That’s the song that I’ve had stuck in my head today as I’m composing this.
What I really want to be stuck in my head would be either this or this (woman alive that second one nearly crushes me every single time and if you went to college with me you’d know that as my “angry” song. That is, that’s the song that I’d blast in my room if I was upset about something – does the trick and makes things all small and insignificant again.) but this is what’s actually stuck in my wormed ear. I figured that I would share.
I’m really trying to not mention that it was just Opening Day for American Baseball which would allow me to mention that I remember another opening day that happened about six years ago and that would have led me to talking about this year’s Montbeerlier (which is on May 2nd starting at 3 o’ the clock – we’ll have your usual amazing cask offerings and even better food offerings this year (read: more) and a special beer that we made with our friends at Lost Nation Brewery) which is basically a celebration for us to throw for our birthday. But, there’s more to talk about that happens BEFORE that day so let’s just get to that stuff so that we can talk about Montbeerlier (which is on May 2nd starting at 3 o’ the clock – we’ll have your usual amazing cask offerings and even better food offerings this year (read: more) and a special beer that we made with our friends at Lost Nation Brewery) next week.
Here’s a rundown of what you should put on your calendars:
The 17th of this month is my wife’s birthday.
It is ALSO an event that we’re doing with Dogfish Head, which is Record Store Day! DFH (let’s just abbreviate that one right now, K?) is known for their love of music and so are you. What we’ll have is some beers that they do in conjunction (or in appreciation) with music and/or musicians. It’s going to be a kind of early event (12-2) so that we can all listen to records during the day and get a beer (did I mention that we’re giving away (technically, raffling) a record player yet? No?) that was brewed by DFH as part of their “music” series. And, we’ll be raffling off a record player. There. Yeah, it’s going to be fun.
The 19th of this month is two days after my wife’s birthday and one day after Rybo’s (different years).
It is also the evening that we’re going to be hosting our Smuttynose Beer Dinner. So, as a heads up, if you’re not signed up for the dinner (stop in a see us or give a call to get a ticket ($50 = 5 courses of ridiculous awesomeness – serious, the menu is actually printed and hanging at the Taproom, you should check it out)) then you’ll find out that we’ll be closed to the public for the evening starting at 6. But, you should totally sign up because it’s completely worth it.
Let’s go move on to some of the beers that you’ll be able to try at the taproom before then shall we? We Shall…
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale: We like these guys. And you’re going to like it when someone (those guys) takes what is kind of like an American Pale Ale and ferments it with a Farmhouse Ale yeast.
Founders Blushing Monk: You’re also in love with raspberries. And, that love affair happened when you first discovered a lovely Belgian strong ale that had them in it. Oh, the love.
Crop Bistro Marzen: a beautifully crisp and well-rounded Lager from the good folks in Stowe. When done right, these beers tend to be slightly bready and refreshing with an amber hue and crisp (aforementioned) airiness. And, that’s what the guys up there did.
Lost Nation Mosaic: a single hop IPA from Lost Nation? Yes, please. Not sure if they’ve ever done a straight up IPA yet but if not then this will be their first time.
Ok folklords, I think that’s about as much fun as I can take for this week.
I’ll leave you with this since it’s now the actual song that’s stuck in my head.