Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to you I hope you’re feeling better, baby (carefully placed reference to “Care of Cell 44” by The Zombies). After last week’s soapbox experiment it’s only necessary today to discuss nothing more than just straight cheers and beers. So this week I promise to just solely talk about gift cards (what better way to say “Cheers!” than a well-placed gift card from your favorite little taproom and ours for the Holidays) and beers that we have on or that we have coming up for your cheering pleasure. That is; right after I talk about children. Really? Children? Well, this IS the time of year that makes me think of one thing:
I try to keep the draft list shocking. Not shocking in the sense of “I had [insert your favorite beer of the moment here] yesterday and then I came in today and it wasn’t there and then I was all like ‘welly welly welly welly welly welly well, I guess I must choose another beer then’ but in the end I got a good beer and I had a smile on my pretty face.” More in the sense of, “Oh! You have that?!? I’ll have THAT?!?” shocking. I liken it to Christmas morning and kids (I’m not discounting other days of celebration. Regardless of what you celebrate, I cheers to you all equally).
You see, this time of year I have a permanent picture that replays in my brain noggin every time someone even remotely refers to the word (for better or worse; let’s not forget the true meaning on this time period (enough soapboxing – Ok, I’ll get back to the story – You promised you wouldn’t soapbox this week – I know but I was just – Stop – Ok)) Christmas. I see my friend’s child (who is utterly adorable as most children are) opening some sort of present with some sort of gift in it with this look on her face like “OH MY! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! THAT’S AWESOME! WOW!” It’s awesome. I want you all to close your eyes and think about something similar. Maybe it’s your child; maybe it’s a child of a friend. Maybe it’s something you googled and looked at a picture of a child that you’ve never met or plan on meeting. THAT’S what I try to do with the taplist.
And that said, here’s what “may or may not be” on tap right now and what “may or may not be” coming up in the next couple of days for your wowing pleasure. Because, I love you:
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Triple Play IPA: Really good. Really Really good.
Hill Farmstead James: (we try not to say Black IPA around here because, as you know, an IPA is an India PALE Ale and well, this one isn’t pale) I have no idea why I put that in parentheses. But I did and there’s no turning back. The <- Backspace button and I aren’t speaking so I have to type without it.
Zero Gravity American Mild: like beer? This one will make you look like that little kid.
Hill Farmstead Amarillo: a single hop Pale Ale. It tastes good. Really good.
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine Cask that we’re tapping at 3 o’clock on the spot this Saturday after y’all go to the Farmer’s Market. Figured I’d just slide that in there.
Stone Levitation is on tap right now and I’m very excited about it because it’s a 4.4% American Amber that basically defines what an American Amber should taste like.
Bitburger Premium Pilsner: I can’t stress enough how much this Pilsner tastes like A: flowers and B: it’s from Germany and it’s a Pilsner. They know a thing or two about them.
Hill Farmstead Earl: Coffee. Oatmeal. Stout.
Cisco Brewing Company 2009 (2009!!!) Santa’s Beerd: Oh! You have that!?! I’ll have THAT!
Turns out it’s easier to talk about beer than it is children.
Which means, you made it to the end of this installment of our weekly email blast. I’ll probably send one next Tuesday as we’re closed for the Christmas Holiday to let our staff spend it with loved ones and so that they can make their children make funny faces.
In case you missed it: we’re tapping a cask of Double Sunshine this Saturday at 3 PM sharp. The man himself will be the one tapping it. I know this is a reiteration but, well, I didn’t want you to miss it.
Mr. Taproom and the Amazing Multicolored (don’t want to get sued here) Taproom shirt.