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Al’s Birthday Bash at the Blue Nile

Al is turning 40 in a couple of weeks, so to celebrate his official “over the hill” status, he’s throwing a party at The Blue Nile on Saturday, June 28th. Beer will flow. I promise. In fact, Al has provided a preliminary lineup:

4:00 pm Tyranena Dirty Old Man. (Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Rye Porter)

4:30 Cask of Rush River Bubblejack IPA.

5:00 Tyranena Devil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Porter

5:30 Cask of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

6:00 Tyranena’s new Brewer’s Gone Wild entry, Scurvy, IPA brewed with orange peel.

6:30 Surly Oak-Aged CynicAle

7:00 One small keg of Surly Two

the 4-6 2-4-1’s will be in effect, but not for the cask pints, which will be reasonably priced (probably $3), and not for the 6:00 tapping, either, which will be 12 oz pours, because it is a small keg.

The old man will be pouring, until 7 after which time AARP will call and tell him that he must take a break and sit on the other side of the bar. None of this is set in stone right now, but it’ll give you a good idea of what might be available that night. Al says that presents aren’t necessary, though I suggest he won’t protest if you give him a nice bottle of hard-to-find craft beer. 🙂


  1. al says:

    Har, har, har!

    Whoop…oooh, my back!
    Help…I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

  2. ryan says:

    Ooh. If I were going to be in town that day, I’d send the LifeAlert folks out!

  3. Ben says:

    My brother dated a girl who’s grandmother was the original “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” lady.

  4. Jeff says:

    Al, you get your invitation to AARP yet?

  5. Trav says:

    Is the Tyranena tapping party still going on the 27th then?

  6. Ben says:

    Good question Trav. Tyranena website says 27th.

  7. Kris says:

    Al says Tyranena is wrong. It’s the 28th.

  8. Ben says:

    Yup, thats the confirmation I just got from the Tyranena crew.

  9. al says:

    I said the 27th first, but Rob wants to come out for it, and a Saturday would be easier for that. Come to think of it, I thought, it would be easier for everyone.

  10. Ben says:

    Why would you wanna make things easy on Rob?

  11. al says:

    just the kind of guy I am, Benny Boy…

  12. al says:

    didn’t get the Rush River firkin,
    so it’s just 2 casks , the Two Hearted at 4:30 and the CynicAle at 6:30.

    I still may be tapping 7 beers or more, depends on what runs out, and what I pull out of the cooler!

    see ya tomorrow!


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