This post has less to do with the Inauguration Party that is going to be taking place at The Pageant on Tuesday, January 20th at 7PM and more with the fact that Schlafly has created some more commemorative memorabilia for the event. Take a look:
i would like a bottle of that. what does one have to do?
Interesting…I wonder which beer they stuck in there. I would assume Pale Ale but I don’t think there’s any way to know unless you can get your hands on some.
And…I’m an id10t! That’s what I get for skimming and not READING. Let’s just hope it’s not the vanilla porter..whew did that need some work
I don’t remember ever bottling that?
Talk to Troika.
shouldn’t it be a malt liquor, bottled in a 40 oz bottle?
Ah, matt h, for you, I see that racism was the only way that you knew how to react….you know, one CAN disagree with another’s politics without resorting to tired and ridiculous racist “jokes” correlating black people and malt liquor. I am not amused. As a black female home brewer, I found your malt liquor quip offensive, and not funny at all, and I certainly hope that I don’t know you, and that I never meet you in person anywhere–my opinion of you has been lowered–what a disgrace.
Now, for my opinion–although there is a market for it, in any election, about 50% of the people are always going to go for the other candidate. So if I had a business, I would never put anything out like this, because, although you’d get sales, half of your customers wouldn’t buy it, and some might even become angry at you for the implied endorsement. The election t-shirts were OK, and I felt that they were less of a business risk, because they were an “equal time” thing (unless your candidate happened to be one of the independents who also ran). Perhaps Schafly is hoping to get some national exposure for doing this (free airtime) that might offset any local losses in revenue from marketing this.
Trish, thank you for the reply on the cheap joke of the “40 oz. malt liquor” comment. That comment was offensive mostly because it was such a tired attempt at a joke.
Back during the election there were a couple of similar comments on here and I chose not to respond because I didn’t want to dignify such lame attempt at “humor”. Really, I don’t think that beer enthusiasts need to resort to such tactics when discussing beer.
Ahh, c’mon Matt. I was just saying the other day I appreciate how cool everyone has been around here and then you got to go and screw it up. That’s really disappointing.
It’s about time they put a porter in a bottle.
You know the definition of malt liquor is pretty loose. Check out Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_liquor , it calls malt liquor anything over 3.2% and made with malted barley, most likely the porter is a malt liquor by that definition.
I really just want that tap handle for my home kegerator.
Avery makes an “Ale To The Chief” that I am saving for the 20th. It’s generic and not focus any political direction.
hmm, any chance we can snag these at bottleworks or tap room as keepsakes?
I will not be at the pagent for this event, but would still like a few bottles as collector items. (also, I bet i could get a few sweet trades on BA for them too!)
Please don’t hold what matt h says against fellow matts!
Hi all, I’m responsible for this stuff so I thought I’d chime in and explain these items. I do design work for Schlafly and i was asked to help with some creative stuff for the Inaugural event at the Pageant on the 20th that we’re pouring beer at. To try to have some fun, I thought we’d re-name our beer “something Presidential” for the evening. The actual beer on tap will be a Spiced Porter crafted at the Tap Room. It will be sporting the “InaugurALE” tap handle I made up. I also designed some shirts for the event with this same art that the hosts of the event will be selling (not us.)
The beer bottle pictured is not something that Schlafly brewed and bottled for sale, certainly not something I came up with to seek news coverage or what-have-you. I simply printed out some stickers, hand cut them and placed them on about three and half cases of our beer (mostly some old Oktoberfest bottles,) and we were simply going to use these as decorations at the event. To illustrate just how “unofficial” these actually are….these were made while I sat at my house last Saturday watching playoffs football. Stickers, scissors, Schlafly beer. Actually quite a nice evening.
Anyway. We aren’t selling these. Just a fun “one-off” keepsake for a few lucky people to take home from the evening. The inauguration is an historic event which I am personally quite excited about and I didn’t mean these pieces to do anything other than mark this occasion. This inauguration isn’t about Democrats and Republics or Conservatives and Liberals…it’s about celebrating Democracy actually working and The United States having a new President. That’s it and that’s something to be excited about (or at least that is the audience I was creating these for at the Pageant.) Schlafly Beer is not in the business of telling people what their personal politics should be…we’re in the business of making the best beer we possibly can. That’s it.
Troika beat me to it. My previous entry somehow evaporated when I hit Submit Comment, but he sums it up well. The only thing I want to emphasize is that there will be a station pouring draft Spiced Porter as the Inaugurale, I’m told it won’t be at the main bars. That being said, don’t go looking for bottled Schlafly Porter at this event or anywhere else, it’s currently not in the plans; the Spiced Porter went on tap on Twelfth Night, and we’re sending some kegs to the Pageant for this celebration. All important events should be celebrated with beer, but we all know that already.
Hope to see you at Cabin Fever.
always proof all your work!
Stephen Hale, not Haleq
Please Stephen, give us a regular old robust porter at some point. Doesn’t need a fancy bottle or political name…just a porter for the masses. The commoners like myself need it and would much appreciate it
Charlie Berger who used to brew at O’Fallon but now brews at Wyncoop in Denver brewed a beer for the dem. convention called the Obamanator!!!
Was it a dopplebock?
A Maibock dry hopped with Simcoe.
Weird but really tasty.
If McCain had one they could have done something similar, but they would only had to relabel bottles of Pale Ale that were returned because they exceeded their shelf-life. The beer is old… McCain is old. On second thought, maybe they should just do that anyway. For the keepsake.
Simcoe Dryhopped maibock…wacky but sounds delicious. That sounds very Drewish.
it was just a lame joke that i actually got from a Wayans movie.
i guess i could have said something wealth-spread red or bailout ale for you sensitive sally’s out there. just lame political jokes.
The 40 oz malt liquor quip was in no way a “political” joke. It was a cheap racial joke with no place on a forum about beer.
I’m no “sensitive sally”. Your lame attempt at a joke was just inappropriate in this forum, and unappreciated by at least a few of us on here.
You could have just ended your post above with “it was a lame joke” and saved face.
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