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Hurry. They’re tapping the Sam Adams Longshot Double IPA at EJ Phair tonight

By William Brand
Thursday, February 21st, 2008 at 8:52 pm in Uncategorized.

Damn I missed it! Gotta go back to paper calendars. Mike McDole and the folks from Sam Adams have a cask of his Double IPA that won the Boston Beer Co. Longshot contest tonight at E.J. Phair Alehouse, 2151 Salvio St., Concord, CA

Well, hell, I’m going. See you there.

The story quickly: The recipe by homebrewer Mike won the contest, using a recipe based on Pliny the Elder from Russian River. But because of the hop shortage Sam Adams couldn’t find enough American hops to make the beer this year. It will be made next year.

What’s being tapped tonight is the remains of the test batch.

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