Guess what those are Internet? No not alien space ships or vertical submarine boats, they’re BEER cask/vat/tank thingies. OK, so I’m not sure the technical term because I forgot but trust me. They hold beer. Beer from the soon to be open Singlecut Beersmiths in Astoria. Yup, Astoria is getting its very own brewery. I’ve been Internet stalking the whole thing since last spring when it first appeared in my Twitter stream, and a couple weeks ago I had a chance to head over with a bunch of other social media folks and tour the space.
Still very much a work zone when we were there but so exciting to see it all coming together. They’ve done all of the paperwork and hoop jumping rigmarole and are set to start brewing soooon. Which means local as local can get beer soooon. Rich, the owner is also in talks with a few local restaurants to do special brews and such. Which makes me very excited because I love to see folks partner up and do amazing things, especially in my ‘hood.
Look at all of those gorgeous beer samples they forced us to take home. Confession, I have TWO samples in my refrigerator I haven’t even had a chance to crack open, which makes me sad and embarrassed and wondering what I’m doing with my life. Stop and drink a beer, seriously. Definitely give them a follow on the Twitterz (@Singlecutbeer) and follow me too while you’re there. I fully plan to crack open those samples this weekend and I’ll probably live tweet that shit because that’s. who. I. am.
And hey, if you’re new to this blog because you saw this post and were at the event, say hello in the comments for heavens sake. I’m notoriously horrible meeting new people and introducing myself because I really like a shy fringe corner, but on the Internet I am so nice. So hi, I’m glad you’re here!