Thursday, March 29, 2012

And It Stoned Me To My Soul....

Yes, that is 30 taps of Stone. A "Stone Wall" if you will."
Hey kids! Sorry I was AWOL last week. I had to head up to Charlotte to set up the mother of all Stone events, so I was kind of busy to say the least. How was it? Well, if you weren't there, it would be hard to really convey what went down. There were 30 different Stone beers on tap at once, many of them super rare collaboration beers with Stone and some of the best breweries in the country, the owner and founder of Stone there, on top of the bar ranting and preaching through a bullhorn, a stage dive....You know, normal stuff. Do you really want me to tell you about the beers that you didn't drink? Isn't that like rubbing it in? I mean, if you didn't get to drink a 2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels, do you really want to hear about it? Or since you will never again have a chance to drink a The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA or a Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado, why would you want to even hear about it? Stuff like that can make you go CRAZY with regret for not listening to me in the first place, driving up to Charlotte, and having the beer experience of a lifetime. I wouldn't want to do that to you. But seriously, nobody wants to know that they missed out on the Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout, or the Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA, and especially the 2007 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine. That would just be depressing. What would be more depressing is to realize that there were 24 other Stone beers there that I didn't even mention, and that you missed it. Oh well, maybe next time right? Yeah, like there will be a "next time" for that.

But you can still take advantage of some cool upcoming beer events, so get ready, here it goes:

  1. I already told you about the cask of Terrapin Phlux Capacitor tomorrow at our Suwanee store. This beer has not even entered the market, so the firkin we have is actually ahead of the regular kegs. Even some local Terrapin guys haven't tasted this beer yet. Will you beat them to it? If you are at Suwanee tomorrow at 6:00pm you will. At least one of those Terrapin guys will be on hand to talk to folks like you, and he may have some "stuff" to give away.
  2. Next week on Wednesday, April 4th at Perimeter we are hosting a launch for Blue Point Brewing from Long Island, NY. We have their founder and their national sales director in town to shake hands and kiss babies. So get thirsty, grab a baby and head over to Perimeter on Wednesday. There will be three draft beers: Toasted Lager, RastafaRye, and Hoptical Illusion. 
  3. The following night at The Fred Bar we have a bunch of new beers from Clown Shoes making their debut. We have their national sales director in town for this event too, so if you have any questions about these wacky beers (and wackier labels), you can ask the man himself. I think there will be 5 drafts and a few bottles to choose from. Be forewarned that The Fred Bar requires you to have 13 beers minimum on your Brewniversity list. But hey, if you don't even have any now, you have seven days, starting tonight, to get 13 credits. That's easy.
That is all I have for you right now. Have a great weekend everyone.

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.