Are tours offered in the Tasting Room?
Brewery Tours are currently subject to availability. For more information, please call the tasting room at (909) 389-1400
How long will the beer in my growler stay fresh?
As long as your growler is kept refrigerated and unopened, your beer should remain fresh for up to 6 weeks. (Really though, will you be able to resist it for that long?) Once opened, enjoy your beer within hours for maximum freshness.
How should I clean my growler?
After you’ve polished off your growler, rinse it out with hot water as soon as possible. Soap is not recommended as it will leave a residue, and unless you’re conducting a science experiment, be sure to leave the growler top open so the inside can dry!
If I don’t use soap, is my growler really sanitary?
We sanitize your growler here in the tasting room before we fill it. But sanitizer does just that, it sanitizes. It doesn’t necessarily remove debris or residue, so make sure you’ve done your part to avoid those those things. Debris and/or residue in a growler = a lot of foam and off tasting beer.
How do I tap my keg?
1. Place the keg where you’d like to serve it from and let it settle for a while. For best results, make sure it’s chilled. (Warm beer = foam)
2. Remove the plastic cap on top of the keg.
3. Unless you’re looking for a beer shower, make sure the tap is not engaged. Line up the notches on the tap with the hole on top of the keg.
4. Apply a bit of downward pressure and “screw” the tap into the top of the keg by turning clockwise and then engage the lever.
5. Grab a clean (preferably scratch free) glass and start pourin’. (You won’t need to pump much, if at all before your first pour since the keg is already under a great deal of pressure.)
6. No matter how carefully you’ve followed the directions above, your first pint + will be foamy.
What if my keg is excessively foamy?
Your first few pours from a keg will always be foamy; however, it should mellow out to nice pours shortly thereafter. If you experience excessive foam, first, make sure that both your keg and tap are chilled to the appropriate serving temperature. Warm beer = foam. Also make sure that there is not too much pressure in the tap. Over-pumping is all too common and definitely unnecessary. A perfectly poured pint should take about 10+ seconds to fill. Patience is a virtue and makes for better beer pours.