After month & months of waiting Bear Republic has finally invaded Utah! Mark Alston called me yesterday to say that he was moments from picking up his long awaited beer order.
The Bayou received a good portion of Bear Republic's regular line-up, including Big Bear Stout - Hop Rod Rye - Pete Brown's Tribute Ale - Red Rocket Ale - XP Pale Ale & of course Racer 5 IPA (2009 GABF Gold Medal Winner).
Mark got 12 cases of each (15 of the Racer 5). But don't wait too long. they'll be gone before you know it.
In other news, I just doesn't pay to be a dick. Well it does, for many... quite often in fact... but not this time.
Anyway, Rock Art Brewery the makers of “The Vermonster” beer, and Hansen Beverage Company, makers of Monster energy drinks, reached an agreement that will allow Rock Art to continue to use the name “Vermonster” for its beer, so long as it stays out of the energy drink market.
The media shit-storm quickly began to tarnish Hansen’s reputation as a beverage manufacturer as it began to take a real beating in the marketplace as beverage retailers, distributors and tens of thousands of everyday consumers rallied against Hansen’s efforts against quash tiny Rock Art. Personally, I'm still done with Monster.
Finally , a week ago I implied that that both of the DABC's new alcohol commissioners were teetotalers. In fact only one of the two is a non-drinker. Jeff Wright considers himself a social drinker, but doesn't think that should be a factor. My apologies to Mr. Wright.
I think we've covered everything, have a great weekend.