What’s the Buzz?

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In case you haven’t caught wind, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company has become the place to see outstanding local music at least twice a month. Come and enjoy an unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere while discovering your new favorite bands! This week we have our featured act Damn Tall Buildings on Saturday, April 15 at 9pm! Warming up the stage on Thursday will be local fave female crooner Gabrielle Ellers and Friday we’ll feature Junk Rocket, both start at 7pm.

Our next Brewhouse Concert Series show will be May 6, welcoming back Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys!  We are loving the warmer weather and the spring peepers and hope to see you out on the WHBC patio soon!

Cheers!

Upcoming Events!

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Hey folks,
One of the biggest questions we get here at WHBC is “when are you going to open more hours?”  And though the events outlined below aren’t regular open hours, you have the opportunity in the next couple of months to get in here at a time when we’re usually closed and have a lot of fun!
One event is free and open to the public, one has a cover charge, and the other two require pre-sale only tickets.  Check out these 4 upcoming opportunities to enjoy Your Beer, Brewed Here!
1.  Early St. Patrick’s Party with the region’s premier Irish band, “Get Up Jack!”
This is sure to be a blast here at WHBC as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Early.  On Wednesday, March 15, we open the doors at 4:00 PM with special pricing on our Dry Irish Stout, Campout Stout.  Also, you can enjoy an Irish themed food special to go with your Campout Stout.  Then, at 7:00 PM, this phenomenal band brings their fun and unique Celtic spin to the WHBC Brewhouse Concert Series Stage.  Music goes until 10:00 PM and there will be a $10 cover charge.  Get here early to secure a seat and get some great Irish themed food and then settle in to enjoy the fantastic sounds of “Get Up Jack!”  Come and enjoy!
2.  Schenectady County Community College Sips for Scholarships!
On Tuesday, March 21, we’ll be open to the public for a night of delicious beer and food for a great cause.  A dollar from every pint that we sell that evening will go towards raising funds for scholarships to SCCC’s Craft Beer Brewing and Beverage Management Program.  This program helps to train the next crop of folks that will help to keep our area thriving as a great destination for fine, locally crafted beverages.  So come and take a sip for a scholarship!
3.  St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser here at WHBC!
On April 2 at 1:00 PM we will be hosting a local St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser to raise money to support childhood cancer research.  This super-fun head-shaving event will run from 1-6 PM, with a buffet from our friends at Buzzard’s Bay Barbecue running from 1-4 PM.  A ticket to this event gets you a buffet dinner, a beer token for WHBC beer, and includes a donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  There are child tickets available for this as well.  So, grab your ticket today and help to knock out childhood cancer!
Get your tickets in the taproom or click this link:  http://stbaldricks.brownpapertickets.com/
4.  Walk MS Fundraiser here at WHBC!
On April 23 at 2:00 PM, we will be hosting a fundraiser for the local Walk MS team “Orange Is The New Black!”  This event, which raises money and awaresness for Multiple Sclerosis Research, is sure to be a great time.  There will be live music form local musician Warren Sieme and plenty of folks around from the Walk MS team to chat with about what they’re doing to beat MS.  You’re ticket includes a buffet dinner from Buzzzard’s Bay Barbecue, a beer token for WHBC beer, and a donation to the Walk MS team.  There are also child and vegetarian tickets available for this event.  So, get a ticket for this one too and enjoy WHBC on a Sunday while supporting a great cause.
Get your tickets in the taproom or click this link:  http://walkms.brownpapertickets.com/
So there you have it!  Four great ways to enjoy your brewery on days that we’re not usually open.  And for three of them, you have the added bonus of knowing that your enjoyment of this establishment is also contributing to great local causes.  So, put them all on your calendar, click those tickets links and come out and see us on off days in March and April!!!

March Madness, Brewery Style.

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This week WHBC has been behaving much like early March, coming in full force!  We had an excellent Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday with special guests Tanager on the stage, costumes, jambalaya and the spring seasonal, Look Bock and Laugh, release.  To end this first week in March we’ve got the Brewhouse stage hopping again!

To ease you into your weekend tonight we’ve got Jody Radez and his guitar crooning some well-loved tunes starting at 7pm.

Friday we welcome to WHBC local favorites Yankee Holler, named “Best Local Indie Rock Band” in the 2015 Metroland Reader’s Poll!  Show starts at 7pm.

