It was always our intention that the KCCO Black Lager be a great little science experiment, a disruptive and toasty german schwarzbier with hints of coffee and chocolate we intended to distribute up the West Coast, Florida, and Chicago.
But then something crazy happened, what was supposed to be a limited release exploded across 25,000 locations nationwide, somehow making us the 86th largest brewery in the country (what??). But waiting patiently in the wings has been KCCO Blacks big brother, KCCO Gold. The Gold Rush was supposed to begin six months ago but the success of the Black pushed our dates. The Gold is currently rolling out in over 30,000 locations. Beer locator here!
So it’s finally come time to elevate the Black to special-release status. Only a hundred locations across the land have a case or two remaining and in Austin, three bars have it at all - One of which is Kung Fu Saloon.
Today at 4pm we’re closing up shop early here at theCHIVE and headed to Kung Fu to RAK theCHIVERS the last cases of the Black Lager. We’ll stick around until the beer is gone, and pour the final Black on Mac’s head or something ceremonial.
I know it’s a bit last minute but we’re impulsive drinkers here. No tickets necessary for this, just bring the good feels at 4pm and let’s raise a glass of the Black one last time
John n’ Leo
Kung Fu Saloon - 4pm-till the beer is gone
510 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701
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Here at theCHIVE, we used to do these whimsical crowd sourced posts but we got away from it a bit because of the volume of submissions. We miss those posts and we're bringing them back starting today, and we're doing it with a video twist as well.
Everybody has that one weird-as-fuck thing in their house that they just can't bring themselves to throw away and we want to see yours.
First, we wanted to offer real-time video component to start. We're going to use a cool new app called Weev for this. Simply download the Weev App - it takes 5 seconds - and post a video response to my question (which should be the first one you see on the home scroll). I'm curious to see how bonkers this thread gets.
You can also submit photos via our submit page. The best submissions from that gallery will go live early next week. Please mark your submission 'weird'.
Thanks for participating in this little experiment!
As you guys know, we'll be in Key West to ring in the new year. Fate would have it our flights get in quite early and once you get to Key West there is nothing better to do than start drinking. The second the wheels hit the ground, Patty and I have decided to embark on an informal bar crawl at our favorite watering holes.
We've heard the bars have loaded up on Resignation Brewery's new KCCO Gold Lager to quench your island thirst. If you're in town on Monday, December 29th, we're looking forward to raising a glass with y'all at one of the most magical places in the world.
Here's what we're thinking.
1:00pm - 2:30pm: Turtle Kraals
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Island Dogs
5:00pm - ???pm: Green Parrot
No need to get any tickets for this, it's just a good ol' fashion day of drinking.
John and Patty