Ten years ago today marks the genesis of a dream Kristy and I had been working on for almost two years. After writing umpteen business plans, getting approval from the county for a home occupation, working through many details with the Tax and Trade Bureau (no one had opened a brewery in a garage before), waiting (and waiting) for our state licensing (ask Kristy about that), it finally happened. We sold our first beer on May 13, 2010 with high hopes and much trepidation. Today we celebrate ten years – ten years of great joy, lots of work, scheming, planning, making new friends, dealing with governments, brewing lots of beer, and trying to be creative. We have had a great time! From a 2/3 bbl brew house In our garage to a 15 bbl brew house in Louisville, surviving three forest fires and a major flood, to a business plan that called for us to have our beer in 2 restaurants and 4 liquor stores, to having accounts at almost 200 liquor stores, restaurants and taprooms – here we are, ten years later and wondering what the next ten years will bring.
While Kristy and I cannot be at the taproom today, we will be there in heart and soul. Colin, Nate, Dion, Bond, Timmy, Ryan, Deidrick and Matt have worked hard to put together the best celebration possible considering the circumstances. They have lots of fun things in store. If you can, please stop by and say hi. Our neighbors, Moxie Bread and Lulu’s BBQ have put together some great treats to help us celebrate –many thanks to Andy and Kevin!
Here is what’s in store for you today (we’ll be open from 3 – 7 PM):
Local Collaborations –
Lulu’s BBQ is making ribs on Wednesday with our beer!A full rack of rich beef ribs, seasoned with their house rub, basted with Crystal Springs Blood Orange Kölsch, and smoked until tender. Choice of two sides – $26
Moxie Bread Co. is donating sweet treats (assorted pastries) we will give one away free with each purchase. Yummy…
Available 6-pack –
Classic American Pilsner
SOLD OUT – Blood Orange Kölsch – but available in crowlers!
Back on tap from our reserves! Get a crowler or two!Leap Year Sour – Lime Sour IPACherry StoutGrammi’s Sticky Bun Stout
NEW SWAG!10th Anniversary Logo’d Koozies (in 4 different colors)$5 eachOne free today only with every purchase!Logo’d Bandana’s – Designed by our regular/friend George$10 eachAlso can be made into a face mask (directions here)
Cellar Beer Releases –
2013 – Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Saddle #1, #2, #3 – 22oz Bottles – $20
2017 – Woody Creek Whiskey Barrel Aged Black Saddle – 375ml Bottles -$15
2019 – Woody Creek Whiskey Barrel Aged Black Saddle – 500ml Bottles – $15
2018 – Cherry Quad – 375ml Bottles – $172018 – Solano – 375ml Bottles – $13
2012 Port Barrel Aged Black Saddle Bottles – 8 years old and aged to perfection. 12 oz bottles (Limit 1 per customer) – $25
Hope you can stop by – pick up some to go beer and swag, a nice treat from Moxie’s then head to Lulu’s and pick up some great ribs for dinner. There’s something especially appealing about drinking a cold beer with a plate of ribs. Pair them with our Blood Orange Kölsch, Classic American Pilsner, Juicy Yo IPA, Summertime Kölsch, Zoranj IPA, South Ridge Amber or Naughty Marilyn. Yum!
I hope this finds you safe, well, hungry and thirsty. Today’s supposed to be sunny and warm – a great day for ribs and beer on the deck, patio, back yard or wherever. Keep the beer cold with your Crystal Springs anniversary Koozie and use your bandana as a napkin, apron or table cloth (or mask)! Thanks for ten great years! We could not have done it without you!
Kristy, Tom, and the Crystal Springs Crew