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Three Year Anniversary

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Anniversary-marketing-design-no-outline-webCome celebrate our third year anniversary at the brewery with beer and food from 11am to 8pm on August 9th. We’ll have two bars set up to serve you and keep lines to a minimum, our Anniversary Ale on tap, delicious food cooked up at the brewery, commemorative glassware, and more!

Anniversary Ale
ebc-mk-iii-anniversary-glass-editedOur three-year anniversary ale is a doppelsticke altbier aged in second use bourbon barrels for 5 months. This malty brew is full of raisin, caramel and toffee flavors with hints of bourbon, vanilla and oak. The brew will be available on tap at the brewery and available in 22oz bottles to go.

Full Beer List

  • Captains Summer Session
  • Golden Spur Saison
  • Valkyrie Altbier
  • Shorts Day IPA
  • Protector Imperial IPA
  • Langsamweizen Rye Hefeweizen
  • Nighthawk Black Ale
  • Boom Stick Barrel Aged Double IPA
  • John Chester Wine Barrel Aged Belgian Strong Ale w/ Figs
  • EBC Mk. III Doppelsticke Altbier

Food
As in tradition, Custom Melt will be on hand serving up delicious food at the brewery from 12pm – 6pm.

Year In Review
August – Second Year Anniversary Success
September – EBC Hires First Employee and Names Beer After Him
October – First Fruit Beer Release
November – Brewed First Full Batch of Hickman English Bitter
December – EBC Releases Their First Belgian Tripel
January – First Food & Beer Pairing at The Brewery
February – EBC Announces 15-BBL Brewery Expansion
March – Release of First Bottled Barrel Aged Brew
April – First Tour of New Brewery
May – Release of Second Bottled Barrel Aged Brew
June – Operation Dirty Green – Concrete Installation Part I
July – Operation Dirty Green – Concrete Installation Part II

Keep The Glass
Commemorative three year anniversary glasses will be on sale at the brewery during the event. They will be available for purchase individually or at a discount with a glass of our EBC Mk. III Anniversary Ale.

EBC Mk. III Bottles
22oz bottles of EBC Mk. III will be on sale at the brewery during the event – we have 450 available so be sure to get them while they last!

Event Recap: Two Year Anniversary

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who made our second year anniversary a great success! We had a lot of fun, and we hope you did as well.

The event started a few days early Thursday, August 1st with a beer dinner at Cafe Firenze. The food they prepared to pair with our beer was absolutely amazing! A big thanks to Cafe Firenze for hosting us and to everyone who came out to the event. If you didn’t get a chance to come celebrate with us at this event, stay tuned as we hope to have some similar events throughout the year. But for now, check out these pictures from the event (thanks to Shane May for the pics):

And now onto the main event – our Second Year Anniversary Celebration at the brewery on Saturday August 3rd. Taking a cue from last year’s incredible turn out, we added a second bar and streamlined our beer serving. Though there was still a bit of a line for beer, things went a lot more smoothly this year. Thank you all for being such great customers during this packed event – it just goes to show that beer drinkers are some of the best people in the world.

As many of you also know, it was our first time ever selling bottled beer at the brewery – previously we’ve only ever sold growlers. This went amazingly well, and much to our surprise, they were fun to bottle. Because of this, we’re excited to announce that over the next year we’ll be bottling more of our bigger beers, like barrel aged brews, Barleywines, etc., that aren’t suited for growlers.

Thanks again to everyone who came out to celebrate with us on Thursday and Saturday. We’re really looking forward to this next year with increased barrel aged beer releases, expanding into more local bars, and putting together plans for a bigger brewery!

Photo Time

EVENT: Two Year Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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This past year has moved faster than any of us could have imagined. We’ve nearly doubled our production capacity, expanded into another warehouse unit, and even started a barrel aging program. It is with your continued support that we have been able to grow so fast and now celebrate our two year anniversary.

