In the "Star Trek-Craft Beer overlap news" segment, we have two pieces of news. One is that Stone will produce a beer with Fark and nerdlord Wil Wheaton (formerly the snotnosed kid Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), called, of course, "Farking Wheaton."
Incidentally, if you don't know why Wheaton is a big deal in nerd circles, watch this:
Not to be outdone, Canadian brewery Cannery Brewing Company has released Vulcan Ale, "a logical choice for a palate pleasing libation." Lots of puns and references that Leonard Nimoy and Tim Russ would appreciate are littered throughout the label:
Not best or worst, really, but strangest departure of the month belongs to Michigan's Dark Horse Brewing. Inspired by zombies, it appears, they decided to eschew their traditionally awesome woodcut-like work for a more 3Floyds-esque look in their new IPA mix case:
|...and bigfoot truckers...|
|...and robot mermaids?|
Best labels of the month go to Almanac Beer Company, who has some really beautiful two-color font and woodcut design:
Another winner: Elysian Brewing Company, for their announcement of their Oddland series with artist Jim Woodring:
Also good: Avondale Brewing Company, but I'm going to do a full post on them.
The worst of the month is an old favorite. Every year, Bridgeport picks a different fruit to put in its Belgian style sour ale, and every year they call it the Stumptown Tart, which they illustrate with a smiling woman reclining in garters next to some fruit:
|Tart! Ha! 'Cuz she likes having sex! GET IT?!|