Sometimes good things can come from a night of heavy drinking, revisiting those heavy metal days of your past, and video games. At least that's what our Director of Quality Control, Tyler Glaze, would have you believe. One night while at home "researching", Tyler thought to himself how convenient it would be to somehow get drunker by drinking less beer. Makes sense, no? Barley wines had been done before and didn't appeal to what Tyler's inebriated self was trying to wrap his brain around. He had always wanted to see some kind of variation of a high octane Imperial Stout that utilized a bunch of oatmeal, and who knew, if Short's could be the first to make it, then perhaps we will have started the next big thing, Oatwine (patent pending). Did I mention Tyler had consumed a few beers? Either way, fueled by a "good idea" and heavy metal provided by Dansig, as well as being able to recall this inspirational moment from the night before, Tyler got the "green light" from Tony to add it to the new stout line up. This beer was designed to have a monstrous primary plato of 28, thanks to its large malt bill, the addition of Medjool dates, and beat sugar! To put that into comparison, Huma has an average starting plato of 16, finishing with a final plato of 2.5, giving it an ABV of 6.8%. The guys also decided to use a combination of 3 different yeast strains to help ensure that any and all fermentable sugars in the wort would ferment out, leaving the final plato as close to zero as possible, so the final ABV would be around 11-12%. Now all Tyler needed was a name. If joyful drunkenness, video games, and Dansig could inspire a beer's creation, then perhaps they can assist in the naming as well: Tyler (thinking) – “Let's see, the song at the time of inspiration was Danzig's ‘Twist of Cain’ and that occurred during a part in the video game where there was an evil disease filled miasma cloud. Perfect, ‘Cain's Miasma.’” Tyler – “Hey Tony, what do you think about calling the beer Cain's Miasma?” Tony – “Ben's Asthma????” Tyler (laughing) – “Holy $#!%, even better!”
see, the song at the time of inspiration was Danzig's "Twist of Cain" and that
occurred during a part in the video game where there was an evil disease filled miasma cloud
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miasma_theory). Perfect, "Cain's Miasma".
Hey Tony, what do you think about calling the beer Cain's Miasma?"
Holy expletive, even better"
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