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College football, beer news and a New Year's wish

Nick Trougakos Published: December 31, 2009

So did you take off work today and block off your schedule to catch the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl? I know I did. Well, not really. But I did sit down to watch the Holiday Bowl last night. Thanks to my pick of Nebraska I am now 1-for-2 in my second-chance Big 12 football picks, which I made here. I’d like to add that I said it would be a miracle if Arizona scored more than 15 points. I nailed that one. If you watched last night, you’ll know it would have been a miracle for Arizona to score any points. Talk about a lousy bowl game effort for the Wildcats and their fans. Anyway, bowl season really kicks into gear today, tomorrow and Saturday. The three-day span will feature 15 games. Good times.

On the beer front, Marshall  reports record-breaking sales of its new porter, Big Jamoke. I can attest to this personally. I stopped by my usual liquor store last night and didn’t see any on the shelf. The proprietor told me he ordered some, but Marshall ran out before they could deliver any to him. Fear not, though, Marshall says they are brewing more as we speak and have a bottling planned within the next two weeks.

Also in beer news:

-Mustang says you should expect an announcement soon on a location for their Oklahoma brewery.

-Looks like COOP will break out two new beers. Although I’m getting this from a slightly cryptic Twitter post and I’m waiting on an e-mail to confirm, I can tell you it looks like a 9 percent Black Framboise and something they’re calling F5 IPA. Great name!

Well, that’s all she wrote for The Thirsty Beagle in 2009. Have a great New Year’s celebration tonight. Enjoy some nice beer, but don’t give beer a bad name, if you know what I mean. I’ll see you next year!