A Smooth Finish for GeoBrau
They say good things come in threes, but we ‘one-upped’-’em with our FOUR varieties of GeoBrau homebrew. We’ve had wonderful feedback from those who have had the chance to try it (*phew*…), so…
For those who have been following along, our last beer post left off after the fermentation process had begun on our Porter brew. We repeated the same process for our Brown Ale, Red Ale, and Witbier. After about ten days in the fermentation bucket, each brew was ‘racked’ (i.e. transferred while filtering out the spent yeast) into our bottling bucket, and priming sugar was added, which would create carbonation within approximately 7-10 days. From there, we used a special siphon with a push pin at the bottom to carefully fill each thoroughly sanitized bottle.
After capping every last bottle, we applied the expertly-designed labels for each specific brew. Here’s Rudy going through the painstakingly ‘piddly’ process of symmetrically sticking on labels:
By then, our beer was starting to look like beer! Not only did we have labels for our bottles, but we also had a GeoBrau ‘crest’ to add to the side of each GeoBrau 4-pack carrier.
Now that we had proper packaging, we needed something to complete our creation–an additional edible to make for a GeoBrau ‘experience’, not just a pack of beer with a greeting card. And what better beer snack is there than good old fashioned soft pretzels! Thanks to some kind folks at a local pretzel-making company, we were able to get piles of fresh-baked pretzels to bundle individually for each pack of beer. Here’s a candid shot of Martin and Brenna bringing out their inner Martha Stewart:
Once our pretzel bundles were wrapped and bagged, we attached a Geomedia bar key, and voila! Our GeoBrau holiday gift packages were complete! Of course, the only thing left to do was take one for the team and be the GeoBrau guinea pigs….
…It’s a tough life, sometimes…
Salud, San Antonio! Cheers and Happy Holidays!