Blog from the Dog #6

Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO

IMG_0411-1I’ve got  so much to tell you and I’m so excited that I don’t know if my tail will stop wagging long enough for me to sit, stay, and type (but let’s give it a shot).

First, we are so excited to be back in the market on the shelves and tap walls around the city!  Thank you again for all of your support and making our little brewery part of the greater Houston Beer culture!  And speaking of beer culture, how about those Astros?!  World Champions!  My only question is, “Why do they have people chasing foul balls hit inside the park?”  Not that I’m looking to step down as CEO of a brewery, but that sounds like a perfect job for a dog like me.

 

 

Dogs areBety good for all kinds of jobs, and some jobs are worthy of Meritorious Service; which is our next BIG announcement.  While we hope that you’ll come out and join us at the brewery every Saturday, mark your calendars for this Saturday, November 11th when we honor a German Shepard named Bety and her handler, Melissa in a salute to veterans.  Bety is a distinguished patrol, explosive detection dog who served our country from September 6th, 2011 to June 1, 2017.  During that time she supported Operation Enduring Freedom and dedicated over 200 hours to successfully completing 534 explosive sweeps for the United States Secret Service and Department of State.  Over 2,500 random antiterrorism enforcement, security, and integrated defense missions were executed by Bety, in support of United States Strategic Command Objectives.  All of this earned her the distinctive accomplishments of “Military Working Dog”.

 

Brett and Theresa spoke with Melissa about coming out to the brewery to meet all of you, so I took a moment to speak with Bety and find out a little bit more about what makes her “tick” (pun – she’s a bomb sweeping dog!)

Me: Bety, on behalf of man and canine, thank you for your service.

Bety: You’re welcome.  It was my pleasure.  My handlers were great and serving our country was an honor.

Me: So are you still working or are you retired?

Bety: I relax all the time.  I love the couch and car rides…

Me: I KNOW!  Aren’t car rides GREAT!

Bety: Yeah.  And if you ever get a chance to ride in a Humvee I highly recommend it.

Me:  SWEET!  So you like relaxation and car rides.  Have you ever gone anywhere exotic?

Bety:  You mean besides Afghanistan?

Me:  Is Afghanistan exotic?  I wouldn’t know.  It’s all foreign to me (get it?).

Bety:  You’re pretty funny.  Is that why everyone likes to hang out at your brewery?

Me:  Well, I like to think so, but I’m guessing my jokes and cranberry juice wouldn’t draw much of a crowd, so I have to give the beer some of the credit.

Bety:  Probably.

Me:  Hey, it looks like we’re going to be seeing you on Saturday the 11th; do you have anything you want to share with our fans?

Bety:  Yes.  I understand you’re working with The HIKE for Mental Health folks to raise funds to support our veterans suffering with PTSD.

Me:  We are!  HIKE for Mental Health and Pearland Parks will be hosting the event and we’re supporting them by collecting donations and the Brewery will be donating a dollar from every beer we sell to this worthy cause.

Bety:  That’s awesome.  So if you can’t get out there for the walk, come see me and Melissa next Saturday and please consider a donation to support our troops.

Alright you guys.  You heard Bety; get out to the brewery!  We are so excited to have Bety and Melissa here tomorrow:

• We’re open from 1-5pm.
• We’ll have a food truck: Greedy’s
• There’s live music with local favorite Chris Hardy

• $1 for every beer will be donated to support Veterans

• We have brand new growlers as part of our growler adoption program (take one home… or two!)

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!

Our seasonal Midnight Watch Porter is pouring nicely in fine beer establishments all over the city, and we’re going to be unveiling a new “at the brewery only” beer.  “Challenge Accepted” is our new Challenger Hop SMATH beer.  I’m so excited (oh look, there goes my tail again)!   I will have to tell you more about my SMATH program later.

Honoring troops (two and four legs), adopting growlers, new beers… get to the brewery!  And bring your friends (canine and human) because we all love a car ride to the brewery.