Capping off the weekend on Saturday we’ve another local favorite, The Lazy Suns!  Their show starts at 9pm and will go until about 11:30, beers will pour until the show is over.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, March 15, WHBC will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Get Up Jack a couple of days early in order for you to maximize your Irish!  $10 cover, music starts at 7pm.

Wolf Hollow Brewing Company…your place for great local beer AND great local music!

See you here, cheers!

Melting Ice and Mud Puddles

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Despite what Punxsutawney Phil “predicted” it feels like spring is knocking on the door and you can feel the energy as people are starting to come out more, it is staying lighter later and things are lining up for an exciting and busy spring brewery season!  To that end this is the LAST WEEKEND of our winter seasonal Tiny Tartan Scotch Ale…make sure to fill your growlers so that you have enough to make it through to the end of actual winter because as we upstaters know, it can persist.

To help you shake off the winter come in THIS SATURDAY, Feb 25 and get down with the amazing Upstate Rubdown back for their second appearance on the WHBC Brewhouse Concert Series stage!  You won’t be able to sit still (nor should you) when they break into their unique brand of Americana described as a “hurricane of sound”.  Show starts at 9pm, tap room stays open late!

Next week, February 28 from 4-10pm we will be doubling down on the spring celebrations as we release our Look Bock and Laugh spring seasonal beer on Mardi Gras!  In addition to special pint pricing, Buzzard’s Bay will be making French pitmaster-style jambalaya, we will have a Best-Dressed contest for your Mardi Gras get-ups (winner and runner up receive WHBC and BBBBQ gift cards!) and special live Mardi Gras music with local jazz ensemble, Tanager!

There is always something brewing here at Wolf Hollow!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for regular updates.

Cheers!

 

 

Matt Flinner Trio and the WHBC Brewhouse Concert Series

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If you didn’t already know this about our brewer, not only can Jordan brew excellent beer but he can also scout out amazing musical acts and bring them to our WHBC Brewhouse stage.  And what could be better than good brews and tunes?  Add some fantastic BBQ to the mix and you’ve got bliss!

Don’t miss the opportunity to see up close and personal The Matt Flinner Trio on February 8. The ticket price for this event includes a seat for the show and appetizers, dinner and dessert from Buzzards Bay BBQ.  Tickets can be purchased at whbc.brownpapertickets.com.  Get yours today…one day you’ll be the person saying “I saw Matt Flinner from 10 feet away”!

Finishing out the weekend of music we will have Running the River on Friday, Feb 10, back for their third stint and the Saturday WHBCBCS show features Appalachian Still out of Northampton, MA “playing high energy Americana that combines oldtime mountain music with bluegrass, rock, and folk”.  If you haven’t already discovered the gem that is the WHBC Brewhouse Concert series, February would be a great time to start!  Warm up your mid-winter at Wolf Hollow…Cheers!

 

 

 

Jumping Into January!

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Happy 2017!

Our year started off with a bang ringing in the new year (on French time!) with so many of you.  Thanks for coming out to celebrate with us and our friends at Buzzard’s Bay! We are ramping up for what promises to be a fantastic year ahead so keep your eye on the website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and events as they unfold.

This Friday we are having a Tap Takeover at Katie O’Byrnes in Schenectady starting at 8pm…come visit with Jordan and Pete and taste four beers new-to-Katie’s and on Saturday at 2pm at the brewery, the Craft Beer Brewing class from Schenectady County Community College will be using our pilot system to get some pro-brew training while we’re open. This is a great chance to see the brewing process on display in an up-close and personal way. Sit at the counter with some barbecue and your favorite pint of WHBC beer and watch as these guys make their first professional batch of beer!  Cool, right?

Next weekend we welcome Mikey Sweet to the WHBC Brewhouse Concert Series stage, Saturday, January 14 at 9pm!  Thursday and Friday warm up bands will be Neil and Jess and Flood Road, respectively.

As you look ahead into your 2017, take note…WHBC is available to host your private meetings and events!  Contact us at brewers@wolfhollowbrewing.com for information on rates and dates.

There are still tickets available for the February 8 Matt Flinner trio concert and dinner event, get them while you still can (a great early Valentine’s gift for your special someone, perhaps?)!

Did you know that you can subscribe to our events on Facebook?  Know what’s going on as soon as we do, just click “subscribe” from our events page.

Again, Happy New Year!  Looking forward to seeing you at the brewery, cheers!

