The Art of Brewing begins in the brewhouse! Uinta finds artistry in adding hops to the "sweet liquor."
Thanks to painter Doug Braithwaite for capturing the moment in oils.
After Crooked Line beer is brewed, beer is pumped into the fermentation tanks. Some of the beers, such as Labyrinth Black Ale and Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine, are then aged in rye whiskey barrels for six months. This photo shows the transfer of beer to the barrels, which are soon moved to a quiet cold place to age.
This custom designed Italian bottling line first washes the empty 750ml bottles, applies body and neck labels, proceeds to fill with Crooked Line beers, and then corks, caps and secures the wirehood. She bottles up to 14 bottles a minute.
Time to test the barrel beer! A Thief is used to sample the beer from the barrel periodically during the aging process.
Support the arts! All of our Crooked Labels were designed by local artists.
After the bottles have been labeled, filled, corked, and hooded, they are manually pulled off the machine, a hanging tag is then applied and the bottles are packaged into cases of 12.