Lumpen Party and Release of our Commemorative Beer called The Chairman
On 11/11/11 in collaboration with Half Acre Brewing Company, we are releasing a commemorative Lumpen 20th Anniversary beer called The Chairman.
The Chairman is a very limited release. It’s an Imperial Red Ale created to remember the men and women who worked on Lumpen magazine and became Chairmen of the Boring Theoretical Party (BTP). The Boring Theoretical Party began in the 1990’s. It was Lumpen magazine’s response to the boring, and uh, theoretically inclined armchair lefties. We started a “Worker’s Newspaper” edited by Chairman Thar, our beloved leader. Our symbols were the Armadillo and the Hoe. We had a theme song, a salute (raised ﬁst while yawning), and we promoted that everyone should be the Chairman of their own Party.
You have a chance to bring a Chairman to the Party. Get a bottle (or three) at Half Acre Brewing Company or Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar on November 11, 2011.
We will celebrate at Maria’s with a Half Acre Tap Takeover including the super delicious The Chairman! (In fact this day will be the official day of Maria’s getting Half Acre beers here for forever)
The Half Acre tap line up will also include:
Barrel Aged Small Animal Big Machine
Bottle Sales begin at 11am, when the store opens.. Join us for Korean Polish BBQ at 5:30pm ! With guest kimchee by Bill Kim of Belly Shack!
We will be partying all night long…
Thanks for joining us on this historic occasion..!
The three different labels for the beer were designed by Michael Freimuth and collaborators:
Thin line illustration – Michael Freimuth
Big Armadillo – Jing Wei
Chinese Characters – Michelle Villasenor