Spoiler alert: I don’t usually tip my cap. I’m the type of person who likes to play practical (how practical can they be?) jokes on people and plan on not being around when the joke is actually played out/realized. I’m patient to a fault when it comes to being subtle and seeing if someone picks up on the joke. That’s just the kind of guy I am. (For instance: you would need to be a HUGE Neil Young fan to pick up on the fact that I just made a T-Shirt that’s grey and has the letters W-O-R-D-S written on it in purple in order to get the reference. That stuff is just plain funny to me.)
But I’m tipping my cap this week. I’m supplying you with all of the necessary devises to completely waste (or is it?) your time listening to really good music. Well, at least that’s what I’m saying. I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs (off the top of my head) that I like to move to; ones that will be stuck in my head and I thought I’d share them with you, you know? You know some of them and some of them might be new to you. But that’s exactly how much I like you and I want you to like some of them too. Because, we’re friends; we’re down. And you can’t measure our friendship can you?
I hope that works. I’m still new to the technology thing, as many of you know. I’m not new to the beer thing so let’s just get into that while you have music playing in the background.
This week we’ll have Founders Breakfast Stout coming on which will surely give you a good yum yum and happy face. It’s an Imperial Oatmeal Stout that’s made with coffee and then they made it taste really nice apparently somehow so you should try it and get one of those aforementioned smiles.
Also coming up will be Sierra Nevada’s Northern Hemisphere Harvest and if that’s too long of a name for you then please abbrev that b/c whatevs. But, regardless of its new name, this is a lovely Wet-Hop IPA from one of our favorite breweries. (Definition of “wet-hop:” Hops are usually harvested and then dried before they’re shipped off to breweries. But, sometimes breweries will take them straight from the vine right at the harvesting time and use them as fresh as fresh can be. That’s what Sierra did. Fresh hops give the beer an earthy quality that fades over time and wet hopping captures that in a glass.)
I was also supposed to tell you about the Stillwater Premium that will be gracing the taps soon. It’s nothing special if you don’t like a beer that’s made with corn and rice, fermented with a farmhouse yeast and then secondarily fermented using our good friend Brettanomyces. If you do like the sound of that then I guess it is pretty special. Good for you.
That’s about it for this week folks. Next week I’ll be REALLY stretching my limits when I start talking about ciders for the upcoming Vermont Cider Week and all that we have in store for you. I’ll tease it a little bit by telling you to keep the 18th open and if you’re really into the whole “OMG they’re doing a Cider Dinner with paired offerings to go along with amazing plated dishes” thing then you might want to stay tuned. Aside from that, this week has been filled with earworms and I hope I just filled some of your ears with worms (figuratively).
The Old Romantic Taproom