Finally, a Decent Use for Twitter -- S.F.-Based Web Mega-Trend Gets Its Own Beer
|Shaun O'Sullivan, co-owner and brewmaster at the 21st Amendment, has crafted 372 gallons of his special "Spring Tweets" Twitter beer.|
But, apart from confirming once and for all that Gavin Newsom is handsome and popular among smitten co-eds, Twitter hasn't done much for the kind of folks who can't tell a fail whale from a whale tail -- until now. SoMa's own 21st Amendment brewery and restaurant on Monday debuted its "Spring Tweets" Ale, a tip of the cap to the many Twitter groups who have packed the bar (Incidentally, media types such as your humble narrator who ran like hell to make the event because of the Twitter announcement that "Sully" would be there -- thinking that hero pilot Chelsey Sullenberger would be hoisting pints -- instead were greeted by affable brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan).
And yet, the beer's disarmingly light initial offering is bolstered by a surprisingly strong and pleasantly hoppy aftertaste. No doubt about it, O'Sullivan's creation is more substantial than its namesake.
After all, Web trends come and go. But good beer is timeless.