Looks like good times. We’re doing something similar. Via.
As you may have noticed, our posting frequency has gone WAY down in the past couple weeks. Between some various life rearrangements on the parts of a few of us here, we’re kind of on summer vacation. This is just a heads up to say that we’re still keeping an eye on the beer world but might not be posting about it as frequently. We’ll be posting a few reviews as the summer goes on, and when we get a little more time back, we’ll be back up and running at full power.
Karl’s been putting together some posts and pieces for a couple other sites – perhaps you’ve seen the Beer of the Week coverage on Chicagoist, or stumbled into a piece or two on Metromix or Red Eye. We’re still working, but sometimes it comes in different forms, and we’ll keep writing when and where we can. Until then, here’s to the wheaty Oberons, the delicate pale ales, the sessionable lagers, the Shandys and Game Day Ices of summer.
Not pictured: Cheering, joy.
“The mree fcat taht yuo’re hdoinlg tihs bttloe in yuor hnad ianidctes taht yuo’re pyiang antteiton, wihch ideitammley stes you arpat form the msseas. It aslo mkaes you one Lukcy Basartd. Hewover, lcuk faovrs the blod… and the arorgnat.”
Stone Brewing’s Lukcy Basartd
American Strong Ale, 8.5% ABV
Sayeth the Guys:
KARL: This is probably going to be the only review ever of this kind of beer with just shy of 6 months of age on it, and there’s a very good reason for this. If you’ll allow us a little personal backstory, I left a job in early February. At that point, Ryan very graciously bought me two beers – a Mickey’s 40oz. in case I had a bad day in my job search, and a Stone Lukcy Basartd for when I finally got some good news from the job front.
And without divulging too much, this week we had some good news. The first thing I did after getting that news was call the wife, the second was call the family, the third was to start chilling this beer. A lucky bastard, indeed. Continue reading