On Friday, December 21, we’re leaving together at Max’s Taphouse, but it’s still farewell. And, after 56 of our beers on draft, maybe we’ll come back to earth, who can tell? I guess there is no one to blame, except the Mayans; we’re leaving ground. Will things ever be the same after the largest tap takeover in the history of the world?
It’s the Final Countdown. [Cue guitar riff.]
Starting tomorrow with tap #17, we’re counting down all 56 beers we’ll have on draft at Max’s for the End of the World. Why 17? Since our days are numbered, we’ve lumped our year-round and seasonal releases into one, only leaving room for the rare before the rapture:
- Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
- UnderDog Atlantic Lager
- Snake Dog IPA
- Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
- Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
- Wildeman Farmhouse IPA
- In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen
- Old Scratch Amber Lager
- Gonzo Imperial Porter
- Double Dog Double Pale Ale
- Tire Bite Golden Ale
- Road Dog Porter
- Garde Dog Biere de Garde
- Woody Creek Belgian White
- Dogtoberfest Marzen
- K-9 Winter Ale
“Don’t draw, Ralph. It’s a filthy habit.” – Hunter S. Thompson
It’s a filthy habit indeed, our dear Ralph, filled with scamps, tramps, and sick and twisted souls. But we love you for it.
Just like the man it honors, St. EADman Belgian Dark Ale is complex and unpredictable. Bright fruity esters of pears and strawberries blend with caramel malt character and brown fruit notes of cherry and plum. Your first sip embraces you with alcoholic warmth and the dry finish leaves you wanting more.
Just in time for your holiday libationary needs, St. EADman is available now on draft and in hand-packaged 750 ml bottles. Check our Beer Finder to see if it’s near you.
Our friends at Union Beer Distributors and all of the NYC-area bars and restaurants they support were rocked earlier this week by Hurricane Sandy.
They support us everyday by spreading the gospel of Gonzo and craft beer on the streets of New York. The least we can do is share with our People’s Republic of Flying Dog how we can all help them rebuild:
What does Hurricane Sandy mean to NYC restaurants?
The obvious “worst of it” are places that were decimated by flooding and extreme wind. But those left standing are facing monumental loss from lack of refrigeration and more. This summary from First We Feast puts it all in perspective.
From behind the bar: On the aftermath
If you’re having trouble imagining how barmen and women in the most famous island in the world are faring, dive into this first-hand account of one man reopening after the storm (via Serious Eats).
6 things you can do right now to help Sandy-damanged restaurants
Simple gestures like tipping well, spreading your spending, and sharing your knowledge of disaster relief programs can make a huge difference for places who are trying to reopen their doors. Get more details on Grub Street NY.