Sunday, July 27, 2008

Forbidden Events

The summer of 2008 was a very busy one for Forbidden Peak Brewery. The brewery hosted a few fun events to help spread the FPB love. The popularity of these events is ever increasing and we look forward to receiving more requests!

Forbidden Peak Brewery partnered with Eckholm's Shuck Shack (oyster specialists) to host the first FPB Oyster & Brew Tasting. The event showcased 10 different FPB beers along with a variety of the finest oysters from Northern California. The event received rave reviews and will no doubt be one of the brewery's favorite events and FPB will continue to be involved with Eckholm's Shuck Shack for many years to come. There was no individual oyster or beer variety that was a standout favorite, but the combination of Eckholm's Secret Oysters Rockefeller and Skookum's Gold was a force to be reckoned with.

Forbidden Peak Brewery also hosted a tremendously successful bowling tournament at the South Lake Tahoe Bowling Alley. Approximately 60 people joined in to compete for the newly released First Ascent Pale Ale t-shirts and FPB koozies. Fifteen four-person teams competed for the team prizes, and individual awards were given out for outstanding performances. The three hour event turned out to be an epic battle as the scores were tantalizingly close. The Brewery staff was busy organizing the event and wasn't able to take any pictures, so we'd love for those in attendance to please send in any good pics!

Forbidden Peak then hosted two weddings. The Prudic/Stekoll wedding was held on the beach in South Lake Tahoe. The brewery provided tasty refreshments for the pre-game parties and the staff was deeply involved in the ceremony.

The Prudic/Stekoll wedding also marked the release of FPB's matrimony inspired pale ale - Ring of Fire.

The second wedding of the summer was the Quisenberry/Leidich wedding which was performed on Whidbey Island, WA in mid-September. The wedding took place in an amazing setting in a beautiful garden and home. A First Ascent Pale Ale travelling keg was the beer of choice to kick off the reception, and helped to make the day even more special.

Congrats to the newlyweds! If any of you are interested in having FPB join in or host your event please shoot us an email @

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

4th of July Blessing

The crew at Forbidden Peak Brewery has hopes that everyone got to enjoy the 4th of July holiday/ weekend as much as we did. Forbidden Peak Brewery added a classy new look to the brewery over the weekend with our custom wood signs, thanks to our friends at The signs bring with them a true sense of dignity and somehow make the beer taste even better. Need one for your house? Don't worry, in a few weeks we will have the signs available for purchase on our webstore in a few different sizes.

(It's easier than ever to see what's on tap at the brewery)

What else is new at the brewery? We are busy planning a few major events this summer. Our program to create a custom beer and label for events has taken off. We have two weddings this summer and have had the brewery at full capacity to ensure that beer is not the missing ingredient in the recipe for a successful wedding.