- Brewery – Clown Shoes in Ipswich, MA
- Beer Name – Exorcism of Rachel Wall
- Served in a
- Style – Imperial Stout
- ABV – 11.5%
- IBU – N/A
- Untappd score – 4.204 (1,473 ratings)
The bottle says that Rachel Wall was an American pirate, and the last woman hanged in the state of Massachusetts. So we get a little history lesson here along with the expectation that this beer is probably aged in rum barrels (and it is). So how is it? It’s great! They took their beer Undead Party Crasher (which is very good on it’s own) and aged it in rum barrels and added vanilla. The rum is the most obvious addition, but there is definitely a bit of vanilla, especially as it warms.
It’s another big day in the world of Trump. First, there was an AP report about close Trump associate Paul Manafort. For a time, Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager. He took this job without a salary, but it now seems like that may be because he was already paid. For a period of at least 4 years starting in 2006, he was being paid $10 million a year to promote Putin’s policies. Although Manafort’s ties to Russia were already known to some extent, this seems to push those ties to a new level.
Second, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is proving that he is incompatible with intelligence and has no business being chairman. He is heading the investigation into the Trump team’s Russian ties, but instead of taking the investigation seriously, went and talked to Trump and the press about what he is finding out, which included (possibly) leaking classified information by saying that several members of the Trump transition team had information “incidentally collected” about them. Now, since he is a big Trump supporter (and was a member of the Trump transition team himself), it seems that he did this so that Trump could twist the information and make it seem like he is vindicated in saying that he was wiretapped by Obama. This is still not true, but it is precisely what Trump has done since this information was revealed. A much longer but very good rundown of this situation can be found here.
Oh, and this is a bit late breaking, and I’m sure there will be more news on it tomorrow, but it looks a little bit like Trump and is team may have committed a little bit of light treason.