I just sampled the Boulevard Double-Wide IPA.
That's about as good as some of the double IPAs I tried in Portland. Yum.
P.S. And I just picked up three six-packs of Nutcracker. Yeah, baby.
Playing Around with Logos
1 hour ago
Dear Friends and Members,
We hope you can join us on Saturday night for music by The Story Of and The Ugly Beats, co-operation, and of course great beer! Our November Beer Social will return to The Compound (1300 E 4th St) this Saturday, November 17th from 7-10 PM.
As you know, we hold these events to build the Co-op's membership, and to reach our goal for Saturday's Beer Social, we need just 2% of the more than 1,000 non-members reading this email to join the Co-op!
New Charter Members will receive a free Black Star Co-op pint glass or t-shirt, as will Joining Members who make a payment and fulfill their investment. If you can't make it out to the Beer Social, we are extending the offer of a free pint glass or t-shirt to all new Charter Members who join on the website between now and the end of the Beer Social Saturday night. Join the Co-op at:
We also need your help to spread the word about the Co-op and the Beer Social. We've created a flier for this event, which can be found on the website, and have also listed the event on facebook and Do512. Show your support at:
What: November Beer Social
When: Saturday, 11/17 from 7-10PM
Where: The Compound, 1300 E 4th St
See you on Saturday!
Black Star Co-op
Dear Black Star Co-op Community,
Have you ever wondered what makes a Stout so stout, or an IPA so aromatic? Why is a hefeweizen cloudy or what's so Extra Special about an ESB? Why do all Sierra Nevada ales have the same aftertaste? This is your chance to find out.
As part of our current membership drive, we are holding a special new member sign-up day with a complimentary tasting and tidbits of knowledge thrown in from our own head brewer, Jeff Young. If you're an Invested member bring a friend who wants to join but needs that extra push. If you're a Joining member, bring an interested friend and it will also be a good time to contribute toward your full investment. If you've been interested in joining this is the time to do it.
Two tastings will be held on Nov. 10 in NW Austin (183 & Anderson Mill area): one from 3:00 to 5:00 and another from 6:30 to 8:30. Space is limited to 12 people at each tasting and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Definite commitments will be given priority over "maybes", so if you want to be part of this you need to act fast. Efirstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to come, and let me know the number of members and soon-to-be members attending.
Yours in Co-operation,
Nor is it a fad, a destructive term, or just about hoppy alcohol bombs. It's uniquely American, and this firestorm of creativity sparked by American craft brewers rages on during the original, and 5th annual, Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, MA this February 15 & 16, 2008!
Bring an open mind & palate. Join us!
Buy advance tickets now ...
4 Night of the Barrels
Friday, February 15, 2008
Special Session | 6-9:30pm; beer stops @ 9:30pm
A very special, exclusive, and all inclusive evening of wood-aged beers (from fresh oak to bourbon barrels to wine barrels), guest speaker panel, tasty snacks, complimentary hydration, chance to rub elbows with the industry. Not to be missed. Limited to 500 tickets. $50.
4 Sessions One & Two
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Session One | 1-4:30pm; beer stops @ 4:30pm
Session Two | 6-9:30pm; beer stops @ 9:30pm
Now in its fifth year, this is the original fest that helped define what "Extreme Beer" is all about. Expect a uniquely awesome and epic celebration of American brewers who push the boundaries of creative brewing. Quite possibly the best fest on planet Earth. Limited to 1,000 tickets per session. $40; includes beer tastings & education.
Held @ The Cyclorama / Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street, Boston).
For more info ...
Updated website to be posted end of November. Stay-tuned!
See you at the fest!
Jason & Todd Alström (The Alström Bros)
Founders & Chief Executive Advocates