I think every homebrewer dreams about seeing the beer that he or she works so hard to perfect on the shelves of the local bottle shop, or brewed on a 10bbl system — I know I do. And I would wager most of us take the craft of making beer every bit as seriously as the pros. Many are even chipping away at business plans in their heads, as evidenced by the number of new breweries and breweries-in-planning that are popping up all over this country. A small step towards reifying this daydream is to brand your beer: Most folks have a name for their brewery (ours is the Softland Aleworks) as well as for their original recipes.
And so, it is with not a little pride that I present our first offering:
The label for our Augustus Saison — tasting notes to follow!