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Like Elvis

Posted by Rob Hern on

Like Elvis... Like everyone. In true SFBC style, the reference to Elvis wasn’t actually a call out to Elvis himself but came from the opening lyrics of a song called “Mother Mary” by a band called Far. The beer morphed into an Elvis reference … the additions, I hope, make that fairly clear. The idea for the whole Darkest Timeline series originated with this one song while I was on a canoe trip in the summer of 2020. The series title came later but - as with most of my naming scheme - it is pop culture references from start...

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FoamSlayer (Tandem Beer Release)

Posted by Rob Hern on

This week, we will be releasing our second tandem distance collab since COVID started. This isn’t a new idea to me; I’ve been playing around with brewing the same beer as another brewery for a while. The first example of this being our annual Barncat collab, Pulp. We also recently did something similar with the tandem release of Ohh LaLa and Ahh OuiOui in collaboration with Counterpoint. This one had an added twist, though: it was actually three beers released, not two... if you were brave enough to try some home blending. Honestly, I just think this is fun shit...

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Confused Yet?

Posted by Rob Hern on

Our Lando project can get a bit confusing. Let's be real, SFBC can be a little confusing in general. In his most recent blog post, Rob takes a stab at explaining the process of producing our oddly named batches of this ongoing sour Saison. While he's at it, he rants a little about our lack of flashing lights. 

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Zester's Elbow

Posted by Rob Hern on

As some of you are aware, we brewed Pulp again with Barncat Artisan Ales in early January. I won’t get too deep into the pain of zesting, so let’s just say that it was more than enough… particularly since we’re releasing two versions of Pulp this time around. The original recipe, first brewed at Barncat in 2017, and an SFBC tweak. Both beers were brewed the exact same way with the exact same ingredients + ratios. Barncat was kind enough to let me use their house yeast to ferment with, so even the sacch strain is consistent. As most homebrewers...

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Belgium 2018

Posted by Kat Rogers-Hern on

A little over two weeks ago, Rob and I made it back from our second annual trip to Belgium. We took 9 days to make the rounds, revisiting some favourite haunts in Brussels, making it to a spot that we missed out on last time, and spending a few days exploring the countryside along the Belgium-France border. The trip was a great chance for us to take a step back from daily life at the shop & in the brewhouse; we came home with a few exciting ideas and stomachs full of beer & cheese. To keep this blog post...

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