June 14, 2013

Flagship Beer Day 2013

Today, June 14th is Flag Day, a day in which we commemorate the adoption of the old Stars and Bars. Last year, I introduced the concept of blogging about local breweries top selling craft beers or flagships. The idea was to celebrate the beers that allow breweries to be successful in our communities. Flagship beers allow brewers to create beers that might be more resource or time intensive--a fair number which are loss leaders.

Face it. It may have been years since that last time that you've had a Kilt Lifter or an Orange Blossom. Your palate has changed. You have changed. You know more than you did then. Might you now have a new opinion?

This year, time has been the tyrant and I won't be able to write a post about a specific flagship beer. I'm torn between heading to lunch for a Sun Up Trooper or finding out what Fate considers it's top seller to be. (In fact, given their gangbusters out-of-the-gate popularity, their flagship may not even be on tap today.)

I'll be mentioning a bit more about flagship beers in a guest post for the Four Peaks Brewsletter that should hit your inbox around June 26th. You can subscribe here. This will be the inaugural post of a section devoted to local bloggers. More on that in a future post.

You can read a round-up of last year's Flagship Beer Day here.  Also see local beer gadfly, Hop Head Fred's Flagship Beer Month in May chronicled here. I should get him to change his month to June. What say you Fred?

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