Expressing Gratitude

A year ago, when Tree House was merely a vision, we had a lot of romantic notions of what we wanted it to become.  At the time, they felt as such:  romantic.  Would friends and complete strangers really slow down in an increasingly maniacal world to enjoy the old-fashioned notions of community, conversation, and insight?  Could fresh Ale be the spark that set it all in motion?

If the generosity and camaraderie expressed at Tree House this past Saturday is any indication, the answer is yes.

We are heartened by the ongoing support and will continue to do everything in our power to produce the freshest, most interesting, inspired ales we can.  Thank you.

The above was unsolicitedly and generously shared by a pair of Tree House customers.  Along with the countless trays of food and snacks every Saturday, we are wholly humbled.

First 100+ bottle fill day.  Whoa.   Next week… more Snowtober, Autumn Ale, and I think, the introduction of a new beer, Dirty Autumn, our English Mild.

“Free Hugs From Dean” cards redeemed:  One.  :)

I think I’m going to start a ‘Brewer’s Notes’ blog.  What can I say?  I have a lot to talk about.

I recently read a passage on Shaun Hill’s blog in which he quoted John Kimmich discussing  life.  John stated - paraphrasing - that life is not a continual churning of gears, but a sort of clunking collection of train collisions that form a cohesive whole.  The road to ‘here’ has not been perfect for Tree House, but through years of passion resulting in varying degrees of expertise - Jonathan’s design, Dean’s calling as both an entertainer and a mechanic,  Damien’s knack for design and craftsmanship, and my passion for art and creation - our ‘whole’ is something we are thrilled to share with everyone, and something we are incredibly proud of.