Aldea Brewery’s Vision

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2008 by jared0220

Aldea Brewery’s Vision

Aldea Brewery stems from a heart that insists we all want to live meaningful lives. And that we all want to be apart of something that positively shapes the world. At Aldea Brewery we take these dreams very seriously. We make beer as a way to extend charity around the world. Aldea Brewery falls in between the two worlds of non-profit business and for profit business. Non-profit businesses often exist for the purpose of giving back to the community and rely heavily on financial donations to do so. For profit business are designed to make a profit and occasionally they are involved in charitable work on the side. Aldea Brewery hopes to define a third way of doing business called hospitable profit. We envision hospitable profit as a way in which we work for profit and, above salaries and costs, we give 100% of that profit to positively influence our local and global communities. Charity is not a side project rather it is the heart and purpose of our existence. We are working on establishing a quality brew-pub that not only makes beer and serves food but gives away 100% of it profits to local, global, and “green” causes. We believe that we are not the only ones who desire to see a global shift in the way business is done and we have a vision of Hospital Profit Business redefining the purpose of business. If you would like to be apart of the Hospitable Profit business or Aldea Brewery, please email me at thanks, jared

Why charity and why beer? You might think that beer and charity are strange bedfellows, when in fact they have had a long history and rich relationship. Some of the clearest examples of communities and businesses setup to function for the purpose of good were the mid-millennial European monasteries. The monks discovered beer was a nutritious beverage that was easy to make. At the time, the beer of the region was not the finely crafted beverage we know and love today. The monks decided that anything they made must represent the God they loved and so they perfected the brewing processes using local ingredients until the beer was delicious enough to offer the community as a gift. It has not been a one-way relationship. Beer was also very generous to the monks as it turned out the profit the monks made from the sale of the beer went to supporting their many charitable endeavors. The monks helped beer’s popularity spread among the region and the world while beer helped the good works of the Christian faith to spread as well. So lets raise a glass together in the hopes that what started out as a gift from simple monks hundreds of years ago can become a global shift in the way business is done tomorrow. Be apart of something
It can be refreshing to know that by sitting down and enjoying one of our lovingly made beers you are also helping those who live in poverty, those who live with HIV/AIDS, children of abuse, those pushed out to the margins of our society, as well as the environment. We also would encourage you to live a meaningful life and to be apart of something that guarantees to positively impact the world. Join us and get involved in some of these areas yourself or tell us about the area you are passionate about. Maybe we can join you in the journey of making this world a better place.

another great beer blog

Posted in beer, beer blogs, brewers, brewing, networking, process, recipes, research with tags , , on December 24, 2007 by Tom

Beer bloging has officially beaten out the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty as one of the new wonders of the world. Okay, perhaps not but it is quite the phenomena and great way to learn from fellow brewers, at every level from all over the globe. With all that being said here is another great beer blog

Raison D’Etre

Posted in awesome, beer, great beer, recipes, research on December 11, 2007 by Tom

I picked up a sixer of this on Saturday, it was the special at cost plus so i figured, why not.  Last night i cracked a few open and man was that a good idea. i would say this beer is a cross between monkeyshine, midas touch, and our own Scottish ale… if you haven’t tried this one, go get some.

this is what the dogfish head folks have to say about the brew on their website.

 Raison D’Etre

Availability: Year-Round

A deep, mahogany ale brewed with beet sugar, green raisins, and Belgian-style yeast. As complex as a fine, red wine. Voted “American Beer of the Year” in January 2000 by Malt Advocate Magazine

8% abv

36 ibu

Tasting Notes: Notes of pit fruit, decadent, winey, raisiney, malty.

Food Pairing recommendations: Steak, duck, game, wine-reduction sauces, Blue cheese, ham, mussels.

Glassware recommendation: Goblet or Snifter

Wine comparable:

 In case you care… the average 12 oz. serving has 220 calories.

Business plans, wiki sites, and parties

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2007 by jared0220

Ok, it has been a while since I have posted here, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been going on.First, we are working on an Aldea Brewery business plan. I am using the inspiration from Tom’s Coffee Ethic plan. It is 120 pages, so you can see how this can be a tedious path. I, with help, have put together a team of people to help me write it. We are surrounded by amazing people. This should take up the next month or so. Keep an eye out, this is a big and important step for us.Second, If you are interested, we have a space on Aldea’s website to do anything with. I would like to get a chart of all the beers we have made, what they taste like and what we would like to change, etc… Go check it out and please contribute something to the site so that we all leave a piece of our selves on their. check out the rest of the site as well, it looks great. Go here. Third and finally, we have been offered a party. My brother-in-law who will soon be the owner of the amazing art gallery, Mo’s Gallery, has offered an opening that he is having in February. It would mean we need a reliable recipe, a batch of 200 or more, labels, promotional material, etc… so we need to talk about this as soon as we can. I will keep you all postedAlso, the ikon crew is coming next week and I am hoping to brew with them at least once if not twice. So i need to know when next week and the following week we all can be together. I hope that you all are well and I have been enjoying our brew nights. peace, jared

here is a great beer specs calculator

Posted in awesome, beer blogs, brewing, homebrew, process, research, supplies on November 7, 2007 by Tom

it’s not flat!!!!

Posted in beer, brewing, great beer, homebrew, process, recipes, research on October 28, 2007 by Tom

scotish-2.jpgscotish-1.jpghey crew I decided to give our sottish ale a try. for whatever reason the ones jared poured have all been flat. the one i had last night was great. the head on that thing was an inch and a half thick. it had an initially sweet taste which mellowed on the finish. i think it’s a winner.


Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2007 by jared0220

attention aldea brewery crew. we are brewing tomorrow, friday. be there are be square. jared