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Brewers for a Day!

By Trevor | December 28th, 2013

Whew, have we been busy up here in Pittston! Between bingeing on casserole and trying to figure out what to do with all these new pairs of socks, we’ve decided to give back to a few of our faithful followers. This year we raffled off the chance to join Mark and Guy in the brewery for a day of frothy creation. The raffle was hosted by SuperValue Beverage on Mearns Road in Warminster, Bucks County. Each week one lucky winner won some fresh brewery swag. From those who had previously won, the grand prize winner of Brewer for a Day was drawn. The winners ended up being a couple from Hatboro, Brandon and Kristen. They joined us on December 20th for a brew session of the Southern Rye IPA.
Brandon and Kristen are avid brewery goers with many local brewery tours under their belt.  However, they had never brewed before their visit to SBC.  That was just fine because Mark assured them that they would “be able to do [his] job by the end of the day; just don’t tell [his] boss!”  And so they set off to brew the Southern Rye IPA!

Pumpkin, Oktoberfest, & Sampler Pack display at SuperValue Beverage on Mearns road.

Pumpkin, Oktoberfest, & Sampler Pack display at SuperValue Beverage on Mearns Road.

Mark, lead brewer, (left) standing with Brandon and Kristen, respectively, on the brew deck.
Mark, lead brewer, (left) standing with Brandon and Kristen, respectively, on the brew deck. And, of course, Guy sitting on Brandon’s shoulder.

All wondering how they will ever turn that giant vat of hot water in to Southern Rye IPA.

All wondering how they will ever turn that giant vat of hot water into Southern Rye IPA.

Mark showing Kristen how wort clarity is effected by the vorlauf process.

Mark showing Kristen how wort clarity is effected by the vorlauf process.

Brandon using the Braukon system to move wort from the lauter tun to the boil kettle.

Brandon using the Braukon system to move wort from the lauter tun to the boil kettle.

Finally, Brandon adding the first bittering hops to the Southern Rye IPA.

A great time was had by all.  And remember, keep your eye open for more opportunities just like this one at your local bars and distributors which support Susquehanna Brewing.  This may be you next time!

As always – Cheers,

Trevor.

 

 

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