[4/30 Update: AleSmith reported that they will be shut down on Saturday. From Facebook, "Sad news for our AleSmith fans... we will be closed tomorrow due to the Health Dept! Please be patient as we work to comply with the regulations they are requesting of us! Thanks for your patience and support of AleSmith Brewing Company!"]
Lots to cover today. In this edition: Dark Lord, Anchor, Lost Abbey and Duvel . . .
One last ode to Dark Lord Day 2010 . . . here are the Youtube videos uploaded over the course of the week. Not a ton there but you might see yourself in one of them.
Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey was paid a surprise inspection after an anonymous complaint that the brewery was offering samples without a food prep license. Since that is against the liquor code in California the brewery must now halt draft tastings as it undergoes an even more renovation of its somewhat-recently renovated tasting room. Tough break and there are several other local breweries that could be possible targets as well. I’m actually unclear as to whether any other breweries had similar visits yet but hopefully the inspections don’t spread. Patrons are still allowed to buy bottles at the brewery and drink them there.
Finally, Duvel Moorgat announced that it is bringing back Duvel Triple Hop. The reason? The brewery said that they would make it again if its Facebook page amassed 10,000 fans and it did. Here’s a link to the English translation of the article.