No, it's not a play on words with the Welsh post-hardcore band or a song by this guy.

What you see pictured above was a beer tasting of epic proportions to honor our dear Twitter friend, Hipster Brewfus (the bald one with facial hair.... wait. Huh?). Many thanks need to be given to Mark, owner/brewer of Relic Brewing in Plainville, Nikki from J. Timothy's and the attendees for their unprecedented generosity. Gifts of time, space, food, beer and geekiness made this a historic event of brotherly (and sisterly) beer love.

Below is a list of beers donated for this event that took place the evening of August 14, 2012 at the space next to Relic Brewing. Please comment or e-mail with any changes or updates, as there may have been some drinking involved during compilation of said list:

21st Amendment Monk's Blood
The Alchemist Heady Topper
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)
Back East Imperial Stout (2012: Inaugural Release)
Boulevard Saison-Brett
Boulevard The Sixth Glass
Boulevard/Pretty Things Stingo (Collaboration No. 3)
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères Scaldis (Bush) Prestige
Brooklyn Black OPS
Brooklyn Monster Barleywine (2006)
The Bruery Fruet
Cigar City Guava Grove Saison
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA
Dogfish Head Miles Davis' Bitches Brew
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
Great Divide Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti (2011)
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30 (2009)
Jack's Abby Hoponius Union
Maine Beer Co. Lunch
Maine Beer Co. Thank You Allan
Mystic Descendant Dark Ale
Nebraska Brewing Co. Black Betty (Reserve Series)
New England Brewing Co. Wet Willy (2011)
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
Nogne O Imperial Stout
Panil Barriquée (Sour Version - 2006)
Pretty Things Our Finest Regards
Relic Brewing Clockwork
Relic Brewing Queen Anne's Revenge
Samuel Adams Infinium (2010)
Sierra Nevada/Russian River Brux Wild Ale
Surly Coffee Bender
Terrapin Wake n' Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Trader Joe's Josephs Brau Black Toad Dark Ale

*whew* There is also a comprehensive list at Brewing Some Fun's classy and informative blog, so check it out. Thanks again to everyone who made this event possible. Be on the lookout for Hipster Brewfus, who will soon be trolling through Baltimore and the surrounding areas for epic beers to trade back to CT. Again, he's the bald guy with facial hair pictured above. It just never gets old. |Gambrinus|
9/18/2012 03:12:59

Finally catching up here and glad to see this post from last month. What a line up! (the beers, not the bald guys with facial hair). Relic has quickly become a serious addition to the Connecticut scene and another fine inspiration to those of us trying our hand at home brewing. I expect Relic will grow and be a long term success we can all enjoy for years to come.


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