We’ve hit the home stretch of summer 2017, and what better way to see it out than with not 1, but 2 new beers! Our first ever Saison will be hitting the tap lines this Thursday along with the return of our fan favorite Year One Black Lager. Coupled with Buzzard’s Bay returning from vacation and the final music week of August, it is sure to be a great weekend here at the Hollow and we hope to see you all!
One Final note: On Friday, 8/25 Fran and Diane, our killer Friday night bartenders whom many of you have to come know very well over the last couple of years will be working their final shift here at Wolf Hollow. I speak for everyone when I say that they will be missed greatly and Fridays will not be the same without them.
The Team at Wolf Hollow
Burger 21 is back for a second week while the Buzzard’s Bay folks wrap up their vacation! They will serving up burgers fries all weekend during our open hours. Click on the image to check out the menu for this weekend!
Tickets for our Oktoberfest Release Party (9/6, 4pm-10pm) are available for purchase in the taproom! Tickets are $10 for kids and $20 for adults. Each comes with a ticket for food and adults tickets come with a drink token.
I can’t believe it is already august! The summer has flown by with all the things that have been going on here at the Hollow. We ended July with a fantastic week of music, which was capped off by a phenomenal show by Big Fez and the Surfmatics. They had the brewery dancing all night long and we can’t wait to have them back again. With July in the rearview mirror, it’s on to more exciting things for August!
Tomorrow night, August 2nd, we will be open for business to release our 2017 Purpose Pale Ale to benefit Ales for ALS. There will be raffles, a very special guest speaker and $1 from every pint of Pale Ale sold will be donated to ALS research. This week is also a music week again! We have Neil and Jess, Running the River and The Lazy Suns playing here at the hollow. We will be welcoming Burger 21 back to Wolf Hollow from August 10-12 and 18-20 while the Buzzard’s Bay crew takes a much deserved vacation. They make wonderful burgers and fries that pair perfectly with a nice cold pint of beer.
We hope everyone is having a great summer and hope to see you here at the Hollow soon!
The Wolf Hollow Team
We can’t believe it is already mid July! There has been so much happening down here at the Hollow that time is just flying by this summer. This past weekend, we hosted the first ever wedding here at WHBC and it was a massive success. We had such a great time and were honored to be part of the union between Hannah Newell and Justin Stirzaker. Our new fermenters are working around the clock to keep up with the demand from our customers and we are close to being at a point where Jordan, Dave and Kyle can start getting creative and bringing some new stuff to the taproom! Just today, the brew for this year’s Ales for ALS beer was put into the fermenter in preparation for the release party on August 2nd, and it promises to be a great beer and a great night for a very worthy cause.
As for upcoming events, next week we end July with a week full of great music starting with Wolf Hollow regular Gabby Ellers Thursday, July 27th at 7pm. Friday, July 28th at 7pm we will have a great trio named Cold Chocolate and then it all culminates Saturday, July 29th at 9pm with the return of Big Fez and the Surfmatics. In August, our hard working BBQ team will be taking a well deserved 2 week vacation, so in their stead the folks from Burger 21 will be here serving up awesome burgers and fries for everyone! This will be taking place August 10-12 and August 17-19 and the truck will operate during the normal brewery hours. We will also have some big news on the way in the coming weeks so keep an eye out!
The team at Wolf Hollow
It is a big week of firsts here at WHBC as June comes to a close and we roll on into the dog days of summer. Last night the brewery hosted its first ever Beer Dinner. It was a wonderful evening for us and it was made even better by all the people who left with smiling faces. A few weeks ago we were gifted 3 whiskey barrels from the Schenectady Distilling Co. and yesterday we finally filled them with Lock 9 Porter. Jordan is really excited about this and can’t wait to share our first barrel aged beer with our customer in 4 months.
Which brings us to today, June 28th, 2017. As we speak, Jordan, Dave and Kyle are preparing the first 15 barrel fermenter to be filled with District 6 IPA. All the parts have finally fit into place after weeks of waiting and anticipation! It is a really exciting time for everyone here and we can’t wait to continue sharing all of these great things with you, our loyal customers. This great week will culminate Saturday night with a concert from the popular group Upstate Rubdown right here in our brewhouse. The show starts at 9pm and will have a $10 cover. Come on down to the Hollow and kick off your long weekend with some awesome music and check out all the new stuff we have going on!
The team at Wolf Hollow
As many of you know, we have been talking about our expansion project for a while now and kept using the word “soon.” Well, this morning, soon became a reality. We are delighted to officially welcome our two new 15 barrel fermenters to the brewhouse! Along with these new tanks there have been some other projects going on around the brewery you may also have noticed. Last week we put in a brand new septic system, which you can still see right now when you pull into the parking lot on the left side. This new system will allow us to handled the scaled up beer production. Another project that most have not seen is the new keg refrigerator that has been constructed in the back barn. This fridge is now home to the 200+ new kegs that arrived on the truck along with the fermenters this morning and will also soon be operational to help store all the new beer! We are so excited to share these exciting times with all you, our dedicated community which without you none of this would have been possible. We hope to see you all down at the Hollow in the coming weeks to celebrate with us and check out the shiny new toys.
This Wednesday, May 24th we will be releasing our summer seasonal Battle of ’69 White IPA with a patio party and music by Big Fez and the Surfmatics. Doors open at 4pm and music starts at 7pm. We have music Thursday, Friday and Saturday, culminating with the Ramblin’ Jug Stompers Saturday night at 9pm. Hope to see you all down at the Hollow to ring in summer!
We’ve got a month chock full of fun here at Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, so get out your calendars and take note!
This weekend we’ve got live local music starting Thursday with Neil and Jess from 7-10pm. Last time they wowed the crowd with their talent and style so this is a don’t-miss! On Friday from 7-10pm, celebrate Cinco De Mayo with local jazz favorites, Tanager! They will be playing Great Latin Jazz Classics in honor of the day. Rounding out the weekend we’ll have Jim Gaudet and Railroad Boys back, music starts at 9pm and the taps keep flowing as long as the tunes do!
Later in the month we’ve got a fundraising event that will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. Sunday, May 21 will be an afternoon filled with four great local musicians, Buzzards Bay BBQ and of course award-winning Wolf Hollow Brewing Company brews! Details and tickets available here.
On Wednesday, May 24, we will be celebrating the official return of patio weather with a party on the patio complete with Big Fez and the Surfmatics and the release of our summer seasonal Battle of ’69!
May 25-27 we will have our second May music weekend with Saturday headliners the Ramblin’ Jug Stompers!
Almost forgot to mention…at some point in May you will finally see the shiny new 15BBL fermenters installed in the brewhouse ready to make more of Your Beer, Brewed Here, so come back often and keep tabs on the progress!
See you at the brewery, cheers!
This weekend is the illustrious TAP New York fest at Hunter Mountain in Hunter NY, where over 150 New York State breweries converge to taste and compete. This year the WHBC crew are bringing home a SILVER medal in the wheat beer category for customer favorite Brunette’s Revenge! If you don’t happen to be at the festival, the taproom is open until 10pm tonight – come and get a taste of this award winning beer! Or either of our other medal winners from previous competitions, Pulpit Supply Brown and Midnight Dreary Black IPA…or any of our future medal winners!! 🙂
Thanks for all your support! And thanks for the medal, we are honored to be among such other great beers!