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**** For December, Beer Friday is Tomorrow, 1 Week Early, on the 18th ****
We are busy getting beer and root beer ready for the holidays - we admit we slacked on home decorating. . .
Yes we will be filling our ½ Gallon Refillable Growlers Wednesday – just in time for the Holidays! Preorder now! Growlers@DevilsCanyon.com
Hosting a party? Going to a party? Looking for a last minute gift? We have some exciting specials listed below! Like . . . Barleywine!
New Subscriber? Beer Friday Info!
Devil's Canyon Brewery is a brewery and is generally not open to the public. We sell our beer to bars and restaurants up and down the peninsula. Here's the current list of locations. If someone forwarded you this email, please check out the website and join the mailing list.
On the last Friday of the month we open our doors to the public at 6pm (Beer Club Members: 5:30pm) and have 2 or 3 live bands. There is no cover charge. Your first drink of the night is $8.00. You get to keep the Devil's Canyon pint glass and bring it back to future events (Reduce, Reuse!). After that, drinks are only $4.00. Food, Wine, Root Beer and Water is also available.
We are family friendly but the brewery is not “kid-proof” so keep an eye on the little ones! We can’t be held responsible if they get all Augustus Gloop’d Willy Wonka style.
If you or an acquaintance own a bar, restaurant or somewhere that local award-winning beer and root beer isn’t being served – talk to us! We’d love to do a tasting and see what styles fit best at your location.
If you are a local business that may be able to use our beers and root beers in your recipes – we are very interested in that as well. Ask us about our partnership program.
It’s VERY interactive. Take a look around. There is a calendar of events, a calendar of locations running specials on our products, photos from events, tap locations and more: www.DevilsCanyon.com
Happy Hour Specials
Did you know that we have a calendar listing off all the Devil’s Canyon Specific Happy Hour Specials?
Take a look at http://www.devilscanyonbrewery.com/calendar/ for one near you!
If you have a favorite watering hole that pours Devil’s Canyon and they don’t have a Devil’s Canyon beer special ask them about it and then let us know!
We’ll try to get one rolling for ya!
Last Chance for the 2nd Harvest Food Drive and Raffle
The 2nd Harvest Holiday Food & Fund Drive is in full swing and we need your help. In these tough economic times they are seeing an unprecedented number people seeking food assistance, some for the very first time. Now more than ever their services are needed to ensure that those being negatively affected by the economic downturn and high food prices have access to the healthy food they need to feed themselves and their families. 96¢ of every $1 donated is used to feed hungry people in our community.
Devil’s Canyon Brewery is proud to be a 2nd Harvest supporter. We have a donation bin located at the brewery, last Beer Friday we raffled off growlers and a Christmas tree, this Beer Friday we will be raffling off highly coveted ½ Gallon Refillable Growlers of our beer (or root beer!)
How can you get in on the raffle? Simply bring at least 5 canned food items or donate $10 in cash, get a raffle ticket from Dan, and squeal “Me, Me, Me, Me, Me” like a little girl as we hold the drawing. Must be present to win!
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties has been providing services to the community for 35 years. They are the single largest nonprofit provider of food to low-income households in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and are the seventh largest food bank in the country. They provide food to an average of 176,000 individuals each month. Of those they serve, 67% are families with children and 12% are senior citizens.
Everyone on staff at Devil’s Canyon thanks you for your continued support of local businesses and your local brewery.
This holiday season let’s reach out even further and support those families in our local community that need a helping hand.
Devil’s Canyon Group on Facebook
Simply Click Here and select "Become A Fan"
We have also added a “Become a Friend” window on the brewery’s homepage.
Last month we had 441 fans – this month we are looking at 541!
Brewer’s Burp? – Well Pardon Me!
This is only going out to the Mailer Subscribers and Twitter Subscribers. The Uber Fans. The Deadicated Ones.
Beer Friday gets crowded. It’s a lot of fun, but a lot of people know about it.
Do you know what’s less predictable? Burps.
Never know when one’s gonna come up - Kinda’ like our new Brewer’s Burp Parties.
Ya just never know when we are going to twitter “BURP 03July, 6pm” or “BURP – Bring Your Pool!” or something like that. However, you now know that it means we will be open, informal and you better be ready for the unexpected even though, technically, that is impossible – like giving 110%. But you get the idea. Watch for BURP announcements.
Got a Twitter account? More and more we are sending updates, announcements and real time reports via twitter!
You can see our “tweets” on the front-page of the Devil’s Canyon website. We send out secret, timely messages using it.
UPDATE! We have added 2 Twitter “Lists”
· Click here to see the twitter stream of our Customers that use Twitter
· Click here to see a list of all the Bay Area Breweries that are using Twitter
Scotch Ale, Lager and Root Beer Cupcakes
We have partnered with Pastry a Go-Go, a local San Mateo specialty bakery, and they have been working our beer into several unique recipes. Owner Laura Mason makes all of her desserts with premium quality ingredients that result in superior quality and texture. We had her amazing treats at several Beer Friday’s now and the response has been overwhelming!
