Welcome back, football season! More importantly, WELCOME BACK, TAILGAITING SEASON! Knock the dust off the beer pong table, buy some replacement bags for the old cornhole set, and get your ass to the liquor store, because there's some serious partying that needs doing!
It's the RMS, so the honorary beer-o-the-week is Buff Gold. So noble in packaging, so lacking in quality... wait, what's this? New packaging? Where's the Flatirons? This is an outrage!
Anyways, the official intoxicant for this evening is named after a great American, who, for years, dedicated his life to making things miserable for pitchers in the American League Central. Frank Thomas, newly of the gawddam Hall of Fame, is dabbling in the brewing game these days, and his flagship product, the apply named Big Hurt Beer, is my gameday beer-o-the-week.
|Still looks like he could crush a ball or two.|
Thomas swears he getting more serious about the industry; accordingly the brand is even opening up a brewhouse in the Chicago suburbs. Still, I'm hard pressed to see this as anything but a marketing gimmick. It sure worked on me, though, which I guess is the point. Last time I was home in Illinois, I ran right to the liquor store for one. Enjoy my money, big man!
You can't get this in Colorado, yet, but for you Buffs in the distribution area (*ahem* @ChicagoBuffs *ahem*), why not give Frank's beer a try while watching our Buffs put a Big Hurt on the competition.
Happy Friday! Go Buffs, get that 'W!'