It just looks like a busy week for beer news. And, with Bush on vacation in Crawford (never a good sign), the Republican Congress offering to let Rumsfeld arrest anyone he wants, unemployment up, and a new war in the Middle East, we could all use some good news, or at least a good beer.
The California beermaker who brought the world He'brew, Miraculous Jewbilation and Genesis Ale has come up with a new brew commemorating the late Jewish comedian Lenny Bruce on the 40th anniversary of his death.
Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. has hit more than 1,000 stores in 25 states in a tribute to Bruce, the ground-breaking comic and social critic who died on August 3, 1966, at age 40.
The beer is made with "obscene amounts of malts and hops," says a statement from Shmaltz Brewing Co., in reference to Bruce's arrests for obscenity in his standup act.
While I can't get the Greenlander beer here, I do think I know of a store that carries Shmaltz Brewing products.