We want to remind you that you can order their delicious Devil’s Canyon Bakery offerings through the website at http://pastryagogo.com whenever the craving hits!
You can follow the Pastry a Go-Go twitter feed at http://twitter.com/pastryagogo .
Beer Cupcakes at Beer Friday? Check! Available to order at anytime through PastryAGoGo.com? Doublecheck and Yum!
Did You Miss The Santa Beer Bus!
Photos of the 2009 Santa Bus are in the Photo Gallery
Size of Last Month’s eMail
Apologies for not compressing images before sending the last email, but thank you to the person who emailed and let us know we needed to get our act together.
Rare Devil’s Canyon Winter Ale Available
It’s here and we only have 2 - 13.2g kegs and 11 -5g kegs of it available!
A warming winter ale, with rich flavors of caramel malt, honey and brown sugar, and holiday spices. Balanced by a citrus and pine hop finish.
Our Winter Ale is available in kegs, refillable ½ gallon growlers and will be on tap outside during Beer Friday!
Uber-Uber-Uber Rare Barrel of Monkeys Barley Wine Available
Bourbon Barrel aged for 8 Months, it’s been a while since we have had our award winning Barley Wine available.
Pre-Order ONLY! BarleyWine@DevilsCanyon.com
Limit 1 per person
16oz bottle, abv. 17%, $20 each
Well we just mentioned the Winter ale and the barley wine . .
That leaves us with reminding you that if you are going to a friend’s house, hosting a party or looking for a last minute gift please consider:
· Refillable growlers
· Brew On Premise
· Any Dollar Amount
Tap Handles for your home kegerators
Tap Tail Vinyl Stickers! (See Below)
Items from Pastry-a-Go Go
There’s our “hard sell” – hope it wasn’t too painful.
Tap Tail Vinyl Stickers Now Available
Well this is exciting – several nights spent at Tech Shop using sophisticated computer stuff and a vinyl cutting machine has produced the first ever available Devil’s Canyon bumper sticker-like tap tail laminate!
We have had people ask us repeatedly about getting bumper stickers from the brewery but we have never been able to figure out the best phrase or design to put on one.
“Drink Local Beer” or “Support Your Local Brewery” sounds great in a staff meeting. It’s a different ball of wax when you get stopped for accidentally rolling a stop-sign on a Saturday night.
The answer came to use as we poured a nice frosty draught Root-Beer (now available in refillable ½ gallon Growlers.) The Tap Handle!
We have a limited supply of sizes from 1” to 12” but we will be making more so if you don’t get one this Beer Friday you can grab one anytime you stop by to refill a growler or say hello.
Brew On Premise – Our Gear, Your Beer
What if you could make your own beer on a professional brewing system, under the guidance of award-winning brewers? You could tweak that special homebrew recipe, have a company team-building event, or just meet up with your mates.
Devil’s Canyon Brewery is the only location in the San Francisco Bay Area that still have a Brew On Premise program!
During the approx. 5 hour process under the guidance of an award-winning brewer, you will make enough beer for a 13.2 gallon keg or about 5 cases of 22oz bottled beers.
Make it an event with friends and you can mix and match cases of your different brews.
This is a perfect activity for a unique twist on any type of event you might host.
BOPs are extremely sought after and they fill up almost as soon as we announce them.
· Your best bet is to ensure you are on our Twitter feed. That is the first place we will post a notification.
· Secondly, check the website and the brewery calendar.
· Lastly, simply ask the BOP Coordinator when the next one is!
If you have a special need to use our brewing system we do occasionally run batches for special group events. Please contact us with the details of your idea!
Special New Years Eve BLAST!
Details to follow, but if you don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve consider a VERY affordable:
Thursday, December 31st, 8pm-1am. Pathetic Honey with the Day Late Fools
$10 Cover include champagne toast at midnight.
We will send out additional details next week, but suffice to say, some special Devil’s Canyon products will be present . . .
Full Boar Scotch Ale – Hopscotch Cheddar Cheese
In case you don’t know . . .
Hopscotch is a gold medal winning cheddar cheese from Fiscalini, soaked in Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company’s award winning Full Boar Scotch Ale!
Immediately after the cheddar has been milled, the milled curds are soaked in the Scotch Ale for two hours. Then, the cheese is placed in molds and pressed for 18 hours. After pressing, the 40 pound blocks are weighed, vacuum sealed and boxed for aging. The appearance is pleasing as the white cheddar is highlighted by the dark beer surrounding each of the pressed curds. At 4 to 5 months the flavor of the cheddar and the ale engage in a unique tasting experience, and becomes more intense with further aging.
A great cheese alone, it is also wonderful melted on pizza, burgers, quesadillas, mac ‘n cheese, etc. We also recommend pairing Hopscotch Cheddar with Devil’s Canyon’s Full Boar Scotch Ale, or any of their award winning beers.
