There will actually be three different versions of Black Dawn III: one with all three coffees above, one with only the El Salvadoran beans, and one with only the Peruvian beans. We will also be pouring Black Dawn II, which featured Ristretto Roasters Beaumont Blend, and 2009 Pre-Dawn Imperial Stout (the base beer for Black Dawn I). We'll have a taster tray available so you can taste all the different incarnations and compare flavors between the different coffee varietals.
This party will also celebrate the release of Illegally Blonde, a full-bodied Imperial vanilla cream ale that features flaked oats and flaked barley. Illegally Blonde will also be on the taster tray mentioned above. Rounding out the lineup on tap will be Arctic Blast Winter Warmer (cask conditioned and CO2), Hop Secret Imperial IPA #1, Sounder Slayer Lager and Old Tavern Rat Barleywine. This should be quite an event!
Congrats to the December Pub Tales winner, Jim Mooney, who won with this tale: I remember Groucho Marx saying: "I once shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas, I'll never know." It was like that with the wild dog that Sara killed in the garden last spring. Come to Hedge House to view this month's photo, then write your own tale and submit it by Monday, January 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great weekend. Drink Local. Drink Lompoc!
*thanks to Chris Crabb for this info!