Well its done, or at least mostly finished... We have now brewed and delivered beer from the new brewery a few times. It feels good and less stressful now that its running. Now to hit the brewery routine for the summer. Our Levide Pils has been really well received and now all our 2017 hops are used. So the next batch will come after the summer with the new harvest. In the near future for 2nd July release we will have Alskute IPA released through the Gotland SB stores. More things to come in the beer pipe line, including making our beer available for order NATIONWIDE through the Systembolaget after the summer, and beer tastings for the summer on our hop deck. Where did the time go, in December 2017 I started to work in the dark on the tractor garage this weeks its Midsummer, Have a rocking summer !
So I was thinking I would have plenty of time to write a short update here and there over the last 6 weeks.... Well this is the second instalment. Big stuff we have done since the first post. Added new drainage and filtration, and water feed pipe in, doors, heating, insulation, electrical cabling, and now to look after the beer in the best possible way after bottling a cold room. Now I am not standing in muddy trenches or crawling through roof spaces I can soon concentrate on brewing beer again. All this as been done with snow, some days at -9, really great job from our local contractors. A few details remain and a good clean up and we are ready to go !
During 2017 and even before it was clear that if we wanted to develop the brewery properly and give it and ourselves a good chance of success we would have to move out from our basement, which is where we have done all our brewing until now. We are only moving as far as the tractor garage. But it will provide a much better and bigger space for everything. This week among a lot of other things we poured a new concrete floor, the written plan of which started about 6 months ago. So its exciting times, so far all is going well, but there is a lot to do before we have the new brewery rolling. This is the bricks and building part, we are also working away at the our beers and ideas to make the most of this investment of time and money into something that we can be really happy with in the future. Here are some photos of works in progress. I will post some more updates as things progress !
For the first time we will be pouring our beer from tap in Stockholm, at the Nöjesguidens Ölmassa, come by and see us for a beer at Mosebacke Torg 1. Click through the images for more information.
Our Folk Pale Ale, Galaxy IPA and Breakfast Stout available either ICA Hemse and TorgKassan and Systembolaget, Hemse, Visby and Slite. Cheers from Alskute.
Our first Systembolaget release, 2nd October 2017, at Hemse, Slite and Visby SB stores. Breakfast Stout with Kaffi from our friends at Kränku. Galaxy IPA will follow in November, Thanks for the support cheers Alskute
Find our Tasty Pale Ale from today in the fridge at ICA Hemse !
Pale Ale NEPA Folköl, our interpretation of New England Style, gives a fuller juicer body to this Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Mosaic Hops. Available direct and super fresh from the brewery. We will open Friday afternoons or drop me a message for other times. A couple of advance boxes went to Amarillo for our friends in Visby. Cheers have a great weekend. PS Barnie Mills thanks for the great work on the design again !
Really happy to have great new labels on our Breakfast Stout brewed with Kränku Kaffi. A small number of bottles can be found at Munkkallaren and the Black Sheep Arms also via Private Import on Gotland along with CHOPS IPA
CHOPS IPA is on tap in town at Amarillo
Alskute IPA is on tap at Fröjel Resort
Good Bye 2016, welcome 2017. A busy year for us, thanks for all the support. We have been quietly working away this Autumn but see an interesting and full 2017 ahead at Alskute Farm & Brewery. Below captures a few highlights, events, great collaboration, new lovely labels, private import, technology, hop harvest and gotland grown hop series beers all of which we aim to build on starting with the beer Cheers Bruce
Thanks to Calle for the extra pair of hands, Great Job mate, also Oskar for the Kaffi, Breakfast Stout Kranku Kaffi went very well.
Very happy to be serving three very different beers from our new taps tonight at Visby Beer Festival, See you there
Breakfast Stout with Kränku Kaffi
CHOPS with Mosaic Hops in the Hop Back
Super Fresh Lemon Saison
Also a reminder, whilst we plan out the next pilot Hop Brew, you can drink Alskute IPA on Tap at Amarillo, with Chops IPA at Frojel Resort and Munkkallaren
Another stunning Gotland summers day, Cascade and Magnum reaching for the sky!
Super fresh CHOPS on keg at Amarillo and new labelled IPA in bottles.
Also sporting new labels delivery to Black Sheep Arms of Alskute IPA
New labels looking great, Barney Mills many thanks :)