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A New Beginning

Posted by admin - August 3, 2012 - Uncategorized
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Mountain biking is alive and well in California… the hub of which is inarguably South County.  Every Saturday the roads and trails are filled with diehard gearheads, and weekend warriors; competitive groups hell-bent on 25+ miles and friendly neighborhood groups sneaking in a quick run before the 80+degree weather hits. Truck beds are filled to [...]

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Oh Hi there May, Leaving so Soon?

Posted by admin - May 31, 2012 - Uncategorized
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The expansion is so close to being done it’s not even funny.  This is the first week all eight tanks have been connected to our new, weapons-grade glycol chiller.  Digitally controlled fermentation and maturation tanks are more awesome than we could have anticipated.  Our yeast are happily enjoying their controlled environments and us multi-celled critters [...]

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Progress

Posted by admin - January 7, 2012 - Uncategorized
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It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks at the brewery. We got the green light to start building our new space and walls started coming down, equipment got on trucks and the jackhammers started pounding away. The whole Cismontane extended family has been chipping in and we have made progress. If we keep [...]

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Oktoberfest – Californian Style

Posted by admin - September 7, 2011 - Uncategorized
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It is beautiful time of year in Southern California. The weather is warm the days are long and the transition to fall is just beginning. At Cismontane Brewing we have the added benefit of being on the edge of civilization, as far as Orange County knows it. The back drop of the Saddleback Mountains and [...]

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Keg Art

Posted by admin - May 29, 2011 - Uncategorized
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For those for you that spend any time in the brewery you will know that we are supporters of the arts. If fact we even consider what we are doing, as do some others, an art form. Art in our world includes the various artists that hang their shows on the walls, our handmade tap [...]

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Tap Handle Re-Un-Invented

Posted by admin - February 9, 2011 - Uncategorized
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Plastic, resin, molds, factories in China and India… The list goes on. I apologize up front for my tap handles not being an electric guitar with flashing lights held by a sumo wrestler, or a dragon wrapped around a race car holding a light saber breathing ice and fire. This may sound insane to some, [...]

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Holiday Experiments

Posted by admin - December 10, 2010 - Uncategorized
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Experimenting is definitely one of the more fun practices in brewing beer. Flavors, colors, names all that stuff. Around the holidays brewers get especially adventurous with spices and higher gravity beers. We are happy to fall in suit because it’s just a good time. Ross and I have been brewing holiday beers together for a [...]

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Eastern European Beer Collectors

Posted by admin - September 10, 2010 - Uncategorized
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This is a strange phenomenon that I really wasn’t prepared for. Another one of the subcultures in the world of things that most of us didn’t know was even out there. What I am referring to are the eastern European Beer Collectors. No seriously, I get an email almost every day from some die hard [...]

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MTB Robot Testimonials

Posted by admin - July 3, 2010 - Uncategorized
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I was hooked up with an awesome MTB crew through a good friend, Andrew Kempe. Because we love mountain biking and they love beer we meshed our passions by providing Coulter IPA for their annual SoCal TrailRiders camping event. Needless to say I would have loved to be there myself to crush beers and trails [...]

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Day of the Irish

Posted by admin - June 19, 2010 - Uncategorized
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Live Irish music, and brewing Irish coffee stout what could better! We had one patron so fired up he kept saying “Are you hearing this?” Needless to say he took home growler of beer and some video of the band. It’s funny how things just fall into place sometimes…. We have been running pilots of [...]

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