Calling all beer lovers: Volunteers needed!

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Calling all beer lovers: Volunteers needed!

Calling all beer lovers: Swine & Brine is coming up Saturday, April 8th, and we're looking for awesome volunteers to help make the event a success!

You can sign up here. Thank you!

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More barrels for sale!

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More barrels for sale!

Attention homebrewers and beer-loving decorators: Ardent has 14 small barrels and 4 full-size barrels for sale!

Small barrels:

  • 12 five-gallon barrels
  • 1 four-gallon barrel
  • 1 three-gallon barrel

Full-sized barrels:

  • 2 53-gallon intact bourbon barrels
  • 2 53-gallon damaged barrels (do not hold liquid)

The small barrels were sourced from Reservoir, and then used by us in our sour garage. They've reached their life span with us, but they're still in very good condition for homebrewers interested in wild and sour aging projects and for people using them as decorations. (We suggest cutting them in half and making planters!) There is no Reservoir spirit left in them.

The full-size, 53-gallon barrels are bourbon barrels that we used to age our Honey Ginger. These would be great for furniture or decoration.

Please, serious inquiries only. Email chris@ardentcraftales.com to buy. First come, first served; we will not hold the barrels for anyone.

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Barrels for sale!

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Barrels for sale!

UPDATE: Monday, February 27, 10:38 a.m.

All full-sized barrels have been sold.

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Attention homebrewers and beer-loving decorators: Ardent has 27 small barrels and 5 full-size barrels for sale!

Small barrels:

  • 25 five-gallon barrels
  • 1 three-gallon barrel
  • 1 four-gallon barrel

Large barrels:

  • 5 full-size (53-gallon) barrels

The small barrels were sourced from Reservoir, and then used by us in our sour garage. They've reached their life span with us, but they're still in very good condition for homebrewers interested in wild and sour aging projects and for people using them as decorations. There is no Reservoir spirit left in them.

The 5 full-size, 53-gallon barrels are rum barrels that we used to age our Dark Rye stout. These would be great for furniture or decoration.

Please, serious inquiries only. Email chris@ardentcraftales.com to buy. First come, first served; we will not hold the barrels for anyone.

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We messed up.

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We messed up.

We are very sorry to announce that, as a result of our Saison yeast finding its way into our IPA, our last shipment to our wholesaler of IPA six-packs tastes more like Belgian IPA than American IPA. Specifically, 40 cases (12 oz bottles packaged in six-packs) made it out to the market before we caught the problem. We have worked with our wholesale partner to identify the retailers who purchased the problematic cases and to pull all of these six-packs of IPA off the shelves. Draft IPA was not affected.

We are buying back this beer because the unintended addition of the Saison yeast produces a beer that we cannot call our IPA; this is simply an issue of quality and the standards we set for ourselves. If you have already bought an IPA six-pack that you think tastes a little different, bring it back to our taproom (not the retailer where you bought it) for either a refund or a replacement of a six-pack. Saison is available now; new IPA will be available next Tuesday, January 10. 

We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate misstep, and for any inconvenience it causes. We strive to provide the highest-quality product possible, and we pride ourselves on our rigorous standards. Thank you, Richmond, for understanding, and for your continued support.

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