Friday, July 13, 2007

Meet Zack...

Do you like the Ave Rat t-shirts? Do you have one in your wardrobe yet? It is a must. If not there are 3 large shirts left, we may order more, but probably not until next year, and hopefully then they will be a bit different. I like to keep the evolution going. Each year a new shirt. That said if you like the t-shirt design this is your chance to see some more art by Zack the artist. Zach stopped by the brewery last night, to discuss ideas for the upcoming Scarlet Fire shirts that we are thinking about making. In the conversation his flickr account came up and I wanted to link it here. Below is the picture that he suggested I put up on the site.

He titled this one "3 idiots" and it was taken right after they had completed their half month project on the side of Piece of Mind in Fremont. Check out more of his artwork on his flickr account here. It sounds like he has some interesting projects coming up, and that the Work under the Eastlake bridge might get some revamping, all in the interest of the constant evolution and growth that is part of life. The original artist is coming back and wants to add some changes. Thank you Zack for all your time and efforts, we appreciate it.

In other Big Time news. The Meerkat IPA has arrived. Lots Amarillo and Chinook hops combine provide a great drinking beer that can stand up to all the heat we have had. Here is the official description:

Meerkat IPA

Meerkat India Pale Ale Those fabled voyages of the British Empire supplying heavily hopped beer to their troops in India had to travel around the southern tip of Africa, home to the terminally cute meerkat. We paid homage to this often overlooked leg of the journey with this beer; a crisp, citrusy blend of Chinook and Amarillo hops. O.G. 16.0, 6.1% ABV.

Bill has connected again and brewed another fantastic IPA. We now have 3 IPA's on draft," three" you say, "yes" we live in the northwest where hops are close and plentiful and the drink of choice is IPA. That said look for more in the near future.

Not only are the Ave Rat t-shirts almost gone, but the beer itself is a mere puddle in the tank. There is much speculation as to who will get the honor of the last pint. Ben, one of our regulars got the first, and wants to get the last as well. The jockeying and taunting has already begun among a few select regulars. All in good fun. The Trombipulator Belgian Ale and the Nemesis Strong Ale are about to make an exit as well. So if either of those are your favorites the time is right to come in and see us for one last pint or two.

Bill's research for a coffee brown ale continues. Hopefully he will comment on all the going ons in the Brewery real soon. Sarah has been taking a writing class so you may see a post coming from her real soon.

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