(Bianchini’s Twitter? http://twitter.com/Bianchinis)
What are you waiting for? Get Moooo-ving! (Sorry.)
Did you know you can buy Growlers of Root Beer and Kegs of our Beer directly from the brewery?
Just call the brewery!
We will get your full name & phone number, and schedule a pick-up time weekdays between 10am- 5:30pm.
All orders should be placed at least 24hr in advance so we can get your stuff together. Pick up is at the front door facing Harbor Blvd.
No Kegerator? We have a limited number of jockey boxes and hand pumps as well as ½ gallon refillable Growlers! Check our current price list for . . .um. . .. well. . .. current prices!
Don’t Fear The Porta-Potty
“Clean” is the word. We’ve all been to the county fair and had the county fair outhouse experience. Enough Said.
Our state-of-the-art Porta-Potty is serviced 2 hours before Beer Friday.
During Beer Friday the indoor bathrooms can get messy pretty quickly and we try to stay on top of them as much as possible. Strangely enough, the Porta-John outside seems to fair much better.
So don’t be afraid of the big blue box.
Tap Locations and Free Beer!
with all of our customer locations is available here
Remember – a $15 receipt from any of the places our beer is served gets you a free beer on Beer Friday!
Limit 2 for Beer Club Members, 1 for non-Beer Club Members, See Daniel Curran for receipt redemption.
Devil’s Canyon Online Clothing and Stuff Store
Interested in being the coolest person on your block?
Glad to help.
We have a shop at CafePress where you can get Devil’s Canyon themed clothing. Everything from hats to sweatshirts!
We will not mention that they make great holiday presents because its only October.
You can see the shop right here.
If you have suggestions for additional items feel free to let us know! CafePress@DevilsCanyon.com
Beer Friday Bands And Caterererer
Food will be catered by 1st and Main Sports Lounge (www.FirstAndMainSportsLounge.com)
Time for the December Beer Friday Hootenanny and 2nd Harvest Fun-raiser!
As you know, the brewery is only open to the public one day a month, (Beer Friday!) so this is a special occasion indeed. Hootenanny was also an old country word for “party”. Now, most commonly, it refers to a folk-music party. Expect bluegrass, new-grass, folk, rock, dead-head’ish jams, backwoods traditionals, and musical surprise after musical surprise.
The evening will feature 4 bands, plus special guests and a late-night jam.
If you like live music, show up. If you play an instrument, bring it.
Day Late Fools
are an acoustic trio who play 'Eclectic Acousticana' and have shared bills with
New Orleans' Radiators and the Dave Nelson Band among others. They cover
a large range of styles from rock, country, folk to bluegrass behind the strong
vocal talents of Stacey Erdman. The Day Late Fools are: Stacey Erdman
(Guitar and Vocals),
Larry Weissenborn (Acoustic and Electric Bass_, and Ted Kratter (Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals)
a grassy, greasy, gooey rockin jam-band featuring hot picking, singing, and
great original material. Hot off the stage at Alice's Restaurant, Pathetic
Honey is Dan Newitt (guitar, dobro), David Barrow (guitar), Greg Lauer (mando),
Kevin Kelsey (bass), and Karl Jesse on stringless, neckless banjos (aka drums).
The Stoney Mountain Ramblers play a raucous mix of traditional and progressive bluegrass, newgrass, JerryGrass, etc. High-lonesome harmonies, barn-burning instrumentals, and the “odd” cover. SMR is Steve Joynes (fiddle), “Woodie” Woodell (mando), Gary Anwyl (dobro), Robert Zeien (guitar), Bill Hamburgen (bass) and Scott Dailey (banjo).
Pathetic Honey is a grassy, greasy, gooey rockin jam-band featuring hot picking, singing, and great original material. Hot off the stage at Alice's Restaurant, Pathetic Honey is Dan Newitt (guitar, dobro), David Barrow (guitar), Greg Lauer (mando), Kevin Kelsey (bass), and Karl Jesse on stringless, neckless banjos (aka drums).
First band will be on around 5:30/6:00, last set around 11. Jam from 11:30 to Lights Out/Last Call.
American Beer – Quick Back Story:
In the 1800’s, the United States had over 1,500 breweries. When the 21st amendment was ratified, only half of the facilities had survived prohibition. Even worse, due to consolidation, by 1978 the number dropped to 42. Imagine, only 42 breweries country-wide. Little diversity, few options, fizzy, yellow, watered-down pilsners reigned supreme.
Thankfully, people just like you have begun to rediscover real craft beer. Neighborhood pubs and restaurants like this one are carrying more selections from their neighborhood breweries. Local economies are being directly benefited, local jobs are being created, and thanks to the growing appreciation for locally brewed beers. . .
Today there are over 1,400 breweries operating in the US.
Thank You For Your Continued Support Of Devil’s Canyon Brewery and The Locations Where our Products Are Carried!
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