Monday, June 18, 2012

Our new cases for distributing bottles.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a blog post. With all the other things going on it always seems to fall by the wayside. It’s a shame because you really need to stop once in a while to gain perspective on where you’ve been and where you are going.

The past year has seen quite a few changes. With Saison winning a medal at GABF last year, Funkwerks has popped up on people’s radar and sales continue to grow. New tanks were installed in January which gave us some much needed capacity and the ability to do more experimental beers for the taproom and seasonal releases. One of the first being Brett Dream which is a beer we pilot brewed over two years ago but haven’t been able to get into the schedule until recently.

Brett Dream also marked the start of more wild / sour releases. We brewed a highly dry-hopped Belgian ale last month that is currently bottle conditioning with Brettanomyces and last week we brewed a full blown sour beer in the Oud Bruin style that will go into red wine barrels and may see
the light of day in 18-24 months.

Not only are we looking to expand our barrel program in the future, we also plan on expanding to 30-barrel tanks, which would double our batch sizes of Saison and Tropic King. We’ve also recently designed and purchased new case boxes for our bottles which we’re excited to put into circulation.
On the technical side, we’ve slowly gotten our lab up and running and have already made changes in our process to improve our fermentations and yeast health. We also added filtration to our water supply to ensure clean, sediment-free brewing water.

So there you have it, the state of Funkwerks. I’m excited to see what the next year has in store for us!


1 comment:

  1. hell yeah gordon. proud as hell for you and the crew. keep it up.