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What’s In Our Fermenters – March 2018

Hey friends! Happy Thursday! Although the calendar says Spring the weather does not… and that is a little frustrating. John and I are having trouble re-adjusting to Ohio’s crazy weather. It’s one of the things that we miss the most about Washington- it had a temperate climate, not too hot, not too cold, and you pretty much knew what to expect. Ohio however, likes to keep you on your toes.

Even though it’s snowy here, we hope you’ll think about joining us on Saturday from 5-9! Aloha Streetery will be out front, bringing delicious Island inspired food, and transporting you away from snow and into the sunshine. John and I first had their food at Seventh Son late last summer, and we are STILL talking about how delicious it was. Plus, we’ve got the best place in town to watch your basketball games. At this point, literally anything could happen in this tournament, so it’s probably safest to watch while you are surrounded by beer. That way, you can either have a drink to console you, or a drink to cheers your winnings.

We’ve been having so much fun getting to know all of you and share our beers. Our first four have been well received. On tap at Trek we’ve got the Cream Ale, Pale Ale, Vanilla Stout and IPA. We actually seem to be selling close to even numbers of those four beers, so there isn’t a clear winner on style as of yet. We’ve been brewing almost constantly to keep up with demand, but as we told you last week, we ordered two more fermenters for our pilot system, and we’re putting them to good use by expanding our styles. So, it’s time again to update you on what’s in our fermenters!

New in our fermenters this month are the Trek Red Ale and The Trek Hoppy Brown Ale! These two styles are awesomely versatile. Both the Red and the Brown are right in the middle of both flavor and color profiles on the beer spectrum.

The Red Ale is fairly balanced as far as malt and hops, which makes it extremely approachable. It’s not too sweet, and not too bitter – the goldilocks of beer really. You can find out more about it by checking out our Style Spotlight.

The Hoppy Brown Ale is also in the middle of the spectrum, but as the name suggests, leans a little toward the hoppy side. It’s got plenty of roasted malts to bring color and big roasty flavor, but it also has that citrusy zip of hops right at the end. We know you’ll love it.

We’re planning to debut these two styles soon! After you stop by Trek on Saturday (from 5-9!), we encourage you to head over to Thirty-One West for the kickoff event for the Tasty Buns and Craft Beer week, benefiting the Licking County Food Bank. This weekend will be the tapping of the 9 of Hearts – a collaboration brew from ALL 9 Licking County Brewers! You can even drink Trek IPA on tap at Thirty-One West during their tap takeover event!

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday! We’ve truly enjoyed getting to meet all of you, and we’re looking forward to expanding our hours soon!