Lanky the Lynx sat bemused by the attention at Upland last Saturday. He's from the Exotic Feline Rescue Center south of Brazil but was in the Upland parking lot to help promote the center to the hundreds of folk who came to try this year's Schwarz Black Lager.
The beer is perfectly black, agreeably thick, swarthy. A stout of lagers. 5.0%.
It's available now only at the brewery on tap and in bottles. You'll be able to get it in stores around the state as 6-packs are heading to Monarch on Monday.
The EFRC is now caring for 196 big cats from 22 states. All were "pets" that grew up. Take a tour sometime. 108 acres, 3,000 pounds of meat a day.
Inside the brewery the new bottling line is clean and ready for the next batch.
Beside the bottling line, one of the fermenters was making naughty on the floor with froth from the second batch of this year's Winter Warmer. A great sight.The last picture below right shows the inside storage tanks for the solar collectors on the roof.