This is actually not a reminder at all. It's an update. Look up above where I wrote "Event Update!" See, I told you. It actually should read: "Late Breaking Emergency Beer Event! Drinkers Needed!" I found out on Thursday that some much anticipated kegs from Colorado are arriving as we speak. That is, if you speak quietly while you are reading. I don't. And I don't speak while I am typing. OK, so not exactly while we speak, but right the hell now. You get the picture. We will be featuring the following beers at The Fred on Wednesday:
- A firkin of Left Hand Black Jack Porter
- A keg of the Fade To Black Smoked Baltic Porter. I know, you already had that, but so what. It's awesome, and we had one in the cellar anyway.
- A keg of Left Hand TNT. This is a Dunkle Weizen Bock made with some Lapsang Souchong tea. I don't drink a lot of tea, but it sure sounds good. Apparently this type of tea has a notable smoky character, albeit a light one. If you need me to explain Dunkle Weizen Bock, I will. Quickly. Bock: A strong and malty German lager. Weizen: A wheat beer. Dunkle: Dark (as opposed to "Helles" or light). Put 'em all together. Got it? Germans pretty much tell you what you are getting up front.
- A keg of Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale. This is a new recipe replacing their old Jackman's Pale Ale. It is going to be super fresh and tasty. When I saw the name I thought it said "Strangler", not "Stranger". Big difference one letter makes. I thought maybe they were trying to tap into the S & M crowd or something. I mean, that is definitely a demographic that most companies stay away from. Freaky leather and latex fetishes or not, people love a cold beer. There is no denying that. The Stranger, however, is a pale ale. The Strangler, I imagine, is something way different.