Monthly Archives: August 2012

Crafted Newsletter #7 – Where is the new Growler Bar?

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

Bottles and Cans
Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper
Mad River The Mad Belgian
Hellion Brewing Duble Diva
Newcastle Werewolf
Erdinger Oktoberfest
Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers
St Feuillien Triple
Koningshoeven Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale
La Trappe Oak Aged Quadrupel

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Westbrook Covert Hops

Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
Boston Beer Co Sam Adams Octoberfest
RJ Rockers Son of a Peach

Upcoming Kegs
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Foothills Hoppyum
Sweetwater Motorboat
Thomas Creek Up The Creek
Bottle Tree Blonde Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stevens Point Burly Brown

We’re still sitting on only 5 taps – we’ve run into even more errors installing the new ones, and it’ll be further delayed.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and are still looking for suggestions for new kegs we can put on the taps when they’re finally installed.

On Tuesday, August 28th, we will be hosting another free tasting.  We hope this will be an introduction to our new beer bottle filling bar.  A new drip tray is on the way, along with (hopefully) the working taps.  We’re looking for ideas for a theme for one of our upcoming tastings.  If you’ve got a brewery in mind that you’d love to see a tasting for, let us know!

When we got the Newcastle Werewolf in this week, we managed to get a few glasses to go along with it.  We’re trying our best to get in new glassware, and will keep asking to see what we can get our hands on.  If you’d like to see a specific style and/or brewery represented, let us know so we can try and find it quicker.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
http://www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store

Personal note to the Raymonds

This is a personal note to the sweet couple looking for a particular beer.  Yes, the beer you are looking for is available through one of our distributors.  Please give us a call or come by the store to discuss it more.  We appreciate you considering us for your beer needs.

Crafted Newsletter #6 – Need more taps!

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

Bottles and Cans

Shmaltz & Terrapin Reunion ‘12
Highland Black Mocha Stout
Dogfish Head Tweason’ale
Boston Beer Co Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Sweetwater Motorboat
Unibroue Ephemere
Lindemans Pomme Lambic
Erdinger Hefeweizen
Sierra Nevada Stout

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)

Sea Dog Wild Blueberry
Avery  IPA
Sweetwater Motorboat
Boston Beer Co Sam Adams Octoberfest
Allagash White

Upcoming Kegs

Stone Arrogant Bastard
Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
Westbrook Covert Hops
Thomas Creek Banana Split Stout

Our growler fills have been going great, to the point where we keep draining kegs.  That’s a good thing, by the way.  So, we’re going to add another 5 taps giving us a total of 10.  Come check things out next week.  In the meantime don’t forget we’re open regular hours on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday.

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve got another tasting coming up on Tuesday, August 21st.  This time, we’ll be hosting it from 5:30-7:30 PM.  We hope that pushing it back an extra half hour will help more people have a chance to make it.

If you’d like to have an event, like a private tasting, at our location let us know.  We’ve just had our first, and it went off as a great success.  We hope everyone that came had a great time, and that we can continue to deliver quality experiences for all of our customers.

Speaking of a quality experience, we’d like to extend another thanks to all of our customers so far.  You’ve all been fantastic, and we hope to continue to grow and find more of your requests and new favorites.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance

www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store

Crafted Newsletter #5 – Fall Beers Ahoy

It’s that time of year!  Fall beers are finally starting to show up, and we’ve brought in plenty of other great brews for your pleasure.

Bottles and Cans

New Belgium & The Lost Abbey Lips of Faith Brett Beer
Magic Hat Hex
New Belgium Red Hoptober
Castle Brewing Kasteel Tripel
Wychwood Hobgoblin
Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Paulaner Oktoberfest
Harpoon UFO Pumpkin
Xingu Black Beer
Boulder Beer Co Mojo IPA
Boulder Beer Co Hazed & Infused
Charleston Brewing Co East Bay IPA

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)

Sea Dog Wild Blueberry
Stone IPA
Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
Boston Beer Co Sam Adams Octoberfest
Westbrook IPA

Upcoming Kegs

Avery IPA
Terrapin Easy Rider
Thomas Creek Banana Split Stout

Two weeks, and two successful tastings down.  We hope everyone had a great time, and tried something that they might not have tried otherwise.  If you think we did something wrong, or even better than expected, we would love to get some feedback.  Most of what we do for the tastings is for you.  The happier we can make everyone, the better the event!  We would also appreciate any suggestions for new kegs that you think people might enjoy.  The pictures that were taken of our first two events are up on our Facebook page – give them a look and a like.  We’re not sure if Tuesday or Wednesday worked better for everyone, so we’re hoping to get some extra feedback in that regard.  Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or in-store.

Several people have asked about gift cards, and we wanted to let people know that they’re coming.  They are at the printers having our store information printed on them, and we will let people know when they’ll be available as soon as we know.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
http://www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store

Crafted Newsletter #4 – The First Tasting, Part 2

Another week, another set of new brews for you to enjoy!

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA
Caldera IPA
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
North Coast Red Seal Ale
North Coast Old Rasputin (top 10 Homebrewer’s 2012 best beers)
Trappistes Rochefort 10
Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Grand Teton Howling Wolf

Wow, what a week. We had our first tasting this past Wednesday, and it
was a great success because of our customers and friends.  We had a
friend take a few photos for us and have posted them on our Facebook
page.  If you’ve got the time, check them out and leave some comments.
We’re looking for feedback on how we did our first time, and on what
we can do different to make it better. We tapped an Allagash White and
a Thomas Creek Banana Split Stout for the tasting. We still have
plenty of each left, so come by and give them a try while we’ve still
got them!

Several customers who weren’t able to attend last week’s tasting have
requested another go-round of trying what we have on tap, so that’s
just what we’ll do at our second event on Tuesday, August 7 from 5 to
7 PM.  We’ll have Stone IPA on tap by then – you can check our website
the day of the event to see what else is available.  We hope to see
you there!

We’re starting to order and receive some fall beers.  If you have
something in mind we all might enjoy trying, please let us know so we
can check with our distributors on availability.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the
future.  If you’ve got any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep
an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events,
new beers, new kegs, and more!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store