With three testbrews in the bag we thought it was time to see what the general public thought of our brews thus far and so we organised a "tap takeover" at the Wheatsheaf, Llantrisant on Thursday 28th February.
On the bar were three versions of the bitter; one "as-is" with no dry hopping, one dry-hopped with Bobek and one with Marynka, accompanied by our hoppy amber beer "Bad Monkey" and "Mosaic" which had been hopped in the FV with the luscious-smelling new US hop Mosaic, hence the name.
The evening was a great success and we garnered a good amount of feedback from beer lovers and "normal" drinkers alike. The general consensus was that Bobek suited the bitter best (and a touch less colour), whilst Mosaic went down a storm with everyone and we sold the entire batch (13.5 gallons) in around 7 hours! The incredible aroma of Mosaic was the star of the show - strawberries, peaches, pineapple - and we're hopeful we can reproduce that scaled up a bit. Overall we were very happy with the way all the beers were received, so cheers everyone for showing up and drinking them!
Now to make the "big" brewery work and produce some fantastic beers... thanks to everyone for the support and we hope to repay you in great beer soon.
|The calm before opening! A bit of quality control...
|The first pint pulled!
|Cheers to us...
|A bit more quality control on the Mosaic, just in case there's something wrong with it.