Thursday, May 8, 2014

William Street Brewhouse News

Firstly, I want to thank all of our great friends in Cobourg and the surrounding area who have made it so completely clear that we are building our brewery in the right place. Thank you for your unwavering support...and your seemingly unlimited thirst.

As I have had the opportunity to explain to many of you, we have spent the past few weeks waging a war on two fronts. One one side, we have been working to get our brewhouse operations up to full capacity. This has included a ton of engineering and re-engineering, assembly and re-assembly and countless hours of watching CO2 bubbles. You will be happy to hear that we are just now finally hitting our stride with many of the kinks worked out.

At the same time, there is the wonderful issue of your enthusiasm and patient demand to buy beer from our on site retail store. We have opened as possible, we have sold beer in large quantities at an unexpected pace, and we have had to turn people away empty handed. Many of you have commented that "it's a nice problem to have". You are probably right, if you consider the opposite scenario in which the fridges were full and no one wanted the contents. However, our goal now is to provide you with consistency.

To that end, after much deliberation and angst, we have decided to keep the retail store closed this weekend (May 9th-11th) in order to get ahead of the game. We really want to have our best foot forward going into the May long weekend. The store will be open on May 15th at noon. At that time you can select between:

Cliff Top Pale Ale 
Our North American Style Pale Ale which boasts a balance of citrusy hop bitterness and smooth malty sweetness.

North Shore Blonde
An effort at elegance in simplicity. It is golden in colour with a crisp sweetness and a subtle and balanced hop presence

White Sail Wheat
Your first introduction to our Canadian Hefeweizen - Cloudy and crisp with a strong presence of Orange. Perfect for the May long weekend!

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