My only regret for 2016? That I didn’t write in my vote for “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan this past November. Sorry Hillary. Sorry Donny. Just watch the video above, and you’ll quickly understand why there’s no leader more qualified to lead America. In fact, I submit that WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan is one of this country’s most charismatic patriots — usually fisting an American flag in his right hand and his signature two-by-four in his left. Somehow, Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing Co. has convinced him to hold a 2×4 IPA, which we will accept as a fairly good substitute for either or both.
You see, we just received word that the Alpine-based Melvin Brewing is once again set to celebrate its award-winning 2×4 IPA across the United States and in three countries on Saturday, Feb. 4. It’s planned special events at 30-plus participating bars from Boston and Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, Seattle and beyond. But that’s only part of the story. The fan-frickin’-tastic part of this story is that this year Hacksaw Jim Duggan is Melvin’s 2×4 Day spokesperson. In summary: Hacksaw and Melvin Brewing are making America great again. View all the details right over here.
What’s up with this 2×4 beer?
2×4 is an Imperial IPA with an absurd amount of hops, 10 percent ABV and a light malt base that reveals notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. 2×4 won a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, back-to-back Alpha King awards in 2012 and 2013 (placed 2nd in 2015), and a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup. In addition to 2×4, Melvin will introduce its four RIIPA Series beers (Rotational Imperial IPAs). These beers will be available in draft and cans and will rotate through various territories throughout the next four quarters with no two beers ever being served within the same state at the same time.
Who’s all participating in this shindig (besides CBB)?
- Anchorage: TBD
- Long Beach: Beachwood BBQ, 210 E 3rd Street
- San Francisco: Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia Street, The Hop Grenade, 2151 Salvio Street
- San Diego: Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street
- Boulder: Backcountry Tap House, 2319 Arapahoe Avenue
- Denver: Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox Street, Falling Rock, 1919 Blake Street, Finns Manor, 2927 Larimer Street, Hops and Pie, 3920 Tennyson Street
- Fort Collins: Tap & Handle, 307 S College Avenue
- Colorado Springs: Brewer’s Republic, 112 N Nevada Avenue
- Buena Vista: The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar, 412 E Main Street
- Boise: Bier Thirty Bottle & Bistro, 3073 S Bown Way, PreFunk Beer Bar, 1100 West Front Street, Twisted Timber – 4563 Cloverdale Road
- Boston: Lord Hobo, 92 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
- Eugene: The Bier Stein, 1591 Willamette Street
- Hillsboro: ABV Public House, 23588 NW Clara Lane
- Portland: Apex, 1216 SE Division Street, N.W.I.P.A., 6350 SE Foster Road, Roscoe’s, 8105 SE Stark Street, The BeerMongers, 1125 SE Provision Street, Valley Growlers, 11185 SE Lenore Street
- Austin: TBD
- Salt Lake City: Beerhive, 128 Main Street
- Bothell: Hop and Hound, 10827 Circle Drive
- Lynwood: Special Brews, 14608 Hwy 99, Ste 307
- Bellingham: Elizabeth Station, 1400 West Holly Street, The Copper Hog Gastropub, 1327 North State Street, McKay’s Taphouse and Pizzeria, 1118 E Maple Street, Train Wreck Bar and Grill 427 E Fairhaven Ave.
- Seattle: The Beer Junction, 4511 California Ave., SW, The Last Drop, 8016 15th Ave., NE
- Snohomish: Trails End Taphouse, 511 Maple Avenue
- ChurchKey, 1337 14th Street, NW
- Casper: Keg & Cork, 5371 Blackmore Rd.
- Jackson Hole: Thai Me Up (original home of Melvin Brewing), 75 E Pearl Ave
- Cheyenne: Tusker Bar, 3310 Ridge Road
- British Columbia: 12 Kings Pub, 395 Kingsway, Vancouver, The Drake Eatery, 517 Pandora Ave, Victoria
- Moeder Lambic, Bruxelles, Belgium