Hey look at that, another month has gone by! Ack! So what’s new here?
Well, last week we had a chance to pour our beer publicly for the first time, which was incredible fun. Asheville Downtown Association put on a mixer for all the new South Slope businesses, and they invited us in to set up a table and pour some beers. We were fairly underprepared, but luckily had a big stock of bottles in our basement.
The event was actually the very first to take place in Asheville Brewing Company‘s new event space called the Mill Room. The space looks great, I’d party here!
There were 150 or so people in attendance at this event, and we had a ton of fun meeting everyone and pouring our beer for a couple hours. We brought bottles of two of our house beers, Luminosity (Belgian tripel) and Dark Matter (oatmeal stout), as well as our pilsner Simple Machine, which we brewed with Riverbend malt. We had great response to the beer, particularly the tripel. People kept coming up saying, “I hear there’s a tripel here that I have to try,” which was a hell of a self esteem boost! Can’t wait to continue to do events like this.
Other than that, we’re still in this limbo waiting state, which has gone on for so much longer than I ever would have expected. In the meantime, we’ve been keeping ourselves somewhat busy planning everything we can now, like playing with the floorplan and such. I’ve done a little bit of work on the website, like adding a calendar feature. Nothing majorly exciting though.
Oh! But! We did order a small batch of t-shirts, which was pretty exciting! T-SHIRTS!!
They’re not for sale or anything yet, but they will be in the future. We basically wanted a new summer wardrobe, so we got t-shirts in all shapes and sizes and every color of the rainbow. (Okay, maybe not every color. Just the awesome ones.)
So this was a good first go at shirts. We’re going to make a couple of changes for the next print, but I’m pretty excited about the way they came out. They’re simple but striking, and I think they’ll be perfect starter shirts for us.
That’s it for now. Some exciting things will be happening soon… Not sure how soon, but hopefully really soon.
Oh and hey, happy Asheville Beer Week! We’ll be in attendance at Beer City Fest on Saturday (not to pour, just to drink). We’ll probably be wandering around wearing our snazzy Twin Leaf shirts, so say hello if you see us!