Well folks, it's the beginning of November, and that can only mean one thing: breweries around the country are JUST NOW releasing their long-awaited, seasonally-appropriate, locally-sourced pumpkin beers! [pauses; presses finger to ear piece; blushes; cuts to commercial (for beer distributor pushing last of its pumpkin beer)]
We've got a nice, low-key weekend on tap for you. After last weekend's Halloween festivities we, like Warren G. Harding* and post-WWI America, return to normalcy. Business as usual here tonight: only local craft beers, only well-balanced cocktails using the best ingredients, ony thoughtful, well-executed food by Chef Monique, and only the best music recorded on the most aesthetically and acoustically virtuous medium known to man. Then, tomorrow, we'll tap a Four Seasons Brewing Company Firkin. at 8 p.m. (after you're done with Beers of the 'Burgh's Winter Warmer). $5 pints of Kickin' It Kölsch conditioned with raspberries (or "Himbeere", for our Kölsch-swilling friends from Köln).
In general, you should know, things are busy (but good) here at the IBC, as we work hard to open our next-door, bar named _____. We anticipate that space being open for business on _____. **
See you at the Independent.
* You know -- the west-coast rapper.
** We're happy to say that we'll (finally) be filling in these blanks very soon. Thank you all for your support and patience. We hope that we will bring you something that will be worth the wait.