“Woof”

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Dog with a Blog #5

Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CCO

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You ever look at a dog and wonder what we’re thinking?  Well wonder no more!  Crack a beer and get comfortable because I’m going to let you inside the mind of a yellow Labrador retriever and the CCO (Chief Canine Officer) of a brewery.

 

 

First, a poem…

“Old mother Hubbard went to the fridge to get herself a beer

But when she got there, all the Fetching Lab was gone.

So she went to the store, to buy more.”

 

We Labs are smart, but I never said we could rhyme.  Not only does it sound better in its original language, but I’ve seen some of the things you humans write.  Let’s just say “you haven’t mastered the English language yet either.”  All these deep thoughts and expressions I put down on paper really have me pondering the happenings here at the brewery.  Forgive my self-indulgent look of deep introspect and self-reflection, but we dogs must have these moment in order to successfully run a brewery you know!

Speaking of business, you have probably noticed that there was a “season” when you couldn’t find our beers on the shelves of your favorite beer store or on tap at your favorite bar.  Well, those “dog days” are over!  We are back in production and beer is not only flowing at the brewery, but out of the brewery and to your favorite spot to drink (Watering-Bowl?).  So look for Fetching Lab and if you don’t see it, “bark” at your local beer buyer (ask nicely, and don’t bite).

Not only are our products back in town, but we now have Eric Andreas and Aaron Brown helping us get the job done!  That’s right.  I hired a couple of beer pros to help Theresa and Brett.  As it turns out, they not only know how to throw a tennis ball, but they know how to sell beer too.  Yup, these guys have upper management potential written all over them!

Besides hiring a couple more “human ball launchers” that know a thing or seven about beer (Get it… “Seven”… because in dog years, one is seven.  Get it?), our Growler Adoption program continues to bring happiness to lonely half gallon jugs of glass and to the people who take them home filled with Fetching Lab beer.  And, while we were fortunate to have not sustained any damage during the flood, not all of our brewing and beer drinking friends were as fortunate.  So, this Saturday when I am opening the brewery from 1-5PM, and will be donating $1.00 from every beer sold to help our community with the relief effort.  We’ll have Adolph’s BBQ, Bobby Territo will be playing music for us, AND we have a new beer!

Midnight Watch Porter is a 6.2% English Style Porter.  We’re experimenting with different varieties of this which will show up later down the road, but this is very dry, roasty, full-flavored, medium bodied, well-rounded porter.  Geez… I’m panting just thinking about it.  Come out to the brewery this Saturday and drink for a good cause with the Bay Area Mashtronauts homebrew club and Girls Pint Out.  Of course you can bring your four-legged friends, but the more two-legged friends you bring, the more we can help those who need it.

So as you can see, I’ve had a lot on my mind, but it’s all been great!  We’re selling beer all over Houston (check out the “Find Us” and “Events” tab on the web page), we have two new great humans, the brewery is open this Saturday, Growler Adoptions are up, we’re drinking for a cause this weekend, and we have Midnight Watch Porter.  Makes you wonder why they refer to “the dog days” as a negative thing?  Hmm.  I guess I have more pondering to do.  Keep drinking; I’ll be in my study.

 

“Woof”

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Dog with a Blog #4

Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO

IMG_0411-1I’m a Yellow Lab and the CEO, and as such, I want a dog friendly brewery. After all, 44% of Americans own a dog and 44% of Americans drink beer. COINCIDENCE?! I think not. By the way, only 29% of Americans own a cat. That’s called “WINNING!” Score – Dogs: 1 / Cats: 0.

Here at Fetching Lab we have the perfect environment for people to drink great beer, relax, and bring your dog out for an enjoyable afternoon. And with the success of our “Adopt a Growler Program” (more about this in a moment), people are getting sentimental and taking beer home! That’s love.

A lot of people ask me, “Isn’t it hard to blog without opposable thumbs?”, and the answer is “YES!” It takes about 8 minutes to log in with Brett’s password (DogLoverBeerMakerTheresaLover123)… and yes, it’s case sensitive.) But as a boss who likes to stay in touch with the public, I have a duty to you, the loyal Fetching Lab beer drinker, to keep you informed as to what’s “brewing” out here (“What’s brewing”. Beer pun… get it?).

