...

The Ingredients… All pictures ©2015 BBxB

Enjoying a Ranger Creek San Antonio Beer Week 2015 saison whilst brewing this saison!

Enjoying a Ranger Creek San Antonio Beer Week 2015 saison whilst brewing this saison!

Had a few setbacks today… I (Ryan) brewed this one by myself so there were some issues that come with no second person for quality control.  I lost a little of the first runnings to an open valve (“Why is my foot hot… shit!”) and lost a little bit in the transfer to the fermenter just because it’s tough to move a pot that big by yourself, even if you are only brewing 3 gallons.

A beautiful day to brew.

A beautiful day to brew.

This little guy showed up to help, but he wasn't able to really lift much.  Mostly he just hung out and didn't really do much.  Slacker.

This little guy showed up to help, but he wasn’t able to really lift much. Mostly he just hung out and didn’t really do much. Slacker.

I was happy to get it done, and I was really happy to see some vigorous fermentation in less than 2 hours from the finish!  The fermenter is bubbling away right now, and I can’t wait to find out how Bogues Beauregarde ends up.

Hops go in...

Hops go in…

Enjoying a None More Black. while finishing the brew.  Damn, that's a tasty brew.

Enjoying a None More Black. while finishing the brew. Damn, that’s a tasty brew.

Hopefully this weekend, BBxB will be brewing Monogamy, our single hop IPA for our standard series.  Until then, here’s a video of the yeast burping.  Cheers!

Brew Day Playlist:
Puscifer – Conditions of my Parole
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
Deltron – Deltron 3030