Fairport Apollo 8 Takes Home the Win!

We are honored to have won the Blu Wolf Bistro’s Battle of the Local Brewers!  We appreciate the opportunity to compete!  Cheers!

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Scum Jumper 2014 Releases

 2014 Scum Jumper Edition Released

Today we are proud to release the 2014 Scum Jumper series beer and growler.  T-shirts on their way (full color).

This year’s Scum Jumper was centered around the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Fairport Lift Bridge in 1914.  Can you imagine what it took to build that bridge?  Many people don’t know that our bridge is an irregular decagon, (Decagon is a ten-sided structure) and it crosses the canal at a 32 degree angle.  No two angles in the bridge are the same and no corners are square!

 

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You might see a resemblance to this photo (below) in our design.  Look at those old cranes!  Our graphic designer, Nestor Ortiz, really pulled our design together merging a little history with a little humor.

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A look at the Scum Jumper 2014 design

We started with a color version but went with a black and white on the growlers to give it a rustic feel however the t-shirts will be full color.  We have to hand it to Nestor for being a great sport.  Sometimes designs are way more technical than the technology used to transfer to growlers etc….

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The BEER!

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Dunkelweizen Pronunciation guide for English-speakers: “doonn-kel vite-sen” (pronounce the “oo” short as in “foot”)

This year’s Scum Jumper beer-by style-is called a Dunkelweizen and according to the German Beer Institute the Dunkelweizen is the dark version of the regular golden-yellow Weissbier or Weizenbier (more commonly called Hefeweizen in North America), the spritzy, creamy Bavarian wheat beer with pronounced clove, vanilla, banana, apple, bubblegum, and sometimes nutmeg flavors. Dunkel means dark in German (as opposed to weiss, which means white) and Weizen means wheat. Like a Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen is made from a mixed mash of wheat and barley malts, but unlike a Weissbier, it also contains a large array of lightly to thoroughly caramelized or roasted malts that give it both its color and its complexity. A Dunkelweizen, therefore, has all the characteristic and differentiated flavors of a sophisticated wheat ale, overlaid with chocolatey to roasted flavors. Dunkelweizen is a very complex beer style with endless variations on the same theme.

The Scum Jumper and the Cow

Many visitors ask us about Scum Jumping and the cow.  Well here it is….

Scum Jumping has a long history in Fairport, and it is even referred to in the Perinton Historical website under “Local Traditions” in a story told, by Bill Barry.

“The bridge is/was the location for a local sport called “scum jumping”. “The most memorable story (his kids told) described a local “sport”, a rite of passage called “scum jumping”. It was a summer activity shared by many local teens. It involved the jumpers and the audience assembling at the bridge. They mounted the railings, held on to the girders for balance and when their courage was up or the jeers and shouts to jump were sufficient, each would leap off the bridge into the canal below.”  ….. “Along with the jumping came the tales of someone diving into the carcass of a dead cow or horse.”

FOR REAL-The bottom line

At Fairport Brewing Company we celebrate all the Fairport history and we do like humor, however, we do not encourage ANYONE to engage in any dangerous behaviors, like jumping off bridges!  It’s funny on paper but the reality is that you can not see what is below you in the water, ie. logs, shopping carts, cars, dead cows, horses, pigs, and other dead things, not to mention chemicals, bacteria, and other gross stuff you don’t want to come into contact with!   You could easily get sick, hurt or killed.  Don’t be an idiot, make good decisions!

Scum Jumper Releases Tomorrow

Are you ready to jump?

Schools almost out and it brings us back to those hot summer Fairport days on the bridge!

This years beer is Weizenbock (Wheat Bock).

Scum Jumper releases tomorrow at beginning of business (4pm)  We will also be releasing for sale the commemorative Scum Jumper 2014 growler.    We only have 100 for sale so if you are a collector, you better get there or lock one up online!  (We should have the online version up and running today!)

Mug Club Members-Come on in tomorrow only for you free mug of Scum Jumper!

 

Fairport Fire Dept Fundraiser results

This community raised over $2100 for the Fairport Fire Dept.

