Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Festivals. Can't Live With 'em, Can't Live Without 'em.

Beer festivals are fun. Pay one price, get to try a ton of awesome beers all in one place with a bunch of cool people. Who wouldn't love that?

I'd like to give you the inside scoop from the brewer's perspective if I may. As I see it, there are three types of beer festivals:
The Givers: Those who are run by people who volunteer their time and give all of the proceeds to charity. We support these festivals and will participate and promote these as much as we can.
The Buyers: Those who make money on festivals, give a portion of the proceeds to charity and purchase the beer at wholesale from the brewer. We participate in these when it makes sense logistically.
The Takers:  Those who make money on festivals, give a portion of their proceeds to charity, and ask the brewers to donate beer in exchange for "exposure" for their breweries. The Tennessee Brewers Guild has taken the stand that as a group, we will not participate in these festivals. Mayday agrees with the guild. We take great pride in our beer and we believe it is worth the wholesale price that festival organizers would have to pay for it.  You, the craft beer lover, will gladly pay for the opportunity to attend their festival to drink our beer, but the organizers are unwilling to pay for the beer being served.

This is why Mayday will not participate in Brewsboro coming up October 12.

If you want to come by the brewery, buy a beer and discuss it, I'd be happy to.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

The People's Questions Answered

Life is too short not grow a mustache at least once and take a picture and post to the world wide web. Even if you say you can’t grow a mustache, then you grow the greatest mustache of all, the DTM (Dirty Teen Mustache).

It is easier to make a good stout than any other style in my opinion. I like stouts

How to properly cut jorts
1.      1.Get your favorite pair of acid washed skinny jeans.
2.      2. Lay them flat on a table and fold them leg over leg.
3.      3. Stick your hand in a front pocket, take a sharpie and mark the end of the pocket.
4.      4. Very Important, turn front pockets inside out.
5.      5. Take scissors and cut at least 1 inch above the marked line.
6.       6.Wash and tumble dry for proper fraying.
7.      7.Wear proudly with your best cowboy boots and halter top.

The only thing better than my grandmothers smoked mullet is some dude pumping gas with a mullet.

The people he meets at Mayday
This gets it’s own blog.

How affable the guys in Crazy Aces are and how Rad their music is..........or something about beer is good too, LOL
I can’t wait to see Crazy Aces play because we were on vacation the first time they played at Mayday.

The different grains and hops and when / why they are used.
Go on the tour.

I’d like an online tour of the brewery. It would be cool to see how it all works, at least until I can come in and take an actual tour.
Online would not do it justice. Come in and take a tour.

Black Sabbath
I just finished reading Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne’s memoirs. Very funny and informative. Their first 3 albums, Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality are timeless. The new album 13 is right up there.

How he makes Evil O..
Put just enough dark grain in it to make it dark. Then hop the dog doo out of it.

His opinion of good/bad beer.
This gets its own blog.

Guest Breweries
We love Panther Creek.

Chuck Norris!!!
We strive to be the Chuck Norris of breweries. No nonsense and take no prisoners.