Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beer news in brief: More draft to go, rewards and thanks

Here are a few things we think you'll find interesting.

1. Western Supermarket on Highland Ave. has joined the draft to go club. They're a little late to the game, but they're wasting no time catching up to the other guys. Not only do they have two Good People offerings, but they already have custom-printed glass growlers available for $4. That means their growlers are cheaper but so is their beer. HiPS charges $10.99 for a half gallon of GP Brown, Dee's charges $9.99. Western is asking $8.49 for theirs. Do we have a price war on our hands? We'll see. We've added a tab at the top of the page for their list of beers. It's incomplete for now, but will be updated soon.

2. While HiPS doesn't have the cheapest draft, they're trying to attract your business another way. Last week they started their rewards program. Buy eight half gallons of draft, and your ninth one is half price. Be sure to ask for your card at the checkout.

3. And finally, the Beermingham editorial staff offers a big ole firkin of Thank You IPA to all our readers. On July 10th, Beermingham turned one year old. We've had a lot of good beer and a lot of good times. With your support we hope to have lots more of both. So drink up, there's more where that came from.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What we're drinking tonight: SNAKE HANDLER!

If we had a poet on staff, this would be written in flowing verse. Sadly, it just wasn't in the budget. But we're betting you don't care much about poetry anyway. Especially when the legendary Snake Handler is back in town. We picked up some at Dee's for the daily office party (no, we're not hiring)and the jug is quickly going empty. It was kegged just two days ago, so you know it's nice and hoppy fresh.

HiPS says they will have a keg tapped sometime this week, but if you can't wait, hit Dee's!

Good People has taps, Snake handled

We knew GP was working on new tap handles, and now they're ready to show em off. They should start showing up in bars statewide soon.

And while we were visiting the brewery a few minutes ago, we were told Snakehandler was kegged and sent out yesterday.

In the tanks is a big batch of Hippie IPA. Well, as Jason Malone said, "The beer formerly known as Hippie." it seems someone else thought of that name before GP. So from now on, Hippie will be known as Hitchhiker. Look for that in bars soon, too.

UPDATE: Jason says Dee's has already tapped a keg of Snake. Get it while it's still there!