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AUBURN JOURNAL: Great Turnout as Crooked Lane Brewing Opens

A steady stream of patrons visited Crooked Lane Brewing last Wednesday during its soft opening.

“A soft opening that wasn’t that soft,” said Kirt Braun, one of three owners who include Paul Schilling and Adrian Psuty. “It was extremely busy.”

Over 400 people flowed through the brewery throughout the evening. They gathered inside, on the covered patio or in the community beer garden.

There is a pass-through window to the beer garden, so people can order from outside.

And there is food.

“We have a food truck right on edge of the beer garden,” said Braun. “You don’t even have to put your beer down.”
Crooked Lane offers five brews with more in store. There are lighter ales, IPAs and a robust porter and an oatmeal stout.

Or you may choose honey wheat, made with the local Miller Farm honey, or mandarin ale, with mandarins from Thundering Herd Ranch in Newcastle.

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Barley and Me Podcast #2

Episode 3.1: Crooked Lane & Nu Boonkham of Auburn Thai Garden (The Return)

Host Ben Rice returns for the grand opening of Crooked Lane Brewing in Auburn, CA, to catch up with his episode 3 guests, founders Paul Schilling, Kirt Braun, Adrian Psuty, and Teresa Psuty, along with Nu Boonkham of Auburn Thai Garden. When we first spoke with this crew, the building had recently been determined and they were, hopefully, a year away from opening. We sipped on some of their soon-to-be mainstays, made on a small garage kit, and talked of hopes and dreams. And now we’re back to discuss the overwhelming reality of that vision, three years in the making. We discuss the trials and tribulations faced in the last year, gathering a local following, forming a work unit, the feeling of selling out a beer on opening night, plus women in the brewing industry (featuring a special guest appearance by bar manager Sierra Smith) and what the future holds after this strong open.

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Barley and Me Podcast #1

Episode 3: Crooked Lane Brewing w/ Nu Boonkham

On Episode 3 of Barley and Me, host Ben Rice sits down with Adrian, Teresa, Paul, and Kirt of Auburn’s Crooked Lane Brewing, to discuss their upcoming opening and the work they’ve put in to ensure their success in business and in their transition from home brewing to macro brewing. With us is Nu Boonkham, owner and chef at the award-winning Auburn Thai Garden.Nu is a renowned beer connoisseur and his knowledge and insight helps to make this a truly wonderful episode. We’ll talk about locally-sourced ingredients, creating balance, and how to get delicious bacon into a beer without all the perils that come with introducing fat! Plus Paul talks about his old-school drinking glove. Classy!

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