Hi Brewery and Family Friends,
This article for our local paper is always our second peek at Spring. This year has sure been a tough one on our Northern friends. It has had its bumps for us also. We have been busy in our business and family life preparing for a return to the island where Spring will be in full bloom by the time we arrive. We won’t be open until the 21st of April, just in time for the 3rd Annual Bio Blitz-An Earth Day celebration of connection to our surroundings through species and ecological discovery. Ms. Ellen and other science teachers will be on hand to help our young ones identify fossils, planktons and water species. Beer specials all weekend. Sign up at www.signmeup.com/KIBBioBlitz2018 You will be glad you did, and so will your kiddos.
Our second weekend open (April 28) will be Blessing of the Brewery where we will be asking you for poems, lyrics and haikus for us to publish in readying for the 2018 season. Use www.signmeup.com/KIBBlessingoftheBrewery2018 and be sure to come enjoy some BEER BINGO from 4-6 PM.
We will also be having a Mothers Day Girls Weekend May 11-13 with wine and beer tasting, yoga and some creative time. Please use www.signmenup.com/KIBMothersDayGirlsWeekend2018.
The Brewery is going to have a few additions of our re-branded labels placed on the walls. These images, designed by Doug and brought to us by Tim Adkins has brought a great visual to the brewery that will be available on merchandise throughout the season. Also this year we will be offering growlers again, so stay tuned.
Our Food Menus are coming together nicely with some old and some new, rounding out our three meals. Our coffee, dessert and appetizer menu is improving each year and our catering for small and large groups has been exceptional in the planning stages. The island is the perfect backdrop for birthday and special occasions and it sounds like some of the weddings this season are going to be outstanding.
We will be bringing back the cowboy. Jay has survived 2 more hospitalizations and has impressed his therapists, doctors and nurses with his hopes and his strength. Doug has been our steady helper and best friend to him, my Rock and my Love. Our team this year will be even more motivated than last in giving of themselves to fully realize our dream of the KIB. We thank you so much in advance for being part of our family business.
Coming home to our island always gives us HOPE. This Homecoming will be less euphoric than many as we adjust to our new lives and to the loss of one of the greatest humans I have ever met. To the Ahner family, each and every one of you, it is my absolute honor to know and carry on his island vision. We love you deeply.
Working in a seasonal life as we do, it is easier to understand how short life is. I thank you for spending some of the best of your days on an island at a little brewery, enjoying one of the best views there is.