Making noise in the blogosphere with beer.
A year ago Mayans were the new Nostradamus (I know that the Mayans predated some bearded Euro dude by almost thirteen hundred years. Don't get technical on me.) Everyone was speculating/ scaring themselves silly like a midnight screening of Paranormal Activity. You couldn't go any where (and by anywhere I mean Facebook) without hearing about the coming End of Days that was supposedly predicted on the Mayan calendar for December 2012. Personally, I felt that if the umpteenth renewal for Two and a Half Men wasn't enough of an indicator that the end was coming, nothing could be. Some people actually believed that we might fall into a black hole at the center of the galaxy (I suspect that Walmart might have been in on this scheme.) Or that Earth would collide with a planet named Nibiru (which I sort of support because it would at least definitely put an end to Two and a Half Men for once and for all. I understand that they don't have Neilson boxes on Nibiru.) Pipeworks brewed a version of a classic milk stout with a bit of a Mayan twist in honor of our new neighbors/overlords on planet Nibiru. Imagine a typical milk stout with the expected flavors of chocolate, vanilla and coffee, but kicked up a notch by the addition of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Mexican hot chocolate beer. Genius. (continue reading)