Monday, January 16, 2012

This Week in Mayfair (01/16/12)

Greetings fellow Mayfair people! I don't know about you but I am DONE with this winter already. Between this biting cold and the fact that at least one member of my family has been sick pretty much every day since Christmas I'm about ready to lose my mind. God help us if it snows because I might just go Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" on everyone. The only difference will be that I'll have better hair. Put the bat down, Wendy!

So what can you do in Mayfair to pass the winter doldrums? Grey Lodge is primed and ready to help you! They are holding their newest tradition "120 on 1/20" where they tap a sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA every January 20th. (Nod, smile, pretend you know what that means.) Listen, I wouldn't know either if Scoats hadn't provided me with the description because honestly I know you can drink beer out of the following things; bottles, cans, kegs, firkins (don't ever say this blog never taught you anything), the occasional beer ball, and if you're in a dangerous/festive mood, a funnel. So now you can add sixtel to your list and impress your friends.

So anyway here's what Scoats said exactly because honestly, it's poetic.
"Tapping a sixtel, well it's more like detonating a hop bomb. 120 Minute is Dogfish's extremely extreme IPA. 120 Minute IPA is boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops."

Awesome! You had me at "bomb". Essentially, The Grey Lodge is allowing you to drink hopped up crack in liquid form is how I'm reading this. So the tapping/detonation is starting at 10am (a perfectly respectable hour--it's like a beer brunch); weighing in around 20% ABV (I would probably die), we expect this sixtel to last all day (and the cops will be arriving around 3 to scrape everyone off the floor and arrest any survivors--nah! just kidding! Those Grey Lodge peeps can handle their beer hop bombs). There is no cover and you pay as you go. And do us all a favor, tell you're stupid friend Mikey to stay at home...dude is a menace to society while drinking Coors Light.

Mike Perzel is still trying to help you win the PowerBall (for getting an auto insurance quote) so you can escape this god-forsaken cold and jet off to someplace warm and tropical. He's also giving away a $15.00 gas card once a week and a $150.00 Lowe's Card at the end of January (each quote will receive an entry to win). You can use that $150.00 to pick out a new patio set and dream about the impending summer and the god-awful oppressive heat. YAY! For any member of the MBA or their employees he will also give them a $5.00 gas card in addition to everything listed above. However you MUST mention the MBA to receive the $5.00 gas card. No excuses like, "oh, my brain was frozen". Won't work!

And the lovely people at Freedom Credit Union are trying to keep us all sane by lowering their personal loan rates. How low you say? As low as the temperature! Actually lower...if the temps were 5.99 degrees right now I'd be sharpening my axe. See below for details!
  • Fixed APR as low as 5.99%*
  • Amounts from $500 up to $20,000
  • No fees and no pre-payment penalty
  • Terms up to 6 years
  • No collateral required
  • Membership in Freedom Credit Union required. Freedom Membership is available for individuals, as well as for businesses and organizations. They also welcome Select Employee Groups (SEGS). Freedom personal Memberships are for anyone who lives, works, worships, performs volunteer service, or attends school in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties.

Well, off I go to replenish my NyQuil/DayQuil stash, open up another box of tissues, and throw another blanket on top of the 8 layers I'm already wearing! I fully intend on planning a trip to Punxsutawney to do serious harm to that groundhog in the off chance that he decides we're getting 6 more weeks of this crap.

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