Thursday, August 25, 2011

Update: Tasting Room, Brewing, On Tap and Events

The last few weeks have been pretty hectic around the brewery.  Most importantly we opened the tasting room this past weekend and our new Belgian-style glasses showed up just in time.  First off we want to thank everyone who came out to support us for our opening.  We couldn’t really keep track of how many people stopped by but met some great people and filled over 50 growlers—so I have to say it was a good day.  Same time, same place every Saturday.   

We also fired up the brew house last week and brewed our biggest beer yet.  It was our take on an imperial stout.  We filled our mash tun to the top with over 2,200 pounds of grain then added 120 pounds of dark Belgian Candi Sugar to the kettle to up the gravity, add some fig, dark chocolate and burnt sugar notes to the beer and help dry it out a bit.  Our plan is to rest this beer in some fresh bourbon barrels for six to twelve months then hand bottle it when it’s ready.  

Our plan has always been to try and work in some unique and creative beers between brewing our year-round and seasonal beers and this was the first attempt at that.  Since our tanks are empty while we are delivering our first couple batches it seemed like the perfect time to get something different fermenting.

We also delivered a bunch of kegs last Friday and expect a few more to go out this week.  The list of places that either has Kane on tap or has kegs waiting to be tapped is.  Right now our kegs at The Twin Light Taphouse and Brickwall in Asbury were kicked--we hope to get more on soon.

Bars & Restaurants:

Bond St. Bar
208 Bond Street
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Fish Urban Dining
601 Mattison Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

Main Street Bar & Grill
732 Route 35
Ocean, NJ 07712

Piccola Italia
837 West Park Ave
Ocean, NJ 07712

Surf Taco
21 South Hope Chapel Road
Jackson NJ 08527

Nip and Tuck Bar
23 Norwood Avenue
Long Branch NJ 07740-5424

Maloney's Pub and Grill
119 Main St
Matawan New Jersey 07747

Buffalo Wild Wings
# 2004A, 180 State Route 35
Eatontown NJ 07724-2014

Tap Room at the Somerset Hills Hotel
200 Liberty Corner Road  
Warren, New Jersey 07059

Growler Stations:

Cranbury Buy Rite
2678 Rte 130
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Joe Canal's - Lawrence Twp
3375 Route 1
Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648

Joe Canal's - Woodbridge
489 Route 1 South
Woodbridge, NJ 08830

The kegs we sent to Joe Canal’s will not be tapped for a few weeks.  We are working on an event for both locations, but we will let you know when it’s confirmed.
Speaking of events—we have a few that are confirmed for the next week or so.  This Thursday we will be taking part in the New Jersey Beer Night at Barcade in Jersey City.  This is going to be a great event and we wish there were more like this.
All operating breweries in NJ are sending two kegs and some brewery reps to Barcade for the night.  The list looks impressive and we can’t wait to try some of the other great beers being brewed in the Garden State.  If the event is half as cool as the promotional poster they created, we’re in for a good night.
We are also going to be pouring beer at a fund raising BBQ in Lavallette.  It should be a great time and its for a good cause.  More information is available at the link below—if you’re going to be in the area it’s worth checking out:
We have a few more events in the works but we will post them as we get confirmation.  
Finally, the person who has been working to find a solution to our glycol issues was in to pull apart the system headers and remove and rework the mess that our first highly unqualified plumber made. It seems to be working correctly now, but we still have to re insulate the copper then we should finally be able to put the glycol problems to rest.  Of course it seems like the probe on our bright tank isn’t working now.

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