We have big news. Forty barrels big: We’ve just added two new 20-barrel fermenters to our trailblazing brewpub’s brewhouse.
The new tanks make for our second expansion this year, following an addition of two similarly sized fermenters last February. (Last February we also added a special fermentation room in our basement for our beloved open fermenters.)
The February expansion was the first increasing of Wynkoop’s brewery capacity in over 13 years. The latest build out gives us an additional 15% boost in brewing capacity.
On October 8, at 5 PM, Wynkoop Brewing Company will tap the first keg of a brand new and immensely unique Wynkoop beer: Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Yes, the beer was inspired by our April Fools spoof video this spring, in which we claimed to have released a beer made with bull testicles.
Why actually make such a meaty treat? Months after doing the video (the idea for which hit me while sampling Odell Brewing’s recent and very delicious oyster stout for Jax restaurants), we and our fans are still laughing. Very important, that laughing.
We’ve also met folks around the country who saw the spoof and loved it. (Hello Hawaii!)
Plus, when we sent out the press release and the video link last April, we heard from brewers and beer writers who thought the beer was for real and loved the idea. They wanted samples. So did many patrons who came to the pub to try the beer.