Happy American Craft Beer Week!
So our name dropped a few weeks ago and life’s been nuts. Tim and I traveled to Albuquerque, NM to visit family [and snuck in a trip to Marble Brewing and caught a Neutral Milk Hotel show]; put on an amazing party for 3,000 craft beer fans at Rocktown Beer and Music Festival; Tim’s business partner, Jamie Long moved back to town and conveniently right across the street from our place; and we have been conducting numerous business meetings while drinking craft beer on the front porch. All while keeping our day jobs and raising a toddler.
Head brewer, Jamie and Tim have been hard at work getting ready for the next phase now that all investors are in and the factory space at Harrisonburg Ice House is being carved out into a sweet tasting room. Learn more about the Ice House redevelopment at Phase Two | Matchbox Downtown.
This week also brought a visit from Ben Trumbo, our brewer who will be moving back to his native Virginia from St. Louis. The guys hashed out ideas, talked good books and music, and met new friends on the porch. This was in between visits to Three Brothers Brewing, Harrisonburg | Capital Ale House, the original Jack Brown’s Joint, Billy Jacks Wing and Draft Shack, Midtowne Market and the new Harrisonburg Three Notch’d location. Our recycle bin is overflowing.
Next up for Jamie and Tim is a collaboration session … stay tuned. And sometime this year we’ll be opening a brewery in the town we love, for the people we love to share a beer with.