Get Your Motor Runnin'
This coming Saturday marks a big event in downtown Angier, the 16th Annual Angier Bike Fest. This is a family friendly event that attracts more than 5,000 riders to downtown. This will be our first time supporting and we plan to do it in a big way with FREE beer, LIVE music and awesome BBQ! Bike Fest itself runs from approximately 10am to 6pm in downtown. We'll have a tent on the downtown Depot green throughout the day where we'll have Vicious Fishes swag for sale, including
Back in the Saddle
The last few months have been a wild ride. Now that the Vicious Fishes taproom is open and we've hired someone to manage it, our family lives are back to some semblance of normalcy. Those of you who've come by recently have probably met Andrew Hendricks, our Taproom & Events Manager. Andrew will have a post up soon to introduce himself to those of you who haven't been in during the last week. Andrew came in for a few hours last Sunday for his first day. Here's Team Vicious Fi
At the Hilltop...
We've had a couple of weekends of soft opening. We're pretty thrilled with the way our taproom turned out. We're getting a lot of compliments, which feels really good. Without a doubt, we get the most comments on the tables that host our guests in the taproom. Given the rave reception, we wanted to make sure we give a suitable shoutout and highlight the work of Langdon Pleasant of the Hill Top Wood Shop. We found Langdon while searching high and low for options for barnwood t
With Extreme Gratitude
There's an old adage about opening a brewery "Take your best estimate, double the time and double the budget". We managed to complete the renovation of our taproom in 2+ months, which often astonishes people - including the contractors who were a part of the process. We also came in remarkably close to our original budget estimate. We get so many nice comments about the Vicious Fishes taproom, we felt we should take a moment to thank and give kudos to the folks who made it al
We Can Taste It!!
Over the last few weeks, we've wrapped up work in the taproom. We're so close to launching that we can taste it! This most recent weekend, we hosted a couple of friendly groups to help us get our sea legs under us. Below are Paul, Ken and Andrew goofing around in the taproom entryway this most recent Saturday night. In the last post, we'd poured the concrete bar countertop and started to clad the bar in the acid-etched hot-rolled steel. We then moved to clad the entry way wal