We get lots of visitors at Fetching Lab Brewery; two-legged and four, but the other day we had the biggest dogs we’ve ever seen. People were actually riding on them! They’re huge! I wanted to find out more about this unusual breed and what they loved about our brewery, so I interviewed one of them who was “amazing”. His name is Shiloh.

IMG_0997Bella: Thanks for coming out to the brewery. Hey, why are you eating the lawn?

Shiloh: It’s pronounced “hay”, it’s what I do.

Bella: What kind of dog eats “hay”?

Shiloh: I’m a horse.

Bella: Never heard of that breed.

Shiloh: I’m not a dog, I’m a HORSE. No more beer for you.

Bella: That would explain your accent. Do people throw balls and do you get to fetch them?

Shiloh: No. They climb on me and ride around. My friends and I brought our people to the brewery today.

Bella: They climb on you?! That doesn’t sound like fun at all.

Shiloh: Neither does chasing a ball. That’s a lot of running.

Bella: But I have a “ball” doing it… see what I did there? Dog pun!

Shiloh: Not funny.

Bella: Sure it is. What’s not funny is you eating the lawn!

Shiloh: I told you, it’s “Hay”, and it tastes great. My people say the same thing about your beer.

Bella: Hey! That’s awesome! See what I did there? “HEY”… not “HAY”. Word pun… HEY!

Shiloh: Still not funny.

Bella: Tough crowd. Maybe you should have a beer.

Shiloh: You know I can drink beer from the taps while standing on the other side of the bar?

Bella: Now you’re just showing off.

Shiloh: Yeah, but I wanted you to know that if you don’t get me a beer soon, I’m going to get my own. Don’t you own this place?

Bella: I’ll see what I can do. “Hay (hehe) Wes… Bring some beer for these horses!”

Shiloh: Have you seen that movie?

Bella: What movie?

Shiloh: “Beer for my horses”

Bella: No.

Shiloh: It’s a big tease. There are no horses drinking beer in that movie. There aren’t even any horses. So yeah, I’ll take a beer. Somebody owes me one to make amends for false movie advertising.

Bella: Don’t get mad at me. It’s not like I made the movie.

Shiloh: True. But you’re in the unique position to show all these people that there needs to be beer for their horses.

Bella: Some of us dogs drink beer too.

Shiloh: For a canine, you sure know how to speak my language.

It was great meeting Shiloh and his friends. I hope he and his people come back soon. I guess that means we’re not just a dog friendly brewery, but pet friendly too. Everyone is welcome here, even horses; except for those Clydesdales. Shiloh tells me the ones from St. Louis are the worst!

Other than chasing balls and talking to horses, there are other fun things happening, but you need to get out here and see for yourself.

I will be opening the Brewery this Saturday 5/27/17 from 1-5 AM. Come on a out and enjoy a beer as well as music by Chris Hardy and food by Corey’s Kitchen food truck.

On a very happy note, our growlers continue to find good homes with beer lovers everywhere. We thank you for your support. And, unlike adopting a cat, adopting a growler brings joy. (Oberon says I’m not supposed to talk that way about cats. Oops!) You can even adopt a growler for someone else. Trust me, they’ll love it! Feel free to call us for hours. As you know the weather and offsite events can impact our daily hours.

Thanks for supporting our brewery, drinking beer, loving dogs, and reading blogs! Now come out and see us… you can travel by car, foot, or horseback!

“Woof”

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Bella’s good will tour with Oberon

rideBrett here, Head Brewer of Fetching Lab Brewery.  On Saturday, Bella told Oberon (our Head of Marketing) to gather the crew and do a good will tour of some of the north Houston breweries that we haven’t had a chance to visit since they opened or moved to a new location.  Oberon, being the manager that he is (we don’t call him 33% for nothing), delegated the planning of the trip as well as this write-up to me.    

