Thank you so much for enjoying what we do. We do what we do out of love for the art, a drive for simplicity, and our dedication to localization. To anyone who has passed through our humble doors over the past one year and nine months: THANK YOU. WE LOVE YOU.
This business now supports the lives of twenty two people. Twenty two people who care a whole lot about providing you with Strange & Beautiful beer and Simple & Satisfying food. Plain and simple, we love what we do and want to make your stay at Tired Hands as seamless as possible. Part of making this experience as beautiful as possible involves making sure that we have eight beers on tap at all times. This is not just a mindless goal of mine or a whim; It was written into my business plan. I truly believe that we need eight beers on tap at all times to provide you folks with the best experience possible. Lately we haven’t been able to do that due to high demand for our product (the quintessential Good/Bad small business problem, I know). We will never sacrifice quality to keep pace with demand. Our reputation is all we have. As a result, we will be evolving the way that our beer is able to be purchased for take-out.
Beginning Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 the following rules will go into effect:
- We will fill only Tired Hands branded growlers. We built our tap towers to be THE specific height to accommodate both our 32oz and 64oz growlers. This allows for precise control when filling OUR growlers. When we fill other growler formats, we tend to lose a good bit of beer down the drain due to improper filling technique. We also give a good bit of beer away for free when filling various other growlers, as they max out at 68 oz. Stainless steel growlers are cool, but do not allow us to monitor fill levels and are also very difficult to inspect making the possibility of filling a moldy/dirty growler much more likely. Also, at the end of the day, we are exceedingly proud to put our name on what we make. Ego aside, we believe that this is only fair and hope you folks understand.
- One growler fill (regardless of size) PER person, PER draft selection, PER day. This means that you are free to come through and get a growler of everything on tap (assuming that you pay for and leave with up to 192 oz of beer per trip off the premises). As noted, this rule is volumetrically blind. This is due to the need to keep our growler filling program as efficient as possible.
- Our growlers (both the 32oz and the 64oz) still cost $5. It’s a steal!
Listen… I know this sucks. You have to believe me when I tell you this: We are working on it, and expect that someday soon, the majority of these limitations will go away (standby for a pretty exciting announcement). I want you folks to enjoy our beer… as much of our beer as you’d like… but we need to spread the love just a little bit right now.
Many thanks in advance for understanding. I can’t wait to share a beer with you folks as we move forward. You are all the best.
At the end of the day, please don’t despair… Just channel your inner Vonnegut. “And so it goes…”
Drink the yeast. Eat the rind.
Jean Broillet IV