Hey Everyone! Happy Thursday! It’s been another awesome week at Trek, and we’ve had a lot of things going on. We can SEE the finish line, and we know it’s coming soon, there are just still a few hurdles that we’ve got to get over before we reach it.
I don’t know how long you guys have been on this journey with us, but if you’ve been following Trek from the beginning, you’ll notice that EVERY SINGLE THURSDAY since March 13th, I’ve written a blog post. I love writing them, and, I love getting to connect with you guys on a weekly basis. For me, it is cathartic to write about all the ins and outs of starting a new business, and I hope that it’s mostly interesting to read. There is so much going on in our lives and at Trek that the posts almost always write themselves. However, and I’m going to be brutally honest here, sometimes, it’s hard to come up with something to write about. When it’s Wednesday afternoon and I don’t have a topic – I start to panic. When it’s Wednesday night and I still don’t have a topic… I figure, we can ALWAYS talk about beer.
The more that I thought about beer tonight the more I realized that it would be a great idea to do a monthly feature about what’s in our fermenters. This way, we can keep you all up to date with what we’ve been brewing, and what will soon be on tap for you! Sound good? Great. I knew you’d be on board.
Currently we’ve got 3 beers going in the fermenters. The first brew that can officially be called Trek Brewing Company beer is a Pale Ale. It’s a great sessionable beer. It’s got just the right amount of hoppiness to make it super refreshing and a little citrusy. Its amber colored, and light bodied. This one will have you coming back for more. If you’re curious about this style, you can check out our Pale Ale Style Spotlight.
We’ve also got a Cream Ale fermenting currently. This one is a very approachable craft brew. If you’ve never tasted craft beer before – our cream ale is definitely one we’ll recommend. This particular beer is lighter in both color and mouthfeel. However, unlike certain big name beers, this cream ale isn’t light on flavor. This one is a year-round staple, and we’re sure you’ll love it.
I’ve saved the best for last– the third beer in our fermenters is the one and only Vanilla Stout. This is the beer that John brews for me. I’m a pretty nice person, so I’ll share it with you guys. I’ve told you before that this beer is always on tap at our house, and it will always be on tap at Trek. The Vanilla Stout is… perfect. It’s also just the right amount of roasty with just a hint of sweetness. It’s a medium bodied beer, chocolate brown in color. It’s not so thick that you’ll feel full after drinking just one, but it’s thick enough to warrant slowing down to enjoy it. A lot of non-craft beer drinkers are hesitant to try a stout, but, many are surprised how much they like it when they try. Many stouts have a coffee-like roastiness that is approachable by most caffeine addicted adults. You can check out more about our Vanilla Stout on our Stout Style Spotlight. I urge you all to at least try this one- I bet you’ll love it.
These three beers will be on tap at our opening. We’re continuing to brew so that we’ll have a wider variety of styles available from Day 1. That day is QUICKLY approaching, so please stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Until next week friends! Cheers!