Bad Beer Fest Set for May

This is sort of interesting. Apparently Van Havig and John Harris were shooting the breeze and complaining about how they recently had to dump batches of beer. (Even the pros have a misfire now and again.) They joked about how it would be funny to have a beer fest where breweries brought their failed experiments. Well, one thing led to another, and now we have the first annual "Bad Beer Fest," slated for Tuesday, May 11. ("Tuesdays are the worst days.")

A partial list of the beers:
  • Upright Squirrel Stout
  • Full Sail Imperial Mild
  • Widmer German Chocolate Pale Ale
  • Hopworks Cascadian Light Porter
  • Roots Special Garlic Gruit
  • Rock Bottom Sour Milk Stout
  • Henry's Belgian Wheat
Havig and Harris will add to the list as other failures emerge. Brewers are working overtime on special experiments. I got an email from Chad Kennedy, who's been dying to try Charlie Papazian's famous Old Cock Ale. "It'll either be brilliant, in which case I'm a genius, or it will suck, and I'll just give it to John."