Rhinegeist-LogoIt’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since Rhinegeist opened their doors, feeling like they have just always been here at this point.  They are brewing some amazing beers, and have become somewhat of a trendy hangout for 20 somethings in the city.

Saturday night, they invited the city to help celebrate with them their birthday, with a slew of keg tappings, world cup soccer, and live music.

Rhinegeist (4)The event was everything they promised and more… despite the heat, the crowd turned out en-force to help usher in many more years for the brewery.  I spent the night sweating… and drinking every new tap that I could get my hands on, including bourbon barrel aged uncle (awesome… could have drank these all night), Unfiltered Truth, Zen Pale Ale infused with a Peach and Berry Tea.  They also brewed a special Anniversary pale ale for the occasion.

RhinegeistThe biggest and most exciting announcement of the evening, in my opinion was the addition of crowlers to the brewery.  A crowler, for those who might not be familiar is a large can, filled from the tap, and sealed up on the spot for you to take home, a new addition to breweries in general, and the first here in the city.  Exciting stuff.

So…the event was a success in my eyes, and judging by the amount of beer glasses I saw being carried away for washing, it seemed to be a success for them as well.

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