I would like to begin by stating, unequivically and for the record, that I am not, repeat NOT, an employee or paid shill for the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Nor do I even know any employees or paid shills. Although there is plenty of evidence to the contrary (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), this blog is not any kind of mouthpiece for, nor is it affiliated with, SNBC or any of its subsidiaries, distributors, relatives, acquaintances, or pets.
Now, with all of that being said, Sierra Nevada, will you please stop making beer, at least for a little while?
Seriously, how am I supposed to catch up? This is completely unfair to every other brewery on the planet. You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “so much beer, so little time”? How can I try the jillion other brews out there, let alone write about them, when you keep cranking out so much product? Not to mention, my wife is starting to get angry that I’m taking more than my allotted beer space in the fridge.
At long last, have you no sense of decency?
Case (literally) in point, I just brought home the latest Beer Camp sampler, AND the Terra Incognita, the collaboration with Boulevard Brewing in Kanas City. I just polished off the latest Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale not long ago, which was fantastic, with an almost prickly, peppery hop bite. Just amazing. Oh, and I forgot about the Ovila Golden Ale I just had, which was nice drinking, Belgian-sweet, smooth, and immensly satisfying.
And now I hear about a special brew, the DevESTATEtion, to memorialize the loss of this year’s barley harvest? Really? Couldn’t you have just let it go, at least this year? And the Flipside Red Rye for Fall? And Tumbler?
Please, I’m begging you, take a little time off. I’m sure you could use it, what with the big construction project in North Carolina. Doesn’t a nice, loooong vacation someplace tropical sound just perfect right about now? Bring along a few cases of the Kellerwies, or the Crystal Wheat. Those would go down great sitting on a beach somewhere.
Think about it, will you?