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Unifier Brewing Company

Post by Nicklaus Burison » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 pm

Unifier Brewing Company


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An unassuming brick building near the Seaside coast, just outside the walls of RhyDin and backed onto wild forest land, has been converted into a small craft brewery and distillery. The staff and output are small but steadily growing, as the business has been in operation only a few months. A slate outside the double-wide barn door lists products ready for sale and projects in progress, typically a variety of beers, whiskeys and rum, with brewed soft drinks (ginger beer, sarsaparilla) occasionally offered.

Within the entry, a concrete-floored area doubles as a foyer and loading area for carts. Depending on the time of day, you may find the proprietor, Juniper Fae, organizing and labeling, or the brewer, Nicklaus Burison, hauling bottles and barrels from the racking room. Said racking area is through another wide doorway, lined with shelves of products in the process of settling and barrel-aging. A separate room off the entry is behind a heavier, barred door, labeled "Still: No Unauthorized Entry". If authorized, visitors will see a chemist's laboratory of pots, tubes, burners, and other apparatus, in use only sporadically. Even when no distillation is ongoing, the building holds a persistent aroma of alcohol, the result of the mash tuns and fermentation vats in the brewery proper, the third room off the foyer.

A warehouse-sized open area, the main brewery includes Nicklaus' workshop for woodwork, smithing, glassblowing, and whatever other arts are required to keep the brewery functioning. The owners do purchase most equipment from other vendors, however, as attested by the pallets and crates of empty bottles and kegs, alongside stocks of ingredients: malt, sugar, molasses, honey, dried fruit, spices, etc. A brick oven and hearth have been added alongside the forge, with a small table and chairs alongside to create a dining area. A pump running from an outdoor well supplies the copious amounts of water needed for operations. Typically, the brewery's assistant, Ritz, is found here, filling and stirring vessels per Nicklaus' schedule.

A door in the back of the brewing floor is carved with the warning: "Private". Beyond, stairs wind up to the building's second story, the owner's residence, a small bedroom and bath converted from the former factory's attic. The space has an industrial aesthetic, but benefits from the warmth of the forge-fire below and the running water from the main pump. Guests (or intruders) may note the oversized bed, reinforced with heavy timbers and steel cables.
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Re: Unifier Brewing Company

Post by Nicklaus Burison » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:17 pm

On the setting map: http://duelingzone.com/map/index.cfm?map=11

A story post featuring this location: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=31491

The Grand Opening / Yule event: viewtopic.php?f=154&t=31560
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Re: Unifier Brewing Company

Post by Nicklaus Burison » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:40 pm

With the advent of Spring, the signage at Unifier has changed to reflect past offerings gone and new products ready for sale.

Crossed out:
Cranberry Gin
Coffee Currant Small Beer

Limited quantities remain:
Juniper Gin
Firefae Mead (regular and "special")

Still in regular stock:
Hörn Amber Ale
Dark Rum
Cinnamon Whiskey
UBC Vodka
Ginger Beer*
Sparkling Lemonade*
Sarsaparilla*
* - Non-alcoholic brewed sodas

Added to the list are the following:
Spring Blossom Cordial**
Afl-Porter (strong dark beer)

The Spring Blossom Cordial is labeled: "A light floral liqueur infused with Spring-time blooms. Pour into a clear glass and watch the petals descend before being absorbed. WARNING: Do not drink cordial directly from bottle; flowers may cause digestive distress if not completely dematerialized before consumption."
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Unifier Brewing Company - Tea for Juniper

Post by Elessaria » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 pm

Once Juniper's pregnancy was confirmed, Elessaria offered to create a special blend of tea to aid in easing the less enjoyable symptoms that accompanied being with child, as well as being restorative and strengthening. The Empath did not how long Juniper would carry her daughter, but Eless' creation could be drunk the entire pregnancy. Of course, if Juniper wished, Eless could adjust the tea as needed or desired.

