Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and for a beer!”
Hey, it’s me Bella again. You know; the dog with a blog. The boss. The CEO. The Lab in charge of the lab… and everything else here at the brewery. Remember me? I know it’s been awhile, but I don’t have opposable thumbs so I have to wait until Brett leaves his laptop unattended. Fortunately for me, he did so after a long night of online shopping for Theresa. What’s Victoria’s secret anyway?
Speaking of gifts, we have some amazing friends visiting the brewery this weekend. Blood Sweat and Beers and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be out here collecting toys for Big Love who give to hospitalized children in Houston. You can tell a lot about people by the way they treat children and pets. Well, the Blood Sweat and Beers folks love both, so I talked it over with Oberon and Buddy and we decided to help them out. Bring a $5.00 unwrapped toy to the brewery this Saturday to brighten Christmas for a child in the hospital and we’ll give you a beer! That’s right! Bring a toy for a great cause and you get rewarded twice – you get the joy of making Christmas a little bit brighter for a child who needs it, and you get a free beer. We’re dogs, so you know how we love toys. Not to worry though; we’ve agreed that this is such a good cause we’re not going to chew through the packaging. We know, but you can still say it… “Good dog.”
The taps will be open this Saturday from 1-5PM. Bring your most loyal companion (two or four-legged). $15.00 gets you three pints and a pint glass (don’t forget your toy for a free pint).
On a completely different note, this time of year you may notice a certain Dalmatian from St. Louis riding around with pomp and circumstance on a horse-drawn red wagon. Well, we’ve looked at this and frankly, we can’t figure what the fuss is about. I guess he’s just part of the “Lucky Litter Club”. But then again, are you really lucky if you have to deliver watered down beer made with rice and corn? We’re not jealous because after all, we make the kind of beer people like to drink. You know – beer with flavor! Well, with that in mind, we have an announcement to make.
Fetching Lab has obtained a brewpub license! Well scratch my ear and toss the tennis ball; this means we can sell beer to go! And with our license in place, we have started bottling some of our delicious beers. First up… Bound and Determined! Under the cap of this delicious chile stout you will find the aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and chiles, and the taste of roasted malt, sweet flavors, and a subtle spice note that will make you smile like a child at Christmas.
Bound and Determined is a seasonal, limited release beer that you can find on finer tap walls throughout the area and in 22oz bomber bottles. Ask for it at your favorite beer store or just pick it up at the brewery this Saturday (it makes a great stocking stuffer).
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Beer!
We’ll see you and your toys this Saturday, and if you find out what Victoria’s secret is please tell me. It must be great because I’ve never seen Brett smile that much.