Brewer Dave Lusk gave me run down of events planned for the day, which includes 11 Backstreet brews on tap (plus the usuals from Stone, et al). Celebration beers include:
- Anniversarye IPA (excellent and only $2.50 a pint that day)
- Arnold on Nitro: 9.1%. (aka Arnold Stoutsenegger â€“ their winter release â€“ on Nitrogen) Beer Molly loves this stuff.
- Magnus Old Ale: 9.4% — Backstreetâ€™s American Strong Ale, with brewer daveâ€™s personal twist.
Theyâ€™re also going to be raffling off swag like Lamppost Pizza gift cards, T-shirts, glasses, growler totes and more. (Molly actually one a couple of pint glasses at last yearâ€™s event. Amazingly, neither one has been broken yet.)
The party runs all day, but take this tip from an insider: Get there around 2 or 3 to secure a good spot at the fire ring, near the bar. Any later and the place gets packed; you wonâ€™t be able to get a seat and trying to elbow up to the bar to get a pint means a long wait until the overwhelmed bartenders notice you (unless you set your hair on fire or something. Youâ€™d probably get served right away then.)
Hey, and if you do turn up, look Molly & me up. Look for the people drinking from the mugs numbered 29 and 51.
Need more info? Their phone is 760-407-7600