Sly Fox is introducing a new, very limited availability small beer (in the tanks at this point) called Placebo. It’s made from the second runnings of Panacea, their barleywine. It is, or will be, a cask-only beer.
Credit the clever name, which plays perfectly off that of the brew’s big brother, to Tim Ohst. Wish I’d thought of that.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned here why Panacea is not about to come out in 22oz bottles like I was happily claiming last summer. Turns out you can get Blithering Idiot past the liquor control board, but not Panacea. Go figure.
Along those same lines, I had to spend some time today removing the world “strong” from several beer descriptions on the Sly Fox website because you can’t say that either.
Finally, if you’re not a subscriber, be advised that a new Sly Fox Newsletter is now online, with news about the New Adventures of Corey Reid Super-Star.SHARE