Wednesday December 9, 2009 @ 22:22 PM
Man, what a year it's been here at DBBC. We celebrated our year anniversary three weeks ago by hosting our first Mug Club Party which included a revisiting of two of our favorite past beers that I tucked away for just such a special occasion. One was a keg of Congo Pale Ale (Belgian influenced IPA) and the other was a keg of the Dead Bear Imperial Stout. Both beers showed an amazing complexity that only comes with age. I have set aside other beers for future special releases, I have quite a collection of past favorites awaiting a good reason to dip into them.
Over the last year we have brewed 31 different seasonal beers. That's 31 different beer styles! I am proud of the variety that we have and I like to say we "bring a world of beer to Nelson County". Plus it's just plain fun to brew such a diversity of beers. In addition to the variety I am proud of our showing at this years Great American Beer Festival where we won four medals!! A Gold in International Pilsner, a Silver in Vienna-style Lager, a Silver in Baltic-style Porter, and a Silver in Keller/Zwickle Beer. One Gold and three Silvers. Not bad for being less than a year old at the time!
Anyway, this is my first blog so I'll keep it short and sweet. Thanks to everyone who has come out here and tried our beer and food.