Bristol Brewing – Black Fox Cinco de Mayo and Empties Amnesty Week
Around here, we take Cinco de Mayo very seriously. It’s the 5th of May, don’t ya know, and an important day in Mexican history. We like to celebrate it right, so Black Fox Brewing Company has brewed up a very special beer just for the occasion. Their second release, Black Fox Siempre Loco spiced with black peppercorns and lime zest, promises to be every bit as enticing as the Debut Saison. Trust us, you’ll be amazed. We’ll also be pairing the Siempre Loco with more complimentary, delicious food pairings from Blue Sage Catering. The fun all starts, unironically, on the Cinco of Mayo (that’s code for Tuesday, May 5th) at 5:00 pm. And don’t forget to wear your sombrero!
Now, if there’s one thing we’re certain is true about you, our well educated, tasteful and attractive brewery friends, it’s that you have a social conscience. That’s why we are appealing to you to act immediately on an issue of liberty and justice for all – all empty kegs, that is.
It has come to our attention that many of the stainless, cylindrical vessels we lovingly employ to transport our brews are being held, against their will, in car trunks, garages and basements around the state. This revelation wounds us to the core, because if ever there was an innocent bystander to the brewing/inebriation cycle, it is the lowly keg. We’re sure you feel the same.
At any rate, we’re emphatically NOT blaming you. Perhaps someone you know threw a fabulous bash of such exuberant merrymaking that in the aftermath, all memory concerning the provenance of the offending intoxicant was wiped out. Perhaps you are a person imbued of such sterling intentions that mere quotidian achievement pales and falters (here the Beerocrat references her own tendency to procrastinate). Perhaps you’ve allocated part of your 401k to a self-managed Keg Deposit Fund. Whatever the case, we forgive you and we understand. We’ve done it ourselves. But please, do the right thing. Restore the Bristol empties to their rightful home. You’ll recognize them — they’re the silvery looking ones with the yellow stripe.
Remember, only you can bring justice and peace to these lonely outliers. To start the keg rolling (so to speak), Bristol Brewing is establishing Empties Amnesty Week. When you bring in your empties in the next week, we pledge to greet you with (metaphorically) open arms and buy you a pint in thanks. Yep, you heard us. Mention this eNews when you bring in an empty 5 gallon, ¼ bbl or ½ bbl and we’ll pour you a complimentary beer to celebrate your virtuous act. We’ll also put in a good word for you if it ever turns out our opinion counts for anything. See you around the brewery!
The Bristol Beerocrat