Eless spent the morning at her workbench until she decided on a satisfactory offering. The base was a rooibos tea since it did ntot contain caffeine and to that she added a touch of chamomile and lemon balm to aid with sleep and anxiety, along with ginger and mint to help soothe any nausea. Finally Eless added red raspberry leaf as it was believed to help tone uterine muscles in addition to being a source o wf iron.

Once the blend passed herbalist's stringent standards, she packed some of the tea into little linen packets for convenience while the rest she placed in a pretty tin, painted with purple flowers on a lavender background. Eless put together a little care package, along with a note of explanation and then sent Tobias, one of the street urchins in her employ, to deliver it at the Unifer Brewing Company.

After giving the lad directions, Eless began her next project.
~Comme je t'aime mon ange
Que plus rien ne change.
Je veux que tu me retiennes,
Je voudrais juste m'arrêter là,
Guérir toute ta peine
Et renaître avec toi.~-Mon Ange
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Re: Unifier Brewing Company

Post by Nicklaus Burison » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:47 pm

Following the wedding of its owner and its chief brewer, the signs at Unifier are updated for the end of Summer:

Crossed out:
Juniper Gin

Limited quantities:
Firefae Mead (mundane only)
Cinnamon Whiskey
Spring Blossom Cordial (enchanted, see above)

In regular stock:
Hörn Amber Ale
Afl-Porter
Dark Rum
UBC Vodka
Ginger Beer*
Sparkling Lemonade*
Sarsaparilla*
* - Non-alcoholic brewed sodas

New additions:
Thjazi's Theft - an apple wheat beer, light and sweet
Nine Herbs Gin - a gin infused with juniper, coriander, cardamom, rosemary, sage, fennel, rose hips, tarragon, and thyme, alongside lemon.
We apologize that no new enchanted specialty items are available this season. Check back after the next full moon!
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Re: Unifier Brewing Company

Post by Nicklaus Burison » Thu May 07, 2020 11:39 pm

For six months, the stock at UBC had slowly dropped, with several of the aged products becoming unavailable. A sign near the checkout counter explained: "Please Forgive Delays Due To Training of Additional Staff". Indeed, new faces began to appear at the sample bar and counter, and new employees could be spotted behind the brewery and distillery doors. Those seeking the owner or the chief brewer would find them alternately watching their infant daughter or supervising the trainees. Finally, just after Bealtinne in early May, a sparkling new stock-board appeared outside the shop's front door:

Kvað Harpa! - Welcome the Beginning of Summer!

Out of Stock:
Spring Blossom Cordial (enchanted)
Firefae Mead (enchanted)

Limited Quantities:
UBC Cinnamon Whiskey
Firefae Mead (non-enchanted only) - Cinnamon or Mint infused honey wines
UBC Juniper Gin
Nine Herbs Gin - Gin infused with Juniper, Coriander, Cardamom, Rosemary, Sage, Fennel, Rose Hips, Tarragon, Thyme and Lemon.
White Rum - A journeyman project of Nicklaus' senior student

Regular Stock:
Horn Amber Ale - A deep golden ale
Thjazi's Theft - An apple wheat beer, light and sweet
Afl-Porter - A dark, strong, bitter beer with a slow-burning kick
UBC Dark Rum
UBC Vodka
Ginger Beer*
Sarsaparilla*
Sparkling Lemonade*
Sparkling Orangeade*
* - Non-alcoholic brewed sodas

New Additions:

Orange Blossom Mead - A wine made with orange blossom honey and orange zest.

Wyrd Spirit - An enchanted distilled liqueur with a neutral spirit base, flavored with chaos. Each time the bottle is corked and re-opened, the taste will change at random. Will it be raspberry this time? Chocolate? Dandelions? Olive brine? We guarantee** that none of the possibilities are poisonous, but some results might be unpleasant to your individual palate. Some will be sublimely delicious. You'll never know what you have until you give it a smell... or a taste, if you're brave.
** Chaos enchantment is only guaranteed stable and safe for 13 openings per day or 1313 total reopenings per bottle. Exceeding either of these limits voids all manufacturer liability and may result in partial or total disenchantment of the product, potentially toxic or volatile flavorants, or malicious sentience.
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