I cannot pass up a good pun… apologies all around.
Amazing things are happening:
Months ago, I was reunited with a friend from undergrad at a wedding. At that point, I realized he had been brewing, something that was a bit tricky for me since all my equipment was about 600 miles to the north. Anyway, we start brewing, getting our supplies from SF Brewcraft and biking them to our luxurious brewing facilities. At some point in there, we decided it would be a good idea to race cyclocross, drink homebrew, and watch the good riders after we raced. Hence the birth of the California Cross Carboys (feel free to join the team, just ask). Some cycling, lots of brewing and drinking, but really mostly good times.
Shortly after that we started labeling our bottled homebrew. With some collaboration, our brewery was eventually christened Van der Dans Brewery — poorly translated from Dutch to mean “From the Dans” (we are in fact both named Dan – convenient). For instance, some Belgian Style Dubbel:
We were supposed to brew a tasty porter this weekend, but instead i’ve been sitting on the couch all weekend sick, writing blog entries.
So now you understand my need for a cross bike, and if you live in the bay area, join our cyclocross team. But seriously, relax, have a homebrew.