Feb 1, 2010

Shmaltz Brewing Announces Return of Human Blockhead and Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

I just received a couple of updates from Shmaltz Brewing:

The Return of Coney Island Human Blockhead™

Pound for pound, Coney Island Human Blockhead™ (my review here) is a finely crafted professional. 8 specialty malts of barley, wheat, rye, and oats create an enormously developed body. Juggling 6 hop varieties from European Noble roots to American Pacific Northwest new school flavors balances this weighty task. Traditional proprietary Lager yeast shines true elegance on this innovative recipe for a complex demonstration of pure enjoyment. 10% alcohol nails it home.

Originally developed by renowned magician and sideshow performer Melvin Burkhart, the “human blockhead” stunt remains a staple at the Coney Island sideshow to this day. With Burkhardt leaving after 25 years of performance in Coney Island, the act is kept alive by the current MC of the CI Sideshow, Donny Vomit. The sideshow runs from April – September, and since Donny joined in 2004, he has performed over 2,000 shows. He comments, “As a kid, I always thought it would be cool to have an action figure made after me, but having a kickass beer is a whole lot better. Drink my beer!!” Coney Island Human Blockhead™ pays delicious tribute to the wildly mustachioed MC and the legacy of this shocking act.

Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. Now Available In 4 Packs

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the tragic death of legendary satirist Lenny Bruce (R.I.P.A. in 22 oz. bottles was initially released on August 3, 2006), Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. is brewed with an obscene amount of malts and hops, and soars to 10% alc. With shocking flavors far beyond contemporary community standards, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. has been touted by beer aficionados and critics alike as The Most Radical Jewish Tribute Beer ever created. Shmaltz is proud to introduce Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. in 4 packs (12 oz. bottles) as a new year-round offering starting in January 2010.

Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.