If it were up to me, I would promise all y’all a grand opening on May 1. Of course, it’s not up to me, since APPARENTLY I am not very discerning [read: I like all beer] and the beer professors I work with get veto power if there’s anything off about what we’re hoping to offer you all for opening. But so far, so good.
Since I can’t promise an opening date (quite) yet, I’ll just report that “we” just kegged Horse & Dragon’s first beer.
And just when you think yesterday couldn’t get any better, you run home at lunch to tear down the Christmas lights and find this, which really is a miracle:
Elsewhere around the Horse & Dragon, here’s the start to our barrel aging program, conveyed home this week from our friends at Rocky Mountain Spirits in Denver in the trusty Co van. (This is glam transport, we know – but that thing has carted everything from 8-year-olds’ soccer teams to dorm room contents to table saws. And now whiskey barrels. I love it.)
On another (related) topic, may we just note again how craft beer brings people together? I realize this is not news to anyone who frequents taprooms and craft bars, but it’s so apparent and great that I have to comment on it. I love the craft beer community. Monday night we met these two at Equinox’s taproom (we might have been the people who gabbed until Justin & Tyler gently kicked us out) and then saw them again last night at The Mayor of Old Town during Funkwerks’s tap takeover.
If you weren’t convinced about the power of craft beer to unite and make good times happen, here’s one last shot from Tap and Handle of Samantha & Reena.