Sunday, November 18, 2012

Perfect Crime: the Movie

"It was a dark and stormy night...."

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts and minds of men? The Shadow knows...."

It's late at night. You are reading a detective novel in bed. Wouldn't a nice glass of dark ale be the perfect accompaniment? A whispered warning comes from the shadows, "A dark and stormy brew is about to steal your palate." 

This Perfect Crime is the product of three shadowy collaborators: Evil Twin Brewing / Stillwater Artisanal Brewery / Stone Brewing. The mysterious concoction was conceived in Copenhagen and born months later in San Diego. It is said to be slowly, quietly taking over the country, one palate at a time.

While you are waiting for this potent brew to sneak up to a shelf or tap near you, watch this Film Noir-style detective movie, "Perfect Crime.'" You may learn more about how this criminally inclined beer came to life. 

As it turns out, the Perfect Crime may very well be a Smoked Black Saison.  So far, our gumshoe-shod Private Investigator has sleuthed out these tantalizing tidbits:

Stats: 6.8% ABV, 60 IBUs

Availability: Limited 12-ounce bottles and draft, beginning November 12

Hops bill: East Kent Goldings, Chinook and Cluster

Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA., SC TX, VT, WA, and (lucky me) VA.

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