In all the hoopla surrounding Rev. Wright, a very important news item has gone ignored.
Brooklyn’s Sixpoint beer just released “Hop Obama” ale in New York and Massachusetts. From the press release:
In keeping with the Illinois senator’s unifying theme, the “Hop Obama” is an indefinable ale that doesn’t adhere to traditional style guidelines. The 5.2% ABV creation contains five different kinds of European crystal malt and three different kinds of Pacific Northwest Hops. Combined with a Scottish yeast strain for fermentation, the result is a highly drinkable beer with a big malt background and an “Obama” of hops that imparts floral and citrus notes with just a hint of spiciness.
True, the fact that Sixpoint beers are made with New York City tap water is somewhat disconcerting–and oddly calming… But this beer sounds incredible. Maybe not the perfection of Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, but just as lovingly crafted. Geraldine Ferraro has already chimed in on Hop Obama’s success, claiming that the brew is “lucky to be a dark ale.”