The Riff Raff Brewing Company crew will camp at Wolf Creek Ski Area this weekend on April 5-7 to celebrate closing weekend at our local hill. Stop by and see us at the back of the upper parking lot on Saturday, April 6, from 4-7 pm for special beer samplings of Riff Raff’s pilot craft beer batches. We’ll also have some t-shirts and hats available and we’ll give a few away to some lucky winners. You may also purchase merchandise to get your Riff Raff fix!Read More
by Riff Raff Admin Feb 24, 2013 0 comments riff raff brewing, beer, flagship.skallywag, disrobe, reveal
Riff Raff Brewing Company’s Skallywag English Pale Ale houses noble English floral hops backed by a bready malt backbone. This beer’s deep amber color showcases a well-balanced hop and malt bomb decorated with medium-low carbonation. A traditional English Best Bitter, Skallywag provides a great option for hop lovers and malt lovers alike and comes in around 5.4% ABV.Read More
by Riff Raff Admin Feb 23, 2013 0 comments
We continue to make progress to opening our brewpub in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Concrete pouring will complete next week and walk-in construction will commence soon after that. Not that any of that matters…you want damn tasty craft beer made in the Colorado mountains. By the way (BTW for those of you “in the know”)…acronyms suck. Now come hang out at RRBC.
by Riff Raff Admin Feb 02, 2013 0 comments
Brewhouse preparation continues as we try to figure out how to fit in all the equipment we need to brew some great beers. We’ve been working the last week to tear out the existing floor in preparation to cut a trench for the floor drain into the concrete.
Buildings with character are great–ours was originally built in 1896–but sometimes “character” is a pain in the ass. In our case, we’ve removed a wood floor that was followed by 1″ foam padding headered by 2″ X 4″ studs drilled into the concrete with masonry screws. After that, a menacing-looking layer of indoor-outdoor carpet remained and certainly the glue would prove to be something out of the Manhattan Project.
Kindly, the tear-out of the carpet was very simple and we should be home free! Awww…but therein lies the problem. The base layer on top of the concrete slab–some combination of Soviet-era linoleum and super glue–overlays the concrete we need to expose for the cutout next week. After heating and sniffing the glue, we’ll remove the linoleum using a tile chipper (or is it a linoleum chipper) and the bare concrete will expose itself for improvements next week.
Or at least that’s what we hope…
Along with the floor conditioning, we’re making some changes to the small closet that will become the Riff Raff milling room where malted barley is crushed to become raw ingredients for beer. We need to make room for a couple of five-foot doors that will allow us to move brewing equipment into the brewhouse…equipment that is quite important when opening a brewery, we’re told. Milling room changes proceeded well today until we realized we need to move a doorway and a few electrical outlets and light switches. Guess it’s time to make a call to the electrician!Read More