As you've read before here at IHAS,
Craig Laban loves him some saaz hops.
His summer fridge stores Pikeland Pils as a staple.
But what I was not privy to was his affection for our O'Reilly's stout.
This past St. Pats revealed the info in Craig's weekly Tuesday "chat."
They chat about beer week.
Laban shares his thoughts on one of his more eventful meetings during the 10 days....pay close attention to the bold words,
"...Sly Fox’s O’Reilly’s Stout, which might my favorite dry stout of all."
I was also contacted by Guinness' PR firm to meet with Fergal Murray.
I would have certainly welcomed the opportunity, but alas, and regrettably I had not a moment to do so.
Guinness did a great job lining themselves up with promos throughout the area.
One day, Murray even found himself on O'Reilly turf in Phoenixville.
But "Throwdown in Phoenixville," doesn't quite have the ring that "Throwdown in Franklintown" does....
From the chat:
The best thing I drank? A pint of “Backwoods Bastard”, a wee heavy Scotch ale from Founders being featured at the Sidecar Bar (22nd and Christian) that tasted like a fizzy glass of bourbon-with-a-spritz-of-beer. Really bold and balanced, like all of Founders’ brews (we also loved the coffee-flavored Breakfast Stout and the spicy Red Rye).