Holiday Cheer. Brewed Here

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We are on the cusp of an exciting month here at WHBC! For starters, this weekend is MUSIC WEEKEND, starting Thursday with the boys from the Cock-n-Bull guitar circle back for their third appearance from 7-10pm. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see them yet (Georgeann) now’s your chance! Friday we will welcome The Little Zippers, a Classic Rock, Reggae, and Blues duo, also from 7-10. The big show on Saturday will feature Low Lily, a trio from Vermont who travel all over the US sharing their brand of folk to the masses. We are so excited to welcome them to the WHBC Brewhouse Concert Series stage, please join us at 9pm and show them just how special this venue is! Tap room open late on Saturday to enjoy for the duration of the show.

HOLIDAY HOURS and specials will be as follows:

WEDNESDAY, Dec 21 – We will be open from 4-10pm for the first of The Three Casks of Christmas! A special cask tapping of District 12 Double IPA conditioned with coriander, juniper berry and whole cone Columbus hops from Rockin’ Hops out of Burnt Hills will take place at 6pm, cask pours will be $1 off normal cask prices!

THURSDAY, Dec 22 – the second featured cask will be Assistant Brewer Dave’s Hazelnutty Amber! Open 4-10pm, cask tapped at 6pm and will be $1 off

FRIDAY, Dec 23 we top of The Three Casks of Christmas with the Tiny Tartan Scotch Ale conditioned with vanilla and toasted coconut! Celebrate your LAST MINUTE SHOPPING in the WHBC merch department offering gifts for all price ranges from beer tokens to gift cards to t-shirts and embroidered work shirts. We’ll even fancy up your WHBC gifts with a holiday gift bag so you don’t even have to wrap anything! Also starting at 6pm we will enjoy Christmas music from the local jazz combo, Tanager! Get your growlers filled for the holiday weekend, enjoy time with friends and all this 4-10pm…Holiday Cheer. Starts Here.

We will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 24 so all of our staff can enjoy holiday time with their families, Merry Christmas to all!

The following week we will be open normal business, hours; Thursday, Dec 29 4-10, Friday, Dec 30 4-10 and Saturday, Dec 31 12-10.

On December 31 Make WHBC/BB your FIRST stop on FIRST Night! Whether you’re a New Year’s Eve early bird or have a long night planned, start with us for dinner and brews! There will be 2016 trivia games and the celebration of the ball dropping in France at 6pm! Dinner specials at Buzzards Bay will be :
Your choice (until sold out):
Pulled Pork
Sliced Dry-Rub Smoked Chicken Breast
Chopped BBQ Chicken
Beef Brisket

Served w/ BBQ Baked Beans, Southwest Corn, Coleslaw and Cornbread
$15 Tax included

Have a safe and happy holiday season!  We look forward to seeing you here at WHBC!

Noteworthy in November

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Mark your calendars!

THIS WEEK at WHBC we have Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys gracing the stage of the Brewhouse Concert Series at 8:30pm.  We can’t wait!  Leading up to Saturday’s gig you can enjoy live music both Thursday (Jody Radez) and Friday (Running the River) nights during tap room hours, just to get us all warmed up and ready 🙂

NEXT WEEK at WHBC…it’s Thanksgiving week!  We will be OPEN on Wednesday, November 23 from 4-10 pm for your holiday growler fills and to enjoy pints with friends and family.  We will be CLOSED on Thursday to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families. We will be open regular hours on Friday the 25th, 4-10, and Saturday the 26th, 12-10 to help you round out a relaxing holiday weekend.

Wishing everyone a warm, hopeful and relaxing Thanksgiving!  Cheers.

Bling!

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Remember that time in January when we won a silver medal (Midnight Dreary Black IPA!) from (the first competition we ever entered) Best of Craft Brew Awards?  That was awesome.

Well guess what?  We’ve done it again!  This time we won TWO medals, from the Raise A Glass International Beer Competition…wahoo!  Keep ’em coming, Jordan!  Our silver medal winner this time was our Year One Black Lager German Schwarzbier and bringing home the bronze, Pulpit Supply Dry-hopped Brown Ale!  img_2382The sad news of course is that the day after we won the silver for the YOBL, the last keg kicked!  img_8224So you will have to wait a while to taste that medal winner again.  But the GOOD news is that Pulpit Supply is a mainstay, which you’ll always find on tap line #4 AND there just happens to be 220 gallons of that delicious Midnight Dreary fermenting away in FV3…

Oh how I love my job.

Don’t forget, this weekend we welcome The Hungry Traveler food truck to West Glenville! Let’s give Chris and his team a warm Wolf Hollow welcome!  See you this weekend.

Cheers!