Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The End of 2008

Goodbye 2008, I had some fun early, but later on in the year you really kicked my ass, but good. It wasn't very nice of you to do that, but I guess now I understand what you meant when you said " It's not you, it's me". Wait a second, get back here, you got some explaining to do.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Baby

I wish all of you fine folks a most joyous holiday. I hope you got everything you asked for, and that you gave your loved ones everything they asked for. As a wise old sage said "What's so funny about peace, love and happiness?" May your day hold all three!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yes Limerick, There Really Is A Santa Claus

Well now boys and girls, I guess Santa got your wish list and now he is going to cross one out. Monday morning at 11 am, the doors will swing open to a (hopefully) adoring public. Like almost every new business, it had it's share of delays. But overall, one month behind isn't too shabby nowadays. So, what will you expect when you finally get inside and park your butt down on a bar stool? The food is going to be mostly from scratch and a hell of a lot of it organic. You burger fans will be treated to fresh ground meat right from the kitchen. But how about the beer? (As visions of sugarplums danced in their heads) Think of something along the lines of the Standard Tap with some extra goodies on the side. Lord Chesterfield to Fantome Noel. Does that give you an idea? So still try to be patient, they are a few more bugs to finish working out. Not all the fancy glassware is there yet, nor all the those big expensive take out bottles. This ain't no big corporate bar with tons of secret money behind it. It's your new local bar. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Maybe Beer Santa Will Bring You Something For Xmas

I just thought I would give a little update to what's been going on at the Craft Ale House. At this lovely snowy hour, the floor in the dining room is all but done. The bathrooms are done. The painting is 90% done. The bar is getting its finish coats and the tap system is 75% done. The gas fireplace is just about ready to burn and later on this week some tables and chairs will be making an appearance. The chef is getting anxious to start making some bread from scratch and Mr. Gary and his lovely wife Mellisa are triple anxious to start making money instead of pouring it out. Oh yeah, speaking of pouring, 16 taps of lovely nectar to flow out of those taps including such grand opening stalwarts as...... I can't tell you that just yet. I have to check my list to see if you have been good this year.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Now Ain't That Crafty

We interrupt this episode of General Hospital, to bring you some good news for a change. The Craft Ale House is getting ever so close to opening the doors to a thirsty public. These fine shots were taken on November 29 and show that the new bar is going to need some seasoning from spilled beer and water and people who can't put food in their mouths without dropping it on something first. Looks like a job for some of my friends. Of course the main question is, when does it open? It is a question Gary asks himself every day as he starts to wonder why he ever got in to this. Don't worry my friend, when everything is done, and the folks are sitting there having a beer and smiling and laughing, you'll know you did the right thing.