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Thursday, August 18, 2011

BC4M sharing roadies with SCBEERGUY

Recently, when we went to Foothills Brewing to score our 20 bottles of Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate, we got to meet a fellow craft beer brother, Chris from We had a great time hanging out and drinking some beers and even completed a bottle trade with him while we were there. For his birthday, his lovely bride Loren took him on a weekday blitzkrieg of the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach to help celebrate International IPA day. Evidently, Chris has a huge man crush on DFH Founder Sam Caligione, as we learned that Loren spent the entire trip chasing after her hubby as he hunted down his idol like a horny bloodhound sniffing some tail. At least she got to taste a plethora of their world famous "off centered ales" and spirits for her troubles. Fred suggested that since their route home would navigate them mere miles from the World Headquarters of the BC4M, they should stop in for a drink with the founding fathers. Bim, Johnny Wilder, Florence Naughtygale and Nestle Goodbody were all on hand for their arrival with Fred rolling in a bit later after he had completed his part in judging the 3rd annual "Back dat Caboose Up" contest. We promised them only a "few" beers since they still had over 7 hours of travel time in their journey. We had a blast visiting with them and look forward to their next visit this way. Courtesy of Chris, below is his write up of the night, and believe you me, he tamed it down quite a bit as we did things that can't be mentioned in at least 6 states along with Guam. Next time the video cameras will be rolling.......

So as many of you have already read, I visited Dogfish Head this last #IPADay with my wife.  I also drank a bunch of 120 Minute IPA.  What you don’t know is how that trip ended.  So…here you go!
It was Saturday afternoon and we were trying to decide when to begin the long journey back to South Carolina.  Logic would tell you to get some sleep and leave early on Sunday morning.  When have you known me to be logical?  Remember the Foothill’s BA Sexual Chocolate Release?  Oh…you don’t.  Really?  Well go read it.  Seriously, don’t finish this article until you read it.  Here, I’ll make it easy.  Foothill’s Release
Much in the spirit of that trip, we decided to leave spur-of-the-moment at 4:00 PM Saturday and drive through the night.  Doesn’t sound crazy.  Lots of people do that.  What made it interesting was my plan to stop in Virginia and share ONE beer with the folks from @BeerClub4Men.  If you’ve read their blog, you know that this has potential to end badly.  From reading their stories, you know that they’re crazy and something is just not right about them.  Sounds like my kind of people.  So, we took off and rolled into VA around 9:00.  At this point, I’m more than a little nervous.  I have no idea what to expect from these crazies, except for good beer of course.
When we walked up to the house, I will say that I was thoroughly disappointed.  Not one person was wearing clown make-up.  For this to make sense, read their barleywine tasting review.  Quite to the contrary, everyone looked fairly normal.  Everyone seemed really nice.  So after the initial disappointment, we sat down to drink one beer.  I stopped on my way out of Rehoboth and picked up a growler of the Dogfish Head Black and Red.  As I mentioned in my last post, this was a very interesting beer and the room was definitely split.  And by split, I mean that more disliked it than enjoyed it.  I personally thought it was fairly good, but just a bit odd.  The mint is really strange.  Once we were finished with the Black and Red, it was time to go.  Great trip!  Can’t wait to see these guys again.  Long ride ahead, better hit the road.
Not even.  We first worked our way through 5 more bottles courtesy of BC4M.  Now this is more like it.  We started with the Nebraska Brewing Black Betty.  Very tasty.  It was a welcome change to normalcy after the B & R.  Next were two offerings from Pub Dog.  We tried the Wild Cherry Porter and the Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.  Both were pretty good.  After the Black Betty, both seemed a little underwhelming.  Next up was my personal favorite beer of the night.  They broke open a bottle of the Williamsburg Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter.  After trying the Cafe Royale that they sent me a few weeks ago, this had a lot to live up to and more than held it’s own.  It is such a smooth, tasty beer.  The best part, was that they sent me home with a bottle that will no doubt get reviewed!  We finished up with a Olde Hickory Death By Hops.  This was a delicious hop bomb that was a perfect to end the night.  Now it’s time to hit the road.  Long drive and all…  Well, maybe not yet.
If you’ve read their blog, you’ve maybe heard of their bottle toss at the end of the night?  Could I pass this up when offered?  Hell no!  I was actually hoping for this.  We grabbed the empties and headed into the backyard.  The goal is to launch the bottles through a field goal post shaped branch that seemed really high and far away after the sampling.  This may not seem that great to you, but picture us out there after that beer list trying to act athletic.  Next time, there will be video.  I felt like I held my own.  It’s not likely I’ll get signed as a pro bottle thrower anytime soon though.  It is now closing in on midnight.  And we still have a 7 hour drive ahead.  Oh boy.  Thank goodness for a wife that is much more intelligent than I.  She stayed away from the beer and was able to guide us safely back to South Carolina just as the sun came up.
The stop set us back almost three hours and I would do it again in a heartbeat.  I had a blast with these folks.  It was the perfect way to finish my birthday trip.  If you haven’t read any of their blog and you aren’t easily offended, you need to check it out now.  As evidenced by the photo, they are also starting to sell BC4M paraphernalia as well!  Buy lots to support their craft beer habit!  Thanks BC4M!  We’ll be back!