Good evening, fellow beer drinkers. The Year in Beer has been among the millions that have gone without power, water, and internet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Despite not having the ability to post reviews this week, we have attempted to maintain a sense of normalcy by reviewing the last of our Pumpkin Ale stock by candlelight. Instead of a Get Blitzed Day, we will be posting these reviews as we find access to internet. And look out for a new style announcement by the end of the week!
Two breweries–Barrier Brewing in Oceanside, NY and Sixpoint Brewery in Redhook, Brooklyn–were badly impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s brutal winds. Following Ommegang’s lead, we urge you to support these breweries by picking up one of their six (or four) packs when you’re on your next beer run. We suggest Sixpoint’s Resin for IPA addicts or their seasonal Diesel, an interesting combination of a Black IPA and Stout.