We were thrilled that Joe Java Stout named his blog post about Second Chapter Brewing as his 2023 Top Story!
Cheers to great beer and great stories!
A Second Chapter in More Than One Way August 19, 2023
For a writer, the first chapter can be the most daunting, staring at a blank page. When it comes to life, the second chapter can be exciting and scary at the same time. The thought of starting a new job, taking over a family business, or moving to a foreign land can test the will of most people. But for Richard Gibson and Lisa Kraus, their vision of a second chapter would unfold in a way they would have never imagined!
It was a great afternoon sitting with the couple and hearing their story! I always enjoy learning how people get into brewing. I get excited if there is any history and other ties to how the brewery came about. The next hour would have me on the edge of my seat!
It is almost 123123! Join us for our New Year's Eve Gala tomorrow. Tickets are available in our taproom or online. Drinks, dancing, appetizers, dessert, dress to impress...this is going to be a fun night out!
12/26/2023 I don't know about you, but watching the snow blow around outside and dreaming about this NYE Gala menu is making me hungry!
12/31/2023 We're counting down to 2024!
Doors open at 7:45. Grab a photo on the red carpet and be here in time for a group photo around 8:15. Tickets are $50 at the door. Includes all hors d'oeuvres, charcuterie, desserts, your first drink, and a midnight toast. Lake Mac Audio (@lakemacaudio) will make you dance away 2023. Let's celebrate!
12/31/2023 It's time to ring in the New Year! We rolled out the red carpet for this one.
We can't wait to see everyone after being snowed in these past few days. We've tapped the next keg of our Imperial Stout - this one with a hint of vanilla instead of peppermint. It tastes great after a day of snow removal.
At 9.3%, it will warm you up a bit too.
Come see us in the taproom!
We are open 4-9 today. Thursday 4-9, with Trivia at 7. Friday/Saturday 12-10. New Year's Eve Gala on Sunday.
Update: It may be crazy cold outside, but we have just a bit of this Vanilla Imperial Stout left on tap. Our to-go fridge also includes 16 oz cans of the base Imperial Stout too.
This winter warmer tastes great after being out in the cold.
A rented tux. My tiny 500 sq ft apartment in DC, where all the furniture had been crammed into the bedroom. A young relationship, after just a few months of dating. Some fancy finger foods. Our closest friends, dressed to the nines, plus a few neighbors who heard all the noise and joined in. A blown speaker after we cranked it up too many times. One of the last times I saw Rick without facial hair. The best dance party.
Fast forward to December 31, 2023. Second Chapter Brewing New Year's Eve Gala
Who would've imagined that 13 years later, we would get to throw a party like this together?
We are excited to introduce our Peppermint Imperial Stout during our Parade Party on Thursday, December 7!
This smooth and strong Imperial Stout has just a hint of peppermint for you to enjoy. It's just what you need before a long winter's nap. Coming in at 9.3% ABV, it will keep you nice and toasty while you take in all the beautiful holiday lights.
It is also available as a Peppermint Stout Float on December 7! The creaminess of vanilla ice cream brings out this stout's smoky notes and balances it in a way that we think you will love. Add a sprinkle of crushed peppermint for added flair.
Thursday, December 7 4:00 Peppermint Imperial Stout Release 5:00-7:00 Eagle Radio Live Broadcast - Great Mule Giveaway qualifying drawing! 5:30 Parade of Lights 7:00 Trivia This Imperial Stout has been adapted from a favorite homebrew recipe that our brewery assistant Chad Self has brewed for many years. We can't wait for you to try it, or for you to try your hand at trivia against Chad!