Bier Brewery will be releasing bombers of Sanitarium Belgian Quad on Friday December 13th in limited quantities in celebration of their anniversary this year. Sanitarium won a silver medal during 2012’s Great American Beer Festival in the Belgian-Style Abbey Ale category. This event will also include 20 beers on tap including Hator (not sure what this one is, but it may be something new), Billy Baroo, Trippelle, 1.21 Gigawatts and more. The fun starts at 12pm, with pints flowing at 3pm, live entertainment from The Grinning Man, and food from Flavor Truck.
Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer Smoked Imperial Stout
It’s good to know that if vampires ever become a problem, the brewers at Clown Shoes Brewing have you covered. The Second Anniversary Ale Vampire Slayer Smoked Imperial Stout, is brewed with dark malt, holy water, and malt smoked with hickory, beechwood, and vampire killing stakes (I’m hoping these stakes are made of oak, but the fact that it is brewed with holy water makes me feel safer…). Clown Shoes Brewing’s story is an interesting one. They were founded by Jesse Dooley, Gregg Berman, and former Head Brewer Dan Lipke of Ipswich Ale Brewery. Ultimately Jesse Dooley was a manager at a liquor store owned by Gregg Berman. As Jesse began successfully integrating more and more microbrewed beer into the shop, Gregg took notice. They started mulling the idea of creating their own beers to stock in the store with their distributing license. Once they found Dan a brewery was born. They’ve got some great beers (an overall average of 3.9 on Beer Advocate) and some great marketing. Best of luck to these guys!