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Craft Beer Black Friday: Declare Your Independence

Friday, November 27, 2015
10 a.m.

The Hay Merchant
1100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

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Don’t be duped by faux craft breweries. Don’t waste your time standing in line for Goose Island on Black Friday. Don’t give your money to Anheuser-Busch, a company that doesn’t care about craft beer. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND ON THIS ISSUE. 

We used to carry Goose Island.  We had huge events on Black Friday to celebrate their new releases. But now we’re taking a stand for true craft beer. This year, we’re offering an alternative to your traditional Black Friday Goose Island shenanigans. We’re offering a killer selection of stouts—hand-picked by Kevin from Hay Merchant’s cellar—at ridiculously low prices (full list of beers below). We’ve also drafted our own Declaration of Independence, and the first 30 people to sign the complete Declaration of Independent Beer Drinkers inside the bar will receive a present. 

Declaration of Independent Beer Drinkers
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the financial bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate station to which the Laws of Nature entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 

We, therefore, The Hay Merchant and craft beer lovers everywhere, assembled, applying to the supreme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name of and by authority of the good people, solemnly publish and declare that we are and of right ought to be free and independent from the bonds of Macro-brews; that we are absolved from all allegiance to the companies of Anheuser-Busch, et al, and that all financial connection between us is and out to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent people, we have full power to spend our money on the craft beer of our choosing. And for the support of this Declaration, we mutually pledge to each craft brewery our fortunes and our sacred honor. 

- Kevin Floyd

The Details
When: Friday, November 27; Open at 10am; Kitchen open at 11am serving our regular menu (not brunch)

Bottles: Certain bottles will have purchase limits, which are posted here. All bottles will be served at room temperature, so we suggest you take them to go. 

Draft: All taps will be flowing from 10am on. None of the draft beers on the Craft Beer Black Friday list will be available for to go sales until 3pm. There is a limit of 64oz per person in any combination you prefer (two small growlers or one large). 

Black Friday Draft List
2015 Deschutes Black Butte XXVII
2015 Deschutes Abyss
2015 Karbach Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter
2015 Karbach Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter Vanilla
2015 Real Ale Morgul
2014 St. Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 8
2015 Freetail Barrel Aged Local Coffee Stout
2014 Nebraska Black Betty
2015 No Label Bourbon Barrel Aged Elda M.
2015 Full Sail Barrel Aged Imprerial Stout
2015 Boulevard Brewing Co. Imperial Stout
13 Oskar Blues Barrel Aged Ten Fidy
13 Uinta Labyrinth
15 Founders Brewing Co. KBS
14 Odell Dr. Acula

Black Friday Bottle List
(512) Double Pecan Porter 2013
Avery Pump[KY]n 2014
Avery Uncle Jacobs 2012
Avery Uncle Jacobs 2013
BFM Alex le Rouge 2014
Boulevard Imperial Stout 2014
Boulevard Imperial Stout with Aztec Chocolate 2015
Brewdog Paradox Jura 2012
Brewdog Tokio 2012
Brewdog Tokio 2014
Brooklyn Black Chocolate 2012
Brooklyn Black Chocolate 2013
Brooklyn Black OPS 2013
Brooklyn Black OPS 2014
Deschutes Abyss 2012
Deschutes Abyss 2013
Deschutes Black Butte XXV 2013
Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 2014
Deschutes Black Butte XXVII 2015
DFH Bitches Brew 2014
Ducato Blueberry Nightmare 2014
Firestone Walker Parabola 2013
Firestone Walker Parabola 2014
Green Flash Silva Stout 2015
Left Hand Wake Up Dead 2012
Loverbeer Marche L’Re 2012
Nebraska Black Betty 2014
North Coast Old Rasputin XV 2012
Prairie Apple Brandy Noir 2015
Prairie OK-Si 2015
Prairie Pirate Noir 2015
Rogue Ris 2013
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 9 2015
Saint Arnold Pumpkinator 2015
Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal 2014
Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal 2015
Southern Star Black Crack 2013
Stone IRS 2012
Stone IRS 2013
Stone Woot Stout 2013
TO OL Brewmance
To OL Jule Maelk 2014
Victory Red Thunder 2013

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