It’s Breese Fest time babies!

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Ladies and gentlemen of the interwebs, it’s that magical time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to change, and there’s beer in the air. That’s right folks, it’s time for the Breese Fall Festival in lovely Breese, IL!

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In case you were wondering, yes, I am going to ignore the fact that we haven’t posted since February. Thanks for noticing. Beer stuff guys, keep up! This year we are bringing three brand new beers to the festival. I’m sure there will be some folks that are disappointed that we’re not bringing the Hot Blonde, but we’re hoping the new recipes will tickle your fancy as well. Without further ado…

Beer #1: Toasted Coconut Porter.

We really like this beer. This English style porter has a subtle toasted coconut flavor that plays well with the roastiness and mild sweetness of the traditional porter. Here she is from beginning to end:

Brew day! I love the contrasting colors of the grains when we brew dark beers.

First runnings.

Almost ready to boil!

Big full kettle and a rolling boil!

Filling the fermentation buckets.

Toasting the coconut for secondary additions.

Filtering before filling the kegs.

Filling the kegs.

Seth admiring the first pour.

Bottled and ready to share!

Beer #2: Peach IPA.

We wanted an IPA that wouldn’t leave your mouth dry, but also didn’t sacrifice the flavors and aromas of the American IPA that we all know and love. This beer is JUICY!

Brew day! No contrasting colors in these grains, but a beautiful sight nonetheless.

First runnings. This is going to be a pretty beer!

Kettle is full, patiently awaiting the boil.

Full boil in effect!

Filling the fermentation buckets.

Prepping the peaches for a secondary addition.

Secondary complete! The conical is full.

Filling the kegs.

Filtering while filling the kegs.

Seth admiring the first pour.

Bottled and ready to share. Told you it was going to be a pretty beer!

Beer #3: Honey Nut Brown.

I think I speak for all of the Regular Guys when I say that brown ales are amonst the most underrated beers. It also just so happens to be one of our favorite styles. This is our take on the American brown ale.

Brew day! There’s those contrasting colors again!

First runnings.

Full kettle, waiting on the magic to happen.

Filling the fermentation buckets.

The conical is full. Ready to filter and keg!

Filtering another gorgeous beer!

Filling the kegs.

Brian admiring the first pour. Seth couldn’t make it, so Brian filled in for the picture.

Well there you have it, those are the three beers we’re taking to the Breese Fall Festival! We hope to see you there this Saturday, September 30th at Northside Park. We can’t wait to serve you and get your feedback on our brand spankin’ new beers. Be there or be square! You’re not a square…are you?

Until next time…

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Brian is beyond excited.

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