 

 

I decided it would be best to start off on the far north side and work our way down so we loaded up the truck and headed to B52. 

b52It turns out this was one of Oberon’s favorite stops of the day.  All the breweries had great beer but this one had TREES!  He personally marked and claimed many of them as his own.  Built on several acres of forest a stone throw away from Lake Conroe, we were all amazed at how much this place could pack in.  They had an amazing location with some of the most well balanced brews of various styles including some amazing Barrel Aged brews that we have ever had. The staff gave Oberon the royal tour of their facility as well as letting us (his human food tasters) sample a flight (wing?) of their brews.  Oberon was so excited about the place that we stayed about an hour longer than we expected.  Oberon felt right at home here.

southern starBut, a good will tour cannot end with only one stop so we packed up and headed out to visit some old friends of ours at Southern Star Brewery.  We have followed them since they first started up and they have a special place in our hearts.  When we first conceived Fetching Lab back in 2009, Southern Star was the first brewery to open their doors to us and answer any and every question we had.  This gave us the confidence we needed to proceed with our plans.  Needless to say, we were all excited finally get a chance to see their new location.  This state of the art facility is amazing!  If you want to see what a well-planned and smooth running brewery looks like, just start there.  Well done. Once again, the staff gave us the VIP tour and we had a blast.  I also had a chance to drink a bit of their Blood Belt Pale Ale, a crisp orange on top of a malty pale ale.  Yum.  Sadly, Oberon was not allowed in but instead stayed in the park and practiced his sleeping skills in the shade.  You know he feels comfortable when he can take a nap in a new location, he tends to fall asleep at the job.  copperhead

Packing up the crew, ignoring the kicking and screaming request to stay just a little longer, we slithered our way over to Copperhead Brewing.  This wonderful little gem of a brewery showed off its best to us.  A relaxed, dog friendly locale with a fine beer spread and most importantly to people who grew up in Texas… an air-conditioned tap room.  You can tell from the little touches like the handmade stain glass windows to the surprisingly open floor plan in the brewery, that these folks put a lot of thought and effort into their craft.  We spent quite a bit of time talking to the staff and sampling the local offerings.  I was personally addicted to the Medusa!  It is one of the perks of such a tour that you get to hang out with people who speak the same language and enjoy life.  Oberon met some new friends and everyone had a good time. 

hollerThe next brewery we wanted to give a shout out to is Holler Brewing Company.  We found John and Kathryn hard at work slinging pints and taking care of business.  Their brewery is a well-crafted blend of modern architecture with an open floor plan that was easy to find.  We enjoyed a full round of their beers which are well worth the trip. I personally loved their Looyah Tooyah Imperial Milk Stout and the Belgian IPA.   This hard-working pair took time to show us around their brewing facility.  Thank you very much, we must come back soon.   

Our final stop was a quick trip to Platypus Brewing. We are sorry we didn’t get any pictures here. This was our first introduction to their brews and they delivered.  They are in an old metal fabrication facility that had then been turned into a Hip-Hop club prior to becoming a brewery.  This was evident in the wrap around, red velvet lined stair cases that bracket the brew house.  It is what all of the fashionable breweries should aspire to.  Very schwank!  Seriously… excellent beer and food from very friendly folks.  The building history was fascinating and we could have spent all night talking and tasting more of their brews.  Unfortunately, it was getting late and we needed to head back to give our report out to Bella so we loaded everyone up to make the long drive back down to Alvin.  Oberon took nap #5.   

recoveryOberon is back home now recovering from the whirlwind tour he (had me) plan out. He gives all of these breweries his print of approval. 

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His only regret … that one oak tree he did not have a chance to claim at B52.   

Blog from the Dog #3

Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO

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Welcome to February, where you should be well on your way to breaking all those New Year resolutions. But as your loyal friend and Labrador in charge, I’d like to help you not be a statistic, and instead, be a success in the months to come.