As a thanks to all your support, we’ve put together an awesome event to celebrate the end of our second year on August 3rd with 9 beers on tap, food from Custom Melt, commemorative anniversary doppelsticke glassware, 2 bars for shorter lines & our first bottle run with our 2nd Anniversary Doppelsticke altbier.

The Beer
We’re releasing a brand new anniversary ale for the event – EBC Mk. II 2nd Anniversary Doppelsticke Altbier.

Our second anniversary ale is a special one-time release batch of beer brewed for the occasion. The 9.5% doppelsticke altbier has prominent caramel and toffee flavors with hints of chocolate, raisin, cherry and biscuit. For those that had last year’s doppelsticke anniversary alt, this version is slightly darker with more chocolate flavors and is not oak aged.

The full beer list for the event is as follows:

  • Captains Summer Session
  • Golden Spur
  • Langsamweizen
  • Valkyrie
  • Vanilla Oak Valkyrie on Cask
  • Protector
  • Protector – Hop Project
  • Thunderchief Double IPA
  • EBC Mk. II 2nd Anniversary Doppelsticke Altbier

And, yes you read that right; we’re re-releasing our Thunderchief Double IPA. This hop-forward beer is heavily hopped with traditional American C-hops – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus. Perfect for all you hop-heads out there.

The Food
Custom Melt will be setting up their tent again serving special food designed just for the event. Menu to follow, so stay tuned for details

Keep the Glass
Like last year, we have a unique glass available to commemorate our 2nd year anniversary. This can be purchased individually or as a keep the glass with a glass of EBC Mk. II.

Anniversary Bottles ebc-mk-II-label
For the first time ever, we will be selling bottles of our anniversary ale – 750ml corked Belgian bottles. These aren’t just special growler fills like last year – these are pre-bottled beers. And while you won’t get the joy of watching Matt and Chris fill and cork behind the bar in-front of you like last year, you do get these fancy new labels. We have a limited supply, so first come first serve.

Shorter Lines
To help keep the lines for beer short – we’re setting up a second bar over by the brewery to serve up our main beers. Additionally, we will not be serving taster flights for the duration of the event – you can still order tasters, but only 2 per person.

A Year in Review
August – One Year Anniversary Success
September – Moorpark Country Days Parade Recruitment
October – Captain Chris and Brie get Married
November – EBC Thanksgiving Food Drive
December – Our first adventure in chili pepper beers
January – Custom Melt Sets Up at The Brewery for the First Time
February – Released our first German Weizen beer
March – Released our first Belgian Ale
April – First Part of Brewery Expansion complete
May – Second Part of Brewery Expansion complete
June – Christened our New Tank Heidi

Christening Heidi

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Back in mid-March we picked up a new bright tank from Ladyface Brewery as part of our brewery expansion. It was named “Tax Determination Tank #2”. We needed to fill it with our 2nd year anniversary ale, but as you may know, all tanks at the brewery must be named after ladies in German drinking songs (or at the very least a ladies name) – otherwise it is bad luck.

But…
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Renaming a fermentor is not a simple task. First all traces of the old fermentor name have to be removed from our records. Second, the old fermentor name needs to be purged from existence. And lastly, the fermentor needs to be renamed and christened in preparation for the beer.

We were sure to perform this procedure at night while we were closed. If one false word was uttered, things could go very wrong – Indiana Jones and the Ark of the Covenant opening wrong.

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First step was to remove all traces of the old name from our records. This included deleting the name from our fermentation gantt chart.

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Then removing the name from our fermentation control panel.

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And finally erasing of the name on the bright tank itself.

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Fog began to roll across the brewery as we prepared our final speech to remove the last of the old name. Captain Chris’ bosun’s whistle rang clear through the night.

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And on cue, Brie delivered a speech that will long be remembered for those few brewery personnel there on that foggy night.

Oh mighty ruler of the fermented fruits of the barley, to whom all men and machines who venture upon your vast domain are required to pay homage, implore you in your graciousness to expunge for all time from your records and recollection the name “Tax Determination Tank #2” which has ceased to be an entity in your kingdom.

