I’ve thought a lot about what my brand would look like if I ever started my own brewery, there is zero chance I ever would take that leap but it’s fun to imagine. Idea number one would involve my day job as a chemist, maybe naming each beer after a different element. The second idea would probably involve naming beers after obscure lyrics from early 90’s rock songs, not sure how I would make it into a brand but it would be fun finding the right lyrics for each beer and seeing how quickly customers caught on to the theme. In that vein, you see many breweries pay tribute to their favorite pieces of popular culture when they name new beers. One great example is the new scotch ale from Exhibit A in Framingham named We’re Going To Need You To Come In On Saturday. The can also features artwork that immediately recalls boss-from-hell Bill Lumbergh, who infamously delivered the line in the classic Mike Judge comedy Office Space. I am a huge fan of that movie, anyone who has spent time working in corporate America can easily relate to the issues the characters deal with, so I needed to try the beer when I saw the can. Exhibit A We’re Going To Need You To Come In On Saturday Scotch Ale is available now on draft and in 16 oz cans.
Exhibit A We’re Going To Need You To Come In On Saturday Scotch Ale pours deep brown with a solid off-white head. The aroma is mild, just a touch of rich malt. The beer is malt forward, notes of toffee, roasted nuts, raisin and a hint of peat. There is minimal hop character, just a little earthiness and enough bitterness to keep the malt flavors in check. We’re Going To Need You To Come In On Saturday is full bodied but drinks pretty smooth for a beer with 8.4% ABV. The finish is full with some lingering rich malt flavor. This beer doesn’t just have an awesome name and artwork, it’s a delicious beer too. I don’t drink a ton of scotch ales, but I would see this our again. Hoppy Boston score: 4.5/5.
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