It is with great regret that we are postponing all planned beer dinners for American Craft Beer Week that have previously been advertised along with the launch of our newest brand, 10 Gauge Belgian IPA. We had an issue with kegs that we received at the brewery from our manufacturer that has caused oxidation in our draft beers and as such, we lost over 160 barrels of beer, that’s over 5,000 gallons. In that, we’ve lost our entire supply of our new Belgian IPA along with a great deal of the rest of our brands. Beer is going down the drain right now at Grapevine Craft Brewery. So, it’s a bad day to say the least.
What I can say is that we are committed to putting out the very best product possible from our brewery. And far be it from us to allow inferior beer to leave our delivery dock and go out to you, our fans. We are working hard to mitigate any further issues and ensure that any beer sent out to retailers that may have an issue gets returned to the brewery immediately. Please note that this in no way affects our Lakefire Rye Pale Ale in cans. This was a draft beer issue only.
Our sincerest apologies for this incident. We are certainly using this opportunity to learn and make sure that we have more processes in place to prevent future issues of this kind. Stay with us. 10 Gauge Belgian IPA will be ready to launch in just a few short weeks along with our new series of bottle conditioned beers and thankfully, all of our retail partners have assured us that our beer dinners will be rescheduled. And for that, we’re grateful. Thanks for your continued support of Grapevine Craft Brewery.