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Oh hey there! Remember last week when we started gettin' all (preëmptively) excited about all those cool Birthday Beers that we'd been cookin' up "on the sly?"* Well guess what: they're here! Some of them! But first, cheese:
Magical, magical cheese.
Thassright, this Wednesday (today) is our second Cheese Day featuring Cricket Creek Farms! Their cheeses are hella tasty and if we do say so ourselves they pair up beautifully with the Suggested Beer Flight (which includes one of the aforementioned Birthday Beers, btw) and it's just tasty times on all sides Itellsyawhat. Come visit us from 6-9 tonight and treat yourself!
Feta + Key Lime FTW
Anyway. Back to beer! The first new and exciting birthday beer (which got tapped over the weekend, and is thus on tap right dang now) is actually the return of an old favorite: Blood Built! We're straight-up cold jazzed as heck to have our friends Blood Built Empire back on our stage for the ol' birthday bash this year, and we couldn't think of a better way to roll out the red carpet than bringin' back this tasty lil' dry stout!
Our perfect headbanging beer.
Also flowin' through the taps right now is Shadows! The crazy kids from Shadows Bleed Red are newcomers to our humble stage** so we got all kindsa tricksy with the beer for them and took a toasty, bready, malty lil' beer and dumped in a big ol' whack of Italian plums and it's got this crazy marmalade thing goin' on and you should drink some!
2019: Year of the Plum
Lastly but not leastly (for now) and also on tap right now is Benthic Realm - the beer we brewed for, um, Benthic Realm! You like hops? We like hops. So we put lots of hops in this beer! Specifically, we put lots of MA-grown Crystal and Centennial from our friends at Four Star Farms all up in there, so you know to expect a heap of fruity, citrusy goodness.
All of the fruits. All of the goodness.
Oh dang, I almost forgot! Nestled amongst all these new beers on tap, this week's Thursday cask is the (very) last hurrah of taproom-favorite Crystal! And Since we like to do things up and do them right, we tossed in a buncha extra Crystal just for you!
And speaking of Thursday we got more Simpsons Trivia comin' atcha this week so come on out and test your cromulence (or at least embiggen your knowledge of Simpsons minutae)!
Oh! And! We tapped up the next installment in our Critters series, the cleverly-named Critters 2! Anyway, it's a bit of a departure from the first one - a smidge more malt forward and pouring a crystal clear deep red - it's on draft and in bottles right now until we run out!
The anti kettle sour never looked so good.
While we've gotcha here, we're gonna add another shameless plug for our anniversary bash coming up in just a few! short! weeks! As you know, we're plannin' the usual good time flavors of beer, music, and merriment, but we'll also discounting a ton of merch for ya! We'll be retiring some items at the end of this year (to make room for more awesome things with our logo all up on), so be sure to check out Horatio's Tag Sale and Lemonade Stand over by the stage on the 24th!
P.S. We already went and discounted these items in the online shop! For you!
* Extremely publicly.
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Jared and Jimbo will tell you some things, sometimes.