25 August 2009
Gripe of the Month
In Mid-August, we have eight to ten Oktoberfest beers out on retailers' shelves, with at least four pumpkin beers on drafts by now.
In the spirit of the 1960's "Peanuts" comic strip where Charlie Brown grouses that he went to the store to get a Halloween mask, and they were all out--Violet asks if they were going to order any more, and Charlie Brown says, "Ha! Are you kidding? They were too busy putting up Christmas decorations!"--I'm calling for readers to report the first spotting of a Christmas beer of 2009 vintage (not leftover stock from last year)on a retailer's shelf OR a tap handle.
I'm predicting October 10th. You?