As proof thereof, we submit this burning symbol of this vessel’s previous name.

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Pause was given to light the last symbol of the old tank aflame to burn into embers atop the trench drain.

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As the flames died down, Brie started up again.

We give thanks to Ladyface Ale Company who served with this beautiful vessel in the past and kept her clean and free from the horrors of beer stone and mineral deposits.

May the purging of this name from the ledgers of the deep bring forth a new beginning for this glorious vessel and a bright future for her new deployment as a bright tank in the Enegren Brewing Company.

And with the old tank name purged from existence – it was time to rename the tank. First we carefully applied her name.

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And then, with all the usual pomp and circumstance with a new tank we began the christening.

Dear Lord,

We ask you for your blessing of this bright tank. May her glycol jackets cool efficiently, her ports seal tightly and her gauges read true. May all brewers who serve on her go unharmed by the perils of craft beer and may you bless this glorious vessel and give her the strength to carry the Enegren Brewing Company onward and upward.

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And so, after the breaking of the beer bottle on our new tank Heidi, she now embarks on her continuing mission to brew new beers and boldly go where no fermentor has gone before.

Event Recap: One Year Anniversary

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Thank you all who came out and made our first year anniversary celebration a huge success! We never could have imagined such an amazing turnout. We truly appreciate and are grateful for all your support.

We apologize for the long wait in line for beer during most of the day. The great Ron Burgundy said it best:
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We expected about 200 people and much to our amazement over 600 of you showed up. So thank you very much for your patience and for being so kind when you made it to the front of the line.

We’re already working on increasing our ability to serve you better. If anyone stopped by Sunday, you might have seen Fireman Dave (Brie’s Dad) taking measurements for a new tasting counter extension. Additionally a second iPad cash register will now be standard issue behind the bar.

We have big things in store for the next year from new beer releases, to additional tasting room improvements, to more events and can’t wait to get started.

We truly have the best followers and it is because of your support that we can keep our dreams alive. Keep up with our blog and newsletter for information on new releases, like “Thunderchief Double IPA” which should be hitting the tap room in a few weeks, and for information on our upcoming events.

Cheers,
EBC Crew

One Year Anniversary

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A year ago today, we had just finished our brewery training in preparation for our grand opening.

This year we have an even bigger and better anniversary party planed. Starting at 11am on August 4th, we’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary. And we’ve got a lot of things planned:

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  • Release of our 1 year anniversary doppelsticke altbier – a special one-time only batch of beer brewed at 10.3% ABV with German malts and American and German hops. Aged on French Oak, the beer has unique raisin, caramel and biscuit flavors, with a subtle spicy oak finish.
  • Full servings of beer will be available at the brewery for the first time.
  • Special keep the glass deals for our anniversary ale with a unique glass created specifically for the event.
  • New 750ml corked growlers of the doppelsticke alt. These will be counter pressure filled and can be cellared for several years.
  • Germany’s Famous Bratwurst Food Truck will be at the brewery from 1pm – 4pm.


Additionally, we’ll have more beer on tap than we’ve ever had before:vertical doppelsticke alt and doppelsticke alt glass

  1. Protector Imperial IPA
  2. Valkyrie California Altbier
  3. Captain’s Summer Session
  4. Double Hopped Captain’s Summer Session
  5. One Year Anniversary Doppelsticke Altbier
  6. Hop Project – Christopher Columbus
  7. Vanilla Oak Valkyrie
  8. Cherry Golden Spur Saison
  9. Courtrai Barrel Aged Saison

We hope to see you all there!

A year in review
July – Grand Opening
August – Purse Hooks Installed
September – Fermentor Explosion
October – Foliage Pale Ale Release
November – Brewery’s First Glassware
December – Brewery Automation Installed
January – Expanding Production – a Third Fermentor
February – Installed Grain Pulley
March – First Barrel Beer
April – Brewery Laboratory Installed
May – Expanded Hours of Operation
June – Two Beer Tasting Events
July – Taster Restriction Removed