Eerie Brewing Co. Misery Bay IPA

Next up, Misery Bay IPA from Eerie Brewing:

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Eerie Brewing likes historical references for its beer names. I like grossly distorting history for the sake of beer reviews. Seemingly, this is a match made in heaven.

Misery Bay is a reference to the Battle of Lake Eerie, the biggest naval battle of the War of 1812 (also known as the Everybody Wins Except the Indians War). British North America (Canada) got to keep the Queen of England on their currency and continue pretending they are more than just cold Americans. The Americans wrote their National Anthem, got to think they won a second war of independence, and convinced the Brits to stop being insecure, passive-aggresive twats about American growth. And while the Brits for years after gnawed their fingernails about defending Canada from another American incursion, during the war they were so busy dicking around with Napoleon that they could fill in the English Channel with the number of fucks they didn’t give about skirmishing with Americans.

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Actually, everybody just realized that the reasons for bickering had become largely irrelevant. So, everyone started playing nice again and got their stolen game pieces back…well, except for the Indians. They became inconvenient in this new scheme, and thus no longer had backing to frustrate United States western expansion. Pesky Indians. Although, they did get some sports teams named after them…

Lucky Indians.

Lucky Indians. They catch all the breaks.

Misery Bay IPA is a pretty ubiquitous-tasting IPA. There’s some citrus and pine floating around, but nothing big. It doesn’t offend. It doesn’t astound. The only interesting thing about it, really, is that the hops have a distinct mint character. Do what you will with that little nugget.

I should note that this review is representative of my new outlook on the beer review portion of beerbecue posts. Starting several weeks ago, I decided to only include funny stuff and impressions that I think will help you decide whether you want to drink it. Like anyone reads this blog anyway…

The Haybag: Oh, great. You’re finally going to include funny stuff. Are you starting next post?

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