We weren't planning on leading with more excited rambling about our upcoming birthday party (it's in like two weeks! It's gonna be so much fun!), but we just found out some excitin'-ass news and we can't wait to tell you about it! See, we want this party to (at least partly) be a celebration of all the awesome people we've worked with over the past year, so to keep y'all full of treats during the earlier parts of the day we invited Fat Boyfriend Bakery (for beer ice cream and some pretzel-related treats) and Alex's Ugly Sauce (for hot sauce flights) and Top Shelf Cookies (for delicious cookies, some of which are made with Alex's Ugly Sauce potentially all of which can be used to make an ice cream sandwich with Fat Boyfriend's beer ice cream). We've been pretty stoked to have such a good crew comin' to hang out, and then - entirely unbeknownst to us - Alex went and made a friggin' hot sauce to be released at our party! We haven't even tried it yet and we're pretty sure we don't want to eat other condiments ever again.
First up is Gnasher - a grisette - which is gettin' released on Thursday! A grisette, for those of you who may not know (and in all fairness, it's a style we hadn't really heard of until a couple months before we brewed one), is pretty similar to a saison. It's a session-strength, spice-forward, smooth-sippin, thirst-quenchin', palate-pleasin' pleasure of a beer that we've been just itchin' to brew (it's been on our To Do list for, like, three months). Our take on the style is on the malt-focused side with a dash of sweetness and a (small) handful of fruity New World hops that provide a swell backdrop for all them grains. We predict you gon' enjoy.
Then on Saturday we got us another cask o' Extra Naked, only this time it's dry hopped with house-favorite Idaho 7! Idaho's a peachy, fruity delight and it'll brighten ol' Extra Naked right up, which would make it the perfect pairing for some sort of weird cheese/bread hybrid. If only we had some way of gettin' this mythical snack into our faces...
It just so happens that on Saturday we've got Boston-based Cozinha servin' up pao de quejo and lil' sandwiches! She's slingin' her treats the old school way and only accepting cash, so a stop at the ATM for cheese roll/pinball money will be key. But you should come! Right when we open! And sit around drinking until we can give you snacks!
And this is where I'd write my sassy outro if I could think of anything. Cheers!
** In that he picked the one closest to his hand.
*** Dang man, what are you holdin' out for?