It's the tail end of the dog days which means there's still time to squeeze in one more rocking summer party. The folks at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers just happen to be throwing a sudsy soiree this Saturday to mark 14 years of craft brewing and to launch a new addition to their lineup: Butchertown Black Ale.

 This black IPA-ish brew is the first release from Speakeasy’s newly christened Bootlegger Limited Series. It will be a two month release as will all subsequent offerings. Butchertown Black Ale is a light bodied but dark brew, paired with an aggressive hop bill of Amarillo, Chinook and Cascade. While the beer has a touch of roast character, black malt gives the beer color without adding the body or flavors familiar to a porter or stout. Scoreboard: 8.2% ABV and 60 IBUs.


But the party…yes…

-There will be monster food trucks: Tacolicious, Rib Whip, Le Truc, Pizza Politana

-There will be hoedown music: Pocket Full of Rye, Andrew Blair and Ross Warner, Whisky Pills Fiasco, Misisipi Mike and the Midnight Gamblers

-There will be extras: Speakeasy merchandise, Rickshaw bags, Photobooth, Hipstamatic

-There will be get-thee-behind-the-wheel non-beer drinks: Ritual Coffee, Broken Record, Hansen's


When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Where: Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (1195 Evans Ave)