Hello everyone. Well the beer festivals have officially begun. The past two weeks Roy-Pitz has been hitting Philadelphia pretty hard. We had a great time pouring at the World Cafe Live where brewer Chris was joined by long time friends Dwight Swaney and Nik Golden. The live music was amazing (especially the Radiohead cover) as we poured bottles of Sour Hound, Daddy Fat Sacks and Laydown Stay Down. Stockertown Beverage was also helping out pouring and volunteering. The next week was followed by the German Society BierFest. There was a ton of traditional German lagers and ales and as many soft pretzels as you could eat. The Philadelphia Roller Girls were arm wrestling people on stage and rocking out to German music. It's always a good time there.
This weekend catch brewers Chris and Roy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Sean Glines from Prime Stache will also be hanging out spreading the love of beer. We will be pouring Underground Safety Stout, our imperial stout from our Liquid Art series, Sour Hound, and Honey Sucker Pilsner. Here's some pictures of HoneySucker during the brewing process. Check out Berto cooking up a sugary honey slurry; this later is added to fermentation once it's cooled and sterilized. Most of the sugar gets fermented into alcohol but a beautiful honey aroma and flavor are still present.
And finally what would a brewers blog be like without an awesome Roy-Pitz Brewing Co. video. This was shot a couple of weeks ago as Roy and Berto are busy bottling up Daddy Fat Sacks.