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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

OBX night

Wednesday night provided the BC4M a chance to have a sneak peek of a few beers before our regularly scheduled meeting (and yes that meant more than one meeting this week). Snake and Prince Mike (along with their better halves) had gone for a weekend retreat to the OBX (the outer banks of N.C.) for those of you unfamiliar with the area , and had brought back a couple of growlers of beer from the Outer Banks Brewing Station. Even though this is America's first wind powered brewery (a fact not lost on Fred considering his day job), we wanted to support the locals by trying out their wares. Since Snake was due out of town for a big corporate meeting at the Bunny Ranch, we decided to sample the new beers with him at Prince Mike's house. Bim, J. Wilder, Fred, 10pm (WTF, he actually showed up), and Snake (who arrived promptly at 9:30, when we had started at 8) were eager to try a new local brew or two. Fred also brought the last bottle of Pliny the Elder for 10pm to try since he was out of town on the 300 night. We poured a round of Pliny and everyone agreed it was still fucking awesome. Even 10pm looked up and said, "thats a damn good beer, I really like it". Since this was to be a short meeting, we only had 3 beers to rate. First was Outer Banks Brewing Station's Shipwreck Stout (7.2%), which was dark, chewy and chocolatey. It was surprisingly good, even though it seemed like they had brewed this beer with the salvaged remains from the bilge of the famed schooner Thar She Blows, which was lost amidst the hellish waters of Back Bay in 1902. Next up was the second growler from Outer Banks Brewing Station, Sledgehammer and Tongs (11.0%), which was a Strong Belgian/American style ale. J. Wilder said he loved the idea of seeing a sexy young thang swinging a sledgehammer while wearing a thong, until we pointed out to him that it was TONGS, not thongs (although truth be told, he was surely on to something, perhaps the newest T-shirt idea for the BC4M store?) Self described as a powerhouse, this was sweet at first sip and then you get hit with the hammer. What a powerful one-two sucker punch from this strong, smooth and creamy bottle of "liquid love". "The way I like my beers" exclaimed Bim, who went on to say this was a "pubic hair on a gnats ass away from RFG". We all concurred that this was a great beer, and we plan on refilling the growler on our next trip south. The final beer of the night was Mikkeller's Draft Bear (8.0%), which was completely different than the other beers of the night. We couldn't come up with a way to describe it other than it was different, almost a class of beer unto itself, but without any distinctive flavor notes. We liked it and called it a so-so to good. We then adjourned the meeting with two thumbs and a t-back up since we had plans to crack open more beers the following evening. Until next time, remember the official greeting of the BC4M, "This thongs' for you".