A beer named after President-elect Barack Obama, which Red Hook-based Six Point Craft Ales stopped selling after Election Day, has been tucked away by some barkeepers for Inauguration Day celebrations.
The ale, which became very popular with its touch of citrus, had made its debut in March during the Democratic primaries, and it sold out in just six days.
But Six Point brought it back Hop Obama from August through Election Day, donating part of the proceeds to Project Vote.
It was our fastest-selling beer ever, the New York Daily News quoted Six Point spokesman Jeff Gorlechen as saying.
The Van Dyke St. microbrewery sold 504 kegs of Hop Obama, which was served at 90 bars in New York and Boston.
It was getting out of hand, Gorlechen said.
We couldn't make it fast enough. We're a small brewery and it was actually interfering with the production of our other beers, he stated.
But there will be places in Manhattan, and hopefully Brooklyn where Hop Obama will be poured for Inauguration Day celebrations.
The beer became so popular that barkeepers, who still have a keg or two left with them, decided to use it for the bigger occasion, Obama's inauguration.