Mt. Emily Ale House Visit

Today’s post is courtesy of Kate, my right hand at WEB. She and some of her family had the opportunity to visit Mt. Emily Ale House over the holidays. Read on!
Hi All,

We had our very own brewery tour at Mt Emily Ale House today, with Jerry as our guide. It was such a fun experience, and since Dustin [one of the tourees] is a very serious home brewer, he was especially on cloud 9. I took plenty of photos of tap handles, tanks, whiskey barrels, Jerry with green and yellow hand blown glass of beer. What a very passionate, genuine individual Jerry is!

One of the things we talked about in our conversation was a bit more lighting behind the bar (women like to be able to see everything, especially in a really cool setting like their place)

We even got to see his vault. The brewery building use to be a bank back in the day – early 1900’s I believe – which he has stocked with whiskey barrels waiting for sours to finish fermenting as well as a barley wine.

Just wanted to thank the crew at Mt. Emily Ale house for this hospitable holiday opportunity to get our own educational brew tour as well as a free sample of quality brew.


Kate Parks
Women Enjoying Beer

Photo courtesy Kate Parks

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Cheers to Chris

Chris was one of the first people to reach out to say “come visit us” on our Home Free Tour last year. We were thrilled to get the invite as we reaaaallllly wanted to visit and stay in Jackson.

Snake River Brewing, Jackson WY

Snake River Brewing, Jackson WY

He’s indicative of the brewing community – generous, hospitable, smart, and all around really nice guy.

His blog sums it up well.

In addition to his personal hospitality, Snake River hosted an event with WEB. 19 beer enthusiastic women crammed into a small room to talk and listen. Great fun and education had by all. He’s right of course – their clientele knows their beer. It was fabulously invigorating.

Many thanks to him and his tolerant cats for letting us stay. We’re already plotting to return for another visit…welcome mat’s out in Ashland too, Chris.

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Setting The…

At the recommendation of a friend and colleague, I recently read Setting The Table by Danny Meyer.

p10407122My recommendation? It’s a purposeful, educational, fun and very useful read – for anyone is any kind of hospitality business.

The beer business is very hospitable with out a doubt. If you’re in the industry, circling the beer community an any way as a vendor or supplier, a restaurateur of any genre, READ THIS BOOK.

It’s chock full of, yes, his anecdotes. Not withstanding, these are helpful stories from which you can apply concepts that would be productive and profitable.

It was inspiring and particularly applicable for me in my professional pursuits right now – and I’ve now made it a goal to meet Mr. Meyers. If you happen to read this, Mr. Meyers, it’d be my honor and pleasure to be at your service.

Read on.

What have you read lately that you’d recommend?

(p.s. sorry about the sideways picture – the server’s goofy today….)

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