Opening Day Daze

Catalina Brewing Company on Opening Day

Mere words cannot explain the euphoria of the past few days… we knew we could get “friends and family” out – but yesterday, to look across the taproom floor and realize (occasionally) “I do not recognize anyone”… THAT is just a little overwhelming… any words to describe would fall woefully short – but we must start with “THANK YOU”. Some of the preliminary stats from the day:

  • Opened at 2pm.
  • 2 “serve lines” extended out the door at 2:17 (that’s when I got Eric’s text, whilst we were delivering additional kegs to the Downtown Craft Beer Crawl).
  • The lines extended out the door non-stop until 7:25.
  • 35 sixtels, and our 1/2bbl of “She’s So Hop” blown out (added with partials left, that’s over 200 gallons… with 8 pints per gallon… well – you can do the math.
  • Thanks to the support from Beast Brewing Company, Sonoran (great root beer!), Sentinel Peak, and Borderlands (and the new tap law from last year, we did NOT run out of beer (but will only be pouring tasters next week, ok?wink emoticon just kidding… maybe…)

Someone asked if this is what I dreamed of happening… there is no possible way this could have been imagined… Thank you all for being a part of our dream!

Be a Part of CBC – We Need Your Parts!

The cornerstone of the taproom will be a custom-made bar, emphasizing our bicycle theme with parts from our friends!

The photos show a sample pour in one of 8 square segments that will be put together like a Tetris piece. Items will be inlaid in epoxy in varying layers, creating a unique effect that will not only be really cool and perfectly fit our passion – but will preserve these items for posterity!

If you have that special part or memorabilia – from a well-serving steed, or from that epic event or ride – give it the memory it deserves by being included in our design! Parts should generally be small and/or flat. Please clean of any dirt, debris, grease, or flesh and blood – or anything else that might spoil the epoxy. If you want, you can write a message on the part (sharpie), or give a note about it and we will do our best to make sure the piece is well-noted. Jameson – you might notice your crank in the sample!).

I’m including his broken cogset from *that* 24HOP (you all know, the one that rained and hailed all weekend until the last couple of hours of the race!?!??).

Parts can be given to me (Hank), Brian, Eric or Dana directly – or dropped off at Tucson Endurance Performance Center. Start bringing them in!

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