Last year the FFD brought us an old fire helmet, specifically for FBC (you can see it in the pics below) and it was so cool that we thought we would reciprocate. When we started this fundraiser over a month ago, we built our own boot and placed it on the bar.  When one of the Firemen heard about it, he donated his old boots and we were off to the races.    We placed both boots around the brewery and our customers began to fill them with their spare change, but it didn’t look like we were going to come close to filling those boots, so we added a FBC basket.  The basket retailed for around $200 and included a mug club membership.  Customers responded well and before long we were getting calls from other companies that wanted to donate baskets or merchandise to the cause!  It was becoming contagious! Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 5.39.38 PMWe continued to post on Face Book and Forge Hot Sauce joined in the fun and dropped by with a basket filled with their awesome hot sauces. Next to join in to support our Fire Fighters was My Favorite Toy Box in Fairport with a basket of their own. The Fairport Mercantile brought in a hat and a gift certificate and then Genesee Waterways Center said that they too would like to donate to the cause. (Best part was none of these donations were solicited – these merchants just wanted to be a part of supporting our local Fire Department!  Then Damien Mulconry of Mulconry’s Irish Pub jumped in with a $100 gift certificate to the pub and bought $100 in tickets.  Lorraine Staunch then donated a beautiful painting and the promoters of Fairport Music Fest donated four all day tickets a t-shirt and a really nice golf shirt.  Even our bartender Lori donated a really nice bird house to the cause. 

At the end of the day we had many items donated and it helped us generate more ticket sales.  Tickets sold for $10.
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Here is Kevin wearing the helmet and carrying the boot!

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This community should be proud of itself.  This was an amazing community effort and it shows that there is a lot of love in this community!

Thanks to everyone who donated, bought our participated in this fundraiser!  You guys know who you are and you are the best!!!!!  Cheers!

 

Raffle for Fairport Fire Dept Annual Fund

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 5.39.38 PMHelp us help our Local Fairport Fire Department!

Buy a Raffle Ticket at the Tap Room for $10 or here online and get a Chance to Win a FBC Gift Basket Worth Close to $200.

100% of the Proceeds Go To Our Firefighters!  Order online and we will fill out your ticket for the drawing on June 11th.  The lucky ticket will be pulled out of a real fireman’s boot!

Gifts include a One Year Membership to the FBC Mug Club with your own mug with all of the Benefits of the Club! We have also included our Scum Jumper Artwork Tee-Shirt and an Insulated Growler Bag. Also included are two Growlers with Two Free Growler Fills!

Let’s Support Our Fire Fighters! You Never Know When We Might Need Them – to Support Us!

Winner to be drawn around 6/10/14

Easter Closed !

Sorry folks we are going to enjoy Easter Sunday with our families!  We will be closed on Sunday and will re-open on Monday for normal hours!  Enjoy your day!

The Oatmeal Stout is back and is named!

The Oatmeal Stout is back on tap tomorrow!  We are calling it  “McShane’s Oatmeal Stout”

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 6.52.03 PMJ. J. McShane came over from Ireland to help build the great embankment which turned out to be a big engineering challenge.  The goal was to build a 70 foot high embankment on top of Irondequoit Creek for the distance of a mile.  Think quicksand.  More can be read on the Perinton Historical Society’s web page.  Nice video at Low Bridge Productions.

Many locals were re-introduced to the Great Embankment when it flooded into Bushnell’s Basin and destroyed many homes in 1974 as DPW crews attempted to tunnel a sewer under the canal.

McShane’s oatmeal stout, like the canal, is neither one dimensional nor overwhelming so come on in and try it. Let us know what you think!

FBC Mug Club Term Extended !

Extending the term is the right thing to do…. it rewards our early adopters and protects our newest members from getting cut short.

We started the mug club at the beginning of this year.  We bought 100 mugs and have sold a bunch of them so far.  As a matter of fact five mug memberships were sold just last night.  Originally the term was going to be just for this calendar year but as more memberships are sold we decided to extend the term until they are all sold.

(Pictured above was Steve’s Mug patiently waiting for him)

“It is so cool to visit the tap room and see all these beautiful people drinking out of their beautiful mugs!  It’s a love fest.”

The membership runs $100 for both the initiation and the years membership.  Each mug holds 22oz of cold beer but the member is only charged for the price of a pint.  The difference is an extra 6oz at no charge.  The mugs are one of a kind and the customer gets to keep them at the end of the their membership.  If the customer wants to renew their membership for an additional year they just pay ($52) the annual renewal fee and the mug is kept at the brewery as long as the membership is intact.

How to get in?  Just go to the tap room and talk to your bartender?

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Here’s to our Mug Clubbers!  May your mug always be be with you!

New online calendar

Hey!  In an effort to communicate better, we are developing an online calendar so you can visualize what we have going on.

This will evolve but wanted to share what we have so far.  Here you can see who the bartender is and their hours etc.  Events will also be posted so you know what is going on or where to find us.  Cheers!!!!

 

New Hours for 2014

We are now open 7 days a week.

Monday thru Wed 4pm -10pm

Thursday 4pm-11pm

Friday and Saturday 4pm till last person leaves

Sunday 12pm-5pm