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Location, Location, Location - and Polish Wikipedia?

Monday, December 31, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, Blind Bat is closing in on a new location. Nothing is set in stone, but it is looking more likely that the expanded full-time Blind Bat Brewery (vs the part-time nano version established in 2008) may well be in Farmingdale.

I’m also finalizing the new equipment, I have some customization in mind. More about that when the time comes.

Have been bottling up some Vlad the Inhaler while also tweaking a Sweet Potato Saison. Will send out word when either are available.

While the
Huntington Indoor Winter Market still won’t allow beer, Regina has continued to incorporate some of my spent grains in her Country White Brewers’ Bread that she sells at that market on Sundays (bread baked that morning).

Regarding the Vlad the Inhaler, some googling around led me to a Polish Wikipedia page about the Grodziskie style, which happens to mention Blind Bat Brewery and Vlad the Inhaler. That made my week for sure!

If interested, see (Dziękuję!)

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2013.

Cheers and Na Zdrowie!


Still Expanding

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Haven’t posted about the delayed - but still ongoing - expansion plans in a while. Building in Bohemia did not work after all, so I have been exploring possibilities in Farmingdale, Deer Park, and Smithtown. Had still been trying to find a farm location, but the handful of leads on that were ultimately dead ends.

Beer Bread, Beer Sausage

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Beer isn't allowed at the
Huntington Indoor Winter Farmers' Market, but we're sneaking some Blind Bat in today:

Among other breads, Regina (
Seedsower Farm) will be selling a Country White Brewer’s Bread she baked using some of my spent grains. (She'll also have organic Ciabatta and Focaccia -yum!)

Jonel of the Ridgewood Pork Store will be selling sausage he made using some Cooperstown Cheese Company Gouda provided by Mark of The Big Cheese and some Blind Bat Hell Gate Golden Ale.

All this today, 10 AM - 2 PM at the
Jack Abrams School (Tower & Lowndes) in Huntington Station. Just off 110, just south of Home Depot.

Condzella's Hops

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Resolution for the new year: Be better about keeping up on the old Brewhouse Blog.

Have been busy, still working on the expansion plans while holding down the “regular” job -- but am getting closer. Had a bit of a slowdown after Hurricane Sandy and some recent family health issues, but will be getting back into more action soon.

Had a great visit with John Condzella Jr at Condzella's Farm in Wading River yesterday, with a tour of his hop yard and some beautiful samples of his Cascade and Mt Hood hops.

He'll be planting more varieties for 2013, I'm looking forward to brewing with them!
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