knowing exactly which tattoos are in the spots that drive tattoo artist!luke crazy the most; like a treasure map of all the places that make him groan and whine the loudest. the script at the base of his neck where your lips press perfectly and the words by his collarbones where he likes your teeth, the design by his hip where your tongue is welcomed with quiet whimpers. a trail over his body telling you where to taste and where to touch that only you know well enough to follow with your eyes closed and sometimes you let your fingertips skim the favoured ink while you’re watching tv just so you can smirk when he whines low in his throat
It’s a beer with a message – and its brewers say it’s a simple one. Responding to North Carolina’s HB2 law that voids cities’ anti-discrimination rules, two of the state’s brewers are creating a new beer: the Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison.
Three dozen breweries have signed up to sell the beer on their draft taps; cans of it will also go to people who’ve donated to the project’s fundraising campaign, which currently stands at nearly $18,000 – far more than the original goal of $1,150.
While it may seem like a symbolic gesture, the beer also signals resistance to the controversial legislation from within North Carolina’s burgeoning beer industry, which last year accounted for $1.2 billion in economic impact, according to the Brewers Association.
Enjoyed another fine evening at Craft Beer Market Jimbocho this weekend!
One of five locations in the growing Craft Beer Market chain, the Jimbocho shop offers 30 different draft beers on tap, a mix of both local, small batch Japanese beers, and selections from Europe and the States, like Lagunitas and Mystic. And to not be too snooty, they also offer a range of mass-market, easy-drinking “kanpai beers” from Asahi and Kirin. (As we all have that friend who only wants to drink Miller Lite.)
I tried a couple pilsners and weizens from local microbreweries Beer Buddy and Bay Brewing Yokohama this time around. Paired perfectly with CBMJ’s house made pickle selection, featuring myoga, lotus root, carrots and burdock.
Oh, and at 480 yen a glass, the beer prices here are lower than other Tokyo craft beer bars.
Lastly, each Craft Beer Market specializes in a specific food, and here in Jimbocho, it’s roast chicken, which is excellent! But get through the doors early if you want one as the birds come in limited supply and run out rather quickly!