Hey, don’t fret Beer Leaguer – not only did we all make it to Thursday, but we’re going to be diving headfirst into the winter brews here over the next few weeks. Partially because stouts & porters are our bread & butter – and not only because we make beer bread and beer butter with them, but because dagnabbit, we find them to be delicious. And tasty. And tastalicious. Yeah, I can make up whatever words I want. This is the internet, the Wild West equivalent of a gunfight in parents basements across this great world, where the wordsmiths square off on Main St. not with guns and spurs and fun hats and chaps, but rather with keyboards, velcro shoes, dandruffy hair, and the most stained of sweatpants.
Woah. What were we talking about again?
Ah! This weeks beer is Tallgrass Zombie Monkie from Tallgrass Brewing Company – and let me kick off another rant / unpopular opinion while my soapbox is still warmed up. I love the design of this can – and for the most part, all of the art for Tallgrass Brewing Co’s beers. Buffalo Sweat looks and sounds like something straight out of an MMA octagon, but otherwise, solid, weird art. What can I say, I’m a sucker for good packaging. At least I admit it.
Straight from the Tallgrass website, they say that, “A robust porter inspired by approximately true events… Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter, carefully brewed for the post-apocalyptic world to come. Crafted with lots of roasty dark chocolate and specialty malts, then inoculated with enough hops to add a floral/citrus character in the finish. It’s hardy, complex, and interesting, because you might be drinking it for a long time. Zombie Monkie… Grab A Can. Make A Plan. Take A Stand.”
Dang. I want that. BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE!
James & Co. want to clear out a couple of taps to get some more wintery beers on – so it’s bonus stamp time! Pretend it’s still summer and you’re outside drinking a Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen – BOOM! BONUS STAMP! Wanna get down with the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown? BOOM! SECOND BONUS STAMP!
See you tonight for some great beers, good times, and bonus stamps galore! We deserve ’em after the week we’ve had!