“Commit to drinking more Fetching Lab beer in 2017 and you’ll succeed!”

Oberon and Buddy just told me that our lawyers forbid us from making such claims without a disclaimer; so here goes…

DISCLAIMER: “Results may vary.”

I don’t even know if it’s possible to sue a dog, even if I am the boss, but why take a chance. Regardless, I know how to get out of trouble. Just a couple weeks ago I destroyed one of the toys my humans bought me, and though Brett posted the video to show my shame, he couldn’t stay mad. Yeah, he has me eating treats out of his hand, But I’ve got him and Theresa wrapped around my paw. SCORE! Dogs: 1 – People: 0.

Regardless of the score, there is a reason that we dogs are “man’s best friend”. People and dogs go together, and as it turns out, beer and dogs go together as well. Now I’m not making any scientific claim here, because after all, I’m not a veterinarian, but have you ever noticed that people who like dogs are generally happier than people who don’t like dogs? And we’ve noticed that we have some of the nicest customers in the beer business, which means that people who drink good beer are generally happier as well. So in conclusion… make the resolution to be a happier person in 2017. Love dogs and enjoy good beer!

Part of a happy lifestyle is getting out to a brewery, where you’ll surround yourself with other happy people. Speaking of which, we’ve got a few things going on here in Alvin that you should check out.

Growler Adoption Program
Many 64oz companions have found homes, but many more are needed. We encourage you to consider giving a home to these wonderful containers, and remember to bring them back to the brewery where we will fill them up with your favorite beer for even more enjoyment. Growler Fills available at the brewery Tuesday through Friday from 4-7pm and this Saturday 1-5pm unless I say otherwise. Hey, a Lab has the right to change her mind and sometimes I need to go out and hang with the pack at other events. If I leave the brewery unsupervised, there is no telling what troubles the humans will get into. Have you seen the pic of Brett covered in beer? Just look at what I have to work with here!

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So check my web page, Facebook or call to verify our hours.

 

 

 

50 Shades of Blue
Not to be confused with a popular novel, this is a limited release blend of our fan-favorite Blue Mischief Blueberry Ale, and most recent release, Bound and Determined Chile Stout. This Blueberry Stout has all of us panting with our tongues out just waiting to taste it. Look for 50 Shades of Blue in our tap room and in finer bars everywhere because this one of a kind batch will be going quickly.

We’re Turning 14 on the 14th
This month marks the Brewery’s 14th Anniversary. (That would be the 2nd Anniversary in human years). I’ve got Buddy and Oberon working on this project. The official celebration will be on Saturday, February 11th from 1PM to 5PM. Follow us on Facebook or keep checking our website to learn more. Not to mention that our good friends at Skallywag Suds N’ Grub will be throwing us a pre-celebration on Today (Feb 9th) starting at 6.

With all this excitement my tail couldn’t stop wagging even if I wanted it to. Come out to the brewery this Saturday. If you have your growler already adopted, bring it along. Bring your dog too (we see you leave and have no idea when you’re coming back). And tell a friend to meet you there for a beer!

“Woof”

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After Bella hijacked my computer the other day (see her blog post for details), I decided it was time for us to have a little heart to snout talk about boundaries and respecting other people’s property and privacy (Really, I swear I was only on Victoria’s Secret to buy some perfume for Theresa.) Just because she has her own brewery, does not mean she can do whatever she wants. Over a pint of beer (or two) and a raw-hide bone we had a long chat over a number of topics. Turns out dogs are very well informed on world politics… who knew? Around midnight she confessed that given all of the success that she had with the brewery, she felt as if she should be doing more for those less fortunate in her life. She laid out her vision of a bold new initiative to raise awareness of an issue that she felt has been under-addressed (her word not mine) for some time. That of the growing number of homeless and neglected Growlers in our community. The other day she saw a whole pallet of them… just sitting there, all lonely and empty inside with nothing to give their lives purpose. After much back and forth… and back and forth…. And back and forth (it’s a dog thing) we are proud to announce the new Fetching Lab Growler Adoption Initiative.

