MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, JUNE 5 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to old beer ads. …
Portland’s Lardo on Hawthorne is welcoming Melvin for a week long of Wu-Tang antics — 17 beer tap takeover, Wu-Tang, Kung Fu, and the “World’s Greatest Ping Pong” show. The dankness runs June 8-15.
Modern Times has released Centaur Gardens, a hazy IPA crammed with Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra, J17 and Mosaic hops and fermented with London III yeast, yielding a juice-beast bursting with tropical, citrus, and stone fruit magic.
The Pour Fool waxes deliciously about Deschutes American Wheat, “… an ale for Everybody. Your grandmother will love it and your Bud-victim newbie pal and your HopHead beer buddy will, too, as a little respite from Lupulin Overdose.”
Founders will bring back reDANKulous, an imperial red IPA with Founders brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki’s favorite classic hop, Mosaic, plus Chinook and Simcoe, to create the “dank” texture.
In Anheuser-Busch InBev’s ever developing game of Monopoly against the craft market, another pawn has been advanced into position. RateBeer Founder Joe Tucker announced AB-InBev’s ZX Ventures acquired a minority stake in the beer rating website back in October, 2016. Terms of the deal were not announced, however one could infer that ABI interest would lie in the data and analytics generated from RateBeer’s vast user base.
New Belgium’s Bike The World With Fat Tire sweepstakes might send you to Patagonia.
Let’s look at old beer ads.