This sounds enticing… Sounds like a nice day to visit The Blue Nile!
Hey, guys, just a little note to give you a preview of something I’ve got coming up in about 3, 4 weeks. Saturday, November 1, all the taps at the Blue Nile will be occupied by stouts and porters. This date was specifically chosen to celebrate the first birthday of a keg of Bell’s Expedition Stout I’ve been aging since earlier this year. (LAbel says it was brewed 11/1/2007)
So, to celebrate it’s birthday (this is the longest I’ve aged a keg yet), it’s brothers and cousins in the stout and porter family are joining the party.
Here’s what will/may appear, in order of likelihood:
Surly Darkness RIS
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy RIS
North Coast Old RAsputin RIS
Surly Coffee Bender
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
Furthermore Three Feet Deep smoked stout
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
Southern Tier Oat
Moylan’s Ryan O’Sullivan’s RIS
O’mmegang Irish Stout (?)
Flat Earth Cygnus X1 Rye Porter (?)
Salopian Entire Butt English Porter
Bell’s Java Stout
Bell’s Cherry Stout
and maybe others…? Depends on what we can get, when it shows up…
It’ll start at 4, kicked off with a cask of Bell’s Porter.
At 6pm, the birthday boy will get hooked up, and we’ll probably do 6 ounce pours so everyone can get some.
Then at 7pm, a firkin of Surly Smoke.
I’ll enter this as an event once I think of the name. “Day of Darkness” may get confused with “Darkness Day”…so, hope this sounds cool, …I’m going to get the work out and hope for a big turnout…the earlier folks show up and the more they try, the more beers I can tap. And that makes it more fun!
hope to see ya!