Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Brew News

A few notes about what’s up now...

Hops & Props
Oshkosh’s largest beer fest is set to kick off this Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the EAA’s AirVenture Museum. Tickets for the three-hour fest are $75 and there are still some left. Grab them online HERE. Even if you’re not going, you might want to peruse the massive beer list they’ve lined up for this year’s fest. Check that out HERE.

A New Brewmaster Coming to Bare Bones
In early February, Bare Bones Brewmaster Lyle Hari accepted a position with Props Brewery & Grill in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Lyle will finish his term in Oshkosh in mid-March. His replacement at Bare Bones will be announced shortly. More coming on this in the near future.

Tap Lists
Over in the column on the left you’ll notice two recent additions to the Oshkosh Area Tap Lists (revert to web view,  phone users!). In the past couple weeks both Barley & Hops and Oblio’s have begun posting their taplists online via Taphunter. Nice job, folks! I've also just added Lion’s Tail Brewing in Neenah to the list of Oshkosh area taps. I figure they’re close enough to be included in our scene.

The First Time in a Long Time
Something struck me the other day while I was cruising the beer isle at Festival Foods in Oshkosh. Right now is the first time in 45 years that there have been six-packs of beer from two Oshkosh breweries being sold from retail shelves here. The last time it happened was 1971 when the Oshkosh Brewing Company and Peoples Brewing were still going concerns. Maybe I’m getting sentimental in my old age, but this shit warms my heart. Prost!

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