This is the week Lara and I officially drag our beer into the public square. BrewDurham 3 is this Saturday in Durham, and we’ll be pouring two beers---an imperial Belgian IPA and a smoked rye saison---in public for the first time.
Sure, we entered three beers in the NC State Fair (and we did pretty well!), but Saturday will be the first time we pour beer for strangers and watch them drink it right in front of us. Maybe I’ll be nervous when the day arrives, but I like what we’re bringing, so I’m really just looking forward to hanging out with so many other homebrewers.
Naturally, we geeked out over equipment for the festival. Earlier this year, we bought a trash can kegerator from seasoned homebrewer and State Fair overlord Chris Creech, and we rolled it into our favorite homebrew shop this past weekend for its official outfitting.
Of course, we had to hook it up for a few test pours once we got it back home. To no surprise at all, it works really well.
Come see us, along with a fleet of other excellent brewers, this weekend at The Scrap Exchange if you can. We’ll also be pouring at Homebrew for Hunger, which is November 17 in Chapel Hill, if you want to try still more beer from our front-porch brewery in the woods. We’re going Belgian for BrewDurham, but it’s all malt for Homebrew for Hunger---a big breakfast stout and a classic English bitter.
Let’s do this.