Over the next few months we will be rolling out a number of new services such as Adopt a Growler Days, Lectures on how to care for and train your new Growler and maybe even some cool new Growler accessories to liven up and personalize your growler.

So over the next few weeks we will be working out Growler Fill hours in the evenings.  They may change from week to week as we find what works best for everyone.  So watch our schedule and come out to Fetching Lab Brewery we will be adopting out lonely Growlers.  We look forward to seeing you and thanks for assisting Bella in her Community outreach.

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Cheers!

Brett

Blog from the Dog

Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO
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“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.

“Woof”

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Blog from the Dog

Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO

IMG_0411-1Have you ever looked at our logo and wondered, “Hey, who’s that on the Fetching Lab logo?” Well, that’s me. I’m Bella, a Yellow Labrador Retriever and the CEO of Fetching Lab Brewery. No, this isn’t some vain statement of inflated self-worth where the boss puts herself front and center for all to see. And it’s not an attempt to create celebrity status so that someday they name a dog park after me. No. I put myself on the label because let’s face it… who’s going to put a cat on the label, and Brett and Theresa consider me a pretty good boss, so they insisted. I guess you could say it’s a respect thing. Frankly, I think it’s because I’m so darn good looking (okay, maybe I’m a little bit vain).

If you’re reading this it means you’re like most people; you love Fetching Lab beer, dogs, and know how to get on the internet, even if you don’t have a social media account. And it’s at this moment that you might be thinking, “How is it that a dog, with no opposable thumbs, can type a blog, when she can’t even pour me a beer?” Well, there are a lot of things dogs can do, but we have this code; we don’t show you all we’re capable of. All this time you thought we just fetched balls and wanted treats. That’s because we dogs want you to think that. We’re clever. And that’s why I started this blog.

Brett leaves his computer on all the time, so when he’s not looking and Theresa is hanging out with Oberon and Buddy (I’ll tell you more about them in a minute), I’m going to jump on the keyboard and tell you what’s happening at the brewery. This will be my opportunity to let you know about new releases, my overall beer philosophy, my appreciation for our customers, and announcements for events throughout the greater Houston area. Occasionally I may just post something random to see if you’re paying attention or if I can get you to “play with me”. I can’t do all of this alone though, which is why I have a crack team of experts.

Brett and Theresa provide me with joy and entertainment as my “personal ball launchers”. They’re also responsible for brewing, cleaning, purchasing, maintenance, hosting, making public appearances, sales, and paying the bills.

The Black Lab on site is Oberon, who heads up our marketing department. He makes sure that our social media stays current, plans events, and sends Brett and Theresa out to meet people who walk on two legs and drink with two hands. Initially Oberon wanted me to go out on appearances, but dogs aren’t allowed to drive. I’m convinced Goofy screwed that up for all of us.

Buddy is a Sheltie and is head of security. You might be thinking, “Why does a brewery need a security guard?”, and to that I would say, “Obviously you haven’t tasted our beer.” You can’t leave the recipes unguarded and besides, there may be a stray cat that needs to be run off the property.

Of course we also have to thank our distributor, Wandering Boots, who is responsible for making sure our beers get into the finest beer bars throughout greater Houston; and we appreciate those establishments for supporting small, local, craft beer.

And finally, we have YOU on our team. The beer drinker. For without you saying “I’ll have a Fetching Lab”, our beer would never be consumed, and I’d have to go back to doing what I did to pay for obedience school (don’t judge, times were tough).

So in appreciation for you the customer, I’m opening up the brewery this weekend so you can come out, drink beer and meet the team. We’ll be open from 1-5pm on Saturday for you to enjoy a delicious pint for $5.00, or you can get three pints and a souvenir glass with my face on it for $15.

It’s a nice drive and if you hang your head out the window, I find it helps with the stress until you can get a beer. See you Saturday, and feel free to bring your four legged friends because (of course) we’re pet friendly.

Remember- Everyone Loves a Lab!

“Woof”

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