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The Belgian Mare Says Hello!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Good Reviews

A bit ago I was asked if I could brew up a couple of beers for the Orchard School's fall festival.  Things worked out and I had the time and managed to cook up two batches to donate to the cause.  One was my already-famous hemlock stout and the other was an experimental recipe using a lager yeast and dark roasted wheat malt.  I knew the hemlock would be good, but I worried about how the lager would be received by the crowd.

Well, not to worry.  Both beers received rave reviews.  Several people asked where they could buy some for home consumption.  Alas, I had to tell them that we are not yet a real brewery, so I could not sell them any.  Bummer.  

Still, the festival was a good time and I met many good people and got the word out about what we are trying to do here at the Belgian Mare.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


We continue to hope and hurry.  Recently we purchased about 2/3 of the siding and have been painting away with a view to getting the exterior done this fall.  We are getting soo close!

Tracy painting away on the new siding.