SweetWater Brewing’s latest beer from the side project/experimental/one off/reserve/specialty series has shipped. Bombers are hitting shelves, with draft not far behind. A special release party is headed your way too for those near Atlanta.
Mean Joe Bean is a hat tilt to the famous footballer Mean Joe Green. SweetWater & their real gift from writing describes this beer
“Rodger the Dodger and his Imperial Porter bone offense didn’t stand a bat wing’s chance once we dipped our Nicaraguan bean sack through his facemask! We blindsided his 8.5% Alc/Vol jock strap back to the fields to pick more beans, resulting in this Immaculate con-Catch-tion of intense forearm shivers of chocolate malt, a body like the Bus and blitzes of gridiron hops, all clothes lined by intense coffee overtones. It’s so good that you’ll need your terrible towel to wipe the tears”
On Friday, March 4th, 2011 a release party will be held at Deckard’s American Tavern in downtown Atlanta. The party will feature Mean Joe Bean, both on draft and and beer engine. The “Dirty Nekkid” coffee that was used in beer will be available for those wanting to compare. Party kicks off at 6:30 pm. Expect some specialty glassware giveaways, and a drawing for Brew Your Cask Off tickets.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, draft. 1 time Dank Tank release. (for now)
FULL PRESS RELEASE:
HAVE A BEAN AND A SMILE!
MEAN JOE BEAN DEBUTS AT DECKARD’S AMERICAN TAVERN
SweetWater Brewery’s Dank Tank Unleashes THIS FRIDAY — March 4th at 6:30 pm
ATLANTA — Football season never ends at SweetWater, hence the release of Mean Joe Bean, a bean-to-beer experiment and the latest in the rarely released randomness dubbed their Dank Tank series. These creations emerge from SweetWater’s dark side — brewed only when the itch gets so bad, they just have to scratch it – and they are few and far between.
Mean Joe Bean will be available in 22 ounce bottles and on draft. But, Brewniversity fans need to act fast because this will be off the field before you know it, with only the jersey off its back as a souvenir; it is the perfect pint for the porter drinker and coffee lover in all of us. The first “75” guests to order a Mean Joe Bean at Deckard’s American Tavern on Friday, March 4th beginning at 6:30pm will get a limited edition Dank Tank unique stemmed glass, and SweetWater will have a unique cask version of Mean Joe Bean from head brewer Nick Nock poured through the beer engine that night as well.
Staying true to their local roots, SweetWater brewers partnered with Atlanta coffee favorites JavaVino, located in the Highlands, to create this Imperial Porter brewed with coffee beans. This coffee and wine house brings in their signature coffee from Nicaragua and is produced by co-owner Heddy KÃ¼hl’s family. The KÃ¼hl Family picks the coffee beans, exports, imports, roasts and brews them right in Atlanta. For more on JavaVino and their sixth generation family coffee farm visit www.javavino.com. Steve and Heddy will be onsite at Deckard’s American Tavern with their “Dirty Nekkid Lady” coffee which was used in the brewing process.
As the name suggests, the tale of this beer is legendary. As their creative sense of history touts, “Rodger the Dodger and his Imperial Porter bone offense didn’t stand a bat wing’s chance once we dipped our Nicaraguan bean sack through his facemask! We blindsided his 8.5% Alc/Vol jock strap back to the fields to pick more beans, resulting in this Immaculate con-Catch-tion of intense forearm shivers of chocolate malt, a body like the Bus and blitzes of gridiron hops, all clothes lined by intense coffee overtones. It’s so good that you’ll need your terrible towel to wipe the tears.”
And speaking of craft beer, join SweetWater Brewing Company March 5th for their second annual Brew Your Cask Off. Visitwww.brewyourcaskoff.com for info and tickets. SweetWater will also be giving away two passes to this year’s Brew Your Cask Off during their MJB launch party — drawing for the passes will be at 8pm, but don’t sweat it if you don’t win the passes, there will be other goodies given away from the brewery celebrating their newest beer throughout the night. No reservations necessary, strap on your helmet and we’ll see you at Deckard’s American Tavern.
Deckard’s American Tavern is located at 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue, #800B, Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information call 404-941-3520 or visit www.kitchenandkegs.com.
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A cask of Left Hand Brewing’s limited release imperial IPA “Twin Sisters” hits the beer engine at 5 pm today at Deckards Kitchen & Kegs. Deckards has been open all of 3 weeks and has already tapped 2 casks, with more on this way.
Twin Sisters Info:
Style: Imperial IPA
Taste Expectations: Piney hops, with touch of grapefruit/citrus for good measure. Nice big malt backbone to this beer. Touch of rye with a bit of alcohol.
Deckards Kitchen & Kegs – 10/15, 5pm
650 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308