Sunday morning before the Seahawks slaughtered Denver we headed down to Gallagher's to bottle our first batch of beer we brewed two weeks earlier.They got our keg set up to bottle and we started to load empties in the sanitizer to get them ready. Here's Rick loading up some bottles: Then we set up the flow just right and Scott started filling them up. There's no stopping, just fill one and get the next one under the tap and keep going. Scott's doing the swap out now... Soon we had a regular production line going. One guy would be filling and the next would crimp a cap on the filled bottle. With as much taste testing as we did, it's amazing we did so well. But we got a rhythm going and soon we filled up about 6 cases of beer. Once the hard work was done we headed out to the tailgate for lunch. Rick brought burgers, potato salad, and delicious home canned pickles this time. Scott fired up his grill and soon we had plates filled with great food. We settled in and chowed down. There was little chance of having these guys pause and pose with hot burgers in front of them. Your's truly had to hit the road right after lunch so I didn't have time until later to put the finishing touches on my share of the beer. I found a neat site (GrogTags) that has easy DIY labels. This has been so much fun to get together and do this with friends. We're all eager to brew the next batch of nut brown ale. Summer will probably bring a wheat ale or other clean crisp ale...we'll see.