Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Calling All Boozers! Attention, Boozers!


First of all, being called a boozer is not an insult. Not in my world. Remember the immortal words of Frank Sinatra:
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that is as good as they're going to feel all day." So true.
Or of W.C. Fields:
"If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon. " Wise words indeed.

So, here are some photos from the cask event at V-High that I hope you didn't miss. It was awesome. This picture is of the cake Terrapin made for the event. The turtle shell is actually cake, not a big glob of frosting. Oh, and there's one of the casks they made for the event in the background. One cask was dry-hopped with Fuggles, and the second one with Perle. The beer was great, which we were prepared for. It was so smooth for being so strong, which some people were not prepared for. If you read this blog, you know one thing on this subject: I warned you! The second picture is Bob tapping the cask dry-hooped with Perle. Shannayl tapped the Fuggles cask. We had two b-days to celebrate that day, as if we needed a reason to get together and drink great beer on a balmy afternoon.
Picture three is of the bar area in full swing. If you look closely, you will see that there actually was a girl there. The attendees were a little skewed to the masculine side, so props to the photographer for finding a female and capturing that on film. But hey, for all you single ladies out there, maybe you need to show up at more of my beer events. Look at these studs!














Enough living in the past. Here's what's coming up:
  • Tonight we have a cask of Stone Chipotle Smoked Porter and a keg of Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale for our beer dinner at Duluth. Around 8 pm, once we pull what we need for our beer dinner guests, the rest is for sale. These are rarer than rare. Get with the program boozers. The bell is ringing.
  • Casks? Yes, more casks! Friday we have a cask of oak-aged Red Brick Peachtree Pale Ale at Metropolis. Tap goes in at 6 pm. Yes, normally it is Wednesdays at 5. Why the switch? To keep you from getting too comfortable. Stay sharp people! We have a pretty heavy spring on our hands here.
  • Bell's are ringing? That's right. Bell's will be all over Atlanta starting next week. Want to get introduced to one of the country's premier craft breweries? On Tuesday, Kennesaw will be pouring Bell's Amber Ale, Oberon, Pale Ale, Porter, Expedition Stout and HopSlam. The last 2 are very rare and in short supply. Just wait. This brewery makes a ton of crazy beers, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Spring keeps getting heavier with Moylan's launching in the end of May, Harpoon Levithan Series Imperial IPA coming soon and a few surprises in early June as well. Stay tuned.
Thanks for your time today. I need to get on out of here and head over to Duluth. In the mortal words of me, "This beer isn't going to drink itself." Get moving people. If I don't see you tonight or Friday, see you at the Dunwoody Beer Fest on Saturday.

PS- Thanks to Terrapin co-owner John Cochran's wife for baking the cake. The personal touch was felt.
PPS- No, that is not O.J.'s lawyer Johnny Cochran. He's dead. He croaked in '05.

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse
This is the top floor of the brewhouse, with buckets of fresh hops about to go into the kettles.