Prior to knowing anything about Tim and the B3 crew, when my insular mentality was sure I was some kind of beer authority, I wrote this:
Black Bridge’s Katastrophic Humiliation has an awkward name, to be sure, a Stone Brewing riff sans rhythm and attitude but it was easily the best of the beers. It was an admirable 10.9 percent concoction with a sultry orange and amber body. It had a barley-wine-ish slash strong ale look and feel. This beer had verve and wants to be a star. The alcohol doesn’t hit right away, the hops are subdued, currents of strong liquor and caramel are well balanced. Let this beer have a spotlight.
That was four years ago. Hmm. Was The Rog right? A gold medal for this beer at the strong ale festival says, yes. Slightly.
This beer does deserve stardom.
So, tapping party this Friday for B3’s Gold Medal beer. It’ll be time to update tasting notes.