It’s been a little over two months of commercial operation and we could not be happier with the response to our beer. It seems like folks are embracing drinking local here in Starved Rock Country. Additionally, we’ve heard great feedback from people passing through town from as far as the east coast and even from all the way in Vancouver, Canada. For four guys who had nothing more than an earnest desire to get our beer out to like-minded folks from our home town we are completely overwhelmed and humbled by the response. Since the genesis of our plans to make our beer commercially available we’ve been excited about making great beer that we had wished was locally on tap. Another integral part of this project has always been a diverse variety of beers for people to try.
In that vein, we’re really excited to introduce another great beer to the line up. The Half Past Red will be launched this coming weekend on August 22nd at the Red Dog Grill at Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, IL. The Red Dog Grill has been a fantastic advocate of our growth and we are thrilled to offer them this exclusive hoppy red ale. It’s one of our personal favorites and will be exclusively available out there going forward. As usual, the folks over at The Red Dog have turned what could be a small beer launch into an amazing event that will include live music by Katie Belle & The Belle Rangers not to mention sky divers dropping down at the event to produce the inaugural tap of Half Past Red. You can never accuse the folks at The Red Dog of going small.
We hope you take the time come out. All of us will be there to chat with you guys and talk craft beer. There will also be RCB merch available. The festivities start at 5:30 and the music will begin at 6.
Launching new beers is something we’ve been excited about for a while now, we couldn’t be more excited to get this beer out to you guys but we’re even more excited to tell you that as far as new beers go, this is just the beginning.
– The Hoppy Bottom Boys of RCB