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***NEWS & UPDATES***
 
 
Don't miss out on these FUN little products.
 

BEER PUZZLES are HERE!! My wife and I found a great Colorado Beer puzzle this July when we stopped in at Mad Jack's in Bailey. I was so impressed and it was such fun to put together, we decided that these should be available to everyone. We now have the following puzzles on hand.  
  • Colorado Beer
  • 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
  • Beer Bottle Caps
  • For The Love Of Beer
  • For The Love Of Wine
  • Wine Bottles
  • I Love Colorado
  • Gas Pumps      ( I thought this was was very cool and fitting for the 6 & 40 gas station themed brewery we are building)





We picked up some really great Desktop Calendars. Drop in and pick up a great item for the new year.  
  • A Year of Good Beer
  • A Year of Good Wine
  • A Year of Good Whiskey
Your price for any of these only $14.99 each. Enjoy the fun of new fun facts every day of the year with these great gifts. Be sure and get on for yourself as well. The are great for your desk. Read daily pages of interesting facts you can use to impress your friends of your tremendous knowledge base.

 
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND, IN ANY AMOUNT REQUESTED. CALL, DROP IN OR EMAIL US, AND WE WILL CREATE A NICE CERTIFICATE FOR THAT SPECIAL PERSON, FRIEND, EMPLOYEE OR ANYONE YOU WISH TO SURPRISE.

TIRED OF MAKING YOUR OWN YEAST STARTERS? NOT FOND OF DEALING WITH MESSY LME (LIQUID MALT EXTRACT)? IN LESS THAN A WEEK WE WILL HAVE THE NEW OMEGA PROPPER STARTER ON HAND.THESE WILL BE SOLD IN 2 & 4 PACKS.


 

Omega Yeast is excited to announce the release of a new product for the homebrew community, making the brewing process easier for high quality craft brews. Propper Starter™ is a 16oz can of concentrated wort that allows a brewer to significantly decrease the amount of time spent preparing a starter so they can begin brewing more quickly.

A starter is often used and needed in the brewing process to increase the quality of the brew, particularly when preparing high gravity beers and cold-pitched lagers. Starters are also used to increase the biomass and vitality of yeast with low cell counts or yeast packs that are nearing expiration.

“We were seeing homebrewers skip the step of making a starter because the process was very time-consuming and intimidating,” said founder and owner Mark Schwarz. “But it’s an important function in brewing because it creates an environment for the yeast to become metabolically stronger, which leads to better fermentation and therefore better beer. So now with Propper Starter™, brewers can take their beers to the next level.”
Extract Kits of the Month

**Dubbel Trubbel**

  • This Belgian strong ale is slightly darker in color than its big brother, the Belgian Tripel. Candi sugar adds a dry finish, and the Belgian yeast strain produces flavors typical of the style.
  • Approx. Original Gravity: 1.072 Approx.
  • Final Gravity: 1.014
  • Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.6%
  • Bitterness: 22 IBUs
  • Approx. Color: 13 SRM
  • Estimated Brew Day time: 3 hrs (including cleanup)
  • Total Time from Grain to Glass: At least 3 weeks


 

Tips and Tricks:

a) Keep the milled grains loose inside the mesh bag to extract the most flavor and color

b) Pay careful attention to not let your steeping water exceed 170°F which extracts tannins and stops the enzymes from extracting the sugars from the grain.

c) Make sure that the malt extract does not accumulate and caramelize on the bottom of the kettle. Keep it stirred.

d) Hops can cause malignant hyperthermia when consumed by dogs, with sometimes fatal results. Don’t let Spot eat your hops.

Class of the Month
 
 Our beginners class offers a great experience for those interested in learning how to brew as well as newbies who still have questions or would like to re-enforce their knowledge and get even better at brewing. You can enjoy watching the process and being involved during the class. Ask all the questions you want of our class leader as well as any of our staff during or after the class. We are always there for you and will continue to assist you with the vast experience and knowledge of our team. We want you to experience and know the joy of making your own craft beer at home. The pleasure is immense and the payoffs are huge. Friends and family get involved and you can end up having a fun social gathering when brewing.  It's a great time to hang out, discuss beers, recipes, styles, tips and tricks you learn and share.
          Signing up is easy, call us at 303-232-5347 (kegs), email us at kegs@tomsbrewshop.com or stop by and we will reserve your place. Seating is limited, so get your spot today. $10.00 register fee. This will be returned in the form of an in-store coupon you can use anytime after the class.



 

A Work in Progress, but actually moving now! 

 
BREWERY TAPROOM

        December we applied for something called a LIFE SAFETY permit through West Metro Fire District of which we received approval the 22nd. I made the payment and was able to printout out the permit Thursday the 27th. We tried to get another 4 sets of the architectural drawings that had been approved, printed Friday, but found that the print shop was closed till the 2nd. We will get the prints and head to Lakewood ASAP to get the building permit. At this point we have lost more than 60 days of progress. In this process, we will not only be applying for the permits, but a change of occupancy from a C, warehouse/office/retail to an A, in which people sit and stay a spell, while enjoying a nice cold one, and being able to wander around the store as well. This change will entail both the city and West Metro to look at upgrades required to ensure our customers safety. A monitored system is planned for any emergency situation. Luckily within our building is a company that installs and monitors fire safety systems and they will be upgrading both the store, brewery/taproom. We hope to progress quickly once we move the store over. That will allow us to work in a totally empty space for the Brewery/Taproom, making it much easier to saw cut the concrete floors for the drains, floor sinks and trenches. Now that we know our water feed is a full 1inch line, that gives us the volume needed to fill our boil tank quickly without the need for additional storage. We will also increase our electrical service panel from an ancient 100-amp, 16 circuit. to a 42 circuit, 200-amp service panel. This will handle everything we have planned for the present and future. 
        Last month I mentioned the brewery was about to be delivered. Well IT'S HERE!!! Tuesday the 4th the first 20' container showed up. We were amazed at the brand new container with amazing looking new hardwood floors. Something interesting, was that these containers had doors at both ends. The driver told us that these containers are usually pre-sold before they ever get here. Apparently with all the new building projects that have found many new uses for these shipping containers, they are quickly snapped up for new uses. When these arrive they are sealed with a metal bar that the driver cut with a battery operated metal saw, insuring us that nothing had been tampered with. Inside we were totally impressed with the way all the tanks and equipment were secured top and bottom. It looked like nothing inside had moved even a fraction of an inch. Temporary feet were threaded into all the tanks of which were then screwed into the hardwood floor, then a heavy gauge aluminum wire was used throughout to secure the lifting tabs to the ceiling. This load had two double Keg washers, the brewing platform and stairs, a pallet full of connections, parts, gauges, tri-clamps, hoses and the many items needed to assemble the system. All our shorter Serving/bright tanks were in this load as well. It took an hour and 40 minutes to unload of which we had a 2 hour window before additional charges of $65.00 an hour would have accrued. The next day, we unloaded the high capacity 40' trailer with all the Fermenters and brewhouse in an 1hour and 56 minutes. Just made it. Now the entire system is sitting in a warehouse we were able to borrow until we can move it all over to our space, hopefully by Late January to early February. Everything arrive in perfect condition and we are thrilled to have it all here and ready to be installed.
        2019 will be an amazing year for us and we hope to share the excitement and fun with all of you. I look forward to relaxing and sharing a fabulous beer served from our own taproom with each and everyone of you. It will be nice to know that the building process will be behind us and that the crafting and sharing great beers will be our future.

Cheers!!
Tom


 

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