Misdirected IPA by Shades of Pale Brewing – for those people who once in a while, well, just have to get a little misdirected. Powder day tomorrow. Here you see Shades of Pale Brewer making a pit stop at one of our neighbors, 7Seven Custom Ski Shop and Tune for yes, you got it, a ski tune. Powder Day Coming.
The espresso stout just keeps getting better and better. We’ve just had a blending session and the beer is in the finishing tank. This year’s release is a collaboration with two other local artisans, Daily Rise Espresso and Millcreek Cacao. The for the coffee we’ve used a blend of premium Colombian, Sumatran and Ethiopian beans. The stout is coming in at 8% abv and finishing with the cocoa nibs. Expect a coffee forward beer with a hint of chocolate.
Humble beginnings in our Park City location. Our “commercial space” was really more like a glorified garage. This video goes back to 2009. We would not open for another year, but the invitation to festivals were already beginning. In our little space, we began recipe development, working our day jobs and brewing evening and week ends. What you see is a 15 gallon Sabco system. Trent read that Sam Caglione from Dog Fish Head began his brewing career on a Sabco. He figured, if it was good enough for Sam, it would be good enough for us.
Trent worked his magic on the little brew system, but as you can see, it doesn’t hold a lot of liquid. We got a last minute invite to a festival and didn’t know how we were going to make enough beer. Well, we got our thinking caps on and decided we could make it happen if we had 2 systems. A few phone calls later, we found a generous soul who let us borrow his Sabco.
Wyeast, our yeast supplier has recently become unreliable. Orders that normally take 14 days to arrive are late and now can take in excess of 6 weeks. This is just not going to work for us. We need to deliver beer to you when you’re thirsty. Our answer? Develop our own yeast propagation program. Huge thanks an unsung hero who has been working around the clock to get the lab set equipped and the program launched. All Creatures Great and Small; let the games begin.