Wednesday, October 14, 2015

And now a word from our sponsor

All Hallows Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that Southern Tier harnesses this magic to brew their powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that their brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.

Locations:  LD's Beer Run, Hops and Habanas, The Humidor, Livingston Mercantile, Kroger, and Whole Foods.  The following restaurants have it on tap: Saltine, The Pig & Pint, Mellow Mushroom, Ole Tavern, Bonny Blair's, and 303 Jefferson.

Food Pairings: Particularly tasty when paired with traditional Thanksgiving dinner, a compliment to pumpkin pie, desserts.


Anonymous said...

Where do we find this beer?

Anonymous said...

They have several Southern Tier brews at Saltine in Fondren. Not sure if they have the pumpkin one yet tho.

Anonymous said...

Not sold in bottles?

Anonymous said...

LDs beer run on old canton road (old great harvest) carries it. They have a great selection and know a lot about every beer

Anonymous said...

You can find it at LD's Beer Run, Hops and Habanas, The Humidor, Livingston Mercantile along with several Krogers and Whole Foods. There are several taps around town including Saltine, The Pig & Pint, Mellow Mushroom, Ole Tavern, Bonny Blair's, and 303 Jefferson.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend is from New York and she brought me a bottle after visiting her family last year (it's brewed near Buffalo). It's pretty good, but it's not the elixir of the gods or anything.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip. Got it at LD's. No, it isn't brewed near Buffalo unless 80 miles away is "near" in your world.

Anonymous said...

They also have it at Fresh Market.

Cheers said...

@ 6:19: I reread the ad and did not see any claim that this is an 'elixer to the gods'. Now, get back to your Shaeffer Light.

Anonymous said...

80 miles is a hell of a lot closer to Buffalo, NY, than Ridgeland, MS is. "Close to" is a perfectly accurate description (hell - anything north of 14th Street is "close" to Buffalo to some of us).

Anonymous said...

Not making a Whole Foods / Jackson dig but....Kingfish, you absolutely have to figure out how to link to the South Park episode on Whole Foods. It is new this season. It is absolutely hilarious. I have spent a great deal of the last year living near the Whole Foods on Magazine St in NOLA. The episode is spot on.

Raise Your Pinkie ... said...

Kingfish must be part of the hip generation of craft beer drinkers. He won't allow any comment that derides 'the movement'.

Ohh, the Aroma! said...

Well; Holy Shit! One got through the radar at 11:35. What, may I ask, is up with this movement to normalize sissy beer and boys dressing like girls sitting on stools, raising pinkies and ordering Beers we never heard of? What's wrong with Falstaff, Budweiser, Miller High Life, Shaefers, Old Milwaukee? Is craft beer really what it takes now to get a girl in the sack? (or another guy?)

Messick said...

Variety, 7:04. That's what it's about.

Like a different young woman every weekend, one's gotta have some variety in their beer.

Messick said...

But I understand the sentiment of many.

After all, the beer we got drink pretty good.

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