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Funkwerks Ten (Quadrupel) Brownies

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 1/2 ounces semi sweet chocolate

8 tablespoons of butter, browned

1/2 cup Ten

4 eggs

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  1. preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Sift flour, coco powder and salt together.
  3. Melt chocolate in a bowl over boiling water.
  4. Pour butter and beer into chocolate and mix together.
  5. In a small pan over medium heat, melt butter until golden brown.
  6. Beat together eggs and sugar until thick and shiny (about 2 minutes).
  7. Continue beating on low while adding flour mixture and wet mixture.
  8. Finish with vanilla and don't over mix. 
  9. Fold in chocolate chips. 
  10. Pour batter in buttered and floured pan.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes. 
  12. Cool and enjoy :)

 

NEW TANKS!

It took five men and two forklifts to unload two 60 barrel fermenters and one 60 barrel Brite tank. Their problem solving skills were put to the test! 


 

Funkwerks’ Production Facility Expansion

FORT COLLINS, CO (March 2016) – Funkwerks, the award-winning brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, is preparing for a large expansion to their production facility. A shipment of two 60-barrel fermentation tanks and one 60-barrel brite tank is expected to arrive early March, adding an additional 50% total production capacity.

 

Experimental brews have always been a focus of Gordon Schuck’s, Co-Founder/Head Brewer, however “this past year we’ve been busy keeping up with the demand of Raspberry Provincial, Tropic King and Saison 4-packs. I am excited to finally have some extra capacity to devote to experimental brews.” Funkwerks brewed 3,500 barrels in 2015, an 80% increase from 2014. This year, Funkwerks expects to double their production and enter into new distribution territories.

 

Additionally, Funkwerks’ barrel program will be expanding. The number of oak barrels will double, allowing for an increase in production of sour ales and other barrel-aged brews. Brad Lincoln, Co-Founder of Funkwerks, is “really excited we will no longer be running out of beer, and to see our barrel program beers finally reach the channel.” The increase of oak barrels will allow for distribution of Funkwerks’ barrel-aged beers, including Oud Bruin, Peachy King and Barrel-Aged Deceit.

 

Thirsty? More funky brews are soon to come your way.

New Year’s Beer Resolutions

With the welcoming of a New Year, the Funkwerks employees compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions, and there are some good ones in here.

Introduce someone to one of your favorite breweries.

Part of what makes the brewing industry exciting is that there is so much variety, making it fairly easy to introduce someone to a new favorite brewery or beer.

 Cook with beer.

Try recipes from Christina Marie’s Cooking with Beer in Colorado cookbook

Or try one of these recipes from our blog:

Clam Chowder with Saison Base.

Saison Beer Bread

Saison Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Beer Brined for Turkey or Chicken

Visit a new brewery every month.

1.8 breweries are opening per day, according to the November/Decemeber 2015 issue of The New Brewer.

Try a Beer Cocktail.

Our blog has a few Funkwerks cocktail recipes from Ace Gillett's, or try this Basil Saison Cocktail

 

Learn more about beer.

There is so much to learn about beer tasting, beer history and beer science. There are some great books about beer out there, including Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher and The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth.

 Here are some informational post from our blog: sour and wild beerbarrel-aging and oak spirals, and proper glassware.

 

Try beers you normally wouldn’t order and research the style as you are enjoying it.

Here are two great resources to learn about different beer styles:

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/style/

http://www.craftbeer.com/beer-styles

Open more beer from your cellar, and share with friends. 

Some beers can be cellared, but cellaring doesn't necessarily make beer better. Most beers are best consumed fresh. Here is some additional information on beer freshness and cellaring: http://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/cellaring-craft-beer-to-age-or-not-to-age

Drink more beer in order to attain the following 6 resolutions…

  • Take more naps in the sun
  • Learn to ribbon dance
  • Mastering the one-handed headstand. Warning: this may be more difficult when under the influence of beer.