19 January, 2009

Ommegang Inauguration Ale

Brewery Ommegang is bringing out a limited-edition, draft-only beer to celebrate tomorrow's inaugural festivities.  

From Ommegang's press release:
Inauguration Ale (a.k.a. Obamagang)
January - February
6.2% ABV - Draft only

The TTB won't let us call the beer Obamagang on the keg label. So it will be known legally as Inauguration Ale 2009, but the tap handles will be more...um...direct. The style lies between a porter and stout, with a bit of Kriek and a touch of chocolate blended in. It will be on draft only, beginning with the inauguration - in limited areas including DC, NYC, Syracuse, Philly, Chicago and Boston. We will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the respective cities where the beer is sold, and we've asked our distributors to match our donations and pick the local charities. (Also please note that the beer is not an endorsement of Obama.) 
I was going to ask you, dear reader, to help us find bars pouring Obamagang Ommegang Inauguration Ale in Philadelphia tomorrow.  But the Brew Lounge already did!  I need to learn to use the Google better.  

Not on the Brew Lounge list is Tria Café, who will be pouring Ommegang Inauguration Ale starting at 4pm tomorrow. 

If you know of any other bars to add to the list, let us know in the comments.  

Update: The Femme Fermental reports that Teresa's Next Door in Wayne and TJ's in Paoli have it too.

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