I always have a good time when I hang out at Two Roads brewery to enjoy a couple two/three beers. So, I knew going into the tapping of the keg of Hizzoner in honor of his Honor the mayor that I knew that it would be a fun evening.
Little did I know that it was going to be a hoot and a half and then some!
We arrived early for the tapping of the bung hole in order to strategically place ourselves in proximity of the festivities. So did everyone else from every surrounding town, it seems. But we managed to score a tiny corner relatively close to the action.
Before I even had a chance to get situated, a big happy boisterous bald dude says (quite loudly) "Hey! Take our picture." So we did.
When he had moved off, I was like, "Who the f^ck was that??"
Shrug. Whatever. "Let's get some beer." I snagged a couple glasses of Road Jam.
It turns out the gentleman in question was a representative from Colonial Wholesale Beverage, the new distributor of Two Roads beer in Massachusetts. Apparently, Two Roads excels at making their guests happy. And this guy was very very happy! Party on, Garth. Party on.
We were soon joined by our good friends who also came to enjoy the festivities. And the beer, of course.
After the raising and tapping of the keg . . .
|Ben, Jim, & Pat (Colonial Wholesale Beverage)|
. . . my newly aquired friend from Massachusetts made his way back to our not-so-quiet corner. We chatted about this, that, and the other thing - mostly about some woman's thighs and the fact that she smelled so good - when all of sudden he (the big happy boisterous bald dude who I later came to know as Pat) took a step back, his eyes grew to the size of saucers, and he was like, "WHOA!!!"
Pat, "That guy behind you (pointing to my good buddy, Mark) is scary looking." Then he addressed Mark saying, "Dude, how many people have you killed."
Mark replied, without skipping a beat, "If I told you, I'd have to kill you." Mind you, Mark is the nicest, sweetest, cuddliest teddy-bear of a man you'll ever meet. But his hair was looking rather crazy that night. And his full fuzzy facial hair was rather shaggy, as well.
We all had a good laugh, but Pat remained wary.
Then there was the photo session. Hehe.
All in all, it was super fun time and I can't remember the last time I laughed so long and hard. It was awesome.
Hizzöner (6.5% ABV) is a rich amber colored ale with light, bubbly head that lingers to cling to the glass leaving behind a nice layer of lacing.
The aroma is malty and hints at an underlying sweetness. The flavor of the beer is both richly malty and deceptively light tasting. The sweetness of the malt is balanced nicely by the hops but there is very little bitterness to speak of.
Hizzöner is indeed a smooth and delicious beer. It is abundantly tasteful and dangerously quaffable. Indulge judiciously!